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historic sites in englandReflecting a wealth of myriad influences, the Historic Sites in England are as diverse as this island nation's history.

Indeed, the country we know today as England has witnessed the rise and fall of many cultures, civilisations and empires. From pre-historic peoples to Celtic tribes, Roman conquerors and Anglo-Saxon and Norman invaders, England is a country forged of many influences.

The rise of the English state and its eventual transformation into the United Kingdom has also ensured that many remarkable historic sites remain to remind us of the diverse story of the country.

Today, the historic sites of England range from the most famous and popular tourist destinations - such as Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge and Windor Castle - to lesser-known and often hidden sites well off the standard visitor trails.

In reality, there’s a huge selection of historic sites in England and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our list. Once you’ve explored the historic sites of England you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook and use it when visiting your favourite historical places in England.

Our database of English historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other historic sites in England, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

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Historical sites in England : Editor's Picks

  • Hadrian’s Wall 1. Hadrian’s Wall
    Hadrian’s Wall is a magnificent remnant of Roman Britain and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by Alun Salt (cc)

  • Fountains Abbey 2. 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.

  • Windsor Castle 3. Windsor Castle
    Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied castle in the world and the official home of the Queen.
    Photo by aurélien (cc)

  • Stonehenge 4. Stonehenge
    Stonehenge is a mysterious collection of vast stone circles dating back to around 3000 BC and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by Linda Cronin (cc)

  • Buckingham Palace 5. Buckingham Palace
    Buckingham Palace has been the royal residence of British monarchs since the reign of Queen Victoria.
    Photo by girolame (cc)

  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 6. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard contains three of the Britain’s most famous warships, namely the HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and Mary Rose.
    Photo by amandabhslater (cc)

  • Leeds Castle 7. 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.
    Photo by dicktay2000 (cc)

  • Westminster Abbey 8. Westminster Abbey
    Westminster Abbey is an iconic medieval structure and the site of many historic royal events, from coronations and weddings to burials.
    Photo by Mark Ramsay (cc)

  • Blenheim Palace 9. Blenheim Palace
    Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
    Photo by Linda Cronin (cc)

  • Arundel Castle 10. 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. One of many castles amongst the Historic Sites of England.
    Photo by Chris. P (cc)

  • Temple Church 11. Temple Church
    The Temple Church in London was established by the Knights Templar in the twelfth century.
    Photo by Simon_Brighton (cc)

  • Battle Abbey and Battlefield 12. Battle Abbey and Battlefield
    Battle Abbey and Battlefield is an iconic site in England, being the location of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It is one of the most historically important Historic Sites in England.
    Photo by rowland_rick (cc)

Historical sites in England: Site Index

  • 10 Downing Street 10 Downing Street
    10 Downing Street is the home of the Prime Minister of the UK and one of many Historic Sites in England which are also political centres.
    Photo by nikoretro (cc)

  • A La Ronde A La Ronde
    A La Ronde is a sixteen-sided 18th century historic house located in Devon and operated by the National Trust.
    Photo by xlibber (cc)

  • Abbey House Museum Abbey House Museum
    A living history museum, Abbey House recreates authentic Victorian streets to reflect 19th century life.
    Photo by Tim Green (cc)

  • Acton Burnell Castle Acton Burnell Castle
    The picturesque Acton Burnell Castle is a ruined English fortified Manor near Shrewsbury.
    Photo by BrianTaylor42 (cc)

  • Aldborough Roman Site 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.
    Photo by Storye book (cc)

  • All Hallows by the Tower 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.
    Photo by MarchieCTID (cc)

  • Alnwick Castle 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.
    Photo by thetejon (cc)

  • Althorp House and Estate Althorp House and Estate
    Althorp is a country house and estate which has been home to the Spencer dynasty for over 500 years. It includes an exhibition on the life and work of Princess Diana and is one of many historic houses among the Historic Sites of England.
    Photo by JMarler (cc)

