8 Historic Places in the UK for a Short Break

Explore some of the UK’s most cultural cities during a stay at one of our Best of British holiday parks. Find out more about Great Britain's history through an exciting range of monuments, galleries, castles, cathedrals and other heritage attractions. We have a number of 5 star holiday parks ideally positioned just a short drive away from each of these historic places, perfect for returning to for an evening of relaxation after a long day walking around the city.


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Chester is a walled roman city famed for its rich and turbulent history. It is situated on the banks of the River Dee and home to the longest and most complete Roman walls in the country, as well as the largest Roman amphitheatre. The thousand-year-old cathedral is a spectacular site, worthy of a visit. A trip to the historic city centre is not complete without visiting Rows, where you will find an exiting range of independent shops housed within traditional Tudor half-timber buildings.

Closest BoB parks: Plassey, Oxon Hall Touring and holiday home park, Beaconsfield 

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Canterbury was a popular pilgrimage site in the middle ages and it remains an important site of worship today. The cathedral has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site and is the current seat of the archbishop. It is thought to be one of the oldest cathedrals in the UK and features stunning architecture and a shrine to the medieval archbishop, Thomas Beckett.

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The Roman Baths are one of the most popular historic attractions in the UK and are thought to be one of the best-preserved examples of Roman baths in the world. Bath has more museums per square mile than anywhere else in Britain, making it a must visit for any history lovers looking to spend time purusing artefacts from the past. As you walk around the city you will see stunning Georgian architecture and more than 5,000 listed buildings. 

Closest BoB parks: Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park, Old Oaks Touring and Glamping

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Lincoln has been inhabited since the roman times and boasts a turbulent history, which you can learn about at a number of heritage sites throughout the city. Lincoln Castle is home to a Victorian prison, which gives you an insight into crime and punishment during this period. It is also has one of just four copies of the Magna Carter. At Lincoln Cathedral it is possible to take a guided tour to the top of the tallest tower, where you will be rewarded with far reaching views across the city.

Closest BoB park: Long Acres Touring Park, Cherry Tree Springs

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Oxford is famed around the world for its prestigious university, which comprises of 38 beautiful colleges. Each of the university buildings are architecturally stunning and situated in wonderful grounds. There are many museums to visit, including the Pitt Rivers Museum, which showcases curiosities form around the world in Victorian glass cabinets. Oxford is also home to Britain’s oldest Botanic Garden, providing a tranquil place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re looking for a romantic stop during your historic break, why not take a slow punt along the River Thames.

Closest BoB park: Lincoln Farm Park

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Hereford is home to the largest chained library in the world. It is housed in the Cathedral alongside the Mappa Mundi, a medieval map which is though to show how early scholars perceived the world’s geography and the fate of its inhabitants. Hereford remains a market town and was once an important trading centre for the wider rural area. For something a bit different, why not visit The Cider Museum for a tour of the factory and learn how the historic cider making process has been developed over time.

Closest BoB park: Poston Mill Park, Townsend

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Exeter is a vibrant city located in the South West of England. It is home to a beautiful gothic cathedral and cathedral green, which is lined with independent shops and eateries, perfect for sampling on a quiet afternoon. Beneath the ground there is another world waiting to be explored. Take a tour our Exeter Underground Passages, which once housed lead pipes which brought water into the city in medieval times.

Closest BoB parks: Dornafield, Webbers Park, Oakdown Holiday Park, Ladram Bay Holiday Park, Ross Park Caravan Park, Beverley Park

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Perth was once Scotland’s ancient city and played an important role in the formation of Scotland, thanks to its position on the bank of the River Tay. Today, it is a cosmopolitan city with an abundance of beautiful Georgian townhouses, museums and art galleries to explore. Bailhouse Castle is well worth a visit during your stay. Here you will find a range of interesting artefacts on display from the elite military regiment, The Black Watch which will thrill military enthusiasts, in

Closest BoB Parks: Craigtoun Meadows Holiday Park, Riverview Caravan Park