England has a fascinating and highly eventful history, and castles are a crucial part of that story. Over the last few thousand years, especially during the Medieval Period, a huge number of castles were built in England. These huge stone fortresses allowed leaders to control key areas of land, so they were crucial for building and maintaining military and political control.
As well as castles, there are also a variety of historical sites dotted around England. Over the years, researchers have studied these sites, allowing us to understand more about the way people lived thousands of years ago. Walking around such sites today provides a real sense of connection with the past.
At Luxury England Tours, we are experts in crafting luxury tours which blend exciting and informative visits to castles and historic sites, with 5-star accommodation, fine dining, and private chauffeur service, culminating in a holiday of your dreams.
Windsor Castle is the quintessential English castle; huge in size, occupies a key position on the river Thames, is an architectural masterpiece, and has been an official residence of the British Royal Family since 1100. In fact, no castle in Europe has been occupied for longer.
Having witnessed the First Barons’ War, the English Civil War, the Restoration, and the Second World War, to mention but a few, Windsor Castle is truly at the heart of English history.
Arundel Castle in West Sussex is 1,000 years old and remains one of the most fascinating and picturesque castles in England. Certainly the oldest and perhaps the most striking feature of Arundel is the motte, a man-made mound of earth 100 feet high and topped with a stone keep.
With a panoramic view across river Arun and the woodlands of the West Sussex countryside, Arundel Castle really feels like something out of a fairy-tale.
Stonehenge is one of the most iconic historical sites in England, if not the world. This large collection of stone monuments, organised into horseshoe and circle arrangements, inspires feelings of awe, mystery, and huge respect for those who managed to build it with nothing but basic tools around 2500 BC.
Designated a World Heritage Site, Stonehenge, complete with its highly informative visitor centre and exhibition, is one of the most rewarding and iconic places to visit in England.
Bath is a city that was important to the Romans as a place of relaxation and socialising, and there was nowhere the Romans liked relaxing more than in their extraordinary public baths. These baths, which are exquisitely preserved, were built in 60-70AD and survived until Roman power in Britain came to an end around the 5th century AD.
While the baths are impressive, the site is also home to the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, and a museum dedicated to Aquae Sulis, the Roman town built around the baths.