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Summer Days Out

Switch up your summer and enjoy the best days out in history. Conquer a castle, walk in the footsteps of the Romans and discover England’s coastal history. For more action-packed days out, book now and save on our blockbuster Knights’ Tournaments, medieval jousts, new Pirates events and a huge range of other unmissable events across the country.

The Best Days Out in History

Hear thundering hooves at the Legendary Jousts, the clashing of swords at the Knights’ Tournaments, battle cries of the Roman conquerors and cannon fire from the Pirates. Action-packed and great value days out for the whole family.

Enjoy a legendary summer

Summer events are back

With summer holidays here at last, now is the perfect time to get out to our sites and enjoy the varied programme of events on offer. Having made a come back last year, our events programme is now bigger and better. From our blockbuster legendary events to our Summer Explorer Quests you’ll find something for everyone. You’ll also find Victorian events, Gnomus storytelling events and lots more besides.

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Summer Explorer Quests

Set off on a fun family adventure at one of many historic places across the country. We need your help to uncover the history of these sites. Explore our sites, complete the challenges, find the missing shields and learn all about England’s fascinating past! All quests run from 23 July - 4 September, 10am till 5pm (except Kenilworth and Stonehenge which run from 10am till 6pm) and are free for Members.

Join a quest near you

Places in your region

We have more than 400 sites in our care, from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, and from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War Bunker. Plan your next day out now and experience England’s history in the places where it really happened.

The Best Offer in History

Enjoy our special summer offer and save 25% off annual Direct Debit memberships this August. Kids go free to over 400 historic places around the country. Memberships start from just £39.75, so join now to save and have a summer to remember.

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Our Top 10 Castles

From "just beautiful" Kenilworth Castle to the "breathtaking clifftop location" of Tintagel Castle, here are the nation's best castles as picked by you.

Visit our Castles

Our Top 10 Gardens

From rolling parklands to working kitchen gardens, we look after some of the most magnificent gardens in the country.

Explore our Gardens

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

Our Dog Friendly Places

Days out with kids

  • Family Days Out

    Plan your next family adventure to an English Heritage site. Summer is here, exciting events are taking place around the country and our family-friendly gardens are full of life and colour.

  • Outdoor play areas

    Once you've finished exploring a castle, or wandering through the grounds of a stately home, head to one of these unique play areas so your little adventurers can burn off their extra energy.

  • A Spotter's Guide to... Gardens

    Turn any garden visit into an adventure with this printable Spotter's Guide, featuring 8 things to look out for as you explore.

  • Members Recommend: Top 5 Picnic Spots

    We asked our members, which site is your favourite for a picnic? Here's what they said. 

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

  • Cycling Guides

    Whether you're a novice or bike enthusiast, our cycling guides offer a fun way to take in multiple sites this summer. Wheel your way across the Isle of Wight, find serenity in North Yorkshire, or tour across the Wiltshire countryside and its 5000 years of history.

  • Coastal Walks

    Enjoy the great outdoors this summer and combine an invigorating seaside stroll with an inspiring visit to one of our historic sites, following these glorious routes along England's most beautiful coastlines. 

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