Historic Sites in the United Kingdom

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The island of Britain has a rich and diverse history that has witnessed the rise and fall of tribes, kingdoms, empires and nations. From stone-age cultures to the Ancient Romans, Norman conquerors to the achievements of the British Empire, the UK’s historic sites are as diverse as they are wondrous.

In fact, historical places make up some of the top attractions in the UK – and some of the most popular tourist sites - from Stonehenge to Westminster Abbey, Roman Bath and Edinburgh Castle. The countless examples of ancient sites, medieval castles and industrial revolution monuments ensure that no visit to Britain goes without its historical highlights.

We’ve put together an experts guide to Heritage Sites in Britain, with our top ten places to visit as well as a full list of UK Historic Sites, which shouldn’t be ignored if you have the time.

What are the best Historic Sites in the United Kingdom?

1. Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle in Hampshire offers a fantastic insight into various periods of British history and originally dates back to the Roman era. Built during Roman times, probably in the third century AD, Portchester Castle is the country’s only example of a Roman fort whose walls still stand complete up to around six metres.

Today, Portchester Castle is run by English Heritage who offer audio tours and exhibitions about the site as well as children’s activities.

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2. Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace was built as a gift to the Duke of Marlborough following his victory over French forces at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. On 30 November 1874, it also became the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, one of Britain’s greatest leaders. Today it is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.

Whether you choose to wander Blenheim Palace independently or as part of a guided tour, you can enjoy endless artistic masterpieces such as the Blenheim Tapestry depicting Lord Marlborough accepting the surrender of the French and the stunning ceiling paintings of Louis Laguerre. The 18th century house itself is an architectural marvel in its own right with its Baroque design.

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3. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard contains three of the Britain’s most famous warships, namely the HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and Mary Rose. Also housing the Royal Navy Museum and still part of an active naval base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers visitors a great insight into the British navy, both its past and present.

Visitors can also explore the Royal Navy Museum, one of the Britain’s foremost maritime museums and the only one to focus on the navy’s ships and serving members.

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4. Roman Baths - Bath

First discovered in the nineteenth century, the Roman Baths are one of the best preserved ancient Roman sites in the UK and form a major tourist attraction. The baths offer an incredibly comprehensive insight into the lives of the ancient Romans in the town and around Britain. The site looks quite small from the outside, but it is actually vast and a visit can last several hours. 

Amongst the other sites at the Roman Baths, there is a comprehensive museum dedicated to exploring the lives of the ancient Roman citizens of Bath and an ancient drain used as an overflow system. Around the Great Bath itself, visitors can explore the numerous saunas, swimming pools, heated baths and changing facilities at the site.

Audio tours, available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Mandarin and are included in the ticket price or visitors can join one of the hourly guided tours. The audio tour includes sections by the famous author Bill Bryson, and there are also children’s audio guides.

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5. Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is a stunning medieval stronghold in Wales built by Edward I and listed by UNESCO. Caernarfon has fared very well through the centuries, remaining exceptionally intact. It has also continued to play host to important events, including the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales in 1969. Today, the site offers exhibits and tours.

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6. Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery is a graveyard in London where the famous philosopher and political economist Karl Marx is buried. It is also the burial site of several other prominent people, including several novelists, artists, political activists and professionals. A list of famous internments can be found on Highgate Cemetery’s website.

Guided tours of the East Cemetery, where Marx is interned, take place on the first Saturday of each month starting at 2:15pm and last around an hour.

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7. Ironbridge Gorge

One of the most significant historic attractions in Britain, Ironbridge Gorge is an icon of the industrial revolution and a World Heritage site. Today, visitors can immerse themselves in this fascinating period of history. Not only can they see the bridge itself, but also a variety of other sites including homes, factories, mines, warehouses, foundries and the infrastructure of the 18th century Ironbridge Gorge.

There are ten Ironbridge Gorge museums, each telling a different aspect of the area’s story. From exploring the world of a Victorian town at Blists Hill and the Coalport China Museum to the Jackfield Tile Museum and the Tar tunnel, there’s lots to see.

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8. Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is the stunning ruin of a castle which has been everything from a royal residence to a military stronghold and even a prison. Today the site is one of the UK's most picturesque historical places.

The current incarnation of Corfe Castle was built by William the Conqueror in around 1066, although even before this, the site was of great historical importance, Indeed, it is said that King Edward the Martyr was murdered here in a plot to position Ethelred "the Unready" as monarch.

Corfe Castle would be expanded and altered over the coming centuries, especially in the 12th to 13th centuries under King John. Not only did this monarch further fortify the castle, he also used it as a prison and even a home. The demise of Corfe Castle and the cause of its current ruined state came with the English Civil War. Having survived one siege in 1643, it would fall to another only three years later, then being demolished by the Parliamentarians.

Today, Corfe Castle is open to the public under the remit of the National Trust.

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9. Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a medieval fortress and royal castle turned national monument and World Heritage site. It is one of the top attractions in the United Kingdom.

Known by its English name since the invasion of the Angles in 638AD, the first mentions of Edinburgh Castle occurred in 600 AD during Roman Britain, when it was called “Din Eidyn” or “the fortress of Eidyn”.

It initially became a royal castle in the Middle Ages and has since been the site of many significant events in royal and military history. As a royal residence, Edinburgh Castle was the site of the birth of King James VI, also James I of England from 1603, to Mary Queen of Scots in 1566. However, Edinburgh Castle’s main role was a military fortification.

From as early as the thirteenth century, the castle was a focal point of the war between England and Scotland, swapping hands numerous times in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. By this time, much of the original castle had been destroyed, to be rebuilt under the order of David II, who later died here in 1371. However, the buildings of Edinburgh Castle were to suffer further destruction in battle and David’s Tower, which was built in honour of David II, was razed during the Lang Siege. The final siege at Edinburgh Castle would take place in 1745, carried out by the Jacobites.

Today, visitors to Edinburgh Castle can explore the castle’s history through a series of guided tours and exhibitions. Among its many attractions are the Scottish National War Memorial and National War Museum, the Mons Meg, a giant cannon gifted to James II in 1457 and the Great Hall, built by James VI in 1511. Royal exhibitions include The Honours of Scotland jewels which, along with Scotland’s coronation stone, the Stone of Destiny, can be found in the castle’s Crown Room. Edinburgh Castle is also home to the oldest building in the city, the 12th-century St Margaret’s Chapel.

