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your feel-good summer

This summer, we’ve got it all: mighty castles, colourful gardens and family fun that just doesn’t stop.

Enjoy great value days out all summer long and a packed schedule of legendary events including a brand-new Summer Quest for our littlest adventurers.

So don’t wait to get your feel-good summer started. Save 20% off by annual Direct Debit, just use this code: SUMMER24

This summer’s going to be special. We can just feel it.

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Feel good all year round with 20% off membership by annual Direct Debit with code: SUMMER24 

Our annual membership offers unlimited access to over 400 historic sites, free entry for up to six children, free or reduced pricing entry to hundreds of events, and free parking where the car park is owned by English Heritage. 



Member Kids Eat Free

Feeding the kids can often feel like putting on a royal banquet when you're out but feasting at our sites this summer means tempting meals at great value for the whole family. 

Members spending £10 or more in our cafés will receive up to two free children's lunch bags.

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Knights tournaments and jousts

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of a joust as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory or watch teams of knights battle it out at our clash of knights events. 

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Witness some of history’s most famous pirates fight it out at close quarters, and listen to them tell their tales of life on the high seas.

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Head to the Roman encampment to see the fort brought back to life and hear first hand what life was like for Roman people.

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Medieval Life

Step back in time to medieval England and learn what life was like for ordinary people as you meet characters from the past.

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Where’s my shadow? Summer Quests 1 Jul - 1 Sept

Oh, no! Noble, our trusty guard dog, has lost his shadow and he needs the help of some little adventurers to find it… or he could lose his imagination forever! Join Noble’s friends in a quest to search for his shadow. With four different quests across 29 historic sites this summer, there’s lots to keep little detectives busy.

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Brilliant family days out for under £20

Looking for a family experience that won't break the bank?

From mighty Norman castles to atmospheric abbeys, we've listed our top picks for English Heritage family days out on a budget.

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Days out without a car

You don't need a car to have a great day out in history.

Many of our historic places, like the famous Hadrians Wall, can be visited by public transport. Whether you're looking to visit one of our sites by bike, bus or on foot, here's a selection of the most easily accessible ones. 

We are working with Good Journey to encourage car-free adventures where possible. Travel by train, bus or bicycle to receive a 20% discount off walk-up admission prices at selected sites.


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