ID No. 151

A Grade I Georgian country house, which contains a variety of historical treasures. Take a tour around the family library and chapel, and visit the room in which oxygen was discovered by  in 1974. Other features include the sculpture gallery, orangery and exhibition rooms. The garden of the house is known for its Italian-inspired landscape. The 30 acres gardens that are located two miles from the House, are an essential viewing (and only open for only six weeks per year!). Children can take part in many different activities here, as there is an Adventure Playground. Take a walk amongst the treetops on the aerial walkways and experience the famous space dive. Read More

ID No. 149

This Abbey dates from 1231  and was used as such until 1537 when it was converted to a mansion house after the abolition of the monasteries by Henry VIII. The ruins of the mansion house are fairly well preserved with some original flooring tiles on view in situ. The place is a favorite for bride and groom wedding photographs.The abbey is in free access. Nice quiet and interesting old abbey ruins. Read More

ID No. 148

This is 12th century ruin, just the wall surviving. Here there is a lot of local information from where the allies planned their invasion for D-Day.In 1133, it was built by Henry I as a gift for Augustinian canons.  Read More

ID No. 147

A lovely historical location for a family walk. A pretty and contained circular walk around the walls of this ancient Roman settlement.This is an excellent example of a rare site in the UK. The car park is free and there are informative signs along the way. Where else can you expect to see a Roman wall without a busy crowded town? It is a pleasant walk on top of the wall, quite tall in places, with many boards explaining the history of the city. When you get to the amphitheater, you can walk around it and it's cool to think of all the events they used to have and you're standing right in the middle of it. Read More

ID No. 146

This is ruins of a medieval abbey. A very beautiful and peaceful place to visit. Free parking , very historic with information boards to aid you whist you walk around. Great for all the family. Its a beautiful piece of history well worth a visit to see how people lived. A fantastic historic extensive ruins that is a pure delight to visit. This 13th century Abbey's ruin is a gem of a photographic, painting or drawing experience. Steeped in history and lots still standing. Very pleasant site to walk around.  Read More

ID No. 145

‘Greek Revival Architecture’ has many good examples including this, which lays in a landscaped park. It was nearly demolished in 1975 and is now an opera venue. Taking place are parties and weddings which are services rented out to the public. Ancient Roman looking building. What a beautifully romantic use of a glorious derelict building, steeped in history. Wonderfully secluded and quiet with wonderful views of countryside.Lovely place to visit, open to the public free of charge and a great place to have a picnic. Read More

ID No. 144

There is a single fort out of many which was erected in the 1850s and 1860s. A great place to  visit with lots of history on view. Built between 1858-62 this is one of Palmerston's forts to defend Portsmouth. There are lots of things to explore, including exhibits, and is a great place to have a picnic too.Free entry.An amazing visit to a fascinating piece of Gosport history.This fort is surrounded by a lake with ducks and swans and a lot of big carp. Read More

ID No. 143

There are Burial hills from the Bronze Age which were built over 4,000 years ago. This is the property of English Heritage. Read More

ID No. 142

Such a large site and free to visit. Great picnic area in summer and lots still standing. Worth a day exploring and looking up its history. But the ruins of the palace gives it its true romantic appeal.  Spacious and uncrowded the site leaves the impression of genuine historic documentation. Ancient ruins from the 12th century. The palace was badly damaged in the Civil War (1642–9) and subsequently abandoned. A good historical landmark, worthwhile visiting and learning more about the history of the town. One of Britain’s most distinguished naval commanders of modern times, lived here after the Second World War. Read More

ID No. 140

It is also rather special as it is one of the only medieval houses still in tacked in the world.You are free to explore the few rooms on your own and open and inspect the reproduction furniture.  The rooms have furniture in them depicting the era from which the house is from. Its nice to see how people used to live. A rare and wonderful building. Small but perfectly restored medieval house. A beautiful 14th century house. Read More

ID No. 135

This is where, in 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. It was a date and an event that altered England's Britain's history. You can stand on the battlefield. Explore the ruins of the abbey. Wander amongst the statues of the Normans and the Saxons. From the roof of the abbey you can gain a different perspective, looking out across the battlefield after taking in the exhibits, the displays and the stories within the abbey’s gatehouse. A place full of atmosphere. Quite an experience to find oneself on a site where the world changed 1,000 years ago. Read More