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10. Durham Castle

Durham Castle is an eleventh century building and the former home of the Bishops of Durham.

Originally commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1072, Durham Castle was intended to ensure Norman control in the North of England. Once under Church control, each bishop, on his appointment, would put his own stamp on the castle, and duly altered it to reflect his own glory.

However, despite the many changes, Durham Castle retains the layout of a Norman motte and bailey castle. It has a well preserved Norman chapel, dating from 1080, and many other features of interest.

Durham Castle is now a residential college for the University of Durham, but is open to visitors on guided tours.

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Full list of Historic Sites in the United Kingdom

Beyond the most famous Heritage Sites in Britain, there’s many similar places to visit, including HMS Belfast, Corfe Castle and Ironbridge Gorge to name but a few. We’re constantly expanding this list of Historic Sites in the United Kingdom and you can view the current selection below.

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Acton Burnell Castle

The picturesque Acton Burnell Castle is a ruined English fortified Manor near Shrewsbury. Read More

Aesica Roman Fort

Aesica was one of several Roman Forts build along the line of Hadrian’s Wall. It is thought to have been constructed in the early 2nd century. Read More

Aldborough Roman Site

Aldborough was originally the capital and stronghold of the Brigantes, who controlled vast swathes of Northern England, before becoming Romanised in the first century AD. Read More

All Hallows by the Tower

One of the oldest churches in London, All Hallows by the Tower contains Roman and Saxon remains as well as other interesting elements. Read More

All Souls Church

Built by John Nash and consecrated in 1824, All Souls Church is a conservative evangelical Anglican church at the north end of Regent Street, one of London’s most famous thoroughfares. Read More

Alnwick Castle

Ever wanted to head to Hogwarts? Why not visit Alnwick Castle? This historic site in Northumberland is home to the Harry Potter Franchise and is one of the largest castles in England. Read More

Althorp House and Estate

Althorp is a country house and estate which has been home to the Spencer dynasty - family of Princess Diana - for over 500 years. Read More

Ambleside Roman Fort

The remains of Ambleside Roman Fort date from the 2nd century and are located on the shores of Lake Windermere. Read More

Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey is a Jacobean-style mansion in Cambridgeshire, built on the site of a medieval priory and now boasting unique cultural collections, impressive gardens and a fully functioning water mill. Read More

Anne of Cleves House

This historic Tudor house in Lewes was once the property of Anne of Cleves and highlights the history of Tudors England. Read More

Apsley House

Apsley House was the home of one of Britain’s most heroic figures, the Duke of Wellington. Read More

Arbeia Roman Fort

Arbeia Roman Fort was one of the wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall and served as a military supply base for the other encampments. Read More

Ardoch Roman Fort

Ardoch Roman Fort contains the well preserved earthworks of a Roman fort in Scotland, with ditches up to six foot high. Read More

Arthur’s Stone

Arthur’s Stone is a mysterious burial chamber in Herefordshire. Read More

Arundel Castle

Originally built in the 11th Century, Arundel Castle is the historic home of the Dukes of Norfolk and has been continually occupied and renovated over the centuries. Read More

Ashby Castle

Ashby Castle was a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War. Read More

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum is a museum of the University of Oxford specialising in art and archaeology. Read More

Avebury Ring

Avebury Ring is a vast Neolithic stone circle, probably the largest in the world, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Read More

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle has been the official Highlands home of the British royal family since the reign of Queen Victoria. Read More

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle is a grand structure which looms high upon a crag overlooking the coast of Northumberland. Read More

Bannockburn Battlefield

Bannockburn Battlefield was the site where Scottish leader Robert the Bruce defeated the English, repelling their attempts to control Scotland and once again affirming its sovereignty. Read More

Banqueting House

The Banqueting House in Whitehall is famous as the site of the execution of King Charles I. Read More

Bar Hill Fort

Bar Hill Fort was one of the Roman forts along The Antonine Wall. Read More

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a Town House in the middle of York, reflecting the lives of a wealthy family at the end of the 15th Century. Read More

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle contains the ruins of a Norman stronghold which was later owned by Richard III. Read More

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey was built from the late fifteenth century, destroyed by Henry VIII and restored under Elizabeth I. Read More

Battle Abbey and Battlefield

Battle Abbey and Battlefield is an iconic site in England, being the location of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Read More

Battle of Barnet

One of the most decisive and bloody encounters of the Wars of the Roses. Read More

Battle of Britain Monument

Unveiled by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in September 2005 on the Victoria Embankment, the Battle of Britain Monument by sculptor Paul Day is dedicated to everyone – airmen, support personnel and civilians – who took part in one of the most famous battles in the history of warfare. Read More

Battle of Drumclog

The Battle of Drumclog was fought on June 1st, 1679 at Drumclog in South Lanarkshire between the army of John Graham of Claverhouse and a group of Covenanters. Read More

Battle of Ludford Bridge

The Battle of Ludford Bridge marked an early set-back for the Yorkist forces in the Wars of the Roses. Read More

Battle of Mortimer’s Cross

Wars of the Roses batlle, leading to the death of Owen Tudor. Read More

Battle of Northampton

The Battle of Northampton was a battle in the Wars of the Roses and a major victory for the Yorkists. Read More

Battle of Tewkesbury

A definitive battle of the Wars of the Roses, Tewkesbury was a resounding defeat for the Lancastrians, and led to fourteen years of peace from May 1471. Read More

Bayham Old Abbey

Bayham Old Abbey was a medieval monastery dissolved by King Henry VIII. Read More

Beamish Museum

A living, open air museum in County Durham with loads to do for the whole family, the Beamish Museum recreates what life was like in the industrial age of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Read More

Beamish Museum

An open air, living museum, Beamish recreates what life was like in the industrial age of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Read More

Bearsden Bath House

The Bearsden Bath House was a Roman bath complex which would have served a fort of The Antonine Wall. Read More

Beaulieu Abbey

Beaulieu Abbey is an early 13th century historic monastic complex, partially destroyed in the reign of Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The site is home to the National Motor Museum. Read More

Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle was to be the largest of King Edward’s iron ring of castles intended to encircle Wales. Read More

Bede’s World

An interactive and living history museum, Bede's World tells the story of Anglo-Saxon life in Northumbria and the life of famous Anglo-Saxon writer Bede. Read More

Bedford Square, Bloomsbury

The finest and most complete Georgian development in London, Bedford Square was laid out between 1775 and 1780, most likely by architect Thomas Leverton. Read More

Belas Knap Long Barrow

The Belas Knap Long Barrow is a well-preserved example of a Neolithic burial chamber located near Cheltenham. Read More

Belton House

Belton House is a 17th century historic house in Lincolnshire which is now a popular visitor attraction. Read More

Benjamin Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House in London is the only surviving former residence of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Read More

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle was originally built nearly 1,000 years ago, but since then has undergone a number of changes and has been the site of many interesting – and sometimes bloody – events. Read More

Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Castle was a medieval stronghold, the ruins of which lie in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Read More

Berwick Castle

Berwick Castle was a medieval castle, the ruins of which are located in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland. Read More

Big Ben

Big Ben is the name often attributed to the iconic clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. Read More

Big Pit National Coal Museum

The Big Pit National Coal Museum in Wales tells the story of the British coal industry. Read More

Bignor Roman Villa

Bignor Roman Villa is a large Roman villa site on the Bignor estate and contains some of the best preserved Roman mosaics in Britain. Read More

Binchester Roman Fort

Binchester Roman Fort contains the remains of one of the largest Roman fortifications in northern Britain. Read More

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald Roman Fort is one of the best preserved of the wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall. Read More

Bishop's Waltham Palace

The ruins of the medieval Bishop’s Waltham Palace can be seen in Hampshire. Read More

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park was Station X, the central location of British code cracking operations during World War II. Read More

Blore Heath

Blore Heath was the site of the second battle of what became known as the Wars of the Roses. Read More

Bodiam Castle

Perhaps one of England’s best known moated castles, Bodiam Castle was built in 1385. The castle suffered during the English Civil War and was restored before being bequeathed to the National Trust. It now ranks among the most beautiful castles in the world. Read More

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle was once the site of a medieval fortress before its replacement with an ornate 17th century manor house modelled on a small castle. Now run by English Heritage. Read More

Bosworth Field - Actual Site

The Battle of Bosworth Field of 1485 resulted in the death of King Richard III and ascension of Henry VII to the throne. Read More

Bosworth Field Visitor Centre

The Bosworth Field Visitor Centre is a good starting point for exploring the site of this famous clash from Wars of the Roses. Read More

Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle is a ruined medieval stronghold near Glasgow which played a role in the Wars of Independence. Read More

Boudica & Her Daughters, Westminster Bridge

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Boughton House

Boughton House is a French-influenced 17th-century English country house which is now periodically open to visitors. Read More

Brading Roman Villa

Brading Roman Villa was a first to second century Ancient Roman farm on the Isle of Wight. Read More

Branodunum Fort

Branodunum Fort is a 3rd century Roman fort located on the Norfolk coast. Read More

Bremenium Roman Fort

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British Museum

The British Museum in London is a world-famous museum of history and culture. Read More

Brontë Parsonage Museum

Dedicated to the Bronte sisters and run by one of the oldest literary societies in the world, the Bronte Parsonage Museum in West Yorkshire is the perfect day out for anyone interested in Classical English literature. Read More

Broughton Castle

Situated on the border of Oxfordshire, Broughton Castle is surrounded by a three acre moat, and set amongst the scenic parkland of Broughton park. Read More

Broxmouth Park

Broxmouth Park is the site of the 1650 Battle of Dunbar, where Oliver Cromwell led his troops to victory over a Scottish Royalist army. Read More

Burgh Castle Roman Fort

The Roman Fort at Burgh Castle is one of the best preserved Roman sites in Britain. The walls of this impressive fortification remain in remarkably good condition - they survive on three sides and stretch as high as four metres. Read More

Bushey Museum

A small museum dedicated to the local history of the village of Bushey in Hertfordshire, which also contains an art gallery. Read More

Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey was a prominent twelfth century monastery which now lies as a pretty ruin in Yorkshire. Read More

Cabinet War Rooms

The Cabinet War Rooms are part of the underground bunker complex in London where Winston Churchill and his government operated during World War Two. Read More

Caer Gybi

Caer Gybi hosts the remains of a small Roman fort and naval base which formed part of the local Roman defences of the area in the latter Roman Empire period. Read More

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Caerlaverock Castle

Set in truly jaw-dropping Scottish countryside, Caerlaverock Castle was an important fortification, providing defence for the Scottish crown in a period of deep rooted rivalry with England. Read More

Caerleon Roman Fortress

Caerleon Roman Fortress is home to what is said to be Europe’s only viewable Roman Legionary Barracks. Read More

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is a vast thirteenth century Anglo-Norman stronghold built to defend against Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. Read More

Caerwent Roman Town

Caerwent Roman Town is home to the ruins of the once thriving Roman settlement of Venta Silurum. Read More

Callanish Stones

The Callanish Stones are a collection of Neolothic standing stones on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Read More

Camber Castle

Camber Castle is a vast sixteenth century fortification built by Henry VIII. Read More

Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

A museum that contains a variety of different artefacts from history, ranging from African and Native American art to Roman discoveries and world collections. A wonderful place to visit for those who have an active interest in anthropology and archaeology. Read More

Canons Ashby House

Canons Ashby House is an Elizabethan manor house in Northamptonshire, now run by the National Trust. Read More

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral has a prominent history dating back to the sixth century AD and was the site of the infamous murder of Thomas Beckett. Read More

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle is a medieval complex comprised of a range of styles and with a diverse history dating back to the Romans. Read More

Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman-built fortification which was in continual use as a military stronghold for over 700 years. Today a number of exhibitions about the history of the castle and the local area are on show within the castle itself. Read More

Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory was an eleventh century monastery dissolved by King Henry VIII. Read More

Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo is an early 20th century country home constructed in the style of a mediaeval castle. This impressive building is now owned by the National Trust and open to visitors. Read More

