What do they do?

English Heritage understand the importance of England's rich history. They work to raise awareness and keep access open to more than 400 places of significant historical interest and advise the government and other bodies on how to protect these inspirational sites for the enjoyment of generations to come.

More than 11 million people visit their properties every year, and to date, their members number almost 750,000.

They also are keen on opening their properties for free to educational bodies and accommodate almost half a million free visits for education each year.

They also provide grants to help people who manage historical sites to help them maintain and care for them as well as for helping them to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of conservation of these special places.

Some of the famous sites they manage include:

  • Stonehenge
  • Avebury
  • Arthur's Stone
  • Carlisle Castle
  • Numerous sites along Hadrian's Wall
  • West Kennet Long Barrow
  • Whitby Abbey
  • Rochester Castle

What happens when you become and English Heritage member?

When you join English Heritage you get access to some serious history. You can enter and explore more than 400 amazing sites that include:

  • Castles
  • Gardens
  • Houses
  • Abbeys

All of this rich heritage bursting with fascinating information is just a few clicks away, and at prices we think are unbeatable:

Membership prices

(correct at the time of writing on 12 October 2014)

  • Adults – annual: £49
  • Adults – life: £1,080
  • Joint adult – annual: £84
  • Joint adult – life: £1600
  • Senior - annual: £39
  • Senior – life: £780
  • Joint senior - annual: £60
  • Joint senior – life: £1080
  • Adult and senior – annual: £72
  • Student (must be NUS member, under 19 years): £39
  • Up to 6 children in any one family group will be admitted free.
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