Top seven historical English getaways


When you think of holidays there’s a tendency to think of sun, sea and sand. But the UK is packed with loads of interesting places to visit too. We’ve got loads of historic towns packed with character and lots to do. We’ve picked out seven towns that would make a great weekend away. Best of all you’ll be able to book your accommodation and travel through easyfundraising and collect donations for your cause.

Here are our top seven historical towns to visit.


Bath’s just the ticket for someone looking for a weekend of history and culture. There’s lots to see including the Roman public baths, the Georgian townhouses of the The Royal Crescent and there’s a wealth of chic boutiques and antique shops where you can do some retail therapy.


Full of history and character; take a walk along the ancient Roman walls, visit the awe inspiring York Minster cathedral or take in the sights and shop in The Shambles, York’s picturesque medieval quarter.


Edinburgh has plenty for someone looking to spend the weekend in a beautiful city. Take a walk through olds town’s cobbled streets, explore the city’s underground vaults or take in views far and wide at Edinburgh castle. With so many places to eat and drink too, it’s the ideal weekend away.


Give Durham a visit, its city centre is full of medieval cobbled streets with lots to explore. Visit its majestic Norman cathedral, please the senses in its many gardens or visit its 900 year old castle.


Chester – the city surrounded by beautiful walls built to act as a fortress by the Romans. Still standing and still accessible, you can tour along them, take in the view as well as tuck in to some  proper British grub at the many pubs and restaurants in the town.


A picturesque town with a beautiful mix of Georgian and Roman buildings. Give the stunning gothic cathedral a visit, explore historic Quayside’s many shops and bars or fill up with good grub in its many restaurants and tea rooms.


Explore the sights and sounds of Shakespeare Country. Visit Warwick’s medieval Castle, go on a Shakespeare themed tour in Stratford-Upon-Avon, watch a play at Royal Shakespeare Company and take a trip to one if it’s many gardens or stately homes.

There you go, seven towns to visit steeped in history with lots to do. Make sure you remember to book your getaway through easyfundraising though. You’ll collect a BIG donation for your cause AND you could earn a bonus donation too.