  • Anglesey Abbey 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.
    Photo by Martin Pettitt (cc)

  • Anne of Cleves House 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.
    Photo by Harshil.Shah (cc)

  • Apsley House Apsley House
    Apsley House was the home of one of Britain’s most heroic figures, the Duke of Wellington.
    Photo by araqnid (cc)

  • Arbeia Roman Fort Arbeia Roman Fort
    Arbeia Roman Fort was one of the wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall and a military supply base for the other forts. It is one of the ancient Historic Sites in England.
    Photo by Thunderchild7 (cc)

  • Arthur’s Stone Arthur’s Stone
    Arthur’s Stone is a mysterious burial chamber in Herefordshire and one of many prehistoric Historic Sites in England.
    Photo by joncallas (cc)

  • Ashby Castle Ashby Castle
    One of the Historic Sites in England to date back to the English Civil War, Ashby Castle was a Royalist stronghold.
    Photo by lizjones112 (cc)

  • Ashmolean Museum Ashmolean Museum
    The Ashmolean Museum is a museum of the University of Oxford specialising in art and archaeology.
    Photo by ChodHound (cc)

  • Aston Hall Aston Hall
    Aston Hall is an imposing Jacobean mansion house in Birmingham, which now operates as a museum.
    Photo by brianac37 (cc)

  • Avebury Ring Avebury Ring
    Avebury Ring is a vast Neolithic stone circle, probably the largest in the world, and is one of the Historic Sites in England which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by Kurt Thomas Hunt (cc)

  • Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh Castle
    An imposing historic sites in England, Bamburgh Castle is a grand structure which looms high upon a crag overlooking the coast of Northumberland.
    Photo by llewellyn_jenkins (cc)

  • Banqueting House Banqueting House
    The Banqueting House in Whitehall is famous as the site of the execution of King Charles I and one of the most important historical sites in England in terms of key moments in the history of the country.
    Photo by antmoose (cc)

  • Barley Hall 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.
    Photo by Verity Cridland (cc)

  • Barnard Castle Barnard Castle
    Barnard Castle contains the ruins of a Norman stronghold which was later owned by Richard III.
    Photo by yashima (cc)

  • Bath Abbey Bath Abbey
    Bath Abbey was built from the late fifteenth century, destroyed by Henry VIII and restored under Elizabeth I.
    Photo by stevecadman (cc)

  • Battle of Barnet Battle of Barnet
    One of the most decisive and bloody encounters of the Wars of the Roses, this is one of several battlefields and historic sites in England from that period.
    Photo by Matt From London (cc)

  • Battle of Mortimer’s Cross Battle of Mortimer’s Cross
    Wars of the Roses batlle, leading to the death of Owen Tudor.

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

  • Battle of Tewkesbury 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.
    Photo by gripso_banana_prune (cc)

  • Bayham Old Abbey Bayham Old Abbey
    Bayham Old Abbey was a medieval monastery dissolved by King Henry VIII.
    Photo by hughrocks (cc)

  • Beamish Museum Beamish Museum
    An open air, living museum, Beamish recreates what life was like in the industrial age of Victorian and Edwardian Britain.
    Photo by wjmarnoch (cc)

  • Beaulieu Abbey 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.
    Photo by Dave Hamster (cc)

  • Bede’s World 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.
    Photo by dun_deagh (cc)

  • Belas Knap Long Barrow Belas Knap Long Barrow
    The Belas Knap Long Barrow is a well-preserved example of a Neolithic burial chamber located near Cheltenham.
    Photo by Jakub Hlavaty (cc)

  • Belton House Belton House
    Belton House is a 17th century historic house in Lincolnshire which is now a popular visitor attraction.
    Photo by Martin Pettitt (cc)

  • Benjamin Franklin House 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.
    Photo by Elliott Brown (cc)

  • Berkeley Castle 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.
    Photo by hartjeff12 (cc)

