Stand where history happened

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of an empire to a Cold War bunker.

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Step into history with our new season of events.  Go behind-the-scenes with exclusive talks and tours, and meet characters from the past as your explore England's story at our historic places.

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What's on

London's Blue Plaques

The London Blue Plaque scheme is believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world and celebrates notable figures and the places they lived and worked.

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London's Blue Plaques

Holiday cottages

Immerse yourself in England's colourful past by staying in one of our unique and historical properties. From cosy cottages to gatehouse towers to beachside retreats, book your stay today and make your next holiday a memorable one.

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Holiday cottages

Gifts from every Era of History

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Inspiring venues for your event

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Membership starts from £46

Membership gives you unlimited access to castles and gardens, historic houses and abbeys, and kids go free ...

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UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES

Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.

KIDS GO FREE

Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 18 years and within the family group).

MEMBERS' MAGAZINE AND HANDBOOK

Complimentary full colour handbook worth £10.95. Plus our award winning Members’ Magazine delivered four times a year.

HUNDREDS OF HISTORIC EVENTS

Free or reduced price entry to hundreds of exciting historic events throughout the year.

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