Heritage in the UK

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries & Galloway - one of Scotland's great medieval fortresses

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries & Galloway – one of Scotland’s great medieval fortresses

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

Britain is a treasure trove of World Heritage Sites, ancient standing stones, beautiful historic cities, stately home estates and spectacularly situated castles. Age old heritage sites and scenes will astound and amaze from World Heritage sites like Fountains Abbey, Hadrian’s Wall and Wales’ newest World Heritage Site the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal to the magnificent parks and gardens of the Home Counties and the great castles, monuments and abbey ruins of Scotland.

Take a tour of magnificent palaces like Oxfordshire’s Blenheim and Yorkshire’s Castle Howard, mighty minsters and cathedrals at York and Canterbury or head off on North East Scotland’s castle trail featuring coastal headland perched castle gems like Dunnotar castle. History and heritage is rich and runs deep in the UK, with ancient prehistoric standing stones and monuments in an eclectic mix of locations from the Orkneys to the iconic Wiltshire sites of Stonehenge and Avebury.

Colchester Castle is the biggest Norman Keep in Europe

Colchester Castle is the biggest Norman Keep in Europe

Stay in spectacular Roman cities like Chester and Chichester or famous medieval villages like Suffolk’s Lavenham. The UK is packed with world famous feats of engineering and pioneering industrial heritage sites from the mining trails of Cornwall to the great Falkirk Wheel connecting two canals in Scotland. Explore Great Britain’s fascinating heritage in all its forms across world class museums in ancient cities like Cambridge and Oxford. Spectacular Royal estates open for public tours include Sandringham in Norfolk and Balmoral in Scotland’s Royal Deeside. Discover the history and heritage of Britain, find historic accommodation in the UK and book online with iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.