  • Berkhamsted Castle Berkhamsted Castle
    Berkhamsted Castle was a medieval stronghold, the ruins of which lie in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
    Photo by stephenrwalli (cc)

  • Berwick Castle Berwick Castle
    Berwick Castle was a medieval castle, the ruins of which are located in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland.
    Photo by Philandthehounds (cc)

  • Big Ben Big Ben
    Big Ben is the name often attributed to the iconic clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.
    Photo by apdk (cc)

  • Bignor Roman Villa 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.
    Photo by davehighbury (cc)

  • Birdoswald Roman Fort Birdoswald Roman Fort
    Birdoswald Roman Fort is one of the best preserved of the wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall.
    Photo by TyB (cc)

  • Bishop's Waltham Palace Bishop's Waltham Palace
    The ruins of the medieval Bishop’s Waltham Palace can be seen in Hampshire.
    Photo by Charles D P Miller (cc)

  • Bletchley Park Bletchley Park
    Bletchley Park was Station X, the central location of British code cracking operations during World War II.
    Photo by Draco2008 (cc)

  • Blore Heath Blore Heath
    Blore Heath was the site of the second battle of what became known as the Wars of the Roses.
    Photo by Effervescing Elephant (cc)

  • Bodiam Castle 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.
    Photo by Ryan Lea (cc)

  • Bolsover Castle 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.
    Photo by Philandthehounds (cc)

  • Bosworth Field - Actual Site 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.
    Photo by gavinandrewstewart (cc)

  • Bosworth Field Visitor Centre 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.
    Photo by gavinandrewstewart (cc)

  • Boughton House Boughton House
    Boughton House is a French-influenced 17th-century English country house which is now periodically open to visitors.
    Photo by John Stolarski (cc)

  • Brading Roman Villa Brading Roman Villa
    Brading Roman Villa was a first to second century Ancient Roman farm on the Isle of Wight.
    Photo by skuds (cc)

  • British Museum British Museum
    The British Museum in London is a world-famous museum of history and culture.
    Photo by Dysanovic (cc)

  • Broughton Castle 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.
    Photo by Andrew Gatt (cc)

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

  • Byland Abbey Byland Abbey
    Byland Abbey was a prominent twelfth century monastery which now lies as a pretty ruin in Yorkshire.
    Photo by jonoakley (cc)

  • Cabinet War Rooms 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.
    Photo by brianburk9 (cc)

  • Camber Castle Camber Castle
    Camber Castle is a vast sixteenth century fortification built by Henry VIII.
    Photo by The Integer Club (cc)

  • Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 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.
    Photo by BazzaDaRambler (cc)

  • Canons Ashby House Canons Ashby House
    Canons Ashby House is an Elizabethan manor house in Northamptonshire, now run by the National Trust.
    Photo by David Merrett (cc)

  • Canterbury Cathedral 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.
    Photo by thepatrick (cc)

  • Castle Acre Priory Castle Acre Priory
    Castle Acre Priory was an eleventh century monastery dissolved by King Henry VIII.
    Photo by dumbledad (cc)

  • Castle Drogo 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.
    Photo by dumbledad (cc)

  • Castle Howard Castle Howard
    This impressive stately home nestled in Yorkshire has been the home of the Howard family since its construction in 1699.
    Photo by laszlo-photo (cc)

  • Castle Keep 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.
    Photo by LHOON (cc)

  • Castle Rising 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.
    Photo by David Joyce (cc)

  • Castlerigg Stone Circle Castlerigg Stone Circle
    Castlerigg Stone Circle is a picturesque Neolithic monument ranking among the earliest of Britain’s stone circles, its scenic hilltop setting providing pretty views of the surrounding area.
    Photo by Jeriff Cheng (cc)

  • Cawthorn Roman Camps 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.

