Inspire Me

A stretch of Hadrian's Wall

Inspire me

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.

You can also get highlights of the month, straight to your inbox.

Sign up to our newsletter

Our picks for spring

Swing into spring and join us for an adventure in history.

Discover the man behind the myth on St George's Day (23 April) as we celebrate with medieval festivals and events across the country. Watch as gallant knights do battle with fearsome dragons, enjoy storytelling and fire.

At Wrest Park, St George's Day is a chance to explore all of England's history - watch the trailer and start getting inspired for a whole summer of incredible events.

St George's Day 2017
  • Binoculars on a window sill


    Don't settle for a hotel when you can stay on a historic site with a castle in your own backyard in one of our holiday cottages.

  • Operation Clothes Moth

    Join Operation Clothes Moth

    Our furnishings and fabrics are hundreds of years old, but clothes moths can eat through them in months. Their numbers are rising and we need your help this spring.

  • Girl in a 360 simulation of Stonehenge

    Are you ingenious enough to survive history?

    Take our series of mini quizzes and see if you're ingenious enough to make it from Neolithic Britain to 20th century 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.

Get more inspiration

Stories from our blog

Tulips in the gardens of Walmer Castle

Things to do in April

Spring has most definitely sprung. Our castles, abbeys and houses are opening up for the summer season and our gardens are bursting into bloom. We've pulled together a few highlights and top picks for April.

But there's much more to explore on the blog. Learn how to make traditional Easter eggs, find out more about the difference between conservation and restoration, and discover who and what inspired our experts to love histroy.


Things to do in April
Mah-jongg the lemur at Eltham Palace

Enjoying this?

Read articles and news stories, keep up to date with events, get inspired for days out and find out more about the places we care for. All straight to your inbox, once a month.

Sign up to our newsletter
'step into englands story