For those of you looking to experience the country’s heritage during a relaxing break this summer, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether your interest is in the cultural heritage of literature or the natural history of landscapes, there is certainly something for you. Exploring England is easier than ever and, alongside newly constructed experiences, many long-standing points of interest remain popular. Here’s a guide to some of the most popular heritage breaks this summer!
Renowned artist Henry Moore built some of the most iconic sculptures, many of which can be walked among in the gardens of Perry Green. His former estate remains a popular destination for art appreciation but the gardens themselves are well-preserved and maintain a great appeal in addition to the work on display.
The Test Valley is becoming increasingly popular. Along the beautiful river are many idyllic public houses, both for food and accommodation that continue to make it ideal for cyclists and walkers. Only a short journey away from London, it is the perfect countryside escape for those wanting to be among the peace and tranquillity of nature.
Aparthotels are a fantastic way to enjoy a destination. They combine comfort and luxury with a local experience that cannot be found in hotels. Many serviced apartments in London can be found within old buildings, which are perfect for a relaxing stay in the city while gaining an intimate experience of the local, historical architecture.
A primary destination for bird watching, the marshes have a fantastic history. Closed for many years due to military ownership, they are now enjoyed by the public and welcome everyone, including children, to wander the trails. Thanks to fantastic preservation work, the marshland is home to many animals and is certain to see many on your visit.
You may have seen the Red Arrows fly at numerous events around the UK. However, did you know that you can experience the flight yourself? The RAF museum in Barnet is equipped with two simulators to put you inside the cockpit of one of the jets. The museum remains one of the key destinations for aviation enthusiasts and offers tours detailing England’s air force history.
London Classic Car Show
If you visit at the right time you can witness one of the most renowned classic car shows in the country. Close to the centre of London, those fond of vintage motors will be in their element. There are many events organised each year showcasing the vehicles as well as allowing you to interact with them!
Eltham Palace, for many, is one of the country’s finest architectural destinations. Known for its stunning art deco design, it continues to be expanded upon with new exhibitions. There is a wealth of design that will put you back into the spirit of the 1930s, coupled with tranquil gardens and woodlands that are perfect for afternoon strolls.