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Where will you go next?

With hundreds of historic properties in our care you're never short of places to explore, whatever your interests. Discover new routes with our range of walking guides, or pick up tips from other Members on where's good for entertaining the family. Plus, we share ideas for how to get the best value for money in these financially challenging times.

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The art of storytelling

At English Heritage sites across the country, leading contemporary artists are creating new installations to reveal forgotten stories and offer fresh perspectives.

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Cabinets of curiosities

Featuring innovative storytelling, interactive exhibits and hundreds of objects that haven’t been seen before, new and improved museums provide a fresh opportunity to explore our collections.

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Reasons to return

Think you’ve seen everything your local English Heritage properties have to offer? Think again! Here are 10 ways to discover something new during a family day out this autumn.

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Relaxing Witley Court and Gardens

Put on your headphones and relax to the ambient sights and sounds of beautiful Witley Court and Gardens in Worcestershire. Meditate to the noises of the site such as the rush of the fountain, the trickle of the brook or the breeze in the trees. Enjoy a slow meander through the ruins of this grand Victorian country house, and get a close view of the flowers and plants of the gardens.

Great Gardens for kids

The gardens and grounds of our sites are wonderful places to explore with children. Whether they're budding historians, or they just need somewhere to run off some steam, we have some great gardens for you to enjoy exploring with the kids.

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Member recommendations

Member Recommendations

We asked our Members for their favourite sites in a few different categories, including best sites for a picnic, top five historic gardens and the most popular places to visit for our younger Members. Find out which English Heritage sites made the cut.

Your favourites

Walking Guides

Our sites are often situated in some of the country's most scenic spots, making them the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful English countryside on foot.

Our walks have been created to take into account varying levels of ability. Please only set off if you are comfortable with the distance and difficulty level indicated. These walks are also intended as a guide only – use your usual mapping tools to plan your walks, and – particularly in light of the Covid-19 precautions – make sure you plan ahead for any stops and facilities requirements, including parking, toilets and refreshments. Please follow government guidance on maintaining social distancing.

There are some circular walks, but others are one way only. Please make sure you check this and plan your return journey before setting off. If you are visiting any of the English Heritage sites within the walk, please make sure you prebook your ticket in advance, and note that you will need to arrive for your allocated timeslot. Please do not book more than one timeslot in any one day, as we’re currently having to restrict visitor numbers to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. 

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