Panoramic view of Hadrian's Wall and surrounding landscape
Stunning views along Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site © English Heritage Visit Hadrian's WAll
Stunning views along Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site © English Heritage Visit Hadrian's WAll

Visit a Historic Place

Looking for an interesting day out? See our listing of historic places.

Canal and River Trust

Whether you’re an adventurous thrill-seeker at home on the white water rapids or more at home with a gentle stroll and a peaceful pint, our canals and rivers have something for you.

Visit our historic waterways

Churches Conservation Trust

From cosmopolitan cities to the tops of hills, in sleepy villages or close by the sea, wherever they are, visiting a CCT church makes a perfect day out.

Find historic churches to visit

Cromford Mills

Visit Cromford Mills in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site Gateway and discover the heritage of this remarkable valley that changed the world.

Plan a visit to Cromford Mills

English Heritage

Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts and defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.

Find historic sites to visit

Friends of Friendless Churches

Friends of Friendless Churches own over 40 former churches and chapels. All of them are listed - mostly Grade II* or Grade I - which means they are of very special, or exceptional interest.

Visit Friends Churches

Historic Houses

The Historic Houses (HH) represents 1,600 of the UK's privately and charitably owned historic houses, castles and gardens, such as Chatsworth in Derbyshire and Lulworth Castle in Dorset.

Visit members of the Historic Houses

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

There are 10 award-winning museums spread along the valley beside the wild River Severn. See the products that set industry on its path and the machines that made them. Watch and talk to the Museums’ craftsmen and costumed demonstrators.

Visit Ironbridge Gorge

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Enjoy a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines. Situated in a rural setting, the museum offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences, whilst telling the story of the lives of miners through the ages.

Visit the museum

National Trust

National Trust has hundreds of places of historic interest and natural beauty to visit.

Visit a National Trust site

Open House London

Open House London is the capital's largest annual festival of architecture and design. It takes place every year in September. Until then you can join in one of their year-round architecture tours.

Join an architecture tour of London

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Find out about the mill's significance as home to the world's first iron-framed building, its role in the industrial revolution and the pioneers who made it happen.

Visit Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings