If you’re looking to explore the historical sites of the UK then our interactive map and UK historic sites list will help guide you through the wealth of historic attractions in the United Kingdom.
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.
There’s a fantastic selection of historical sites in the UK and you can plan some great historical places to see on your trips by browsing our UK historic sites list. Once you’ve explored the historic sites of Britain you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.
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Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied castle in the world and the official home of the Queen. It ranks amongst the top UK historic sites.
Among the top attractions in the UK, the Roman Baths in Bath is an Ancient Roman thermal spa and one of the best preserved examples of its kind.
Probably the best known tourist attraction in Britain, Buckingham Palace has been the royal residence of British monarchs since the reign of Queen Victoria.
Beaumaris Castle was to be the largest of King Edward’s iron ring of castles intended to encircle Wales and is one of the most awe-inspiring historic sites in the UK.
A fun thing to do in the UK, the Jorvik Viking Centre recreates the Viking city of Jorvik, based on excavations found on this site in York.
Caernarfon Castle is a stunning medieval stronghold in Wales built by Edward I and listed by UNESCO.
HMS Belfast is a Royal Navy light cruiser ship that played a role in both World War II and the Korean War. A fun thing to do in the UK.
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. One of the UK's most picturesque historical places.
One of the most significant historic attractions in Britain, Ironbridge Gorge is an icon of the industrial revolution and a World Heritage site.
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.
Among the most popular tourist sites in Britain, Stonehenge is a mysterious collection of vast stone circles dating back to around 3000 BC and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
10 Downing Street is the home of the Prime Minister of the UK and has witnessed some momentous moments in UK history.
A La Ronde is a sixteen-sided 18th century historic house located in Devon and operated by the National Trust.
A living history museum, Abbey House recreates authentic Victorian streets to reflect 19th century life.
The picturesque Acton Burnell Castle is a ruined English fortified Manor near Shrewsbury.
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.
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.
One of the oldest churches in London, All Hallows by the Tower contains Roman and Saxon remains as well as other interesting elements.
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.
Althorp is a country house and estate which has been home to the Spencer dynasty for over 500 years. Now an historic site open to the public, it includes an exhibition on the life and work of Princess Diana.
The remains of Ambleside Roman Fort date from the 2nd century and are located on the shores of Lake Windermere.
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.
This historic Tudor house in Lewes was once the property of Anne of Cleves and highlights the history of Tudors England.
Apsley House was the home of one of Britain’s most heroic figures, the Duke of Wellington and tells the story of this famous figure. One of many interesting UK historic sites.
Arbeia Roman Fort is an ancient site that was one of the wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall and a military supply base for the other forts. One of many interesting ancient historical places in the UK.
Braco Fort - A Roman Fort - fantastic 6 foot high ditches can still be seen although there is now no remaining wooden or stone at all. But this is one of my favourite Roman sites in Scotland
Arthur’s Stone is a mysterious UK historical site and burial chamber in Herefordshire.
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.
Ashby Castle is an historic ruin and was a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War. One of many scenic UK historical sites.
The Ashmolean Museum is a museum of the University of Oxford specialising in art and archaeology.
Aston Hall is an imposing Jacobean mansion house in Birmingham, which now operates as a museum.
Avebury Ring is a vast Neolithic stone circle, probably the largest in the world, and is a UNESCO World Heritage historic site.
Balmoral Castle is an historic house and has been the official Highlands home of the British royal family since the reign of Queen Victoria. One of the more famous of the historic places in the UK.
Bamburgh Castle is a grand historic landmark which looms high upon a crag overlooking the coast of Northumberland. It is one among many coastal UK historic sites.
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.
The Banqueting House in Whitehall is an historic house, famous as the site of the execution of King Charles I. It is therefore one of the most significant historic places in the UK.
Bar Hill Fort is an ancient Roman historic site in the UK and was one of the forts along The Antonine Wall.
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.
Barnard Castle contains the ruins of a Norman stronghold which was later owned by Richard III.
Bath Abbey is a famous UK historical site, built from the late fifteenth century, destroyed by Henry VIII and restored under Elizabeth I.
Battle Abbey and Battlefield is an iconic historic site in England, being the location of the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066.
This historical monument marks one of the most decisive and bloody encounters of the Wars of the Roses.
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.
The battlefield site of a Wars of the Roses battle, which led to the death of Owen Tudor.
