England has long been said to be home to a vast variety of wonders and culture, with castles dating back thousands of years and battlefields even longer. It can be hard to catch a break with the fast paced hustle and bustle of busy UK city life, which is exactly why looking close to home for a quick break could be the perfect solution for you.
No need to wander far, a few national treasures could be right on your doorstep and ready for a quick weekend trip to free your mind from every day stresses.
But be warned, you may fall in love with a new side of England and start looking for property for sale in your new favourite area!
Located in Wiltshire, this prehistoric monument is one of England’s most famous. The ring of huge, upright stones is thought to date from around 3000 to 2000 BC and is at the centre of the Bronze Age confusion.
Arousing many questions, you are sure to love the awe inspiring circle said to be of huge spiritual importance and archaeological significance. Opening 9:30am to 5:00pm there is plenty of time for you to visit this English wonder.
This beautiful Cornish castle offers incredible views of the picturesque Cornwall coastline as well providing a great history lesson to all its visitors. The castle has long been considered the birthplace of King Arthur as well as the story of Tristan and Isolde.
With a history dating as far back as the Roman’s, visitors experience history coming alive with many attractions throughout the year. Small refreshments are available to keep the thirsty and hungry at bay during the long climb.
Dover Castle is one of the most beautiful and picturesque locations in all of England. Sat high on the white cliffs of Dover, the famed castle includes winding tunnels, a variety of exhibitions and plenty of space for some relaxing picnic time.
Placed there to guard England’s shores from invasion, this particular piece of architecture has stood for more than 20 centuries and still stands proudly today.
Osborne House – Isle of Wight
A beautiful royal home which stands proudly in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, this spectacle is truly an English treasure. Said to be the seaside palace where Queen Victoria, Prince and Albert and their 9 children lived, the royal palace is truly spectacular.
Located on a perfect getaway island and only a ferry trip from any of the south’s major cities, this beautiful home is a great place to visit on you next quick weekend away!
England is not without its heritage and if you crave more,The Telegraph offers you even more places to visit when you’re next looking for a quick, cultured, English getaway.
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