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.
We've also pulled together some of the most romantic backdrops to set the mood so you can enjoy Valentine's Day in a beautiful historical setting.
Valentine's Day Ideas
Our five most romantic places
Nothing says 'I love you' like a date at one of England's most romantic sites. Romance, intrigue and scandal are at the heart of these properties - who can resist a good love story?
Top Tips for Writing a Valentine's Love Letter
Don't worry if you've never written a love letter before, we've taken tips from Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin and Elizabeth I to help you write the perfect note to your sweetheart.
Unusual Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Show someone you're thinking of them with a historical gift from our online shop. From homewares to wine, there's something to celebrate every relationship.
Valentine's Day at Our Holiday Cottages
Why not organise a surprise weekend getaway at one of our holiday cottages? From gatehouse towers to beachside retreats, a holiday with us is an unforgettable experience.
Our Guide to the Language of Flowers
Explore the meaning of flowers and discover what your Valentine's Day bouquet might reveal about your relationship. We teamed up with our gardening team to present our guide to the historic language of flowers.Find out more
Romantic Days Out
Step into history with your loved ones this Valentine's Day. Explore spectacular sites like Stonehenge, Tintagel Castle, Eltham Palace and Hadrian's Wall or venture through some of the most impressive historic gardens in the country. Get out of your home, town or city and spend some quality time in the places where history happened.
Please check our property opening times before you visit.
They say the way to somebody's heart is through their stomach! Impress your loved ones with a home-made sweet treat based on a real Victorian recipe from the cookbook of Mrs Crocombe, head cook at Audley End House and Gardens in the 1880s.
Places to Propose
More to Explore
Wedding Showcases 2021
See our venues dressed for a wedding and meet excellent suppliers from the local area at our Wedding Showcases and Fairs.
The English Heritage Podcast
Join presenter Charles Rowe as we bring the history of our sites to life with news, views and expert interviews across over 100 episodes.
Days Out with Dogs
There are plenty of dog-friendly sites across the whole of England for you to enjoy alongside your furry friends.
Become a Member
Start a year of adventure. An English Heritage membership offers an unlimited annual pass to over 400 historic sites across the country.