The Battle of Northampton was a battle in the Wars of the Roses and a major victory for the Yorkists.
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.
Bayham Old Abbey was a medieval monastery dissolved by King Henry VIII, one of a number of historical ruins surviving from the time.
An open air, living museum, Beamish recreates what life was like in the industrial age of Victorian and Edwardian Britain.
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.
The Bearsden Bath House was a Roman bath complex which would have served a fort of The Antonine Wall. It is one of a number of ancient sites in the UK.
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.
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.
The Belas Knap Long Barrow is a well-preserved example of a Neolithic burial chamber located near Cheltenham.
Belton House is a 17th century historic house in Lincolnshire which is now a popular visitor attraction.
Benjamin Franklin House in London is the only surviving former residence of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
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.
Berkhamsted Castle is a UK historical site and was a medieval stronghold, the ruins of which lie in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Berwick Castle was a medieval castle, the ruins of which are located in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, UK.
An iconic UK historic site, Big Ben is the name often attributed to the famous clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.
The Big Pit National Coal Museum in Wales tells the story of the British coal industry.
Bignor Roman Villa is a large Roman villa site on the Bignor estate and contains some of the best preserved Roman mosaics in Britain.
Binchester Roman Fort contains the remains of one of the largest Roman fortifications in northern Britain.
Birdoswald Roman Fort is one of the best preserved of the wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall. One of a number of Roman historic sites in the United Kingdom.
A prominent historical site of the UK, the ruins of the medieval Bishop’s Waltham Palace can be seen in Hampshire.
One of the most popular places to visit in the UK, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
Bletchley Park was Station X, the central location of British code cracking operations during World War II.
The battlefied of Blore Heath was the site of the second battle of what became known as the Wars of the Roses.
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.
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.
The Battle of Bosworth Field of 1485 resulted in the death of King Richard III and ascension of Henry VII to the throne. This marked a momentous moment in British history.
The Bosworth Field Visitor Centre is a good starting point for exploring the site of this famous clash from Wars of the Roses.
Bothwell Castle is a ruined medieval stronghold near Glasgow which played a role in the Wars of Independence.
Boughton House is a French-influenced 17th-century English country house which is now periodically open to visitors.
Brading Roman Villa was a first to second century Ancient Roman farm on the Isle of Wight. A little-known but impressive UK historic site.
Branodunum Fort is a 3rd century Roman fort located on the Norfolk coast.
Bremenium Roman Fort was an important Roman outpost and garrison located beyond the major fortifications of Hadrian’s Wall, near modern-day Rochester in Northumberland.
The British Museum in London is a world-famous museum of history and culture and a popular UK tourist attraction.
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.
Situated on the border of Oxfordshire, Broughton Castle is surrounded by a three acre moat, and set amongst the scenic parkland of Broughton park.
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.
A small museum dedicated to the local history of the village of Bushey in Hertfordshire, which also contains an art gallery.
Byland Abbey was a prominent twelfth century monastery which now lies as a pretty ruin in Yorkshire.
The historic Cabinet War Rooms are part of the underground bunker complex in London where Winston Churchill and his government operated during World War Two.
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.
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.
Caerleon Roman Fortress is home to what is said to be Europe’s only viewable Roman Legionary Barracks and one of a number of Roman historical sites in Britain.
Caerphilly Castle is a vast thirteenth century Anglo-Norman stronghold built to defend against Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
Caerwent Roman Town is home to the ruins of the once thriving Roman settlement of Venta Silurum.
The Callanish Stones are a collection of Neolothic standing stones on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Camber Castle is a vast sixteenth century fortification built by Henry VIII - one of many Tudor historic sites in the United Kingdom.
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.
Canons Ashby House is an Elizabethan manor house in Northamptonshire, now run by the National Trust.
Canterbury Cathedral has a prominent history dating back to the sixth century AD and was the site of the infamous murder of Thomas Beckett.
Cardiff Castle is a medieval complex comprised of a range of styles and with a diverse history dating back to the Romans. It is one of many historic castles in the UK.
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.
Castle Acre Priory was an eleventh century monastery dissolved by King Henry VIII, the historic ruins of which can still be explored.
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.
This impressive stately home nestled in Yorkshire has been the home of the Howard family since its construction in 1699.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Chedworth Roman Villa is a well-preserved Ancient Roman house in the Cotswolds.
Chester Roman Amphitheatre is Britain’s largest known Roman amphitheatre.
