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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.
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.Find an event
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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The English Heritage Podcast
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HADRIAN’S WALL AND THE ORIGINAL NIGHT’S WATCH
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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