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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Old Sarum, Wiltshire

Climb the mighty ramparts of this lost city for views over the Wiltshire plains to modern day Salisbury and beyond.

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Our top 5 things to do in February

With Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuesday and a break from the school term on the cards this month, February is sure to be a fun-filled adventure. And better still, as a leap year we'll enjoy an extra day! Experience the past in the places where history happened with our top 5 things to do this month.

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Dance for VE Day with English Heritage

Marking 75 Years Since VE Day

Friday 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since Nazi Germany's formal surrender at the end of the Second World War.

On VE (Victory in Europe) Day in 1945, millions took to the streets to celebrate peace after years of devastating war.

Join us in exploring some of the remarkable stories from this chapter in England's story, and find out how you can get involved with our Dance for VE Day competition.

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Members' and visitors' handbook 2019

Each year we publish our Members' and Visitors' handbook to guide you through the 400+ historic places in 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 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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Get tips and ideas for historic days out straight to your inbox when you subscribe to our monthly days out newsletter.

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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We want you to enjoy your experiences with English Heritage online, at our many events and at the historic places we care for. We’d love to hear from you so please take a minute to tell us about your experience of English Heritage.

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