1642 Living History Village

Little Woodham Lane, Howe Road, Rowner
Gosport PO12 2HH


A unique pattern woven in the fabric of time. Within the Parish of Rowner, surrounded by woodland, the village of Little Woodham exists to educate both children and adults about 17th century rural life in the South of England. In the April of 1642 the King of England, Charles Stuart and his Parliament stood on the eve of Civil War. Using extensively researched local events and people the villagers link their families and their lives to national and international events. During your tour you will meet 'villagers', interpreters dressed in period costume. Little Woodham's living history interpreters involve you and your children in their daily lives.

18 Stafford Terrace

18 Stafford Terrace
London W8 7BH


In 1874 Edward Linley Sambourne married Marion Herapath, the daughter of a wealthy stockbroker. Helped by Marion's father, the couple paid ??2,000 for an 89-year lease on 18 Stafford Terrace. A hidden gem in the heart of London, remarkably well-preserved and complete with its original interior decoration and contents.

2 Willow Road - National Trust

2 Willow Road, Hampstead
London NW3 1TH


The architect Erno Goldfinger designed and built this unique Modernist house as his family home in 1939. The central house of a terrace of three, it is one of Britain's most important examples of Modernist architecture.

20 Forthlin Road

Liverpool L24 1YP


20 Forthlin Road is one of the most important houses in the history of popular music. This ordinary terraced house was the family home of Sir Paul McCartney right through the early Beatles years.

448th Bomb Group Collection / Seething WWII USAAF Control Tower

448th BG Collection, Stanmare, Seething St, Seething; Seething Control Tower, Toad Lane, Seething .
Norwich NR15 1AL


Seething Control Tower is a restored WWII control tower. The 448th Bomb Group flew B24 Liberator Bombers on 262 Mission and 500 men lost from November to June. We have lots of memorabilia, displays and the 448th BG collection consisting of large collection of photographs and albums of 448th veterans stories/war diaries.

78 Derngate

82 Derngate
Northampton NN1 1UH


The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, is an important and award-winning historic house set in the heart of Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public.

93rd Bomb Group Museum

Station 104, Topcroft
Norwich NR15 2PP


Located in original Nissen (Quonset) huts which formed part of the communal site for the 329th Bomb Squadron on the airfield, the museums exhibits range from displays of Second World War memorabilia to items of aviation archaeology. These include engines and sections of undercarriage.

A la Ronde

Summer Lane
Exmouth EX8 5BD


This unique sixteen-sided house was described by Lucinda Lambton as having 'a magical strangeness that one might dream of only as a child'. It was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century. It contains many objects and mementoes of their travels. The extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens, laboriously stuck down with isinglass. There is also a fragile shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells, which can be viewed in its entirety using a touch screen 360 degree virtual tour.

Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk, Abbey Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds
Leeds LS5 3EH


Based in the heart of the Kirkstall community, Abbey House was once the gatehouse for Kirkstall Abbey. Displays in the museum enable you to steep yourself in the romantic history of the abbey. Collections: The museum holds large and important social history collections. This includes an archive relating to the Suffragette campaigns of Mrs Leonora Cohen (b.1873) who was one of the first women in Leeds to start campaigning for votes for women. Leeds Museums have been collecting toys, dolls and games since at least the 1920s and now hold one of the major collections in the country.

Abbey Pumping Station

Corporation Road, Abbey Lane
Leicester LE4 5PX


The Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology. The museum collects and displays the industrial, technological and scientific heritage of Leicester.

Abbey Visitor Centre

Samson's Tower
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RS


The extensive remains of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monastery in England, and the shrine of St Edmund. They include the complete 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower, and the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road South
Sheffield S7 2QW


Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique 18th century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Now a Grade 1 Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument, 'Abbeydale Works' was once a main producer of agricultural scythe and edge tools, such as grass hooks and hay knives, and one of the largest water powered industrial sites on the River Sheaf. See worker's houses, waterwheels, tilit hammers, a grinding hull and workshops and the only intact crucible steel furnance surviving in the world today.

Abbot House Heritage Centre

Abbot House, Maygate
Dunfermline KY12 7NE


Abbot House Heritage Centre is a charity, dedicated to protecting and preserving the fabric of this atmospheric medieval building, and helping our visitors to learn about Dunfermline's early and medieval past through the exploration of our collections. Sited within a beautiful walled garden, and featuring heritage displays and a replica 17th century brew house.