  • Chatsworth House 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.
    Photo by xposurecreative.co.uk (cc)

  • Chedworth Roman Villa Chedworth Roman Villa
    Chedworth Roman Villa is a well-preserved Ancient Roman house in the Cotswolds.
    Photo by Andrew Michaels (cc)

  • Chester Roman Amphitheatre Chester Roman Amphitheatre
    Chester Roman Amphitheatre is Britain’s largest known Roman amphitheatre.
    Photo by Andy Hay (cc)

  • Chester Roman Gardens Chester Roman Gardens
    The Chester Roman Gardens are a scenic park complex containing a number of Roman artefacts from the nearby area.
    Photo by jeff_leigh (cc)

  • Chesters Roman Fort Chesters Roman Fort
    Chester’s Roman Fort was part of Hadrian’s Wall and is a now a well-preserved archaeological site.
    Photo by Glen Bowman (cc)

  • Chysauster Village Chysauster Village
    Chysauster Ancient Village contains the ruins of an Iron Age settlement in Cornwall, which is operated by English Heritage.
    Photo by gnomonic (cc)

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

  • Clarence House Clarence House
    Clarence House has been the London residence of several members of the British royal family.
    Photo by HerryLawford (cc)

  • Clifford’s Tower Clifford’s Tower
    Clifford’s Tower is a 13th century castle with a diverse history.
    Photo by fw190a8 (cc)

  • Clifton Rocks Railway 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.
    Photo by Matt Buck (cc)

  • Cliveden House 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.
    Photo by supermoving (cc)

  • Colchester Castle 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.
    Photo by Annie Mole (cc)

  • Corbridge Roman Town Corbridge Roman Town
    Corbridge Roman Town was a thriving Ancient Roman settlement near Hadrian’s Wall and is now an archaeological site.
    Photo by Glen Bowman (cc)

  • Corfe Castle 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.
    Photo by Robert Brook (cc)

  • Crofton Roman Villa 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.
    Photo by Udimu (cc)

  • Denge Sound Mirrors Denge Sound Mirrors
    The Denge Sound Mirrors are fine examples of early attempt at an early warning system.
    Photo by claire1066 (cc)

  • Dewa Roman Experience 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.
    Photo by Nick Bramhall (cc)

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

  • Dover Roman Fort Dover Roman Fort
    The remains of the Dover Roman Fort represent all that is left of the ancient Roman fleet base which served the large Roman naval detachment which defended British waters.

  • Dudley Castle 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.
    Photo by brianac37 (cc)

  • Dunstanburgh Castle Dunstanburgh Castle
    Dunstanburgh Castle was a fourteenth century fortress, the striking ruins of which can be found on Northumberland’s coast.
    Photo by Glen Bowman (cc)

  • Durham Castle Durham Castle
    Formerly the home of the Bishops of Durham, Durham Castle dates back to the 11th Century.
    Photo by Nick Bramhall (cc)

  • Durham Cathedral Durham Cathedral
    Durham Cathedral is a vast, mainly 12th Century, Romanesque cathedral built to house the relics of St Cuthbert.
    Photo by Nick Bramhall (cc)

  • Durnovaria Durnovaria
    Durnovaria is the original Roman name for what is now the English town of Dorchester.
    Photo by Jim Linwood (cc)

  • Edgecote Moor Battlefield 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.

  • Edgehill Battlefield Edgehill Battlefield
    Edgehill Battlefield was the location of the first major engagement of the English Civil War, which took place on 23rd October 1642 in Warwickshire, England.

