Inspire Me

A couple in the grounds of Audley End with autumn colours

Inspire me

Find ideas for things to do this season, read our latest blog posts and news stories, plus keep up with us on social media to plan your weekends. Go in depth and discover our historic gardens, travel guides, historic walks, Victorian recipes and more. Your autumn inspiration is right here.

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Things to do this September

As we head into autumn, there are still plenty of things to do at our sites around the country, even on rainy days. Wrap up warm and head to one of our historic gardens to enjoy the specular autumn colour before winter really kicks in.

See costumes from the blockbuster Victoria and Abdul on display at Osborne, Queen Victoria's home on the Isle of Wight. It was used as one of the main locations in the film, so now's the perfect time to visit. 

And Halloween is just around the corner. As well as a packed series of events for adults and children, we're publishing a collection of new spine-tingling tales written by some of the country's finest authors, who've been inspired by our historic places.

  • Pendennis Castle

    Halloween at English Heritage

    Are you brave enough to climb the highest, mightiest towers and delve into the deepest, darkest tunnels? Visit one of England's historic places this Halloween and bring your imagination to life.

  • Audley End in Autumn

    9 spectacular autumn gardens to visit

    Wrap up warm, plan a visit to one of these gardens and scrunch through the leaves, marvelling at the riot of colour on show.

  • The Quadriga above Wellington Arch

    A Long Weekend in London

    London is unrivalled for the sheer amount of things to do. We've picked out historical highlights in four areas for you to plan a long weekend or a series of days out in the capital.


Whether you're planning your own holiday around the UK or you have visitors coming to stay, sometimes you need a bit of inspiration to help plan the perfect trip. 

From exploring the frontier of the Roman empire to seeing Stonehenge, here's our pick of the top 8 things to do in England.

Get more inspiration

Stories from our blog

Victoria Pendleton: My Day as a Jousting Knight

Victoria Pendleton is a double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist, and now amateur jockey.

But we recently challenged Victoria to try her hand at an altogether different sport – jousting – in the impressive setting of Kenilworth Castle.

Victoria writes on our blog about her experience as she was given expert instruction in England's first national sport.

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Mother and daughter visiting a historic castle

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