ID No. 132

 This might just be the most noteworthy of all Roman sites on these islands. Once there was a busy harbour here. It was a gateway to Britain under Roman rule. The site is now more than 2 miles away from the ocean. But one can use one's imagination and understand that this place saw the start and the finish of Roman rule in Britain.First this was a house. A Manor houses. It has a tower which you can climb. And there is a passage, deep below the ground which runs between the tower and the cooking area. It was a matter of status. During the 15th century after extensive rebuilding the house was allowed to call itself a castle. Read More

ID No. 131

This is said to be one of the most important Roman sites in the British Isles. The exhibition is well curated and presented. Children of all ages will have great fun trying on genuine clothes as worn by the ancient Romans. Everyone is allowed to touch and explore the building materials that were used when this community was first constructed. And you can even play a Roman board game. Read More

ID No. 129

One of the greatest of all British abbeys.  This edifice was founded shortly after a 597 AD.  It is said to mark the rebirth of Christianity in Southern England. The museum offers headphones as well as even more modern virtual reality headsets. The immersive experience concentrates on the 1500s. But of course, there is nothing to stop you from simply soaking up the atmosphere of the place that was built a millennium and a half ago. Read More

ID No. 124

The British Isles can offer few better ways on the British Isles of seeing how our ancestors lived than by visiting this site. Here a community lived during those prehistoric times. Ancient dwelling places. And other structures down through the ages. All in one place. The land all around contains the power of history and a eons of human existence. To stand here where so many others have stood. To walk around, to clamber this way and that over the hill. To look out at the timeless, ageless, green and pleasant fields. To stare out at the ocean. To enjoy the lush vegetation and the myriad colors of the plant-life. To be among the animals and all the creatures of this place. There’s so much information available here. And if you ask, anyone you encounter will tell you tales and offer new and different ways of seeing this singular place. But just being here and soaking it all in will in itself be more than enough.  Read More

ID No. 120

The entire valley around here was landscaped by Capability Brown. And the building is a Grade II listed building. Few of England’s Cistercian monastery have such complete ground plans; and you can see them. This place in the most picturesque of settings is one of the jewels of the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.  Read More

ID No. 116

She was one of the wealthiest women in the country. She was also one of the most interesting people of that most interesting of times, the England of Elizabeth I.  Her house and the grounds around are lavish and lush and lustrous. Four storeys up, the walls are still now as they once were; in the Great Hall the complicated, ornate and intricate frieze - depicting a hunt in motion - is well-preserved. The plaster has aged well. From the house, the New Hall and the surrounding countryside can be seen in all their glory; age has not withered either this home, its stateliness or the landscapes around it.  Read More

ID No. 114

Home is the Hero. Scotland’s finest. He loved his land. He died for it. Rightful and deserving Hero of the Scots. The Hall of Arms offers up tales of immense courage and strength, especially against the army of King Edward I. How did it all happen? Why such a hero? And after that victory? What came next? Here is the armour. Here are the weapons. Here evidence of the tactics and the strategies. Tales of the battles. The twirling stairs lead the visitor to the The Royal Chamber. And the monument. And the Crown. Here one can appreciate how the great nation of the Scots came into being and grew and achieved its destiny. Some of the most stunningly beautiful landscapes on earth, viewed from on high. And from here can be seen the fields of war and the plains. This was once the beating heart of Scotland. Read More

ID No. 113

You get there by cable car. Country park. Show caverns. 400 years ago, people mined lead here. The entrance and exit to the mine are far apart, up the same hill.  But these legendary caverns are hundreds of millions of years old. On the upper floor, there’s a ‘fossil factory’, where you can learn about the geology, the history and the prehistory of the area, rocks and bones and artefacts galore. The building has big windows and wide terraces and the views are spectacular and beautiful. Inside there is a regular light show. Spectators watch as the chamber’s illuminations gently grow from a single candle’s flickering to a bright flooding of light. There’s also a virtual adventure in The Masson Pavilion. And the Long View, a narrative covering 230 years. No wonder visitors have been coming to this place so often and for so long. And don’t forget the cable car.  Read More