  • Eltham Palace Eltham Palace
    Eltham Palace is a spectacular Art Deco palace built in the 1930’s alongside a 15th century medieval hall.
    Photo by Banalities (cc)

  • Epsom Downs Racecourse Epsom Downs Racecourse
    The Epsom Downs Racecourse was the site of one of the most iconic moment in the women’s rights movement.
    Photo by grahamc99 (cc)

  • Exeter Cathedral 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.
    Photo by Charles D P Miller (cc)

  • Fenton House Fenton House
    Fenton House is a well maintained seventeenth century house in Hampstead in North London.
    Photo by Matt From London (cc)

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

  • Fishbourne Roman Palace 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.
    Photo by David Spender (cc)

  • Fotheringhay Castle Fotheringhay Castle
    Fortheringhay Castle was the birthplace of Richard III and site of execution of Mary Queen of Scots
    Photo by Iain Simpson (cc)

  • Framlingham Castle Framlingham Castle
    Framlingham Castle is an impressive 12th century fortified castle in Suffolk.
    Photo by offwhitehouse (cc)

  • Furness Abbey Furness Abbey
    Furness Abbey is a partially ruined 12th century monastery which now operates as a tourist attraction and museum.
    Photo by piddy77 (cc)

  • Gainsborough Old Hall Gainsborough Old Hall
    Gainsborough Old Hall is said to be one of England’s largest and best preserved medieval manor houses.
    Photo by John Spooner (cc)

  • Glastonbury Abbey Glastonbury Abbey
    Glastonbury Abbey is one of the most important historic abbeys in Britain and the legendary burial place of King Arthur.
    Photo by davidboeke (cc)

  • Godolphin House Godolphin House
    Godolphin House is a Cornish stately home built by Godolphin family, who were prominent in the reign of Queen Anne.
    Photo by Tim Green aka atoach (cc)

  • Goodrich Castle Goodrich Castle
    Goodrich Castle is a picturesque Norman ruin in Herefordshire that was the site of a bitter siege during the English Civil War.
    Photo by pmorgan67 (cc)

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

  • Ham House Ham House
    A 17th century mansion, Ham House is an opulent melting pot of British and European Renaissance design.
    Photo by Maxwell Hamilton (cc)

  • Hampton Court Palace Hampton Court Palace
    Hampton Court Palace is a medieval palace whch has served as everything from a royal residence to a prison.
    Photo by Harshil.Shah (cc)

  • Hastings Castle Hastings Castle
    Hastings Castle was one of the first Norman castles to be built in England.
    Photo by Stephen Fulljames (cc)

  • Hatfield House Hatfield House
    Hatfield House is a Jacobean country house built on the site of what was Queen Elizabeth I’s childhood home.
    Photo by andrew_j_w (cc)

  • Helmsley Castle Helmsley Castle
    Helmsley Castle was a 12th century castle in York and the site of a dramatic siege during the English Civil War.
    Photo by Dave602 (cc)

  • Highgate Cemetery Highgate Cemetery
    Highgate Cemetery is a famous graveyard in North London where Karl Marx is buried.
    Photo by Anosmia (cc)

  • HMS Belfast HMS Belfast
    HMS Belfast is a Royal Navy light cruiser ship that played a role in both World War II and the Korean War.
    Photo by simononly (cc)

  • HMS Victory HMS Victory
    HMS Victory was Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar and the site where this heroic figure died.
    Photo by amandabhslater (cc)

  • HMS Warrior HMS Warrior
    The HMS Warrior was launched in 1860 and is the sole surviving warship of Queen Victoria’s Black Battle Fleet.
    Photo by Elsie esq. (cc)

  • Hod Hill Hod Hill
    Hod Hill is one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Dorset.
    Photo by MarilynJane (cc)

  • Houses of Parliament Houses of Parliament
    The Houses of Parliament are the home of the UK Parliament.
    Photo by Gordon M Robertson (cc)

  • Housesteads Roman Fort Housesteads Roman Fort
    Housesteads Roman Fort is one of the best preserved and most important of the forts along Hadrian’s Wall.
    Photo by phault (cc)

  • Hylton Castle Hylton Castle
    Hylton Castle was the private home of a wealthy family in Medieval England.
    Photo by Craigy144 (cc)

  • Imperial War Museum Imperial War Museum
    The Imperial War Museum is a London-based museum dedicated to world conflict.
    Photo by _dChris (cc)

  • Imperial War Museum Duxford Imperial War Museum Duxford
    Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridge explores military history on land, by air and by sea.
    Photo by Dave Hamster (cc)

  • Ironbridge Gorge Ironbridge Gorge
    Ironbridge Gorge is an icon of the industrial revolution and a World Heritage site.