Castle Howard

This impressive stately home nestled in Yorkshire has been the home of the Howard family since its construction in 1699. Read More

Castle Keep

Castle Keep in Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the city’s most famous attractions and one of the best preserved Norman fortifications in the country. Read More

Castle Rising

Castle Rising is a ruined Norman fortification in Norfolk which was once home to Queen Isabella, widow of Edward II and mother of Edward III. Read More

Castle Ward

Castle Ward is an eccentric 18th century mansion overlooking Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland but it is better known to Game of Thrones fans as Winterfell. Read More

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle in Cumbria is a Neolithic Stone Age monument of 38 stones which ranks among the earliest of stone circles found in Britain. Read More

Cawthorn Roman Camps

The Cawthorn Roman Camps are the remains of a late 1st / early 2nd century AD Roman military enclosure situated in the south of the North York Moors. Read More

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is an English country estate that has served as the ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire. It was also the one-time prison of Mary Queen of Scots. Read More

Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa is a well-preserved Ancient Roman house in the Cotswolds. Read More

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

Chester Roman Amphitheatre is Britain’s largest known Roman amphitheatre. Read More

Chester Roman Gardens

The Chester Roman Gardens are a scenic park complex containing a number of Roman artefacts from the nearby area. Read More

Chesters Roman Fort

Chesters Roman Fort was part of Hadrian’s Wall and is a now a well-preserved archaeological site. Read More

Churchill’s Secret Bunker

Churchill’s Secret Bunker was designed to be used as the nerve centre of the British government during WW2 in the event of Britain being unable to defend itself from air attack. Read More

Chysauster Village

Chysauster Ancient Village contains the ruins of an Iron Age settlement in Cornwall, which is operated by English Heritage. Read More

Cirencester Amphitheatre

Cirencester Amphitheatre was once a Roman theatre, the remnants of which are located in Gloucestershire. Read More

Clarence House

Clarence House has been the London residence of several members of the British royal family. Read More

Clifford’s Tower

Clifford’s Tower is a 13th century castle with a diverse history. Read More

Clifton Rocks Railway

The Clifton Rocks Railway is a former underground funicular railway linking Clifton to Bristol Harbour, which is now open to the public via pre-arranged tours. Read More

Cliveden House

A beautiful 19th country house with vast parkland and gardens, Cliveden has often hosted the country’s political elite and was a key location in the infamous Profumo Affair. Read More

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is a beautifully preserved Norman stronghold with a rich history dating back to Roman times, having been built on the site of the Temple of Claudius. Read More

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle was one of a ring of medieval strongholds built by King Edward I. Read More

Corbridge Roman Town

Corbridge Roman Town was a thriving Ancient Roman settlement near Hadrian’s Wall and is now an archaeological site. Read More

Cosmeston Medieval Village

Cosmeston Medieval Village is a recreation of a 14th century Welsh village. Read More


Cragside is an historic house and gardens in Northumberland and was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectric power. Read More

Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle played host to Mary Queen of Scots. Read More

Crichton Castle

Crichton Castle is a distinctive fourteenth century castle. Read More

Crofton Roman Villa

Crofton Roman Villa in Orpington, London, contains the remains of an ancient house and farm complex originally built in the second century AD and occupied until around 400AD. Read More

Croy Hill

Croy Hill was the site of one of the Roman forts of The Antonine Wall. Read More

Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol in North Belfast is the last remaining Victorian prison in Northern Ireland. Now an award-winning tourist attraction, you’ll hear stories of executions, famous inmates, riots, hunger-strikes, escapes and the gruesome secrets permeating 150 years of prison life in Northern Ireland. Read More

Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield was the site of the final battle of the Jacobite uprising and resulted in the defeat of the Jacobites by government forces. Read More

Denbigh Castle

Denbigh Castle is one of the ring of castles built by King Edward I in order to establish his dominance over Wales. Read More

Denge Sound Mirrors

The Denge Sound Mirrors are fine examples of early attempt at an early warning system. Read More

Derry City Walls

The Derry City Walls are seventeenth century defensive walls and the only complete ones of their kind in Ireland. Read More

Dewa Roman Experience

Situated on the site of a Roman fort in the historic city of Chester, Dewa Roman Experience allows visitors a hands-on exploration of a Roman legionary base. Read More

Din Lligwy

Din Lligwy is the site of a prehistoric settlement in Anglesey in Wales. Read More

Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Castle was an imposing medieval fortress and noble residence, which is now a picturesque ruin not far from Edinburgh. Read More

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

The Dolaucothi Gold Mines are ancient Roman surface and underground mines located in the valley of the River Cothi, near Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The Romans made extensive use of water carried by several aqueducts. Read More

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Doune Castle

Doune Castle in Perthshire, central Scotland is a 14th century military stronghold built by Robert Stewart, Regent Albany and includes one of the best-preserved great halls in the whole of Scotland. Read More

Dover Castle

The medieval Dover Castle is one of Britain’s most significant fortresses and has a fascinating and diverse history. Read More

Dudley Castle

Dudley Castle is a ruined Norman motte and bailey castle which is now open to visitors and also hosts the popular Dudley Zoo within its grounds. Read More

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle served as a wartime prison, a royal shelter and a defence against both foreign and local threats. Read More

Dumfries House

Dumfries House is a beautiful Palladian stately home in Scotland, particularly noted for its collection of original 18th-century furniture. Read More

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace was a royal residence and the final resting place of many a Scottish monarch. Read More

Dunrobin Castle

One of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses, Dunrobin Castle is the largest in the Northern Highlands as well as one of the most picturesque. Resembling a French chateau, Dunrobin is the family seat of the Earls of Sutherland and has been in their possession for over seven centuries. Read More

Dunstaffnage Castle

Dunstaffnage Castle is a medieval stronghold once captured by Robert the Bruce. Read More

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle was a fourteenth century fortress, the striking ruins of which can be found on Northumberland’s coast. Read More

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is a vast, mainly 12th Century, Romanesque cathedral built to house the relics of St Cuthbert. Read More


Durnovaria is the original Roman name for what is now the English town of Dorchester. Read More

Edgecote Moor Battlefield

Edgecote Moor was the site of a battle in the Wars of the Roses which resulted in a victory for the Lancastrians. Read More

Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace is a spectacular Art Deco palace built in the 1930’s alongside a 15th century medieval hall. Read More

Epsom Downs Racecourse

The Epsom Downs Racecourse was the site of one of the most iconic moment in the women’s rights movement. Read More

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is a large, impressive Gothic cathedral and is one of the most popular sites of the city. The Cathedral Green is also a great place for relaxing in the sunshine. Read More

Falkland Palace

Falkland Palace was the country retreat and hunting lodge of the royal Stuart dynasty. Read More

Fenton House

Fenton House is a well maintained seventeenth century house in Hampstead in North London. Read More

Finchcocks House and Museum

Finchcocks House and Museum holds over 100 historical keyboard instruments and is housed in an 18th century manor house. Read More

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace hosts the remains of a huge Roman palace built in the 1st century AD. Today it operates as a museum and contains information, artefacts and mosaics. Read More

Fotheringhay Castle

Fortheringhay Castle was the birthplace of Richard III and site of execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Read More

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey was once a thriving monastery until Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries. Its ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Read More

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle is an impressive 12th century fortified castle in Suffolk. Read More

Freud Museum

Based in Hampstead, London in the house Sigmund Freud and his family occupied after escaping from Austria following the Nazi annexation, the Freud Museum provides a fascinating journey through the mind and life of the founder of psychoanalysis. Read More

Fulham Palace

For 1,300 years Fulham Palace was owned by the Bishops of London and it was used from the 11th century until 1975. Today the medieval and Tudor palace house a museum, gallery and beautiful botanic gardens telling the story of the palace as well as its Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman origins. Read More

Furness Abbey

Furness Abbey is a partially ruined 12th century monastery which now operates as a tourist attraction and museum. Read More

Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall is said to be one of England’s largest and best preserved medieval manor houses. Read More

Glamis Castle

A magnificent castle in Glamis, Scotland, the French chateau styling and the historic setting provides an excellent day out. Read More

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most impressive surviving medieval structures. Read More

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey is one of the most important historic abbeys in Britain and the legendary burial place of King Arthur. Read More

Godolphin House

Godolphin House is a Cornish stately home built by Godolphin family, who were prominent in the reign of Queen Anne. Read More

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle is a picturesque Norman ruin in Herefordshire that was the site of a bitter siege during the English Civil War. Read More

Great Orme Ancient Mines

The ancient copper mines discovered below the Great Orme date back over 4,000 years to the Bronze Age. Read More

Greenhead Roman Army Museum

The Greenhead Roman Army Museum displays a series of artifacts and replicas of Roman military paraphernalia. Read More


Greenway is a stunning 18th century Grade II-listed Georgian mansion near Galmpton in Devon and it was the holiday home of the world-famous ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie. See the house just as she left it and take a glimpse into the private life of one of the world’s most celebrated authors. Read More

Grey Point Fort

Grey Point Fort is a WWI era coastal defence battery and one of the best preserved early 20th century coastal forts anywhere in the British Isles. Read More

HMS Victory

HMS Victory was Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar and the site where this heroic figure died. Read More

HMS Warrior

The HMS Warrior was launched in 1860 and is the sole surviving warship of Queen Victoria’s Black Battle Fleet. Read More

Haddon Hall

Described by many as England’s finest and most complete fortified medieval manor house, Haddon Hall in Bakewell, overlooking the River Wye in Derbyshire dates from the 11th century and is the seat of the Duke of Rutland. Read More

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is a magnificent remnant of Roman Britain and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Read More

Hailes Castle

Hailes Castle was a medieval stronghold, the pretty ruins of which date back mostly to the fourteenth century. Read More

Ham House

A 17th century mansion, Ham House is an opulent melting pot of British and European Renaissance design. Read More

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is a medieval palace whch has served as everything from a royal residence to a prison. Read More

Hardwick Hall

Built for Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury, aka ‘Bess of Hardwick’ in the last decade of the sixteenth century, Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire is one of the UKs finest examples of an Elizabethan ‘prodigy house’. Read More

Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle is a dramatic medieval stronghold and one of a ring of imposing castles built by Edward I in his conquest of Wales. Read More

Hastings Castle

Hastings Castle was one of the first Norman castles to be built in England. Read More

Hatfield House

Hatfield House is a Jacobean country house built on the site of what was Queen Elizabeth I’s childhood home. Read More

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle was a 12th century castle in York and the site of a dramatic siege during the English Civil War. Read More

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle is a picturesque Jacobean style country house in Hampshire, which in more modern times has become well known as the location of the television series Downton Abbey. Read More

Hod Hill

Hod Hill is one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Dorset. Read More

Holyroodhouse Palace

Holyroodhouse Palace is the Scottish royal residence famed as having been home to Mary Queen of Scots. Read More

Horniman Museum

Frederick John Horniman opened his eponymous museum in Forest Hill, south London in 1901 after inheriting his father’s business. Read More

Housesteads Roman Fort

Housesteads Roman Fort is one of the best preserved and most important of the forts along Hadrian’s Wall. Read More

Hunterian Museum

The Hunterian Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields is one of, if not the world’s finest medical museums and includes items from luminaries such as Jenner, Banks and Darwin. Read More

Hylton Castle

Hylton Castle was the private home of a wealthy family in Medieval England. Read More

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is a London-based museum dedicated to world conflict. Read More

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridge explores military history on land, by air and by sea. Read More

Inchcolm Abbey

Inchcolm Abbey is a well-preserved twelfth century Augustinian monastery turned abbey located in an important defensive position. Read More

Inchmahome Priory

Inchmahome Priory was a medieval monastery which once sheltered a young Mary Queen of Scots. Read More

Inveraray Jail

One of Scotland’s top tourist attractions, Inveraray Jail on the shore of Loch Fyne is a 19th century prison and courthouse. It has been transformed in to a living museum depicting an often brutal and miserable life behind bars for men, women and children – some as young as seven. Read More

Jervaulx Abbey

The ruins of the 12th Century Cistercian monastery of Jervaulx Abbey, situated in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. Read More

Jewel Tower

The Jewel Tower is one of the last remnants of the medieval Westminster Palace. Read More

