Inspire Me

Inspire me

Find ideas for things to do this 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 our historic gardens, travel guides, historic walks, Victorian recipes and more. All the inspiration you need is right here.

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Our picks this season

Things to do in April

Spring has well and truly arrived and many of our historic places are now open for the season ahead. Why not make the most of the warmer weather and browse our pick of spring garden highlights? 

Or if the weather takes a turn for the worse, fear not. We’ve also selected some of the best rain-proof days out in history for you to enjoy this month. 

Top 5 things to do this month…

Easter events 2019

Release your inner adventurer and join the hunt for dragon eggs this Easter holiday.

Follow the trail, crack the clues and claim your reward at one of our Easter Adventure Quests taking place at historic sites across England. If you're looking for inspiration, take a look at our Easter crafts and activities section for ideas as to how intrepid explorers can prepare for their adventure.

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St George's Day

Immerse yourself in the story of England at the biggest, most action-packed St George's Day celebration in the country.

Witness the spectacle of swords clashing at Wrest Park on 27-28 April as you cheer for a gallant knight tackling the legendary dragon in a dramatic battle between good and evil. Watch a live joust play out before your eyes, wander through our Elizabethan living history encampment, and marvel at the might of a Roman infantry display.

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Members' and visitors' handbook 2019

Each year we publish our Members' and Visitors' handbook to guide you through more than 400 historic places within our care. 

The cover of this year’s handbook is a specially commissioned piece by David Mankin, a Cornwall-based artist who paints abstract landscapes. Called Passage, the painting is David's response to the iconic Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.

Discover the story behind our cover and discover the site that inspired his creation.

The handbook is free for members or £10.95 through our online shop.

  • Blog: Interview with Cover Artist David Mankin

    We caught up with David to discuss his art, his inspiration, and what it means to have his work on the cover of the handbook.

  • Become a member

    Not yet a member? Join us today and enjoy unlimited access to over 400 historic places for a whole year from £4 a month.

  • Buy the handbook online

    With a detailed listing of each site, split into regions for easy use, find opening times, transport links, facilities and the overall site history. 


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Featuring places to go, walks and holidays away, plus all the latest events, it has everything you need to plan ahead and explore the past each month.  

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The English Heritage Podcast

Step into England’s story with our new weekly podcast.

Join presenter Charles Rowe as we bring the history of our sites to life with news, views and expert interviews.

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Plan a holiday in history

From coast to countryside, our holiday cottages give you the chance to enjoy a break in the heart of some of England’s most iconic historic locations. 

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It’s well known that George R R Martin drew on many aspects of British history as inspiration for the world of Game of Thrones. But how similar was life for the Roman soldiers on Hadrian’s Wall and the fictional Night’s Watch?

As the world’s biggest TV show returns for its final season, English Heritage Collections Curator Frances McIntosh discusses some of the similarities and differences between the two.

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