Historic Accommodation in England

From the rolling hills of the Cotswolds to the majestic shoreline of the Jurassic Coast, England is famous throughout the world for its history and heritage. Why not make the most of it by staying at a historic castle, country house hotel or cottage?

Simply scroll down to browse our selection of historic accommodation in England, or alternatively you can use the search box at the top of the page.

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Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle, nr. Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.

Feel like royalty with a luxurious break in this grand 900 year old castle hotel. With stylish spa bathrooms and a delightfully decadent restaurant, serving an eclectic menu of delectable dishes, this unique hotel offers a scenic spot second to none.

  • 11th Century

Beechfield House Hotel

Beechfield House Hotel, Beanacre, near Bath, Wiltshire, SN12 7PU.

This lovely Victorian country house is set in 8 acres of beautiful grounds, and is one of the finest luxury hotels near Bath. It boasts an AA rosette restaurant and a lovely heated pool. That is also a treatment room on site.

  • 19th Century

The Lamb Inn

Great Rissington, Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2LP.

The Quintessential country inn! Enjoy log fires, oak beams and four poster beds at the Lamb Inn. This characterful Inn dates back to the 18th century and is located in the Windrush Valley, in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds.

  • 18th Century

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Whitchurch Marina

Whitchurch Marina, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Meander along the Llangollen and Shropshire Union Canals through the lovely countryside of Wales and north-west England. Those with a head for heights may choose to travel the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, whilst others may prefer to explore alternative routes. Whitchurch offers a choice of different styles of narrowboats from four to eight berths.

Axbridge at Sydney Wharf

Axbridge at Sydney Wharf, Bath, Somerset.

Cruise the Kennet and Avon Canal, starting from your base within Bath’s Sydney Gardens, just a short walk from the city’s centre. What better way to explore the beautiful Cotswolds than from the waterways!

Autherley Junction

Autherley Junction, Staffordshire.

From their base at the southern end of the Shropshire Union Canal, Napton Narrowboats feature a modern fleet of extremely comfortable and beautifully designed narrowboats. With quality fittings and furnishings throughout, they offer a wide selection of quiet and well equipped craft.

Hippersons Houseboats

Hippersons Houseboats, Beccles, Suffolk.

Enjoy a holiday with a difference on your own houseboat, moored near the picturesque town of Beccles on the River Waveney, in the heart of the Suffolk Broads. Sleeping up to six, they are ideal for families or groups. Each houseboat comes complete with a dinghy to explore the surrounding waterways.

Summercraft

Summercraft, Wroxham, Norfolk.

Just five minutes from Wroxham (Hoveton) Railway Station, Wroxham is a superb starting point for a Broadland holiday. Explore the glorious Norfolk Broads at your own pace in one of these comfortable cruisers. Sleeping from two to eight people, there is a selection of floorplan layouts to suit all needs.

Wrenbury Mill Marina

Wrenbury Mill Marina, Wrenbury, Cheshire.

Your base is a delightful wharf on the outskirts of a quiet Cheshire village on the Llangollen Canal. Cruise across the world-famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, one of the wonders of Britain’s inland waterways. All the narrowboats are carefully designed with quality fittings, with a choice from two to ten berths.

Aldermaston Wharf

Aldermaston Wharf, Padworth, Berkshire.

Explore the tranquil Kennet and Avon Canal, fondly known as the K&A, and the picturesque River Thames from the Aldermaston Wharf. All the narrowboats are well designed and finished, with a choice from four to twelve berths.

Heritage Narrow Boats

Heritage Narrow Boats, South of Congleton, Cheshire.

An ideal base from which to explore the beautiful canals of northwest England. The Cheshire Ring, the Four Counties Rin,g the magnificent Macclesfield, the historic Caldon and the serene Shropshire Union Canals offer some of the finest cruising available.

Brook Line Narrowboats

Brook Line Narrowboats, Dunhampstead, nr. Droitwich, Worcestershire.

Starting from this lovely country base just north of Worcester, there are a wide selection of cruising options, including the newly re-opened Droitwich Canal. Now fully open, travel the 12km of waterway that re-links the Junction and Barge Canals. A good range of well-equipped boats are available with expert tuition.

Gailey Wharf

Gailey Wharf, Gailey, Staffordshire.

The idyllic Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal meanders through the undulating West Midlands countryside, remaining mainly rural as it skirts Wolverhampton and crosses Cannock Chase. Stourport’s port area is little changed from its 18th century beginnings. Gailey Wharf offers a wide selection of narrowboats for couples, families and larger parties.