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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.

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Things to do in June

There's plenty going on at English Heritage sites in June! 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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  • Sheep at Hardknott Roman Fort in Cumbria

    Travel guide: Cumbria

    Cumbria's majestic fells are many people's reason for visiting the Lake District - but from Roman legionaries to Victorian craftsmen there's plenty of history to uncover here too.

  • Gardener at Witley Court

    Visit Our Historic Gardens

    Discover our Blooming Gardens events, and the best historic gardens to visit this month - whether you're a keen gardener or just enjoy a lovely landscape.

  • A family in the sea at Osborne

    Beach Escapes

    Many of our historic places are located near beaches and beautiful coastlines, the perfect settings for when the sun is shining.

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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