For the curious, our collection of prestigious old inns offer a great base from which to enjoy the castles, stately homes, parks & gardens. In fact, you could say our accommodation perfectly complements any planed break that includes heritage sites on its itinerary.
To foster some year round exploration and learning and to help you plan your getaway to the past, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the most interesting heritage sites that surround our most historic inns.
Heritage Holidays in The English Lakes
Our fantastic accommodation at The Wheatsheaf Inn, in Brigsteer, near Kendal, not only sits at a gateway to the Lake District, it is also surrounded by heritage. It’s a short drive from both Sizergh Castle (a National Trust property that consists of a beautiful medieval house and some stunning gardens) and Kendal Castle (a monument of 12th century earthworks and 13th century castle, that is managed by Historic England). Fancy something more up to date? Then spend a night or two at the Queens Head in Troutbeck or the Queens Head in Hawkshead and delve into the numerous heritage attractions that are associated with Beatrix Potter across the national park.
History Tours in Lancashire & around the Yorkshire Dales
A visit to the North West of England will open your eyes to a treasure trove of old houses and medieval monuments. The pretty Spread Eagle Inn, in Sawley, near Clitheroe sits on the banks of the River Ribble between the AONBs of the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill. This pub’s historic claim to fame is the fact that it’s just 499 feet from Sawley Abbey a Cistercian monastery that was founded in 1148, against the dramatic backdrop of Pendle Hill. A few miles further east, our Individual Inns; The Fountaine, in Wharfdale and The Wheatley Arms in Ilkley, are both just a few miles from the spectacular remains of Bolton Abbey where you can explore the ruins of the famous Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend, described as ‘the “jewel in the crown” of Yorkshire’s many landscapes’.
Make a break for history & heritage
So, there you have it, visit almost any of our Inns and if a journey into the past is in your immediate future, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Follow the link below, find your preferred accommodation and enjoy some of the most interesting historical attractions that surround our inns.