The Chester Roman Gardens are a scenic park complex containing a number of Roman artefacts from the nearby area.
Chester’s Roman Fort was part of Hadrian’s Wall and is a now a well-preserved UK archaeological site.
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.
Chysauster Ancient Village contains the ruins of an Iron Age settlement in Cornwall, which is operated by English Heritage.
Cirencester Amphitheatre was once a Roman theatre, the remnants of which are located in Gloucestershire, UK.
A famous UK historical site, Clarence House has been the London residence of several members of the British royal family.
Clifford’s Tower in York is an infamous UK historical site. Built in the 13th century, it was the site of a medieval massacre.
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.
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.
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.
A well preserved historic landmark, Conwy Castle was one of a ring of medieval strongholds built by King Edward I.
Corbridge Roman Town was a thriving Ancient Roman settlement near Hadrian’s Wall and is now a UK archaeological site.
Cosmeston Medieval Village is a recreation of a 14th century Welsh village.
An historical site in Edinburgh, Craigmillar Castle once played host to Mary Queen of Scots.
A lesser-known historic place in the United Kingdom, Crichton Castle is a distinctive fourteenth century castle.
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.
Croy Hill was the site of one of the Roman forts of The Antonine Wall, the abandoned Roman defensive structure in Scotland.
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.
Culloden Battlefield was the site of the final battle of the Jacobite uprising and resulted in the defeat of the Jacobites by government forces.
Denbigh Castle is one of the UK historic sites which form a ring of castles built by King Edward I in order to establish his dominance over Wales.
The Denge Sound Mirrors are fine examples of early attempt at an early warning system.
The Derry City Walls are seventeenth century defensive walls and the only complete ones of their kind in Ireland.
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.
Din Lligwy is the site of a prehistoric settlement in Anglesey in Wales, one of many pre historic sites in the United Kingdom.
Dirleton Castle was an imposing medieval fortress and noble residence, which is now a picturesque ruin not far from Edinburgh.
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.
One of the top attractions in the UK, the medieval Dover Castle is one of Britain’s most significant fortresses and has a fascinating and diverse history.
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 is a ruined Norman motte and bailey castle which is now open to visitors and also hosts the popular Dudley Zoo within its grounds.
Dumbarton Castle served as a wartime prison, a royal shelter and a defence against both foreign and local threats.
Dumfries House is a beautiful Palladian stately home in Scotland, particularly noted for its collection of original 18th-century furniture.
An historical landmark, Dunfermline Abbey and Palace was a royal residence and the final resting place of many a Scottish monarch.
Dunstaffnage Castle is a medieval stronghold once captured by Robert the Bruce.
One of many UK historic sites which sites on the coastline, Dunstanburgh Castle was a fourteenth century fortress, the striking ruins of which can be found in Northumberland.
A prominent historical attraction in the United Kingdom and formerly the home of the Bishops of Durham, Durham Castle dates back to the 11th Century.
Durham Cathedral is a vast, mainly 12th Century, Romanesque cathedral built to house the relics of St Cuthbert.
Durnovaria is the original Roman name for what is now the English town of Dorchester.
One of many remaining UK battlefields, Edgecote Moor was the site of a battle in the Wars of the Roses which resulted in a victory for the Lancastrians.
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 is a spectacular Art Deco palace and interesting landmark built in the 1930’s alongside a 15th century medieval hall.
The Epsom Downs Racecourse was the site of one of the most iconic moment in the women’s rights movement. A great fun thing to do in the United Kingdom.
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.
Falkland Palace is an historic house and was the country retreat and hunting lodge of the royal Stuart dynasty.
Fenton House is a well maintained seventeenth century house in Hampstead in North London.
Finchcocks House and Museum holds over 100 historical keyboard instruments and is housed in an 18th century manor house. One of the lesser known historic places in the UK.
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.
One of many great medieval UK historic sites, Fortheringhay Castle was the birthplace of Richard III and site of execution of Mary Queen of Scots.
Fountains Abbey was once a thriving monastery until Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries. Its ruins are among the UK historic sites designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A pretty historic site in the United Kingdom, Framlingham Castle is an impressive 12th century fortified castle in Suffolk.
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.
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.
Furness Abbey is a partially ruined 12th century monastery which now operates as a tourist attraction and museum.
Gainsborough Old Hall is said to be one of England’s largest and best preserved medieval manor houses.