  • Jervaulx Abbey Jervaulx Abbey
    The ruins of the 12th Century Cistercian monastery of Jervaulx Abbey, situated in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales.
    Photo by mattbuck4950 (cc)

  • Jewel Tower Jewel Tower
    The Jewel Tower is one of the last remnants of the medieval Westminster Palace.
    Photo by Thomas R. Koll (cc)

  • Jorvik Viking Centre Jorvik Viking Centre
    The Jorvik Viking Centre recreates the Viking city of Jorvik, based on excavations found on this site in York.
    Photo by cyesuta (cc)

  • Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker
    The Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker is an enormous, three-storey, Cold War-era subterranean shelter and operations centre in Brentwood, Essex. It was constructed in 1952.
    Photo by Matthew.H (cc)

  • Kenilworth Castle Kenilworth Castle
    Kenilworth Castle is a former medieval stronghold and royal palace, most famed as the home of Elizabeth’s beloved Robert Dudley.
    Photo by i_am_markh (cc)

  • Kensington Palace Kensington Palace
    Kensington Palace was the childhood home of Queen Victoria and the home of Diana, Princess of Wales, until her death.
    Photo by ciao_yvon (cc)

  • Kenwood House Kenwood House
    Kenwood House is a picturesque historic stately home in North London.
    Photo by Laura Nolte (cc)

  • Kew Palace Kew Palace
    Kew Palace is a seventeenth century palace which once served as a royal residence.
    Photo by Laura Nolte (cc)

  • King Johns Palace King Johns Palace
    King Johns Palace is a ruined Norman townhouse built around 1180AD, the remains of which are now open to the public.
    Photo by amandabhslater (cc)

  • Lincoln Cathedral Lincoln Cathedral
    Lincoln Cathedral is an imposing medieval structure with a history dating back to Norman times.
    Photo by Lincolnian (Brian) (cc)

  • Liverpool Cathedral 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.
    Photo by Miguel Mendez (cc)

  • London Roman Amphitheatre 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.
    Photo by portableantiquities (cc)

  • London Roman Fort London Roman Fort
    The London Roman Fort was a second century fort which housed Roman Londinium’s soldiers.
    Photo by pandrcutts (cc)

  • London Roman Wall London Roman Wall
    The London Roman Wall was built in around the third century AD and parts of it can be seen today.
    Photo by thetravelguru (cc)

  • Ludgershall Castle Ludgershall Castle
    Ludgershall Castle was a medieval royal castle and hunting lodge, of which only ruins and earthworks remain.
    Photo by DaveOnFlickr (cc)

  • Ludlow Castle Ludlow Castle
    Ludlow Castle, the finest of medieval ruined castles, set in glorious Shropshire countryside, at the heart of this superb, bustling black
    Photo by shellac (cc)

  • Lullingstone Roman Villa Lullingstone Roman Villa
    Lullingstone Roman Villa is a fine example of a 1st Century Roman villa. Built roughly 50 years after the Roman conquest of Britain, it was home to the wealthier elements of Romano-British society.
    Photo by Loz Flowers (cc)

  • Lyme Park 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.
    Photo by oosp (cc)

  • Lyveden New Bield Lyveden New Bield
    Lyveden New Bield is an historic garden perfectly preserved in its original Elizabethan state.
    Photo by scrumpyboy (cc)

  • Maiden Castle Maiden Castle
    Maiden Castle is vast, well preserved Iron Age hill fort in Dorchester.
    Photo by treehouse1977 (cc)

  • Middleham Castle Middleham Castle
    Middleham Castle was the childhood home of King Richard III.
    Photo by sobolevnrm (cc)

  • Moor Park Mansion Moor Park Mansion
    A listed Palladian mansion now used as a golf clubhouse
    Photo by < J > (cc)

  • Multangular Tower 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.

