Summer 2017: your complete guide
Day trips and things to do
Plan a walk around or between one of our historic properties and really step into England's story! Short strolls and challenging day hikes are both covered.
Discover our favourite historic gardens to visit over the summer months - whether you're a keen gardener or just enjoy a lovely landscape.
Many of our historic places are located near beaches and beautiful coastlines, the perfect settings for when the sun is shining.
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.
What if it rains?
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.
Things to do with your family on a rainy day
Keeping kids occupied over the summer holidays is tough enough without wet weather. Don't worry: we're here to help.
21 Top Tearooms
Serving up soups made from things grown in our kitchen gardens, cakes baked to historical recipes and as much locally sourced produce as possible, come and relax in one of our favourite cafes and tearooms.
Weekends and short breaks
Travel Guides: plan a weekend with history
Plan a weekend away or a short break in England with our regional travel guides. They're packed with ideas of historic sites to visit, things to see and do, plus places to stay and practical advice for getting around.
5 CASTLE BREAKS IN ENGLAND
As most visitors head home, watch the sunset over your own kingdom by staying in one of our holiday cottages. These five, in the grounds of castles around England, will make you feel like royalty as you enjoy privileged access and modern conveniences.
Scenic stops for a roadtrip in England
You're on the road, off on an adventure. Why not make a day of it? These sites are all handy for major roads and motorways, with all the facilities you need. Give yourself a break and stop off to explore England's story.
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Discover What's On at our historic places
Whether you're looking for a family event or an adults-only behind the scenes tour, we've got an event for every taste. Stand in the places where history happened - and see the past come to life! Search all our events and find something to do this summer.
Make the most of your summer - become an English Heritage Member
It's not just your summer holidays you'll get sorted - it's all your weekends, Christmas, and next spring's holidays too. Enjoy a whole year of unlimited access to over 400 historic places, and free or reduced entry to our events.
Get everything you need for the summer
From car journey essentials to traditional Victorian games, or even special chutney for a barbecue, our shop has everything you need. And every pound you spend helps us keep the story of England alive for future generations. Thank you.