Plan The Best Summer in History

Great summer days out are waiting at hundreds of historic sites across the country – from glorious Victorian gardens and Roman forts, to mighty medieval castles and grand country houses.

There’s never been a better time to plan your summer adventure. We have a packed summer events programme this year – from live action jousts and expert tours to adventure quests for all the family.

You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you’ll always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. You can still turn up without a booking though, and we have extended our summer opening hours at some of our most popular sites.

Meet the History Makers

A jouster, a jester, a knight, a WWII warden and a Roman soldier. These are the History Makers and they're waiting for you at English Heritage events across the country throughout the summer. 

We visited these passionate and dedicated reenactors at their homes, from mid-Wales to the East Midlands, to see how they've been preparing to return to work at the most unusual of jobs.

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Keeping Everyone Safe

We are enormously grateful for the support our Members and visitors have given us throughout this difficult time, and want to reassure everyone that our number one priority remains the health, safety and security of all of our visitors, staff and volunteers.

Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll still find hand sanitiser stations and screens in place on site. Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we strongly encourage you to do the same. Some of our interiors will also still have managed capacities. You can also help us keep you and others safe by not visiting if you have symptoms of Covid 19 or have been asked to self-isolate.

Please play your part by :

  • washing or sanitising your hands
  • wearing a face covering in busy areas and indoor spaces
  • keeping a safe distance from staff and other visitors
  • respecting our staff and following their guidance
  • not visiting if you or anyone in your household feels unwell, are self-isolating or have symptoms of Covid-19

We have a range of English Heritage face coverings which can be purchased via our online shop.

Still have questions?

Take a look at our answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about booking your visit, paying for your visit, and the on-site experience you can expect when you arrive for your visit.

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