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

  • Nash’s House and New Place 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.
    Photo by Nigels Europe (cc)

  • Nelson’s Column Nelson’s Column
    Nelson’s Column is a monument dedicated to Admiral Lord Nelson in London’s Trafalgar Square.
    Photo by ell brown (cc)

  • North Leigh Roman Villa North Leigh Roman Villa
    North Leigh Roman Villa was a first century villa, the remains of which can be seen in Oxfordshire.
    Photo by littlemisspurps (cc)

  • Okehampton Castle Okehampton Castle
    Okehampton Castle was once Devon’s largest castle and was listed in the Doomsday Book.
    Photo by andreweland (cc)

  • Old Gorhambury House 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.
    Photo by Tograph.co.uk (cc)

  • Orford Castle Orford Castle
    Orford Castle was a 12th century fortified castle built during the reign of King Henry II.
    Photo by jonboy mitchell (cc)

  • Penshurst Place 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.
    Photo by skuds (cc)

  • Pevensey Castle Pevensey Castle
    Pevensey Castle is a picturesque ruin of a medieval castle built in the place where William the Conqueror landed in 1066.
    Photo by Pengannel (cc)

  • Plymouth Hoe Plymouth Hoe
    Plymouth Hoe has been the starting point of historic journeys by Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook as well as many others.
    Photo by HerryLawford (cc)

  • Pontefract Castle 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.
    Photo by Tim Green (cc)

  • Portchester Castle Portchester Castle
    Portchester Castle has been a Roman fort, a Norman keep and even a wartime prison.
    Photo by scalespeeder (cc)

  • Porthcuno Telegraph Museum Porthcuno Telegraph Museum
    The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum examines the history of telegraphic development as well as housing Britain’s vital WWII underground communications centre.
    Photo by Mr ATM (cc)

  • Restormel Castle Restormel Castle
    Restormel Castle was a thirteenth century castle in Cornwall, the ruins of which are well preserved.
    Photo by Darren Shilson (cc)

  • Richard III Museum 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.
    Photo by chelmsfordblue (cc)

  • Richard III: Leicester’s Search for a King Exhibition 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...

  • Richborough Roman Fort Richborough Roman Fort
    Richborough Roman Fort in Kent marks the site where the Romans successfully invaded Britain in 43 AD.
    Photo by trenchdroid (cc)

  • Roman Baths - Bath Roman Baths - Bath
    The Roman Baths in Bath is an Ancient Roman thermal spa and one of the best preserved examples of its kind.

  • Royal Navy Submarine Museum 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.
    Photo by Mr ATM (cc)

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

  • Segedunum Roman Fort Segedunum Roman Fort
    Segedunum Roman Fort was one of the Ancient Roman wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall.
    Photo by AndrewH324 (cc)

  • Selby Abbey 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.
    Photo by Neil T (cc)

  • Sheffield Manor Lodge 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.
    Photo by access.denied (cc)

  • Silbury Hill Silbury Hill
    A Stone Age chalk mound with a mysterious past, Silbury Hill is the largest man-made mound in Europe.
    Photo by vintagedept (cc)

  • Silchester Roman Town Silchester Roman Town
    Silchester Roman Town flourished from the mid-first century AD and was eventually abandoned.
    Photo by Charles D P Miller (cc)

  • St Albans St Albans
    St Albans is a wonderful market town and the site of the execution of Britain’s first Christian martyr (209AD).
    Photo by cybaea (cc)

  • St James’s Palace St James’s Palace
    St James’s Palace has been the official residence of the British Sovereign since the reign of King Henry VIII.
    Photo by Alex S. Bayley (cc)

