Fancy travelling back in time? Then these routes are for you.
Each September sees thousands of volunteers open up their doors as part of Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture. To celebrate we have assembled some of our favourite routes to places of histocial interest.
Taking you through the fabulous history and heritage of the UK, these rides on the National Cycle Network have it all – from castles and stately homes to quaint villages and Roman ruins.
Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland
The iconic ruin of Dunluce Castle is just one of the dramatic backdrops on this stunning 23 mile cycle route along the North Atlantic coast from Castlerock to the Giant’s Causeway.
Bothwell Castle, Uddingstone, Scotland
The Clyde Walkway takes you to Bothwell, Scotland’s largest and finest 13th century castle. Dramatically set beside a bend in the River Clyde you can experience the grim reality of prison life in the prison tower.