Abbotsford House

Melrose TD6 9BQ


Abbotsford is the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist, and author of timeless classics such as Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake. In 1811 Sir Walter bought the property which was to become Abbotsford, set in the heart of the Scottish Borders, on the banks of the River Tweed.

Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall - National Trust

Neath SA10 8EU


Famous waterfall and fascinating industrial site with tin workers' exhibition Set in a steep gorge, this place demonstrates the power of water and its impact on industry. Our film 'Reflections on Tin' traces its 400-year history, from 1584, including a visit by the famous artist JMW Turner. An early water-powered tin works was the last industry here. Today the waters of the River Dulais are used to make Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient in environmentally friendly energy.

Aberystwyth Castle

Aberystwyth SY23 2AG


In the marvellous sweep of Cardigan Bay stand the ruins of one of Edward I's late 13th century castles. Of the seven major English strongholds he established in Wales, Aberystwyth has fared least favourably in the survival stakes.

Acorn Bank - National Trust

Temple Sowerby
nr Penrith CA10 1SP


Delightful sheltered garden, renowned for its herbs and orchards growing old English fruit varieties. Ancient oaks and high enclosing walls keep the extremes of the Cumbrian climate out of the garden, resulting in a spectacular display of shrubs, roses and herbaceous borders.

Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HM Naval Base
Portsmouth PO1 3LJ


Action Stations is a hi-tech visitor attraction that offers visitors of all ages an insight into the modern day Royal Navy. As well as two climbing exhibits, a laser weapons range, a Merlin Flight Simulator and a 6-axis motion simulator, Action Stations also boasts a 275 seat auditorium for the daily showings of 'Command Approved' (Cert PG.)

Acton Court

Latteridge Road, Iron Acton
Bristol BS37 9TL


A beautifully conserved Tudor House built by Nicholas Poyntz for the pleasure of Henry VIII, at Iron Acton, Bristol.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott
Church Stretton SY6 6QN


Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is one of Britain's leading working farm museums. We specialise in practical demonstrations of historic farming using traditional skills and period horse-drawn machines.

Aeroplane Collection

7 Mayfield Avenue
Stretford M32 9HL


TAC focuses on single aeroplane restoration projects either for Hooton Park or for other museums and groups who have the space and facilities to look after them properly but lack the necessary skills or work space for restorations.

Aldborough Roman Site - English Heritage

Boroughbridge YO51 9ES


Among the northernmost urban centres in the Roman Empire, Aldborough was the 'capital' of the Romanised Brigantes, the largest tribe in Britain. One corner of the defences is laid out amid a Victorian arboretum, and two mosaic pavements can be viewed in their original positions.The site museum has an outstanding collection of Roman finds, a handling collection of Roman objects, and other hands-on aids for children and families.

Alexandra Park Pavilion

Alexandra Park
Manchester M16 8PJ


Alexandra Park is regarded as of national importance and is a Grade 2-listed landscape on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens. It has recently reopened following a restoration project funded by Manchester City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and various sports bodies.

Alford Manor House

West Street
Alford LN13 9HT


To the rear of the Manor House is the Hackett Barn, which is a museum of memorabilia and bygones: it contains lovingly restored examples of agricultural and other machinery, as well as a fine Victorian hearse, the original Alford town stocks, carts, a horse-drawn fire engine, and many other fascinating exhibits.

Alfriston Clergy House - National Trust

The Tye, Alfriston
Polegate BN26 5TL


The Clergy House is remarkable as a surviving example of a typical thatched Wealden Hall House dating back to the 14th century. It was probably built for a yeoman farmer and later passed into the possession of the church.

All Hallows by the Tower

Byward Street
London EC3R 5BJ


All Hallows By The Tower church was founded in 675 AD and, throughout London's history, has played a key part in almost every important event. A Roman pavement, Saxon stonework, Mediaeval paintings and statues, and the glorious Grinling Gibbons font cover are all on show.

Allan Bank & Grasmere - National Trust

Allan Bank, Grasmere
Ambleside LA22 9QB


Opened to the public for the first time ever in March 2012, Allan Bank is a place to relax in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea while the children play. Once home to William Wordsworth and National Trust founder Canon Rawnsley, Allan Bank was rescued from the ravages of fire in 2011.

Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum

Halifax way Elvington
York YO41 4AU


A Memorial Museum based on an authentic WWII Bomber Command Base, RAF Elvington, now the largest example of its type open to the public. Original buildings, including the Control Tower, now house some 15 fascinating exhibitions, including 'Against the Odds' the story of Bomber Command and 'Pioneers of Aviation', charting the work of Yorkshire aviation pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the inventor of the aeroplane, Robert Blackburn and aviators such as Amy Johnson. The internationally renowned aircraft collection covers the birth of manned flight with the Cayley Glider, through WWI and WWII to the supersonic age.

Alloa Tower

Alloa Park
Alloa FK10 1PP


Ancestral home of the Earls of Mar, Alloa Tower is one of Scotland's largest surviving medieval tower houses with an important collection of portraits, silver and furniture; temporary exhibitions from family's private collections. Features of the tower, where Queen Mary once stayed, include a magnificent medieval oak beamed roof, dungeon and 11 ft thick walls, and stunning views from the tower's roof walk - the walkway goes all the way around the top of the tower.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Millfield, Livingston Village
Livingston EH54 7AR


Almond Valley welcomes you to a great family day out with friendly farm animals, green countryside, play areas and child friendly museum displays. Crawl through tunnels, hunt for fossils, explore secret works and invest your savings in Scotland's famous shale oil industry.

Almonry, The

Abbey Gate
Evesham WR11 4BG


This 14th century building was once home to the Almoner of the Benedictine Abbey that was founded at Evesham in the 8th century. Today, the Almonry, two churches, bell tower and cloister arch are all that remain of what was reportedly the third largest abbey in England. The Almonry houses a collection that spans the prehistoric to the 20th century.

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick NE66 1NQ


Alnwick Castle is Britain's second largest inhabited castle; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family for over 700 years. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate interiors, Alnwick Castle starred as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and more recently featured in ITV's Downton Abbey.


Northampton NN7 4HQ


Family home of Diana Princess of Wales. House, gardens and exhibition open to the public for two months annually.

Amelia Earhart Cottage

Ballyarnett Country Park
Ballyarnett BT48 7UF


The Amelia Earhart Cottage is a small interpretative centre, built on the site where Amelia Earhart landed in 1932 when she completed her pioneering solo flight across the Atlantic. The cottage is located on the outskirts of Londonderry within the Ballyarnett parklands and is accessible by appointment.

American Museum in Britain

Claverton Manor
Bath BA2 7BD


Founded in 1961, the museum has the finest collection of American decorative arts outside the United States. Displayed in a series of period rooms, the collection illustrates how early Americans lived between the 17th and 19th centuries.

Ancient High House

Greengate Street
Stafford ST16 2JA


Built in around 1595 for the wealthy Dorrington family, the ornate timber framed building is reputed to be the largest surviving timber framed town house in England from the Tudor period. In 1986 the house opened as a museum and now provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who have lived there over the centuries.

Ancient Technology Centre

Damerham Road, Cranborne
Wimborne BH21 5RP


The Ancient Technology Centre's activities and buildings are based on archaeological evidence from a range of periods including the Neolithic, Iron Age (Celtic), Roman, Anglo Saxon and Viking eras. These have all been built with the help of thousands of visiting school children, using authentic methods and locally-sourced materials where possible.

Anderton Boat Lift

Lift Lane, Anderton
Northwich CW9 6FW


The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver like some giant three-storey-high iron spider. It was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Like all great things, the concept is simple: two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry boats up and down. The original counter-balanced system was replaced in 1908 by electric operation, but the lift now works hydraulically again. The Operations Centre offers interactive displays and educational facilities.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Moodie Street
Dunfermline KY12 7PL


In 1895 the Birthplace Cottage was bought as a surprise 60th birthday present for Andrew Carnegie by his wife Louise and then let out to tenants. With the creation of the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust in 1903, a caretaker was installed and in 1908 it was first opened to the public. Collections: Strong social historic artefacts that reflect past local crafts and trades including cloth making. A series of gifts presented to Andrew Carnegie in return for his generous donations.

