Planning a visit to the United Kingdom brings to mind romantic places like ancient castles, old world ruins, foggy heaths and historic locations. However, the United Kingdom also offers luxury, and comfort among its old world charm and historic significance. Staying in luxury hotel in the UK is the perfect way to rest up from a day of exploration and adventure.
There are certain places in the United Kingdom that are a must see for any traveller. Stonehenge is one of the iconic historic sites in all of the United Kingdom. Rising up from the plains near Salisbury, England this ancient ring of standing stones originates from the BirminghamBronze Age around 2500 BC. Another must see is Buckingham Palace, the changing of the guard has long been a favourite event for travellers, and parts of the palace are open for touring.
England and Scotland both offer a variety of castles to explore. Windsor castle is the largest of England's many castles. Knole Castle is architecturally unique with a room for each day of the year and a staircase for each week of the year. Hever Castle has a colourful history as the home of Anne Boleyn, which has been lovingly restored. Balmoral Castle purchased by Queen Victoria and Prince, is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland remains a favourite summer place for the royal family. The Palace of Holyroodhouse was originally a monastery founded in 1128, this castle was once the home of Mary Queen of Scots.
Visiting Alton Towers can be a pleasant diversion, steeped in history, but full of fun this one of Britain's most favoured theme parks. The park began life as an estate belonging to the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury. The estates gardens were and still are themed areas that in modern day sport different rides to match their themes. Themed sections include Storybook land, Adventure Land, Merrie England, Gloomy Wood and the Forbidden Valley and more.
Luxury Hotels, UK offer a comfortable night of rest between days full of activities. For example Headlam Hall, in Durham, is an elegant Jacobean mansion turned luxury hotel that offers the convenience of an in-house spa and golf course, and beautiful gardens right on the grounds. Another option is Appleby Manor, in Cumbria, is a beautiful Victorian house nestled in four acres of green woodlands. It has beautiful views of Appleby Castle, an award winning restaurant, games room and putting green.