ID No. 112

A singular farm. 1,000 years of history. No wonder it was used as a location for Downton Abbey. More than a millennium’s worth of stories. A proper old-fashioned garden, still operating more or less as it did during the sixteen-hundreds, where fruit and veggies and flowers grow.  And welcoming animals roam freely around, ready to be met and to communicate. An enchanting day out for anyone, no matter how old or how young or how cynical or difficult to impress.  Read More

ID No. 111

Surprisingly unchanged, faithfully maintained, this 12th Century Cistercian abbey has within its bounds - amidst the ruins, the remains and the standing buildings - a church, 900 years old, vaulted, with tiled floors. There’s also a tile-floored chapter house and a crypt chapel. And a rippling river.  And trees all around.  Read More

ID No. 110

  Built here almost a millennium-and-a-half ago.  King Merewalh of Mercia established this Priory in about 680 AD. King Merewalh’s daughter Milburge was beatified – hailed as a saint. A pious place. An Anglo-Saxon monastery, or priory, features of interest here include a garden - with skilfully trimmed trees, hedges and shrubs, a chapter house, and a unique font decorated with 12th Century carvings. Read More

ID No. 109

When Britain was run by the Romans, only three cities were bigger than this one. At first it was a place behind whose fortifications the Roman legions could muster. Gradually it evolved and became a city for ordinary civilians as well as military types. Here the Old Work stands, the biggest stretch of any free-standing wall built by Romans to be seen in the British Isles. The Old Work is a kind of basilica edifice and stands more than 20 feet high. There is also a Roman Town House nearby. A tour is available with an available commentary on earphones; most informative about the daily lives of people who inhabited this place through the ages.  Read More

ID No. 108

Stories swirl around this old dwelling place. The dairy tells its own tales. The smithy does even better. And the wood-framed hunting lodge? And the Royal Oak. How are they connected with Charles II and his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651? Guided tours of this Grade II listed building are popular. Best to book.  Read More

ID No. 105

Once upon a time this was one of the wealthiest establishments of its kind in all of England. What has been unearthed, preserved and protected here is endlessly fascinating. By strolling among the ruins and spending time in the special on-site museum, visitors are able to learn the stories of this once lavish, historically important, atmospheric  and special place.  Read More

ID No. 104

Almost 900 years old. Built circa 1166. Established by Henry II.This old structure housed Augustinian monks. The buildings and the devout men within it survived sustained salvoes for more than two hundred years from the early 14th Century until late in the 16th Century as the English and Scottish pounded each other. These remains here tell the tales of these events and many more besides.  Read More

ID No. 87

 As you journey through the house, you travel through 700 years of history. The house is not a show home for one period in time, but a living blog highlighting the changing fashion and needs of its owner. The house is a ‘style icon’ in its own right, rather than merely a follower of fashion. Wander through the garden with its fragrant cutting garden, and colourful boarders. The most complete small medieval manor house in the country.  Read More

ID No. 84

 A uniquely thrilling and immersive attraction. Be transported through Edinburgh’s dark and murky history. The true stories of Scotland’ worst traitors, witches, serial killers and warriors brought to life by hilarious actors. 11 live shows, scary fun rides, world class special effects and plenty of surprises. Read More

ID No. 83

The stadium tour – Soak up the history and feel the passion at stadium on a 1-hour guided tour. Visit the dressing room, the tunnel, the dugout and more. Go behind the scenes of one of the biggest football stadiums in Europe and learn all about the history of the club.  Read More

ID No. 82

Come and see lifeboats and explore where rescues begin. Discover the history of the lifeboats. Lifeboats are especially designed to get to those in trouble at sea as quickly and safely as possible. The history on display makes you realize what a marvelous job the crew do. Groups of all ages are welcome for a guided tour, but need to be booked in advanced. There is no charge.  Read More

ID No. 80

 Luxury lodges are nestled within 47-acre woodland paradise enabling you to get back to nature and enjoy the picturesque environment. Whether you want peace and tranquillity on a romantic break, action packed adventures or fantastic local attractions for entertaining friends and family, lodges provide the perfect base from which to explore. Read More

ID No. 79

Outdoor activities for a perfect adventure break- canyoning, white water rafting, adventure and white water tubing, quad biking and much more. This is one of the most established outdoor providers offering 12 water and land activities available as full or half day trips.  Read More

