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Historic Hotels in the UK

Mar 29, 2008
Throughout the UK, there are obviously many hotels. Historic hotels however are a little harder to come by. Historic hotels are graded listed buildings. Listing a building is done so to ensure the architectural or historical standing is protected and considered. It is English Heritage who determines whether a building should be listed - recommending buildings for inclusion on statutory lists of buildings of 'special architectural or historic interest' compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Some buildings, once listed are converted to hotels, and it is these buildings that have become colloquially termed Historic Hotels. These tend to be large buildings such as castles or chateau's, but in the UK some stately homes have also been converted into hotels. British history has given rise to some fantastic buildings. From Victorian houses to Tudor manors and the castles and forts from the Middle Ages. The number of listed buildings in the UK is extensive and of these, many have been converted to hotels.

It's likely you could find a historic hotel in any county, but the prestige of these hotels differs greatly. In most cases, the hotel maintains the atmosphere and features of the original building, so a stay in one of these historic hotels really can feel like a step back in time. Additionally, you will find that the hotels activities can be related to the history of the building. One example of this is the jousting activity you can partake in at Littlecote House, once home to Regency Nobles, in Berkshire.
One other endearing feature of many historic hotels is the gardens and surrounding land.

The estates these buildings tend to occupy are often vast, with manicured lawns and sweeping gardens. As well as this, museums, or at least rooms dedicated to the buildings history, are commonplace and will undoubtedly contain literature relating to the building and its surrounding area. This is a further benefit of a hotel chain maintaining a historic listed building - their commitment to the building and making its history accessible to it's guests.

Warner Leisure Hotels own and maintain six historic hotels. These are all grade I or grade II listed buildings. Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, whereas Grade II listed building are particularly important buildings of more than special interest.

The six Warner historic hotels are incredibly well maintained and steeped in history. All are set in stunning locations with beautiful gardens. Five are spread evenly throughout England, and the spectacular Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales.
About the Author
This article was written by Stuart Anders. Stuart works on behalf on WeLoveHotelDeals, a Warner Leisure Hotels review and offers site. WLHDeals finds hotel deals and offers reviews and additional information on some of the UK's finest hotels.
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