English Heritage

Historic houses on the Isle of Wight

Stately homes, abbeys and priories on the Isle of Wight including Osborne House, Farringford House, Appuldurcombe House, Quarr Abbey, and Carisbrooke Priory.

Robbie L

Castles in Cornwall

Discover Cornwall’s castles, the fortresses that capture thousands of years of Cornish history, from Iron Age hill forts to Tudor strongholds, each one has a story to tell.

Elizabeth Dale

A guide to visiting Blenheim Palace

Swap idyllic villages for the grand architecture and grounds of Blenheim Palace, a piece of living history in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Annie Cowen

Things to do in Dartmouth

Take a wander around Dartmouth, one of the many gems on the coast of south Devon. With a colourful Maritime history, there's plenty to discover here.

Philip Eley

Stonehenge

Learn Stonehenge facts by visiting Stonehenge Visitor Centre and marvel in the ancient history of the English landscape.

Becky Bye

Film locations near Dorset

A TV and film location pilgrimage might be the perfect weekend of escapism for you and your other half. Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset are littered with both well-known and not so well-known film sets, with their period buildings and rolling countryside providing the perfect cinema backdrop.

Becky Bye

Why did Queen Victoria love the Isle of Wight?

In honour of the release of Victoria and Abdul, a silver screen epic telling the story of the Queen and her Indian companion, Abdul Karim, we discover why Queen Victoria loved the Isle of Wight so much.

Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do on Portland

On a day out in Dorset, Portland peninsula, which dangles off the south coast, has a surprising amount to do, so if you want to avoid the summer beach crowds in Weymouth, then head over to Portland for something a little different.

Becky Bye

Places to picnic around Somerset

Look no further than the amazing picnicking backdrop of the South. From Dorset to Wiltshire and Somerset to Hampshire, English Heritage and National Trust places to picnic which boast the most beautiful gardens and have their gates open wide for families and dogs.

Becky Bye

Things to do in Wimborne Minster

Little known Dorset town Wimborne Minster has a lot of activities to offer, whether you are after a family day out, or a quiet relaxing weekend for two.

Becky Bye

A family day out mixing Legend and History at Tintagel Castle

A visit to Tintagel in North Cornwall is like taking a pilgrimage to a peculiarly mythical land. The castle ruins perched high on the clifftop are the quintessence of one of the greatest legends that course throughout Cornwall’s history.

Deb S

Things to do in Totnes

In South Devon people usually describe anything which is a bit quirky and whacky as ‘a bit Totnes’, and for a long time, the town sign said ‘Welcome to Totnes - Twinned with Narnia.’ Totnes is an interesting, independent, beautiful, historical town. It’s a fabulous place to explore with many distracting turns up exciting alleyways.

Philip Eley