In the News

Catch up on all the news about Britain's heritage. We'll tell you about new openings, new projects and all the things that are happening in the heritage world.  Check in regularly to keep up.Don't forget to check our what's on calendar for lots of special events.


Congratulations to two great heritage places recognised as finalists in the Visit England Awards for Excellence for 2017.

Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is one of 4 finalists in the GREAT China Welcome category and Burton Constable Hall in Yorkshire is up for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year. Both very well deserved.

If you haven’t paid either of these great places a visit, what are you waiting for?

Victoria Harewood

20 April 2017

Harewood House was recently used as a major set for ITV’s Victoria series.

The Country House Revived

18 April 2017

A major international conference is scheduled to look at the current state and the future of the country house in Ireland, the UK and Europe in Dublin Castle in on 19 & 20 June 2017.

Roll up, roll up

6 April 2017

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust brings circus to the streets for annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations

Introducing the Holkham Lodges

3 April 2017

Four historic lodges within the walls of the Holkham Estate now available to rent.

Great Big History Weekend

29 March 2017

Catch the history bug at Stirling Castle

Volunteers needed for Croome's walled gardens

29 March 2017

One of Europe’s largest walled gardens, which is open to the public again this year, is looking for enthusiastic volunteers.

A Cheshire Tale of Family and Fortune at Arley Hall

20 March 2017

Photographs and memories of a family who have helped shape Cheshire for more than 800 years have gone on display at a country home near Northwich. Among the fascinating characters who emerge in Arley Hall’s exhibition are a contributor to the Armada Fund and a man who was sheriff under Oliver Cromwell.

Private Apartment Tours

20 February 2017

Private Apartment Tours opening at Blenheim Palace

Marmalade Judging at Dalemain

16 February 2017

Marmalade Judging at Dalemain

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Launch

16 February 2017

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust launches unique after hours programme