Virtual time travel

Lift history off the pages and explore historic England. With hundreds of award-winning heritage attractions, interactive museums and visitor centres, commemorative memorials and nearly 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites all crammed into one small country, you’ll trip over history at every turn. It’s virtually impossible to ignore this country's mythical and fabled characters, horrible histories, legendary monarchs and influential leaders as you discover Neolithic mounds and Roman ruins, thatched Tudor houses and spacious Victorian squares, prehistoric remains, spooky medieval gaols and historic towns in England. Hire a Blue Badge guide for an in-depth tour of your area of interest.

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Walk along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover

Walk along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover

Immortalised by Dame Vera Lynn, take a walk along this impressive stretch of English coastline.

Location: Dover, Kent

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Explore Richard III's Leicester with a Blue Badge guide

Explore Richard III's Leicester with a Blue Badge guide

Come along on a Blue Badge guided walk and find out about all of Leicester's many connections to King Richard III.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Royal
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Take part in a 900-year-old tradition

Take part in a 900-year-old tradition

Walk along Winchester’s water meadows to a beautiful medieval almshouse and you are following in the footsteps of weary travellers through the ages.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Get hands on at the National Football Museum

Get hands on at the National Football Museum

The history and culture of the national game is revealed as you explore the world's largest football collection.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Dine alfresco in the walled gardens at historic Swinton Park

Dine alfresco in the walled gardens at historic Swinton Park

The restored walled garden at historic Swinton Park is a delightful spot for lunch in the open-air.

Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Take a trip to York Minster

Take a trip to York Minster

A visit to the York Minster is a must especially after the largest restoration in the UK.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Explore the city with Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

Explore the city with Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

These walking tours are a great way to explore and learn about the history, University, famous people and odd traditions of this unique city.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Tours and trails
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Uncover the secrets of the last British WW2 submarine

Uncover the secrets of the last British WW2 submarine

Be prepared for the horrors of the deep, as you discover what life on board wartime submarines at the Submarine Museum.

Location: Gosport, Hampshire

Military history
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Face 1100 years of horrible histories at Warwick Castle

Face 1100 years of horrible histories at Warwick Castle

Explore the spooky towers and frightening dungeons at Warwick Castle, and uncover its gruesome past spanning over 1,000 years.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Price: From £20.64 per adult

Castles and Historic Properties
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Sample some thoroughly British fare at The French

Sample some thoroughly British fare at The French

At Michelin-starred restaurant The French, you’ll find British food at its freshest and best, and in the most beautiful of surroundings.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Heritage
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Explore the Hanson Way on National Cycle Route 5

Explore the Hanson Way on National Cycle Route 5

Enjoy a gentle bike ride along cycle tracks or quiet country roads in the fresh air to discover the delights of Oxford, Abingdon and Didcot.

Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Cycling
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Exploring the North

Exploring the North

Take in some of the awe-inspiring sites of England's North Country.

Location: Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa

Discover 4th-century Roman England at Chedworth.

Location: Fossebridge, Gloucestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Sailing the Kennet and Avon Canal

Sailing the Kennet and Avon Canal

Sailing the 87 miles of scenic waterway from Bristol to Newbury.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Enjoy a boat trip on Canal River Trust's Waterways

Enjoy a boat trip on Canal River Trust's Waterways

Spend your weekend exploring Cheshire’s incredible waterways, at Anderton Boat Lift and the National Waterways Museum.

Location: Anderton, Cheshire

Boating
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Cheltenham Regency Spa Town

Cheltenham Regency Spa Town

The perfect place to explore and base yourself for a Cotswold sojourn.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Culture
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Picnic within the walls of Portchester Castle

Picnic within the walls of Portchester Castle

Surround yourself with thousands of years of history as you enjoy a picnic in the grounds of Portchester Castle.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Travel across Hampshire’s countryside on the Watercress Line

Travel across Hampshire’s countryside on the Watercress Line

Witness the sights, sounds, smells and magic of steam travel from a bygone age and journey through Hampshire’s countryside on a restored steam train.

Location: Alresford, Hampshire

Price: From £16

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