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 February

There’s lots going on at England’s historic places this month.

Join us for nights of stargazing in the grounds of houses and castles, plan a romantic Valentine’s Day adventure and keep cosy in our popular cafés and tearooms.

Top 5 things to do this month…

A couple walk through Rievaulx Abbey

Valentine's Day Ideas

Fall in love with history with your Valentine's date by your side. Spend a day exploring leafy woodlands, enchanting ruins and iconic castles, and see where some of history's most interesting characters have lived and loved before. 

From cooking a Victorian treat for your loved one, discovering the secret language of flowers or experiencing a romantic day out, we've got you covered with our Valentine's Day ideas.

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There may be a chill in the air but winter is a great season to go exploring, so we’ve put together ideas to help you plan the ultimate winter day out. Enjoy walks that take in some of our most atmospheric properties, read about the best places to escape the crowds and be inspired by English Heritage Members’ recommendations of their favourite things to do this season.

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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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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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To celebrate the winter solstice, we teamed up with the Science Museum to explore the ways in which humans have made sense of the sun throughout history. 

Lead curator of the Science Museum’s exhibition Dr Harry Cliff explores this ‘year without summer’, and the fear and art it inspired. 

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