History & heritage destinations in Britain

History & heritage

A fascinating past

Gilded royal palaces, fairytale ruins, formidable castles and ancient monuments - landmarks from times past tell their stories all over the UK. See where Shakespeare was born, stand on the spot where Anne Boleyn lost her head or make a pilgrimage to Canterbury's soaring cathedral.

Discover the dreaming spires


This ancient university city is both timeless and modern, its 'dreaming spires' and tranquil college quadrangles coexisting with lively arts venues, bustling shops and fashionable restaurants.



Historic cathedral city of Chaucer’s Tales and a UNESCO world heritage site. ‘Pilgrims’ are still welcomed to this walled city for its shopping, restaurants and attractions.



Enjoy the waterfront city of Portsmouth; centuries of maritime heritage and miles of sea views. It's a breath of fresh air.



Visit Cambridge and explore the historic college buildings, plus a wide range of attractions and...



Glastonbury is the small Somerset town famous as the venue for the annual Glastonbury Festival....



Step inside the medieval walls of York and experience one of Britain’s most impressive city. Home...

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Free entry to over 300 historic properties – a great value way to explore British heritage

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Experience over 100 historic sites for free, including Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall

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