Explore King Arthur’s Britain with Best Western Great Britain

Britain’s top historical weekend trips revealed

To celebrate the release of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, on 19th May, film fans can stay at Best Western Hotels and discover Britain’s epic and regal past. From exploring King Arthur’s jousting arena in Cumbria, to standing on the site of Camelot at Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, film fanatics and history buffs alike will have the chance to recreate the action with Best Western Great Britain. What’s more, for stays booked before June 1*, Best Western are offering knights-in-training free breakfast, as part of their brand-new campaign for summer 2017, Your Summer Your Way.

Edinburgh: Stand on the site of Camelot at Arthur's Seat
Believed to be the site of King Arthur’s Camelot, this iconic landmark can be found overlooking the Scottish capital Edinburgh. A two-hour climb will take explorers to the famed Arthur’s Seat which promises unparalleled views of Edinburgh city. After a day of hiking, the evening can be spent relaxing in a quiet Georgian square at Ten Hill Place Hotel BW Premier Collection. Prices from £98.33 based on a stay on Sunday 18 June 2017, for two adults.

Cumbria: Find King Arthur's jousting arena at Arthur's Round Table
Explorers can take a trip to King Arthur’s Round Table and discover the place where knights once battled, in what’s believed to be King Arthur’s jousting arena. Combine a day of exploring, with a stay at Castle Green Hotel in Kendal, BW Premier Collection. Perched on the edge of the Lake District overlooking Kendal Castle and Lakeland Fells, guests will feel like they are in their own regal palace. Prices start from £98.10 based on a stay on 31st May 2017.

Cumbria: Discover 900 years of history at Carlisle Castle

Surviving more than 900 years of British history, Carlisle Castle is the ideal place for history fanatics. Visitors can explore the great keep, medieval castle rooms, and learn about the area’s turbulent past, before being blown away by the stunning views of the beautiful Scottish countryside at Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel. Recognised as the highest graded hotel in the region, explorers can relax in cosy lounges and enjoy an evening drink at the hotel bar. Prices start from £109 based on a stay on 31st May 2017.

Warwickshire: Be a knight for a day at Warwick Castle

Experience a day out with more than 1,100 years of jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure at Warwick Castle. Enter the frightening Castle Dungeons, watch a spectacular birds of prey display and experience The Mighty Trebuchet. Visitors can then make their escape to the Best Western Grosvenor Hotel for a relaxing evening reflecting on Britain’s epic past. Prices start from £93.20 based on a stay on Friday 9 June 2017.

Glastonbury: Visit the resting place of kings at Glastonbury Abbey
Once a grand monastery dating back to the 7th century, the historical Glastonbury Abbey is said to be the final resting place of King Arthur and his Lady Guinevere. Visitors can explore the magnificent ruins before retiring to the comfort of the Best Western Dorset Oborne The Grange Hotel. Set within the rolling hills of West Dorset, the newly transformed hotel boasts contemporary design and a delightful restaurant overlooking floodlit gardens. Prices start from £101.75 based on a stay on 31st May 2017.


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Editors’ notes:

The Breakfast On Us Rate is full prepay, non-refundable and non-cancellable and is exclusively for Best Western Rewards Members. To benefit from the offer, non-members can join for free during the booking process via the Best Western website or call centre. All Best Western hotels are independently owned and managed and as such availability of the Breakfast On Us Rate will vary from hotel to hotel and some hotels may not participate in the promotion. The Breakfast On Us Rate is available at participating Best Western hotels on selected dates for stays between 10 May 2017 and 1 October 2017. Stays on the Breakfast On Us Rate must be booked by 4 June 2017. The number of rooms available at any hotel on the Breakfast On Us Rate may be limited.

Customers are advised to check availability of the Breakfast On Us Rate at their chosen hotel online by visiting https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/summer or by calling 0844 387 6490. For full Breakfast On Us Rate terms and conditions, visit https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/summer. All rates featured in this release were correct as of 16.05.17. Not all rates featured are eligible for Breakfast on Us on dates chosen.

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