Heritage tourism is the journey-plans of choice for many tourists these days. Places in the UK like Bath, Chester, Stratford, York, Brighton, and Oxford attract many guests throughout the year who are interested in the locations' rich heritage.
When I was in the UK, I made it a point to visit the home of the bard in Stratford-Upon-Avon, as well as Oxford, where I managed to see "the Bird and Baby." That famous pub where C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien used to meet over a round of beers with their writers' circle really hit me, since I've always been an avid reader of both Tolkien and Lewis. That was the first time I was consciously involved in what has now become widely known as heritage tours. I think I'd been a part of many other such trips, particularly field trips when I was a kid, but this move toward heritage tourism is a phenomenon that's slowly grown up over the years. From my own experience in those cities in the UK, and many subsequent visits to other heritage-tour-type spots, I can say that it is a holiday well-spent.