With a vast number of historical sites across the country, you are spoilt for choice when planning a holiday around them.
There are even opportunities to stay at some of the former military bases, some of which have been given a new lease of life. Here's a list of some of the most recognisable bases which have been restored and re-purposed to be useful in today's age.
Former RAF Hethel Air Base, Norfolk
Built during World War II by the United States Army Air Force and the Royal Air Force, Hethel Air Base’s flat surroundings made it the perfect location for a USAF and RAF airfield.
Post-WWII the air base was closed and its buildings found a new use; accommodating families who’d lost their homes during the war and were waiting to be re-housed as part of the 1945 Labour government's housebuilding programme.
In 1966 British sports car manufacturer, Lotus, built a factory on-site and converted parts of the runways into a test track. They have used the base as their headquarters ever since.
The site is situated around half an hour from Norwich and there are many places to stay nearby, including the Dunston Hall Hotel which includes a golf course and spa to help you relax after a busy day exploring.