Here at House of Coco we love to travel in the UK and we have a penchant for historical breaks so that we can learn about the history of our country. Now it seems like we are not alone as Heritage city breaks are one of this year’s biggest travel trends according to short break specialist, SuperBreak, with bookings boosted by the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.
A recent customer survey* by the short break specialist revealed that historical cities Edinburgh and York, in addition to London, are this year’s top choices for a short break. And thanks to the Queen’s 90th birthday, bookings for London breaks are even higher than usual. The travel company has reported that bookings for the weekend of the royal celebrations almost doubled year on year.
Jacquie Fisher at SuperBreak said: “Our UK short breaks are always popular but this year’s extra special Royal celebrations have definitely had a positive impact, especially on our London bookings.
”With so much to do and see whatever the weather, city breaks are always a great choice for a getaway so why not head away to one of the UK’s many fantastic historic cities this summer?”
To inspire those choosing a short break and to test how well the nation knows their Abbeys from their Minsters and their palaces from their palladiums, SuperBreak has developed its brand new ‘Where in the World’ quiz, where players are asked to identify well-known landmarks both in the UK and abroad. With categories including ‘royal’ and ‘historic’ – you can test your knowledge of your favourite holiday destinations here.
Can you recognise these famous landmarks featured in the Where in the World Quiz…
Q: Which royal residence has 775 rooms, 1,514 doors, 78 bathrooms & 760 windows?
A: Buckingham Palace!
See the splendour for yourself: Enjoy a fabulous London break staying overnight at the 4* London Cavendish Hotel whilst experiencing the beauty of Buckingham Palace. During the tour of the Palace, visitors will access the Royal Mews, including the finest working stables in existence, as well as visiting the State Room, used extensively today by the Royal Family to entertain their guests. A special exhibition titled ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’, which tells the story of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign through the medium of fashion, can also be viewed in the State Rooms.
Price: From £119 per person including entry ticket to A Royal Day at Buckingham Palace and Royal Mews and one night’s accommodation staying at the 4* Cavendish Hotel, London, including full breakfast. Valid for arrival in August or September 2016.
- Which famous Scottish castle is in fact built on top of a 700-million-year-old extinct volcano called Castle Rock?
- Edinburgh Castle
Experience the heritage: With a rich and varied history, Edinburgh Castle is a must-see on any trip to the Scottish capital. This fantastic package gives you the chance to explore the Castle at your own pace, including the National War Museum of Scotland, the grandeur of the Scottish War Memorial and Mons Meg – one of the world’s oldest cannons. A trip to this fascinating stronghold wouldn’t be complete without catching the sounds of the one o’clock gun that was first fired in 1861 or St Mary’s Chapel, which offers a tranquil escape from the crowds.
PRICE: from £82.50 per person including two nights’ accommodation at the Travelodge Edinburgh Cameron Toll, plus Edinburgh Castle tickets. Valid for arrival on 12th July 2016.
- In which historic city would you find the Shambles, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in Europe?
Take a walk through history: Set within its own private grounds and surrounded by the pretty area of Clifton, the Beechwood Close Hotel is the perfect base for your relaxing getaway to the historic city of York. Perfectly situated for discovering the beautiful North Yorkshire moors, as well as for enjoying the city with its superb shopping and visitor attractions, this package includes breakfast and dinner on the first night to make for the perfect Yorkshire getaway.
Price: from £104 per person based on two nights’ at the 3* Beechwood Close Hotel with full breakfast and dinner on the first night. Valid for arrival on 17th July 2016
SuperBreak is home to a wide range of short break packages including tickets to Royal residences and heritage attractions around the country. For more inspiration and to book, visit superbreak.com or call 0800 042 0288.