Heart of England - Heritage Travel Guide

Historic Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Warwickshire

Explore

They call it the 'Heart' of England for good reason! Find historic places to visit and stay, explore Shakespeare's Startford-upon-Avon and some of the finest stately homes in England, such as Waddesdon Manor and Cliveden House. From the historic cities of Warwick with its superb medioeval castle, to Bedford and its links with native son John Bunyan, history is never far away.

Features

John Bunyan - Bedford's most famous son
Lace Making in Bedford
William Shakespeare biography

Althorp Park - Princess Diana's final resting place.

Heart of England County Travel Guides
Heart of England Travel Resources


Attraction search
in



Featured Historic Hotel
Nailcote Hall Classic Hotel Dunstable

Nailcote Hall Classic Hotel
Berkswell, West Midlands

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

A 17th Century country house set in 15 acres of peaceful Warwickshire countryside, with an excellent leisure club and golf course. Nailcote Hall is ideally located between Birmingham and Coventry, just 10 minutes drive from Birmingham International AirportRailway station and the National Exhibition Centre. A courtesy Bus is available on … more >>

More hotels in West Midlands >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



British History Quiz

Sir Francis Drake famously completed his game of what pastime before sailing out to meet the Spanish Armada?



 Clue

This Day in British History

21 September, 1745

Battle of Prestonpans

Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobites rout English dragoons led by General Cope

Monarch Mayhem

This king was beheaded at Whitehall on 30 January, 1649



 Clue



National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

Membership details

About the National Trust


Penhallow (Self catering)
Contention Barn, Penhallow

Contention Barn

This ground floor cottage is located next to a pub in the village of Penhallow in Cornwall and can sleep two people.
Sleeps 2

More cottages in Cornwall >>

Manaccan (Self catering)
Cottage: HCGILLY, Manaccan

Gillywartha

SET WITHIN 50 ACRES WITH CATTLE AND VIEWS OVER THE HELFORD RIVER Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall this spacious wing of the farmhouse has delightful …
Sleeps 6

More cottages in Cornwall >>

Passionate about British Heritage!