A magnificent castle in Glamis, Scotland, the French chateau styling and the historic setting provides an excellent day out.
Glasgow Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most impressive surviving medieval structures. One of the top places to visit in the UK.
Glastonbury Abbey is one of the most important historic abbeys in Britain and the legendary burial place of King Arthur.
Godolphin House is a Cornish stately home built by Godolphin family, who were prominent in the reign of Queen Anne.
Goodrich Castle is a picturesque Norman ruin in Herefordshire that was the site of a bitter siege during the English Civil War.
The ancient copper mines discovered below the Great Orme date back over 4,000 years to the Bronze Age.
An interesting UK historic site, the Greenhead Roman Army Museum displays a series of artifacts and replicas of Roman military paraphernalia.
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.
One of the top attractions in the United Kingdom, Hadrian’s Wall is a magnificent remnant of Roman Britain and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Hailes Castle was a medieval stronghold, the pretty ruins of which date back mostly to the fourteenth century.
A 17th century mansion, Ham House is an opulent melting pot of British and European Renaissance design.
Amongst the top places to visit in the UK, Hampton Court Palace is a medieval palace whch has served as everything from a royal residence to a prison.
One of many medieval castles in Britain, Harlech Castle is a dramatic stronghold and one of a ring of imposing castles built by Edward I in his conquest of Wales.
A monument to the famous Norman invasion of 1066, Hastings Castle was one of the first Norman castles to be built in England.
Hatfield House is a Jacobean country historic house built on the site of what was Queen Elizabeth I’s childhood home.
Amongst the more scenic of the UK historic sites, Helmsley Castle was a 12th century castle in York and the site of a dramatic siege during the English Civil War.
One of the most interesting historic attractions in the UK, Highgate Cemetery is a famous graveyard in North London where Karl Marx is buried.
HMS Victory was Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar and the site where this heroic figure died. One of the most fun places to go in the UK.
The HMS Warrior was launched in 1860 and is the sole surviving warship of Queen Victoria’s Black Battle Fleet.
Hod Hill is one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Dorset and is one of many historic places in the UK to have left a mark in the landscape itself.
One of the best-known tourist attractions in the UK, Holyroodhouse Palace is the Scottish royal residence famed as having been home to Mary Queen of Scots.
The Houses of Parliament are the home of the UK Parliament and among the most iconic historical places in the UK.
Housesteads Roman Fort is one of the best preserved and most important of the forts along Hadrian’s Wall and an interesting ancient site.
Hylton Castle is a pretty historical ruin and was the private home of a wealthy family in Medieval England.
One of the top attractions in the UK, the Imperial War Museum is a London-based museum dedicated to world conflict.
Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridge explores military history on land, by air and by sea.
Inchcolm Abbey is a well-preserved twelfth century Augustinian monastery turned abbey located in an important defensive position.
Inchmahome Priory was a medieval monastery which once sheltered a young Mary Queen of Scots.
The ruins of the 12th Century Cistercian monastery of Jervaulx Abbey, situated in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales.
The Jewel Tower is one of the last remnants of the medieval Westminster Palace. Perhaps one of the lesser-known of Britain’s historic sites, nonetheless an impressive place to visit.
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.
Kenilworth Castle is a former medieval stronghold and royal palace, most famed as the home of Elizabeth’s beloved Robert Dudley.
A famous historic house, Kensington Palace was the childhood home of Queen Victoria and the home of Diana, Princess of Wales, until her death.
Kenwood House is a picturesque historic stately home in North London.
Kew Palace is a seventeenth century palace which once served as a royal residence. It’s gardens are one of the top tourist sites in the UK.
Kidwelly Castle is a Norman masterpiece which still stands majestically in the calm Welsh countryside as a reminder of the tumultuous Anglo-Welsh past.
King Johns Palace is a ruined Norman townhouse built around 1180AD, the remains of which are now open to the public.
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.
An iconic UK historic landmark, Leeds Castle in Kent was a twelfth century stronghold which has since served as a royal palace, a prison and as a stately home.
Lesnes Abbey is a ruined Norman abbey located in South East London and now forms part of a scenic park and nature reserve.
Liberton Tower is a 15th century tower in Edinburgh.
Lincoln Cathedral is an imposing medieval structure with a history dating back to Norman times. One of the best historic landmarks in the UK.
