English Heritage membership offers 2017/2018: 15% off

Love history? Appreciate architecture? Like a good day out? Then our pick of English Heritage membership offers for 2017/2018 is for you. Support one of England's leading preservation charities by becoming an English Heritage member. You'll get unlimited access to properties, gardens, and sites of vital importance across the country, plus much more. Read on to find out about the latest English Heritage membership offers as well as where you can go, what to expect, and the many benefits of becoming a member.

English Heritage annual & life membership offers 2017/2018
English Heritage annual & life membership offers 2017/2018

English Heritage membership offers 2017/2018 - latest deals & discounts

Find the very latest deals on English Heritage membership offers for 2017/2018 right here. Whether you're joining as an individual, family or perhaps giving the gift of English Heritage membership, you will find all current online discounts and savings on English Heritage membership below.

  • Buy annual student membership to English Heritage
  • Pay £45 per year or £3.75 per month by direct debit
  • Valid NUS card required with student membership
  • Buy senior membership to English Heritage
  • Pay £46 per year or £3.83 per month by direct debit
  • Membership for one adult (over 60 years old)

About English Heritage

English Heritage is a registered charity dedicated to preserving England's historic sites - places of interest, intrigue, and huge cultural importance. It is also committed to educating and informing visitors of all ages, and ensuring its monuments - castles, Roman ruins, country houses, and more in all shapes and sizes - are safeguarded for the next generation to learn from as well.

By joining English Heritage, you are helping to support the charity maintain structures, potentially acquire sites of importance, and improve its offerings to the public for years to come.

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Benefits of English Heritage membership in 2017/2018

If you are thinking of making the most of the latest English Heritage membership offers for 2017, you can look forward to enjoying the following benefits of English Heritage membership:

  • unlimited entry to more than 380 historic properties
  • kids go free at English Heritage locations
  • a dedicated members' magazine and handbook
  • access to hundreds of exciting members' events
  • exclusive members' discounts at other attractions
  • access to interactive members' area online

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English Heritage membership types & prices

English Heritage offers a wide range of membership types. From discounted senior passes to individual, joint, family, and student options, there's sure to be an English Heritage membership that's right for you and your budget. Joining English Heritage is extremely good value, especially if you enjoy days out regularly, as you save on the more expensive entry prices. See below for a full rundown of English Heritage membership options for 2017.

Membership type Monthly Annually Lifetime
Individual adult One person 19+ £4.50 £54 £1,250
Joint adult Two people 19+ £8 £96 £1,800
Family 1 adult One adult + up to six children £4.50 £54 n/a
Family 2 adult Two adults + up to 12 children £8 £96 n/a
Senior One person 60+ £3.83 £46 £950
Adult + senior One person -60; one person 60+ £6.75 £81 n/a
Joint senior Two people 60+ £5.83 £70 £1,250
Student With valid NUS card £3.75 £45 n/a

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English Heritage locations by region

With just under 400 castles, houses, gardens, and ruins scattered across England, from Northumberland down to the south coast, you won't struggle to find an English Heritage site near you. Check out each regional link below to see what's available, whether it's just down the road from home or somewhere you're planning to visit on holiday.

  • North East - Durham, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Tyne and Wear
  • Yorkshire and the Humber - East riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
  • East Midlands - Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland
  • East of England - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
  • London
  • South East - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex
  • South West - Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, Somerset, Wiltshire
  • West Midlands - Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire
  • North West - Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside

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English Heritage: Member events & days out

If you use one of the current English Heritage membership offers for 2017 to get your membership started, you'd best clear some space in your diary as you'll be busy attending a host of exclusive events. From a look behind the scenes at popular residences to expert-led tours, and period culinary feasts, there's a great variety of members' events for you to choose from.

Events often have a seasonal focus, perhaps looking at specific gardens in springtime and crafting Victorian style at Christmas, for example. Members' events tend to focus on themes and topics more suited to adults, although there are select events that children can attend. Families should check out the Family days out section for information on kids' activities as members of English Heritage.