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

  • St Mary’s Church Nether Alderley St Mary’s Church Nether Alderley
    Beautiful 14th Century Church Open every Sunday afternoon from Easter to September

  • St Paul’s Cathedral St Paul’s Cathedral
    St Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic historic building in central London and the seat of the Diocese of London.
    Photo by garryknight (cc)

  • Stourhead Stourhead
    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.
    Photo by T Wake (cc)

  • Sutton Hoo Sutton Hoo
    Site of discovery of Anglo-Saxon ship burial.
    Photo by Steve and Ruth Bosman (cc)

  • The Foundling Museum 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.
    Photo by Alan Stanton (cc)

  • The Great Fire of London Monument The Great Fire of London Monument
    The Great Fire of London Monument commemorates the major fire of 1666.
    Photo by Stazjia (cc)

  • The London Royal Air Force Museum The London Royal Air Force Museum
    The London Royal Air Force Museum offers a great overview of the history of aviation in combat as well as housing over 100 aircraft from around the world.
    Photo by tataquax (cc)

  • The Mary Rose The Mary Rose
    The Mary Rose was King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, sunk in 1545 and recovered in 1982.
    Photo by Elsie esq. (cc)

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

  • The Roman Lighthouse The Roman Lighthouse
    The Roman Lighthouse in Dover is a ruined first century AD Roman tower which is one of the best-preserved of its kind anywhere in the world.
    Photo by Smudge 9000 (cc)

  • The Sanctuary (Avebury) The Sanctuary (Avebury)
    The Sanctuary near Avebury houses the remains of a Neolithic monument and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by Bods (cc)

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

  • The Vyne 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.

  • Thornbury Castle Thornbury Castle
    Thornbury Castle is an original Tudor manor house which once played host to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
    Photo by Simon Pielow (cc)

  • Tower Bridge Tower Bridge
    Tower Bridge is an iconic nineteenth century bridge over the Thames in London.
    Photo by siddhu2020 (cc)

  • Towton Battlefield 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.
    Photo by William A Dobson (cc)

  • Tudor House and Garden 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.
    Photo by amandabhslater (cc)

  • Tutbury Castle Tutbury Castle
    Tutbury Castle is an imposing medieval site in Staffordshire which had one very famous prisoner, Mary Queen of Scots.
    Photo by steve p2008 (cc)

  • Verulamium Verulamium
    Verulamium was a Roman settlement near modern day St Albans in England.
    Photo by Brron (cc)

  • Victoria and Albert Museum Victoria and Albert Museum
    The Victoria and Albert Museum displays millions of works of art from around the world and spans 3,000 years of history.
    Photo by gailf548 (cc)

  • Vindolanda Vindolanda
    Vindolanda was one of the main Ancient Roman wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall in Britain.
    Photo by Bert Kaufmann (cc)

  • Wall Roman site Wall Roman site
    The Wall Roman site in Staffordshire houses the ruins of an Ancient Roman inn.
    Photo by Alun Salt (cc)

  • Warwick Castle 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.
    Photo by Peter Broster (cc)

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

  • Welwyn Roman Baths Welwyn Roman Baths
    The Welwyn Roman Baths complex houses the remains of a Roman bathhouse dating back to the 3rd Century AD.
    Photo by Legis (cc)

  • Western Approaches Museum 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.
    Photo by Man vyi (cc)

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

  • Winchester Palace 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.
    Photo by Aaron Bradley (cc)

  • Wroxeter Roman City Wroxeter Roman City
    Wroxeter Roman City houses the remains of what was once Roman Britain’s fourth largest city.
    Photo by steve p2008 (cc)

  • York City Walls 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.
    Photo by By Neil T (cc)

  • York Minster York Minster
    York Minster is one of the largest gothic cathedrals in northern Europe, built by the Normans and expanded over the centuries.
    Photo by By adactio (cc)

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