Lindisfarne Priory, on the mystical Holy Island, is the dramatic ruin of a eleventh century Benedictine monastery and a place of pilgrimage.
Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and host to most of the Stuart kings.
Described by the poet Sir John Betjeman as "one of the great buildings of the world", Britain's largest cathedral adorns Liverpool's landscape.
Lochleven Castle was a medieval stronghold most renowned for being the prison of Mary Queen of Scots.
The London Roman Amphitheatre was built in the first century AD and is the only one of its kind in the city. Amongst the little known historic places in the United Kingdom.
The London Roman Fort was a second century fort which housed Roman Londinium’s soldiers.
The London Roman Wall was built in around the third century AD and parts of it can be seen today.
Ludgershall Castle was a medieval royal castle and hunting lodge, of which only ruins and earthworks remain. One of the lesser known historic places in the UK.
Ludlow Castle, the finest of medieval ruined castles, set in glorious Shropshire countryside, at the heart of this superb, bustling black
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.
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.
Lyveden New Bield is an historic garden perfectly preserved in its original Elizabethan state. An interesting hidden historic treat.
Maiden Castle is vast, well preserved Iron Age hill fort in Dorchester and a historic landmark in the UK.
Described as the most pleasant spot in Wales, Manorbier is a well preserved medieval castle located on the Welsh coast in Pembrokeshire.
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.
Middleham Castle was the childhood home of King Richard III and is one of the most truly impressive historic places in the UK.
Monnow Bridge is a 13th century fortified bridge and the only one in Britain whose gate tower still stands in place.
A listed Palladian mansion now used as a golf clubhouse, this is one of the lesser known UK historic sites.
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.
A popular UK tourist site, the Museum of London explores the history of the UK’s capital city.
Nash’s House and New Place represent the place where William Shakespeare spent his final years and where he died.
The National Museum Cardiff has a diverse collection ranging from art to natural history and archaeology.
The National Museum of Scotland has a diverse collection of artefacts and pieces relating to the history and culture of Scotland and is among the top places to visit in the United Kingdom.
One of the most iconic monuments in the UK, Nelson’s Column is dedicated to Admiral Lord Nelson in London’s Trafalgar Square.
North Leigh Roman Villa was a first century villa, the remains of which can be seen in Oxfordshire. Among the lesser known UK historical sites.
Okehampton Castle was once Devon’s largest castle and was listed in the Doomsday Book.
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.
Orford Castle was a 12th century fortified castle built during the reign of King Henry II. It is among the most eye-catching historic landmarks in the UK.
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.
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.
One of the most interesting historic places in the UK, Pevensey Castle is a picturesque ruin of a medieval castle built in the place where William the Conqueror landed in 1066.
Plymouth Hoe has been the starting point of historic journeys by Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook as well as many others.
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.
The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum examines the history of telegraphic development as well as housing Britain’s vital WWII underground communications centre.
A top UK tourist attraction, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard contains three of the Britain’s most famous warships, namely the HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and Mary Rose.
Powis Castle was built by Welsh princes in the early thirteenth century and has maintained much of its exterior grandeur. An interesting UK historical landmark.
Raglan Castle is the dramatic ruin of a 15th century castle destroyed in the English Civil War. One of many picturesque historic places in the UK.
Restormel Castle was a thirteenth century castle in Cornwall, the ruins of which are well preserved. An eye catching UK historic landmark.
Among the more charming of the historical sites of the United Kingdom, Rhuddlan Castle was one of the iron ring of strongholds built by Edward I in his conquest of Wales.
The Richard III Museum is a small museum in York's historic Monk Bar, dedicated to the life of this famous English monarch.
Discover the exciting exhibition at Leicester's medieval Guildhall, detailing the archaeological search for the lost grave of King Richard III...
Richborough Roman Fort in Kent marks the site where the Romans successfully invaded Britain in 43 AD - one of the most significant ancient historic places in Britain.
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.
The remains of Ribchester Roman Fort and the Ribchester Roman Bathhouse can be seen alongside the Ribchester Roman Museum.
Recently becoming one of the top tourist sites in the UK, Rosslyn Chapel is a fifteenth century Catholic Church near Edinburgh in Scotland brimming with mysterious carvings.
Rothesay Castle is a distinctive medieval ruin with strong links to the royal Stewart dynasty. One of the more scenic UK historic sites.
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.
Listed among the UK battlefields, Sandal Castle was the site of an important battle in the Wars of the Roses.
