The Historic Accommodation Guide

Discover some very special places to stay. Unique, unusual, emotive of times past, yet with all modern conveniences – experience the history and heritage of Britain first hand.

Stay in a castle – or a romantic cottage for two – or tour a region of Britain by boat. Re-discover an age of romance and elegance with a short break, day trip or Grand Tour around the UK with Orient-Express. Or hire a property exclusively for you, your friends and family!

Spend the night in the love-nest of a king, or in a Norman fortress, or on Hadrian’s Wall. There are apartments and cottages to rent, historic castles, country house hotels, baronial bed and breakfasts and cosy country inns. Not to mention Victorian railway stations, narrowboats and many more unusual and unique heritage accommodations!

Accommodation Types

Featured Accommodation

Witchery by the Castle

Witchery by the Castle, 352 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH1 2NF.

A magnificent 5 star hotel which can be found in a truly memorable setting – at the gates of Edinburgh Castle. The sumptuous suites play second fiddle only to the fantastic Witchery dining room, a celebrity haunt and gastronomic delight.

  • 16th Century

The Chapel

Kilnsey, nr. Skipton, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. With picturesque walks from the door, this delightful former chapel is set within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Steeped in history, it has been carefully converted to provide romantic holiday accommodation for two. Cottage Code: 30483.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Water Tower

Bearsted, nr. Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 4. This former water tower once provided the village with its supply of H2O. Lovingly converted, it now offers unique holiday accommodation in spacious circular rooms set over two floors. With direct trains to London from nearby Bearsted Station. Cottage Code: 13684.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

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