Kenfig Castle

Kenfig Castle is a ruined castle in Bridgend County Borough in Wales that came to prominence after the Anglo-Norman invasion of Wales in the late 11th century. Read More

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Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle is a former medieval stronghold and royal palace, most famed as the home of Elizabeth’s beloved Robert Dudley. Read More

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was the childhood home of Queen Victoria and the home of Diana, Princess of Wales, until her death. Read More

Kenwood House

Kenwood House is a picturesque historic stately home in North London. Read More

Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle is a Norman masterpiece which still stands majestically in the calm Welsh countryside as a reminder of the tumultuous Anglo-Welsh past. Read More

King Johns Palace

King Johns Palace is a ruined Norman townhouse built around 1180AD, the remains of which are now open to the public. Read More

King’s College Chapel

Regarded as one of the world’s finest examples of Perpendicular Gothic English architecture, King’s College Chapel at King’s College in the University of Cambridge is unspeakably magnificent. Built between 1446 and 1531, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Rome’s Colosseum, it is such an iconic and immediately recognisable building in Cambridge it’s used as a symbol for the entire city. Read More

Kinneil House and Museum

Kinneil Estate is a fantastic historic site, centred around the 15th century Kinneil House. Also at the site are a Roman fortlet, the ruins of a medieval church, a museum and the cottage of inventor James Watt. Read More

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle in Kent was a twelfth century stronghold which has since served as a royal palace, a prison and as a stately home. Read More

Lesnes Abbey

Lesnes Abbey is a ruined Norman abbey located in South East London and now forms part of a scenic park and nature reserve. Read More

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower is a 15th century tower in Edinburgh. Read More

Lincoln Castle

Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle is one of England’s best preserved and most impressive Norman castles. Read More

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral is an imposing medieval structure with a history dating back to Norman times. Read More

Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory, on the mystical Holy Island, is the dramatic ruin of a eleventh century Benedictine monastery and a place of pilgrimage. Read More

Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and host to most of the Stuart kings. Read More

Liverpool Cathedral

Described by the poet Sir John Betjeman as one of the great buildings of the world Britain's largest cathedral adorns Liverpool's landscape. Read More

Llanthony Priory

Once considered to be one of medieval Wales’ greatest buildings, Llanthony Priory is a partly-ruined, thousand year-old Augustinian priory in the beautifully secluded Vale of Ewyas in the Black Mountains, part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Read More

Lochleven Castle

Lochleven Castle was a medieval stronghold most renowned for being the prison of Mary Queen of Scots. Read More

London Mithraeum

Perhaps London’s most famous 20th century Roman discovery, the Temple of Mithras is a Roman mithraeum – a temple built by worshippers of the mysterious cult-like god Mithras – built in the late second century and discovered in 1954 during building work in Walbrook, a street in the City of London. Read More

London Roman Amphitheatre

The London Roman Amphitheatre was built in the first century AD and is the only one of its kind in the city. Read More

London Roman Fort

The London Roman Fort was a second century fort which housed Roman Londinium’s soldiers. Read More

London Roman Wall

The London Roman Wall was built in around the third century AD and parts of it can be seen today. Read More

London Transport Museum

Offering visitors a fascinating insight into 200 years of the history of London’s transport systems, the London Transport Museum is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Read More

London Troops War Memorial

Standing proud outside the Royal Exchange building in the City of London, the London Troops War Memorial commemorates the men and women who gave their lives for King, Queen and country during World War I and World War II. Read More


​Longovicium was an auxiliary fort on Dere Street, in the Roman province of Britannia Inferior. It is located just southwest of Lanchester in the English county of Durham, roughly 8 miles to the west of the city of Durham. Read More

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Ludgershall Castle

Ludgershall Castle was a medieval royal castle and hunting lodge, of which only ruins and earthworks remain. Read More

Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle, the finest of medieval ruined castles, set in glorious Shropshire countryside, at the heart of this superb, bustling black Read More

Lutyens Crypt

Beneath the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is the Lutyens Crypt, a stunning space often referred to as Liverpool’s third cathedral’ designed by Edwin Lutyens, Britain’s greatest 20th century architect. Read More

Lyme Park

Located on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park estate is set in 1400 acres of picturesque parkland and centred on the elegant Lyme Hall. The house famously featured as Pemberley in the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice. Read More

Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden New Bield is an historic garden perfectly preserved in its original Elizabethan state. Read More


Close to the south-eastern shore of the freshwater Loch of Harray on the island of Orkney is Maeshowe, without question the finest chambered tomb (cairn) in western Europe. Read More

Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle is vast, well preserved Iron Age hill fort in Dorchester. Read More

Manorbier Castle

Described as the most pleasant spot in Wales, Manorbier is a well preserved medieval castle located on the Welsh coast in Pembrokeshire. Read More

Mapperton House

Home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton House in Dorset was described by County Life magazine as 'the nation's finest manor house' and the gardens are equally as exquisite. Read More

Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle was the childhood home of King Richard III. Read More

Monnow Bridge

Monnow Bridge is a 13th century fortified bridge and the only one in Britain whose gate tower still stands in place. Read More

Moor Park Mansion

A listed Palladian mansion now used as a golf clubhouse. Read More

Multangular Tower

The Multangular Tower is a third century AD ten-sided stone tower originally forming part of York’s Roman legionary fortress and now located in the gardens of the York Museum. Read More

Museum of London

The Museum of London explores the history of the UK’s capital city. Read More

Nash’s House and New Place

Nash’s House and New Place represent the place where William Shakespeare spent his final years and where he died. Read More

National Museum Cardiff

The National Museum Cardiff has a diverse collection ranging from art to natural history and archaeology. Read More

National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland has a diverse collection of artefacts and pieces relating to the history and culture of Scotland. Read More

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column is a monument dedicated to Admiral Lord Nelson in London’s Trafalgar Square. Read More

Newman Passage, Fitzrovia

Linking Newman Street with Rathbone Street in Fitzrovia, Newman Passage is an innocuous but historically-fascinating cobbled cut-through dating from 1746. Read More

North Leigh Roman Villa

North Leigh Roman Villa was a first century villa, the remains of which can be seen in Oxfordshire. Read More

