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Follow our historic properties to find ideas for things to do each season, read our latest blog posts and news stories, plus keep up with us on social media for weekend inspiration. Go in depth and discover a range of topics such as historic gardens, travel guides and food and drink.

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Our picks for Summer

Things to do in July

There's plenty going on at English Heritage sites in July! See what we've been doing at Framlingham Castle all winter as our £1.2 million visitor improvement project opens, or visit one of our other historic places with excellent exhibitions and things to do inside. You could also plan a visit with a literary link.

You might also be starting to plan your summer - check out our summer events calendar, which has suggestions for events and things to do for every day from today until September.

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  • Peterkin the jester entertaining a crowd

    Summer Events Calendars

    Are you ready to plan a fun-filled summer? We've created national and regional calendars picking out something to do every day in July and August 2017 including events, places to visit and things to do.

  • A bus at the Stonehenge visitor centre

    Days out without a car

    Planning a day trip this summer doesn’t have to mean getting in the car. Many of our historic places can be visited by public transport, by bike, on foot - or a mixture.

  • 1066 Battle Abbey exhibition

    Excellent Exhibitions and sites with lots to see indoors

    We're investing in new exhibitions and interpretation for many of our historic sites. If you haven't visited for a while, come and see how things have changed.

  • Man looking up at the ruined nave of Rievaulx Abbey

    North Yorkshire

    Explore the commanding castles which march inland from the coast to the Dales, the wild moors and the tranquil ruins of abbeys and priories that you'll find in 'God's own country' of North Yorkshire.

TOP 8 THINGS TO DO IN ENGLAND

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.

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Stories from our blog

From left: Dame Maud McCarthy © IWM (Q 108193), detail of the Edith Cavell Memorial, Hertha Ayrton's blue plaque, Mary Macarthur speaking in August 1908 © TUC Library Collections at London Metropolitan University

From left: Dame Maud McCarthy © IWM (Q 108193), detail of the Edith Cavell Memorial, Hertha Ayrton's blue plaque, Mary Macarthur speaking in August 1908 © TUC Library Collections at London Metropolitan University

The real wonder women of WW1

It’s the start of summer blockbuster season, and Wonder Woman is the latest hero to hit the cinemas. The film, set during the First World War, was partly filmed at Tilbury Fort in Essex.

In the movie, Wonder Woman leaves her home on Themyscira to help fight in World War One. She’s not the only one. While they weren’t fighting in the trenches like Diana, many real women left the lives they knew to contribute to the war effort.

We’re taking a look at some remarkable historical women – the real wonder women of World War I.

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Mah-jongg the lemur at Eltham Palace

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