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Days Out in England

West Midlands

What better way to spend your day than by getting out and about at one of our properties? Complete your day with a range of events to entertain, gorgeous gardens for walks and if it's a bit overcast, tasty tea room offerings.

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Audley End House and Gardens
Audley End House and Gardens

Essex | East of England

Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs at Audley End House and Gardens.

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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Northumberland | North East

With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in north-east England. Explore the medieval castle, the Grecian inspired Hall and acres of impressive gardens.

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Dover Castle
Dover Castle

Kent | South East

For a great family day out visit Dover Castle! New: Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk. Explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels deep beneath the castle to see, hear and feel - as never before!

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Eltham Palace and Gardens
Eltham Palace and Gardens


When millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld built their 1930s Art Deco mansion by the Great Hall of medieval Eltham Palace, they created a masterpiece of 20th-century design.

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Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Warwickshire | West Midlands

Robert Dudley created this ornate palace to impress his beloved Queen in 1575. The newly re-created Elizabethan Garden, lost for 400 years, is now open to visitors. Vast grounds perfect for exploring.

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Wrest Park
Wrest Park

Bedfordshire | East of England

Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.

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We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials
Venue: Quadriga Gallery, Wellington Arch, London
Date: Wed 16 Jul - Sun 30 Nov

2014 sees the start of the Great War commemorations. This display will show rarely seen working drawings of the designs for the London First World War memorials.

A Tour of Norfolk's Gems with Dr Simon Thurley
Venue: Castle Acre, Norfolk, Norfolk
Date: Thu 4 Sep

Join Chief Executive Dr Simon Thurley for an exclusive guided tour of Norfolk's historic gems, including Castle Acre Priory, Castle Rising and Clifton House, Dr Thurley's family home.

Life Above and Below Stairs at Audley End
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Sat 06 & Sun 07 Sep 2014

Put on your apron and get your riding crop at the ready as Audley End is brought to life this weekend.

Medieval Falconry
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 06 - Tue 09 Sep 2014

Gaze skywards and in awe as hawks, owls and falcons soar above the castle. Discover the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds and hear the stories and legends from medieval times.

Garden Games
Venue: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorkshire
Date: Sat 06 Sep 2014

Tell the kids to leave their computer games and mobile phones at home, and let them get their hands on some traditional Edwardian games.

Brodsworth at War - Soldiers Return
Venue: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorkshire
Date: Sat 06 & Sun 07 Sep 2014

Let English Heritage take you back in time to 1918. A cast of actors will bring the household of the time to life and give you a glimpse into the emotional stories of those who returned from war, and those who sadly didn’t.

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