Spring Opening 2017
This spring we have extended our opening times and many of our sites are now open 5 or more days a week. With walks in bluebell woods, stunning gardens bursting with tulips and coastal fortresses waiting to be explored, there's plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
The places listed below are open at least 5 days a week from February. You can find full details of each site's opening hours, and more useful information for planning your visit, on the individual site pages.
London and the East of England
Audley End House
Visit one of England's finest country houses, wander the tranquil gardens, and enjoy stunning views.
Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design.
Explore one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture and design surviving in Britain today.
The family home of scientist and father of evolutionary theory Charles Darwin is a must-see in Kent.
The West of England
High on the rugged Cornish coast, Tintagel offers dramatic views and extensive ruins.
Walk in the beautifully recreated Elizabethan garden and scale the heights of the tower built to woo the Queen.
Explore the dramatic ruins of Witley Court and travel back to a world of lavish house parties.
Standing in open countryside, Goodrich Castle is one of the best preserved of all English medieval castles.
Step into the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England, plus enjoy stunning views.
Crowning a rocky crag, Beeston is one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England.
Explore one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses, which has defended Cornwall since Tudor times.
St Mawes Castle
Step inside on of the best-preserved and more elaborately decorated of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses.
Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world.
Climb the mighty ramparts for views over the Wiltshire plains and imagine the once thriving town of Old Sarum.
The North of England
The inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, Whitby Abbey sits overlooking the picturesque Yorkshire seaside town.
The perfect choice for a peaceful day out, with its extensive ruins and fascinating museum.
Enjoy Scarborough's stunning location and panoramic views over the dramatic Yorkshire coastline.
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient monks who built their priory here nearly 1,400 years ago.
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Explore the most complete Roman fort in Britain, set high on a dramatic escarpment of Hadrian's Wall.
The South East of England
The most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries.
Take a glimpse into the private life of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and enjoy the vast estate and gardens.
The quintessential romantic castle, Carisbrooke is at the very heart of the Isle of Wight's history.
Open the door to this charming Tudor castle by the sea, home to the original Wellington boots.