What's On
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What's On

Feel great this summer at our unmissable historic events taking place across the country.

We've got a fantastic range of exciting legendary events featuring Romans, pirates, knights, jousts and much more!

You can keep the little ones entertained with our Summer Explorer Quests at over 29 historic sites across the country.

And if you're after something a little more laid-back, take a look at our falconry and Sunday music events.

Members enjoy free or discounted entry to events - join today to unlock a whole year of great days out.

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Looking for a knights' tournament, or is a pirate battle more your style? Search our packed schedule of summer events below

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Who's ready for adventure? Witness live-action clashes of brave Roman soldiers, gallant medieval knights, jousters and swashbuckling pirates who sailed the English seas. It's a summer of legends with something for everyone at our historic places around the country.


Summer Explorer Quests

Oh, no! Noble, our trusty guard dog, has lost his shadow. And he needs the help of some little adventurers to find it!

From 1 July - 1 September, join Noble’s friends and search for his shadow at four different quests at over 29 historical sites across the country to become the ultimate adventurer.

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Join our time-travelling falconers for awe–inspiring historical displays of falconry and hawking at sites across the country this summer.

Warkworth Castle - 23-24 July & 20-21 August

Birdoswald Roman Fort - 3-4 August

Battle Abbey - 10-11 August

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens - 10-11 August

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens - 13-15 August

Chesters Roman Fort - 24-26 August


It’s back! The BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair will return to Audley End House and Gardens from 30 August to 1 September.

English Heritage members can click here to benefit from discounted any-time entry tickets, free parking and a BBC Magazine.



  • Top 5 things to do in July

    This July, we’re gearing up for a feel-good summer. Enjoy fun-filled family days out all summer long and allow yourself to be transported back in time with our legendary events.

  • Dog-friendly days out

    We love dogs as much as you do, so there's no reason to leave your furry friend at home. We've got lots of options for dog-friendly days out at our castles, abbeys and historic gardens.

  • Become a member

    As an English Heritage member you can delve far deeper into our history. Join today to get unlimited access to the spectacular places where history really happened.