Gifts in Wills
Whether your passion is for a specific site or for all the historic places in our care, remembering English Heritage in your Will enables us to look after the heritage that matters to you long into the future.
Find out how you could make a difference to future generations' enjoyment of history by leaving a gift to English Heritage in your Will. All gifts in Wills directly support work that cares for and enhances our historic sites.
Why Leave a Gift in your Will
Caring for the nation's heritage
From world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of empire to a Cold War bunker, we look after over 400 places that span 6 millennia and bring the story of England to life.
Conserving and maintaining this collection for all to enjoy is the cornerstone of everything we do. It enables us to make history accessible to all and create memorable experiences to inspire visitors of all ages.
Your support makes a difference
Your enthusiasm may be for the restoration of historic artefacts, the conservation of great ruins or engaging the thousands of school children who visit each year. Supporting English Heritage with a gift in your Will, however large or small, helps ensure that generations to come can enjoy our collection of historic places just as much you do today.How to leave gifts in wills
Our Promises To You
Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to English Heritage. Gifts in Wills ensure that the story of England survives to educate, involve and inspire future generations.
Gifts in Action
A legacy gift enabled the creation of the beautiful Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. The tranquil oasis was designed in the distinctive Edwardian garden style for visitors to enjoy for years to come.
We want our long-standing membership to have on-going depth, and to know that when we are no longer able to enjoy visiting properties and gardens that have become almost personal friends over the years, our gift will help the vitally important conservation work undertaken by English Heritage to continue.
On my frequent visits to Witley Court over many years, I have watched the monumental recovery of this building and its extensive surroundings and decided to include a bequest to English Heritage specifically to support its preservation
Guidance for Executors
If you are an executor or a solicitor, and you are administering a Will that includes a gift to English Heritage, please get in touch with our dedicated Legacy Officer who will be happy to help in any way they can.Information for Executors