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Top English Heritage sites you can visit in 2017

With so many incredible places to visit on its books, it's hard to pick a top selection of English Heritage places to visit. However, here's a list of our favourites that you can visit as a member of English Heritage, from medieval castles and prehistoric standing stones to Victorian homes and stately gardens:

  • Stonehenge - discover the iconic prehistoric monument in Wiltshire
  • Dover Castle - uncover Dover Castle's incredibly history from its medieval roots right up to the vital role it played in World War Two
  • Whitby Abbey - wander among the ruins of this famous hilltop Benedictine abbey in North Yorkshire
  • Hadrian's Wall - visit the various exhibitions and ruined fortifications strung along the 73 miles of this incredible UNESCO site in the north of England
  • Tintagel Castle - get your imagination going with tales at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall - from the legend of King Arthur to the magnificent views, it won't disappoint
  • Brodsworth Hall and Gardens - explore one of England's most intact visions of Victorian opulence inside and out
  • Apsley House - climb the impressive staircase, and marvel at the ornate interiors of the Duke of Wellington's Georgian abode in central London
  • Middleham Castle - stroll around the ruins and rooms of Richard III's home in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Down House - lose yourself in the impossibly beautiful gardens of what was Charles Darwin's home in Kent
  • York's Cold War Bunker - descend into York's eerie cold war bunker for a flavour of what might have been - but thankfully wasn't - in our more recent past

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English Heritage: The Blue Plaques scheme

Ever noticed the blue plaques adorning certain properties around the capital? These symbolic discs mark the spot where someone of note was born, lived, worked or even died, and they have garnered quite the cult following.

Operated by English Heritage since 1986, the Blue Plaques scheme highlights significant points of interest and - thanks to the interactive app - lets you create your own walking history tour of London, ticking off important sites and addresses of memorable people along the way.

The scheme has been running in various forms for more than 150 years, and there are more than 900 dotted around London. This figure continues to grow with members of the public able to nominate anyone they believe deserves a blue plaque.

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English Heritage - the FAQs:

Q. Are English Heritage locations suitable for families?

A. English Heritage works to bring history to life, inspiring and encouraging the next generation with intriguing tales and exciting activities at many of its locations across England. Check out the Family days out page for more information on the most family-friendly of English Heritage sites.

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Q. Are English Heritage locations dog friendly?

A. Many English Heritage sites are dog friendly, notably places with big outdoor spaces such as Hadrian's Wall and Scarborough Castle. You can find out about specific properties on individual listings, and check out the Days out with dogs section for more information.

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Q. Do you have to be a member to visit English Heritage locations?

A. No, you do not need to be a member to visit an English Heritage site, however, it is considerably cheaper if you plan to visit more than a couple of locations within a year. You will also benefit from the various extras offered exclusively to members.

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Q. How can you join English Heritage?

A. Joining English Heritage is really quick and easy. Once you have seen the latest membership offers, deals and discounts, simply follow the steps and join online today.

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Q. Can you buy English Heritage membership as a gift?

A. Yes, and what a great gift it is! Choose from the same membership types listed above, and then simply follow the steps for buying English Heritage membership as a gift online.

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The English Heritage shop

Everyone loves a good visitors' shop, and English Heritage does not disappoint. The English Heritage online shop offers a wide range of themed gifts and souvenirs from across the ages.

  • Browse the latest offers on English Heritage gifts & products
  • Filter special offers by price & type
  • Save on gifts with limited availability on products

As well as guidebooks to English Heritage sites, you can choose from mead, ginger wine and vintage humbugs plus traditional wooden toys, historic fancy dress for kids, and scented candles - there are treats for all ages. Find something for the home or garden, and browse jewellery, clothing, even collectables when you shop online with English Heritage - ideal for the history lover in you or your life.

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Hopefully you're in no doubt of the benefits of becoming a member of English Heritage in 2017. The latest English Heritage membership offers should encourage you, while the enticing list of places you can visit and explore has hopefully inspired you to get out and learn even more about England's history. Remember, you can also check the weather in any UK location to ensure you're prepared for you day out.