Okehampton Castle

Okehampton Castle was once Devon’s largest castle and was listed in the Doomsday Book. Read More

Old Gorhambury House

The ruins of a Tudor mansion that was the contemporary cutting-edge, Queen Elizabeth herself visited the property. The house gained repute as home to Sir Nicholas Bacon and later his celebrated son Sir Francis. Read More

Orford Castle

Orford Castle was a 12th century fortified castle built during the reign of King Henry II. Read More

Oxford Castle

A partly-ruined medieval castle built for William the Conqueror in 1071, Oxford Castle transformed into a prison after the English Civil War and visitors can immerse themselves in 1,000 years of mystery, intrigue, escapes, ghosts and brutal jailers as well as the origins of Oxford University. Read More

Penshaw Monument

Sitting throne-like overlooking Herrington County Park in Sunderland, the Penshaw Monument was built in 1844 to honour John George Lambton, the first Earl of Durham and is a half-size replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. Read More

Penshurst Place

One of the best examples of a medieval fortified manor house in the UK, Penshurst is a well preserved medieval historic house which has strong royal connections. Read More

Pevensey Castle

Pevensey Castle is a picturesque ruin of a medieval castle built in the place where William the Conqueror landed in 1066. Read More

Pontefract Castle

Originally a Norman structure, Pontefract castle played an increasingly important role in English Royal history for over 500 years. Today it lies in ruins but has much for visitors to enjoy, including its underground dungeons. Read More

Porthcuno Telegraph Museum

The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum examines the history of telegraphic development as well as housing Britain’s vital WWII underground communications centre. Read More

Powis Castle

Powis Castle was built by Welsh princes in the early thirteenth century and has maintained much of its exterior grandeur. Read More

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle is the dramatic ruin of a 15th century castle destroyed in the English Civil War. Read More

Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle was a 13th century castle in Cornwall, the pretty ruins of which are well preserved. Read More

Rhuddlan Castle

Rhuddlan Castle was one of the iron ring of strongholds built by Edward I in his conquest of Wales. Read More

Richard III Museum

The Richard III Museum is a small museum in York's historic Monk Bar, dedicated to the life of this famous English monarch. Read More

Richard III: Leicester’s Search for a King Exhibition

Discover the exciting exhibition at Leicester's medieval Guildhall, detailing the archaeological search for the lost grave of King Richard III... Read More

Richborough Roman Fort

Richborough Roman Fort in Kent marks the site where the Romans successfully invaded Britain in 43 AD. Read More

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle is a picturesque ruined Norman Castle which was originally built to help secure Norman control of the North of England. Today visitors can explore the castle’s ruins as well as taking in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Read More

Rochester Castle

One of the best-preserved Norman fortifications in England, Rochester Castle was built at a strategic crossroads in the years following the Norman Conquest. Today the castle has been largely restored and is open to visitors under the custodianship of English Heritage. Read More

Roman Bath House Museum

In 1930 in the basement of the Mail Coach Inn in St. Sampson’s Square in York, renovators stumbled across the 1,900 year old remains of a Roman ‘caldarium’, or steam bath. Read More

Roman Ribchester

The remains of Ribchester Roman Fort and the Ribchester Roman Bathhouse can be seen alongside the Ribchester Roman Museum. Read More

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel is a fifteenth century Catholic Church near Edinburgh in Scotland brimming with mysterious carvings. Read More

Rothesay Castle

Rothesay Castle is a distinctive medieval ruin with strong links to the royal Stewart dynasty. Read More

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Home of the WWII submarine HMS Alliance, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum is a family-orientated, interactive museum detailing the history of British submarine warfare. Read More

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire is perhaps the finest example of Early English Gothic architecture in existence. Discover the UK’s tallest church spire and the best surviving of the four remaining copies of the 800 year-old Magna Carta. Read More

Sandal Castle

Sandal Castle was the site of an important battle in the Wars of the Roses. Read More

Scone Palace

Scone Palace was once the coronation site of the Kings of Scotland and today operates as an historic house and garden. Read More

Segedunum Roman Fort

Segedunum Roman Fort was one of the Ancient Roman wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall. Read More

Selby Abbey

In existence since 1069, Selby Abbey has been used for worship for over 900 years. In the heart of Yorkshire and often known as the hidden gem of the county, it is not especially well known despite being unmatched in its beauty and archaic stance. Read More

Sheffield Manor Lodge

Once a prominent Tudor country estate and one-time prison of Mary Queen of Scots, the remains of Sheffield Manor Lodge include the well-preserved Tudor Turret House. Read More

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle is a 16th century Tudor mansion in the market town of Sherborne in Dorset, overlooking the River Yeo. It was built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and includes 42 acres of Capability Brown-designed landscaped gardens. Read More

Silbury Hill

A Stone Age chalk mound with a mysterious past, Silbury Hill is the largest man-made mound in Europe. Read More

Silchester Roman Town

Silchester Roman Town flourished from the mid-first century AD and was eventually abandoned. Read More

Skara Brae

Skara Brae is Northern Europe’s best preserved Neolithic village and a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Orkney Isles. Read More

St Albans

St Albans is a wonderful market town and the site of the execution of Britain’s first Christian martyr (209AD). Read More

St Bride’s Church

Located in London’s journalistic heartland of Fleet Street, St Bride’s is a restored 17th century church, steeped in history and originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Read More

St Bridget’s Parish Church

St Bridget’s Parish Church in the Merseyside town of West Kirby was founded by Irish Christian Vikings around the 11th century and amongst other treasures houses the 10th century Hogback Stone. Read More

St Dunstan in the East

The majestic ruins of the ancient church of St Dunstan-in-the-East represent one of London’s best hidden gems and now form the centre point of a pretty public garden. Read More

St James’s Palace

St James’s Palace has been the official residence of the British Sovereign since the reign of King Henry VIII. Read More

St John’s College

St John’s College is part of the University of Cambridge founded in April 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII. Read More

St Margaret’s Church, Westminster

Founded in the 12th century by Benedictine monks, St Margaret’s is dedicated to third century saint Margaret of Antioch and was constructed entirely within the grounds of Westminster Abbey. Read More

St Mary’s Abbey

St Mary’s Abbey is a picturesque ruined Benedictine abbey in York, located in York Museum Gardens. Read More

St Mary’s Church Nether Alderley

St Mary’s Church of Nether Alderley is a picturesque 14th century church in Cheshire. Read More

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic historic building in central London and the seat of the Diocese of London. Read More

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is an iconic royal palace, a medieval stronghold and a focal point for many of the most important events in Scotland’s history. Read More


Stonehenge is a mysterious collection of vast stone circles dating back to around 3000 BC and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Read More


A stately home set in the Wiltshire countryside, Stourhead House and Estate includes a wealth of impressive attractions – from the eighteenth century house to the ornate gardens and grounds with their Romanesque temples. Fun for all the family, this site won’t disappoint. Read More

Sutton Hoo

Site of discovery of Anglo-Saxon ship burial. Read More

Tantallon Castle

Tantallon Castle was the imposing medieval stronghold of an influential Scottish family. Read More

Temple Church

The Temple Church in London was established by the Knights Templar in the twelfth century. Read More

The Antonine Wall

The Antonine Wall was a Roman defensive wall, the remains of which can now be seen in Scotland. Read More

The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum tells the story of the famous orphanage which once stood on the site as well as holding an important art collection of works donated to it. Read More

The Geffrye Museum of the Home

The Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch is dedicated to the changing styles of homes and gardens covering four centuries of styles, tastes, furnishings and decorations from 17th century oak panelling to today’s ultra-modern decor. Read More

The Great Fire of London Monument

The Great Fire of London Monument commemorates the major fire of 1666. Read More

The Judges Lodgings

The Judges Lodgings in Presteigne is a living museum of its own history as a Victorian courthouse and judges’ lodgings. Read More

The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose was King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, sunk in 1545 and recovered in 1982. Read More

The Merchant’s House

The Merchant’s House in Marlborough is a fine example of a 17th century silk merchant’s home. Read More

The Sanctuary (Avebury)

The Sanctuary near Avebury houses the remains of a Neolithic monument and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Read More

The Tower of London

The Tower of London is a famous fortress and prison originally commissioned by the first Norman king, William the Conqueror. Read More

The Vyne

The Vyne is a 16th century English historic house which once played host to King Henry VIII and contains the original Tudor chapel. Read More

Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle is an original Tudor manor house which once played host to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Read More

Torphichen Preceptory

Torphichen Preceptory was an important base in Scotland for the Knights Hospitaller. Read More

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is an iconic nineteenth century bridge over the Thames in London. Read More

Towton Battlefield

The largest and bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses, where over 28,000 men are thought to have died in a single day. Read More

Trimontium Museum

The Roman fort of Trimontium no longer stands, but the nearby museum uses artefacts and replicas to tell a story of a military power and the struggles that took place on the border with Scotland. Read More

Tudor House and Garden

The Tudor House and Garden is a restored 15th century Tudor home and one of Southampton’s most important historic buildings. Read More

Tullie House Museum

Opened in 1893, Tullie House Museum in Carlisle is a converted Jacobean mansion housing the greatest collection of Roman artefacts in the north-east. Read More

Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle is an imposing medieval site in Staffordshire which had one very famous prisoner, Mary Queen of Scots. Read More

Tyneham Village

Tyneham Village in Dorset was temporarily evacuated in 1943 during the height of WWII so the army could prepare for D-Day, but the residents never returned… Read More

Venta Icenorum

Translated as ‘town of the Iceni’, Venta Icenorum sits in the valley of the River Tas on the outskirts of Caistor St Edmund and was the civitas, or capital city of the Iceni tribe. Read More


Verulamium was a Roman settlement near modern day St Albans in England. Read More


Vindolanda was one of the main Ancient Roman wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall in Britain. Read More

Wales National Roman Legion Museum

The Wales National Roman Legion Museum explores the history and legacy of the Roman Empire’s furthest outpost. Read More

Wall Roman site

The Wall Roman site in Staffordshire houses the ruins of an Ancient Roman inn. Read More

Warwick Castle

Built by a king, the seat of a kingmaker and vital stronghold in the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War, Warwick Castle has played an important role in British history. Read More

Watford Museum

This museum is devoted to the history of the local area and that of the town of Watford itself. Read More

Welwyn Roman Baths

The Welwyn Roman Baths complex houses the remains of a Roman bathhouse dating back to the 3rd Century AD. Read More

Western Approaches Museum

Take command of the British Navy with a visit to the Western Approaches Bunker and submerse yourself in the history of the decisive Battle of the Atlantic. Read More

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is an iconic medieval structure and the site of many historic royal events, from coronations and weddings to burials. Read More

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey is a picturesque cliff-top ruin of the 13th century church which belonged to a Benedictine abbey in Yorkshire. Read More

Whitley Castle

This little-known, remote Roman fort in the North Pennines bordering Cumbria and Northumberland is not only the highest stone-built Roman fort in Britain, it has the most complex defensive earthworks of any known fort in the entire Roman Empire. Read More

Winchester Cathedral

One of Europe’s great cathedrals, Winchester spans 1,000 years of rich, fascinating history with so much to discover including one of the world’s most exquisite bibles, the 11th century crypt and Jane Austen’s final resting place. Read More

Winchester Palace

Winchester Palace in Southwark was a twelfth-century grand complex which was one of the most important buildings in all of medieval London. Read More

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied castle in the world and the official home of the Queen. Read More

Wollaton Hall

A classic prodigy house, Wollaton Hall in Nottingham is a spectacular Elizabethan mansion built in the 1580s for Sir Francis Willoughby. It now houses the Nottingham Natural History Museum and was described as ‘the architectural sensation of its age.’ Read More

Wroxeter Roman City

Wroxeter Roman City houses the remains of what was once Roman Britain’s fourth largest city. Read More

York City Walls

The York City Walls are England’s most intact set of city walls and one of the city’s most popular attractions. Read More

York Minster

York Minster is one of the largest gothic cathedrals in northern Europe, built by the Normans and expanded over the centuries. Read More

Yorkshire Museum

The Yorkshire Museum is a true celebration of two thousand years of history of one of the UK’s most beautiful, traditional and influential cities. Read More


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