Originally built in the 12th century for King Henry I, this impressive Norman castle stands majestically on a hill overlooking Melchester's harbour. Don't miss the amazing collection of swords and other historic weaponry in the Armoury. Regular events include historical re-enactments in the castle grounds and spooky ghost tours on summer nights.
Melchester has been a popular holiday hotspot since Victorian times. But why do so many visitors continue to choose the town for a summer break or a weekend getaway? Here's a quick round-up of the six main attractions... Location, location, locationIf you're looking for the go-to holiday destination, Melchester ticks a...Read More + To Itinerary
Lord Nelson may be the UK's most illustrious naval commander. But there's another seafaring supremo whose exploits and achievements are almost as legendary as the famous hero of Trafalgar: Melchester's own Admiral Standfast. Picture the scene. It's 1783. On the deck of HMS Resilient, a first rate ship of the line, sta...Read More + To Itinerary
Melchester is one of the UK's sunniest places. But what if you're unlucky enough to get a downpour during your holiday? We've put together some ideas to keep the kids (and you) amused. Oh, the unpredictability of the British summer. Anyone who chooses a staycation knows it comes with the territory. However, if the he...Read More + To Itinerary