What's On

What's On

We are excited to welcome you back to our historic places. 

Explore an ancient fort, a famous battleground, medieval castles and elegant stately homes as we reopen six of our historic places this month. 

We've reopened the first phase of our sites, with a significant number of further sites reopening in early July. We hope to have all sites open again by August.

Plus, enjoy the summer solstice live from Stonehenge as we broadcast this spectacular celestial event.

Watch the summer solstice live from home

Watch the summer solstice at Stonehenge live on Saturday 20 June. We’ll be broadcasting live, for free, on our social media channels. You can sign up to our Facebook event for more updates or watch on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok.

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Six of our historic places are now open, with further sites opening in early July. All visitors will need to book in advance and we have introduced limits on numbers to help keep everyone safe. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. 

  • 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

    For a memorable family day out in Sussex visit Battle Abbey, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. An enjoyable way to discover more about the most famous date in English history.

  • Beeston Castle and Woodland

    If you’re planning a family day out in Cheshire, then a visit to Beeston Castle in Tarporley fits the bill perfectly. This 'Castle of the Rock' is famous for its spectacular views.

  • Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

    Time really does stand still at Brodsworth Hall, one of the most unusual visitor attractions in South Yorkshire.

  • Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

    Once home to Robert Dudley, the great love of Queen Elizabeth I. Today you can walk in the beautifully recreated Elizabethan garden and marvel at the mighty Norman keep.

  • Old Sarum

    Site of the original Salisbury, this mighty Iron Age hill fort was where the first cathedral once stood and the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark during 5000 years of history.

  • Wrest Park

    Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.


Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history happened.

Right now, staff and volunteers across the country are working hard to adapt our sites for reopening. We’re introducing a range of measures at our sites to help adhere to social distancing guidelines and hygiene standards. Here's what we're doing to keep you safe.

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