If you are keen to take a short break to learn more about England’s past, stay with Days Inn and you're bound to find a historic destination; with a number of hotels within a short distance of important historic sites you are spoilt for choice. Here we look at some of what you can look forward to seeing when you take a break in one of our hotels:
This compact city centre boasts one of the most famous cathedrals in Europe, next door to which stands an impressive castle; you cannot visit here and not take a tour of both. The cobbled streets with their individual shops, the indoor market and pleasant riverside walk are also waiting to be discovered by you.
When you first get to the city, one of the best ways to get your bearings is to walk the length of its walls; the 3km stretch is the most complete set of city walls found anywhere in Britain. From here you can see some of the places that you will later visit – the cathedral, which stands on the same spot where a church has been for over a thousand years, the amphitheatre and the world famous Rows. One evening you may wish to visit the theatre after eating in one of the city’s stylish restaurants.
Stay in Taunton and you can visit this town, which is steeped in myths and legends. Glastonbury Abbey is meant to be the oldest Christian church that stands above ground in the world; legend has it, it was built to hold the Holy Grail. From here you can walk up to the sacred Glastonbury Tor, passing ancient oak trees on route. Before you head back to your base, consider stopping by Wearyall Hill, home to the famous Holy Thorn, which is said to have sprouted from Joseph of Arimathea’s staff when he visited.