Scone Palace was once the coronation site of the Kings of Scotland and today operates as an historic house and garden.
Segedunum Roman Fort was one of the Ancient Roman wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall - one of the top historic places in the UK.
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.
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.
A Stone Age chalk mound with a mysterious past, Silbury Hill is the largest man-made mound in Europe and one of the best known historic landmarks in the UK.
Silchester Roman Town flourished from the mid-first century AD and was eventually abandoned.
Skara Brae is Northern Europe’s best preserved Neolithic village and a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Orkney Isles.
St Albans is a wonderful market town and the site of the execution of Britain’s first Christian martyr (209AD).
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.
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.
St Fagans National History Museum is a unique open-air museum of the history of Wales.
St James’s Palace has been the official residence of the British Sovereign since the reign of King Henry VIII. It is one of the most important historic places in the United Kingdom.
St Mary’s Abbey is a picturesque ruined Benedictine abbey in York, located in York Museum Gardens.
Beautiful 14th Century Church Open every Sunday afternoon from Easter to September
One of the top places to visit in the UK, St Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic historic building in central London and the seat of the Diocese of London.
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 - making it one of the most important historical sites in the UK.
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.
Tantallon Castle was the imposing medieval stronghold of an influential Scottish family - it is among the most picturesque coastal historic sites in the UK.
The Temple Church in London was established by the Knights Templar in the twelfth century. It is one of the most mysterious UK historic sites.
The Antonine Wall was a Roman defensive wall, the remains of which can now be seen in Scotland.
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.
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.
The Great Fire of London Monument commemorates the major fire of 1666.
The Judges Lodgings in Presteigne is a living museum of its own history as a Victorian courthouse and judges’ lodgings.
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.
One of the best known historical sites of the UK, the Mary Rose was King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, sunk in 1545 and recovered in 1982.
The Merchant’s House in Marlborough is a fine example of a 17th century silk merchant’s home.
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.
The Sanctuary near Avebury houses the remains of a Neolithic monument and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Among the top attractions of the United Kingdom, the Tower of London is a famous fortress and prison originally commissioned by the first Norman king, William the Conqueror.
The Vyne is a 16th century English historic house which once played host to King Henry VIII and contains the original Tudor chapel. Among the lesser-known historic sites of the UK.
Thornbury Castle is an original Tudor manor house which once played host to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. An interesting addition to the historic sites of Britain.
Torphichen Preceptory was an important base in Scotland for the Knights Hospitaller.
One of the top places to visit in the UK, Tower Bridge is an iconic nineteenth century bridge over the Thames in London.
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.
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.
The Tudor House and Garden is a restored 15th century Tudor home and one of Southampton’s most important historic buildings.
Tutbury Castle is an imposing medieval site in Staffordshire which had one very famous prisoner, Mary Queen of Scots.
Verulamium was a Roman settlement near modern day St Albans in England. It is amongst the best known ancient historical places in the UK.
A popular UK tourist destination, the Victoria and Albert Museum displays millions of works of art from around the world and spans 3,000 years of history.
Vindolanda was one of the main Ancient Roman wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall in Britain. It is one of the best preserved of the ancient historical sites of the UK.
The Wales National Roman Legion Museum explores the history and legacy of the Roman Empire’s furthest outpost.
The Wall Roman site in Staffordshire houses the ruins of an Ancient Roman inn.
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.
This museum is devoted to the history of the local area and that of the town of Watford itself.
The Welwyn Roman Baths complex houses the remains of a Roman bathhouse dating back to the 3rd Century AD. One of the more hidden historic sites of the United Kingdom.
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.
Westminster Abbey is an iconic medieval structure and the site of many historic royal events, from coronations and weddings to burials. Today it is one of the best places to visit in the UK.
Whitby Abbey is a picturesque cliff-top ruin of the 13th century church which belonged to a Benedictine abbey in Yorkshire. One of the most scenic UK historic sites.
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.
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.
Winchester Palace in Southwark was a twelfth-century grand complex which was one of the most important buildings in all of medieval London.
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.’
Wroxeter Roman City houses the remains of what was once Roman Britain’s fourth largest city.
The York City Walls are England’s most intact set of city walls and one of the city’s most popular attractions. One of the most interesting historical sites in the United Kingdom.
York Minster is one of the largest gothic cathedrals in northern Europe, built by the Normans and expanded over the centuries.
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.