English Heritage manages over 400 buildings, monuments and sites across the nation that cover an impressive 5,000 years of history.
These range from Stonehenge to Hadrian’s Wall, Dover castle to Tintagel Castle and also include London’s blue plaque buildings that link historical figures with buildings where they lived or worked.
With so many wonderful properties in the English Heritage portfolio there is bound to be a castle, monument or building near to you where you can introduce your children to a slice of amazing English history.
Below are some ideas selected for us by English Heritage as great locations for a family day out. Make sure you check out the pick of 20 of the best English Heritage sites on the carousel below.
For a complete list of English Heritage locations and more information, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk
Stonehenge is arguably one of the most iconic sites in the world, and is a fabulous place to take the children for dramatic scenery and a great source of historical interest and wonder. If you are visiting during the summer months, expect to spend some time admiring from afar as the drive past Stonehenge is know for its queuing. More…
Dover Castle is an enormous site with a huge selection of medieval to WWII interiors and exteriors for the children to explore. From miles of underground tunnels to stunning coastal panoramic views, Dover Castle is packed with possibilities. More…