Inspire Me

Inspire me

Find ideas for things to do this season, read our latest blog posts and news stories, plus keep up with us on social media for weekend inspiration. Go in depth and discover our historic gardens, travel guides, historic walks, Victorian recipes and more. All the inspiration you need is right here.

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Our top 5 things to do in January

The new year begins here and brings with it lots of opportunities to get out and stand where history happened. Get away from the Christmas clamour with a winter walk between beautiful historic places. Enjoy an adventure with the family for under £20 with our round-up of cost-saving days out, and discover the new exhibition at Stonehenge all about shared experiences. 

Get inspired with our pick of the top 5 things to do this month... 

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Valentine's Day Ideas 2020

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.

Feel inspired

Latest Episodes

Animated History

DID KING ARTHUR REALLY EXIST? 

No British ruler is shrouded in as much mystery as King Arthur. We all know of the tales of Excalibur, Camelot and the Holy Grail. But did the fabled ruler really exist? Our new Animated History video looks at Arthur's famous connection to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall. 

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Save our story - wall paintings

For centuries, England's story has been painted on church walls and castle ceilings in every corner of the nation. Restoring these precious wall paintings is like drawing back the curtain on the lives of those who shaped who we are. But sadly, dozens of these irreplaceable treasures are in danger of deteriorating so much that they could disappear forever.

Discover the full collection and be part of our mission to protect these relics of our past. Donate today to the appeal.

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Members' and visitors' handbook 2019

Each year we publish our Members' and Visitors' handbook to guide you through the 400+ historic places in our care. 

The cover of this year’s handbook is a specially commissioned piece by David Mankin, a Cornwall-based artist who paints abstract landscapes. Called Passage, the painting is David's response to the iconic Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.

Discover the story behind our cover and the site that inspired his creation.

The handbook is free for members or £10.95 through our online shop.

  • Blog: Interview with Cover Artist David Mankin

    We caught up with David to discuss his art, his inspiration, and what it means to have his work on the cover of the handbook.

  • Become a member

    Not yet a member? Join us today and enjoy unlimited access to over 400 historic places for a whole year from £4 a month.

  • Buy the handbook online

    With a detailed listing of each site, split into regions for easy use, find opening times, transport links, facilities and the overall site history. 

DAYS OUT INSPIRATION DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX

Get tips and ideas for historic days out straight to your inbox when you subscribe to our monthly days out newsletter.

Featuring places to go, walks and holidays away, plus all the latest events, it has everything you need to plan ahead and explore the past each month.  

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The English Heritage Podcast

Step into England’s story with our new weekly podcast.

Join presenter Charles Rowe as we bring the history of our sites to life with news, views and expert interviews.

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Plan a holiday in history

From coast to countryside, our holiday cottages give you the chance to enjoy a break in the heart of some of England’s most iconic historic locations. 

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We want you to enjoy your experiences with English Heritage online, at our many events and at the historic places we care for. We’d love to hear from you so please take a minute to tell us about your experience of English Heritage.

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