Travel through 1,000+ years of history on this Storied Collection Tour to three memorable destinations.
Tour: 1000 Years of History Tour
Recommended: 7 nights
price: from US$1999
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Overlooking what is regarded by many as the most famous palace in the world – Buckingham Palace – The Rubens has a rich royal heritage and proud roots dating back to the 18th century. With stunning views over The Royal Mews, this historic hotel has been meticulously restored with an incredible eye for detail. With majestic interiors featuring impressive chandeliers, rich fabrics, and original oil paintings, The Rubens offers the pinnacle of an elegant and regal experience. Moments away from many of London’s renowned landmarks, the land where The Rubens hotel now stands was originally owned in 1703 by John Sheffield, the Earl of Mulgrave. By 1752, lodgings for Buckingham Palace staff members and independent boutiques began to open on what was then called Chelsea Road – now Buckingham Palace Road. This tradition of upmarket parlours and boutiques was to continue well into the late 19th century, with a number of distinguished establishments setting up shop on this esteemed road. Learn more
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is an iconic 5 star Georgian hotel set in the historic centre of Bath, with panoramic views of Bath’s world-famous Royal Crescent lawn. In addition to the award-winning Spa and Bath House with its own Taittinger Spa Garden, it has a further acre of tranquil manicured gardens, as well as its very own 3 AA rosette Restaurant, which combine to make it the ultimate relaxing retreat. Learn more
Thornbury Castle is the only luxury Tudor castle hotel in England today, and represents one of the finest examples of Tudor architecture in the country. The castle is situated on 15 acres of glorious grounds, surrounded by Tudor walled gardens in the charming Gloucestershire countryside. The castle provides the perfect escape by encapsulating a blend of luxury and the regal grandeur of its past. Whether you are looking to enjoy fine dining in their AA Rosette restaurant, engage in the castle’s country pursuits of falconry and archery, or simply unwind in one of their luxurious bedchambers, there is something for everyone. Learn more
Come and embark on a unique road trip that transports you through 1,000 years of history, whilst staying at three of the UK’s finest hotels along the way.
This trio of magnificent properties has a combined age of a thousand years, with each offering a fresh interpretation of history – and all within just a three hour drive.
Built in the 18th century, The Rubens at the Palace is a part of Royal history, with the site now occupied by the hotel previously being part of Buckingham Palace’s grounds, and filled with shops and accommodation for Palace staff.
Sitting in the heart of London overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, this five star, beautifully restored historic hotel offers a regal experience like no other.
Built between 1767 and 1775, this iconic five-star Georgian hotel set in the historic centre of Bath, was designed by English architect John Wood the Younger, with the building itself more than 250 years old.
Both Grade 1 listed and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Royal Crescent is Bath’s most sought after address and today it remains one of the UK’s greatest examples of Georgian architecture.More about Royal Crescent Hotel and SpaThe next stop on the 1,000 year road trip is a two and half hour drive west to the ancient Roman city of Bath, where you will find the next hotel that boasts more than 250 years of rich history.
Built in 1511 as the home of The Third Duke of Buckingham, Edward Stafford, Thornbury Castle is the only luxury Tudor castle hotel in England today. Stafford, who was the country’s second richest man, behind only Henry VIII, wanted the castle to represent his wealth and status – something he certainly achieved.
Now fully restored, this luxury castle hotel provides the perfect escape, whether you are looking to enjoy fine dining in its two AA Rosette restaurants, engage in the castle’s country pursuits of falconry and archery, or simply unwind in one of its luxurious bedchambers.More about Thornbury CastleJust a 50-minute drive north finds guests at the walls of Thornbury Castle, the final destination of the package, which contributes 511 years of storied history to the road trip.