Inspire Me

Winter is a beautiful time to visit our historic places and make the most of the great outdoors.

We have gathered some of our favourite features, events and things to do to inspire your next visit.


There may be a chill in the air but winter is a great season to go exploring, so we’ve put together ideas to help you plan the ultimate winter day out. Enjoy walks that take in some of our most atmospheric properties, read about the best places to escape the crowds and be inspired by English Heritage Members’ recommendations of their favourite things to do this season.

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The Rise of Miniature Portraits

Discover the fascinating history of miniature portraits, which became a popular asset in Georgian Britain. Written by Louise Cooling.

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Satire and Scandal: Media in 18th-Century England

In this article author and historian Tim Clayton explores the evolution of 18th-century media in England and how it paved the way for the international media empire we know today.

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Charles III and the English kings who share his name

As England welcomes a new Carolean era, all eyes are on the monarchy as we get to know our new king in his new role. This isn't the first time a Charles has ruled England, so who were Charles I and II and what mark did they leave on our nation?

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Walmer Castle - An Autumn Gardens Tour

Take an autumnal tour of the stunning gardens of Walmer Castle in Kent with head gardener Philip Oostenbrink.

Discover the gardens that were home to some of the most memorable figures from English history — including the Duke of Wellington.

Relax your mind with videos from our sites

Put on your headphones and relax to the ambient sights and sounds from a selection of our historic sites across the country.




History for Kids

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Are you ready to go back - way back - in time to learn all about England’s history? Read our magazines and discover our online pages where you can explore each of the key periods, from the Stone Age right through to the Second World War.
Find out what life was like at the time through fun facts, illustrated stories, games and more. 

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