ID No. 78

This beautiful countryside park covers an area of 126 acres, 2 lakes, and has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for the past 8 years. The south lake is home to  activity centre where you can experience a range of water sports such as stand up paddle boarding,  canoeing, open water swimming and plenty more there is also orienteering. The north side is home to a more genteel boating lake which provides peddle boats, and zorbing opportunities.   Do you have the head for heights to take on the 30ft “Hawks View” high ropes course? Or perhaps the “Monkey Trail” at just 10ft tall will bring the ape out in you. Don’t forget to try out the zip wire, climbing wall or plummet from the summit with the powerfan descender. A great adventure for all the family. Find out all about the exciting rope courses and events. Read More

ID No. 77

This is an indoor go karting company.  With 34 tracks across the country, perfect for family day out, stag do, hen do, kids go karting birthday party and more. It was founded in 1992, opening its first track in Guildford, and is now the UK’s largest indoor go karting company. Find a track nearest to you at their website or make a telephone call Read More

ID No. 76

Explore over 30 rooms complete with elegant interiors, one of Europe’s most significant art collections and fascinating stories of 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Famous for its rich history, historic waterworks and sculpture, its Victorian rock garden and maze, there is something for everyone in the 105-acre garden. Discover working farmyard with animal handling and milking demonstrations, plus a woodland playground with a climbing forest and trampoline, slides, water and sand play. The house has a long tradition of inspirational entertaining, an excellent selection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants for you to consider. Read More

ID No. 75

The UK’s most action-packed venue. Home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships, the fastest and loudest motorsport on earth: National Drag Race meetings, modified car shows, VW Beetle and camper festivals, Japanese performance car events, retro and classic car events, Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days. Enjoy VIP/ corporate hospitality and fantastic family days out and see Top Fuel Dragsters, jet cars, Rocket Bikes, Monster Trucks, Drifting, Stunt displays and much more. Read More

ID No. 29

The house is a historic house with formal gardens set back 200 metres from the river Thames in London. One of London's best kept secrets, it has remained virtually unchanged for 400 years and is internationally recognised for its superb collection of textiles, furniture and art which have remained in the house for centuries. Read More

ID No. 19

Explore what makes us human. Expect a unique, exciting and interactive journey through the human body, described by many as 'emotional', 'extraordinary' and even 'life-changing'. Immerse yourself and discover a wide-range of insights into the body and mind, showing what effect our lifestyle choices have on our health. It's fun, provocative, educational and endlessly fascinating. More than 200 anatomical specimens, spread over 6 galleries on 3 floors and over 20,000 sq ft, will reveal the beauty that lies beneath our skin.  Read More

ID No. 17

   Immerse yourself in the greatest and most authentic Tudor experience in the world. This is a Royal palace and open to the public, which is a major tourist attraction. The palace continues to display a large number of works of art from Royal collection. Apart from the palace itself gardens, other point of visitors includes the celebrated maze, the historic real tennis court, and the huge grape vine, the largest in the world.  Relax in over 60 acres of beautiful gardens that run down to the River Thames, featuring sparkling fountains, glorious displays of over 1 million flowering bulbs and 750 acres of tranquil royal parkland. Explore the wonderful kitchen Garden and see seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs growing as they would have done for the Georgian Kings in the 18th century. The Maze- planted over 300 years ago, the world’s oldest puzzle maze consists of half a mile of winding paths surrounded by towering yew tree walls. On average it takes 20 minutes to reach the centre. Limited on-site parking is available. Read More

ID No. 15

The house is a historic house with formal gardens set back 200 metres from the river Thames in London. One of London's best kept secrets, it has remained virtually unchanged for 400 years and is internationally recognized for its superb collection of textiles, furniture and art which have remained in the house for centuries. Read More

ID No. 9

This is most famous for a real life drama: the execution of Charles I, which took place here in 1649 to the ‘dismal, universal groan’ of the crowd. On 30th January 1649, Charles I passed beneath the Rubens ceiling that he had commissioned to glorify the monarchy, and onto a scaffold where he was beheaded. Sir Peter Paul Rubens breath-taking canvases have survived flooding, fire and war. It is nothing short of a miracle that you can still enjoy them in their original setting, just as Kings, Queens and Courtiers have done for the past 400 years. Read More

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