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XMAS2017

Historic Towns and Cities

A weekend of cultural discovery!

21 locations

Valid until: 01/12/2018

2.82.8 | 5 Reviews

Product code: FWGBB

£179

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Description

If you’re looking to treat someone to a historic weekend break away, why not surprise them with this Historic Towns & Cities Gift break for two.

Once you have purchased your Historic Towns & Cities Gift break, you will be able to spend time selecting the perfect location for your break from the wide range of locations featured.

The UK has a long and intriguing history with hundreds of hidden treasures tucked away, sometimes in the most unlikely places. There are places where our national heritage has been preserved almost intact, meaning that we have a wide choice of interesting hotels in beautiful cities for you to explore and enjoy a real taste of what life was like for our predecessors.

Ipswich is famous for the Tolly Cobbold brewery and there are numerous other historical spots where you can see reminders of the most important times in British history. Or discover Bath’s hot springs, Roman Baths and stunning scenery; Salisbury's famous plains and henges, and many other places where you can see the impact of our ancestors.

With a wide choice of cultural and historic settings, these breaks are guaranteed to bring our legacy to life and allow guests to discover the nation’s traditions at their finest.

This break is a two night stay for two with breakfast.

Key Information

When can you go?

This hotel accepts bookings Monday to Sunday subject to availability., This break is available on selected dates throughout the year excluding Christmas and the New Year.

How long does this activity last?

This is a two night stay for two including breakfast.

You need to know

The minimum age is 18 years old.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

This is a two night break for two people and includes breakfast.

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Verified Purchaser

Fabulous gift

Loved choosing where to stay. Great choice of areas. Opted for Birmingham’s Plough & Harrows. Just stunning and superb location for the canal trust and Black Country living museum. The Botanical gardens are a very short walk away and well worth a visit.

When did your experience take place? October 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Plough & Harrows

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Busy days!

We wanted a few days in Birmingham to visit some National Trust properties, particularly the old back-to-back houses. The venue was in a good location, near the botanic gardens and just about walkable to the city centre. Plenty of opportunities for shopping and eating, a good city to visit, less frantic than London! Hotel staff were pleasant and breakfast was good but the building itself is tired and shabby with horrid 60s style accommodation block at the back.However the room was clean and it has good parking once you've found the entrance!

When did your experience take place? Oct.2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Plough and Harrow hotel

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

4 Enjoyment
3 Quality of Venue
4 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Good in parts

I bought this for my husbands birthday so that we could get away from our busy schedule. The hotel we chose however was disappointing. It was in reality a roadside pub with some rooms, most suited to business travellers not tourists. Our bed was so hard I hardly slept at all. However the breakfast was lovely and the location was good for the three days out that we had planned.

When did your experience take place? 3rd December 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The White Swan Hotel, Arundel

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

3 Enjoyment
3 Quality of Venue
3 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Small room and restrictive "dog-friendly" ideas

I gather the Falcon Hotel is about to undergo refurbishment - much needed!! Whether it was because we had booked on Avios points, or that we had two small dogs with us, but we were given a very small room that was way overdue refurbishment! The rail holding up the shower curtain around the bath, was joined at one point with red insulation tape!! We saw on the fire escape plan that our room was very much smaller than adjacent standard double rooms - which were empty, so we could have been given a better one. By 1.30pm when we returned to our room to pick something up, our room had not been cleaned. We met the maid on the way out and she said she was on her way. When we returned again, the floor had been hoovered and the towels straightened, but the bed was as we had left it...which was tidied a little but not made up nicely again. Very disappointing. The hotel is dog-friendly...this actually means they can walk through the corridors, nowhere else, and be in the room while we were there only. This means that while we had breakfast they had to go in the car - not ideal when very cold and certainly not when hot! The area to the right of the front entrance was a small flag-stoned area with a few tables...this would be ideal as a dog-friendly eating area, to save us going out to dinner and save the hotel missing revenue on evening meals. As it was, we found two excellent pubs a short walk away who welcomed us and our very well behaved dogs. The only thing worth a mention was the excellent breakfast and nice waiting staff. Would we return to this hotel - no. Will we use your company again for breaks...only if assured the quality is better.

When did your experience take place? March 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Falcon Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

3 Enjoyment
2 Quality of Venue
4 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Worst ever hotel ever stayed

The historic voucher was a gift for my retirement and we chose Hastings as wanted to go to Rye and the surrounding area. The hotel room was grubby, the curtain moth ridden and torn, the hair dryer was broken, the Tv would work as didn’t have a remote. Worst of all was the breakfast and the attitude of the breakfast staff. He was sexist, only spoke to myself and ignored any request from my wife. The result was that we both received food that we hadn’t actually requested. I accept we could have complained at the time but decided to get away ASAP.

When did your experience take place? 16-18th November 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Chatsworth Hotel, Hastings

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

1 Enjoyment
1 Quality of Venue
1 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Rubish

Would not waste money on this My DAUGHTER BOUGHT US This a present

When did your experience take place? 30+31 october

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Blackwell Grange darlington

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

1 Enjoyment
1 Quality of Venue
1 Service
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Response from Activity Superstore

Ria - Customer support - 15/11/2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I am sorry to see that you did not enjoy your over night stay and it was not a suitable present for you. I hope you can enjoy a different experience with us in the future.