Andrew Jackson & US Rangers Centre

2 Boneybefore
Carrickfergus BT38 7EQ


The Andrew Jackson Cottage highlights Carrickfergus' strong American and Ulster-Scots connections as well as telling the story of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the USA, whose parents emigrated to America from Carrickfergus in 1765. Located less than a mile from the town centre off the Larne Road, this single storey building has been restored to its original state.

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill - National Trust

Cambridge CB25 9EJ


A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape. At the age of 30, the future Lord Fairhaven began to create his first home. Wanting to inspire and surprise visitors, he created a spectacular garden with planting for all seasons and a cosy house in which to entertain.

Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail

2 Victoria Mews
Walsall WS4 2DZ


The Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to promote a greater understanding of the shared heritage between the Sikhs and Britain.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Cottage Lane, Shottery
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH


Discover where the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride Anne Hathaway at her picturesque family home. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a thatched farmhouse containing many original items of family furniture, including the Hathaway Bed. It is nestled within stunning grounds and gardens, overflowing with fragrant blooms and traditional shrubs..

Anne of Cleves House

52 Southover High Street
Lewes BN7 1JA


Henry VIII granted this beautiful timber-framed house to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, as part of her divorce settlement. Let your imagination take you back to the 16th century as you wander through the kitchen or gaze at the rafters in the high roof of the hall. Collections: The Lewes Gallery tells the story of Lewes from the 15th century to modern times, the role of local resident Tom Paine, Lewes bonfire night traditions and the story of the Snowdrop Inn. Another gallery illustrates the important Wealden iron industry.

Annet House Museum & Garden

143 High Street
Linlithgow EH49 7EJ


On the upper floor the displays tell the story of the trades of the town, which includes textiles, leatherworking, distilling and chemicals. There is a video presentation telling the process of linen manufacture, an industry once important to Linlithgow. The garden extends over three terraces behind the house. It has been developed to show the uses of the garden when Annet House was first built with examples of some of the fruits, vegetables and herbs that might have been grown.

Apedale Valley Light Railway

Apedale Country Park, Loomer Road, Chesterton
Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB


The Trust currently operates the Apedale Valley Light Railway and is constructing a new museum to display its collection of industrial narrow gauge equipment.

Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society

Scunthorpe DN16 1XA


Steam train rides around the internal railway system of Tata Steel's Scunthorpe site. Our trains take a 7 or 15 mile tour around the 100 mile internal railway system of the Scunthorpe site, while a commentary is given by one of our experienced guides.

Appuldurcombe House - English Heritage

Isle of Wight PO38 3EW


The shell of Appuldurcombe, once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight and still an important example of English baroque architecture: the 1701 south front has now been restored. It stands in 'Capability' Brown-designed grounds.

Apsley House - English Heritage

Apsley House
London W1J 7NT


Apsley House, home of the 1st Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital's finest residences. Famously known as No.1 London, it was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771-1778.

Apsley Paper Trail

Frogmore Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, and, Apsley Mills Cottage, London Road, Apsley
Hemel Hempstead HP3 9RY


The world of paper - from its industrial beginnings to its sustainable future. The Paper Trail project is a unique activity-based industrial sustainability 'exploration' centre built around the two sites - Frogmore Mill and Apsley Mills - that were the birthplace of paper's industrial revolution 200 years ago.

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street
South Shields NE33 2BB


Four miles east of the end of Hadrian's Wall at South Shields, Arbeia Roman Fort played an essential role in the mighty frontier system. Originally built to house a garrison, Arbeia soon became the military supply base for the 17 forts along the Wall.

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

Signal Tower Museum, Ladyloan
Arbroath DD11 1PU


Beside Arbroath's harbour, on the sea front, stands an elegant complex of regency buildings built in 1813. The building formed the shore station for the families of the lighthouse keepers that served on the Bell Rock Lighthouse. Arbroath Signal Tower Museum collects artefacts, photographs and archive material relating to the history of Arbroath and District. The collections are especially representative of the Burgh.

Archaeology Centre - Surrey Heath Archaeology & Heritage Trust

Surrey Heath Archaeology and Heritage Trust, 4-10 London Road
Bagshot GU19 5HN


We hold extensive collections of borderware pottery, clay pipes and coins. All the collections are available for viewing at the centre.

Archaeology Live Training Excavation

All Saints Church, North Street
York YO1 6JD


York Archaeological Trust offers numerous ways for people to engage with archaeology, none more hands on than our annual Archaeology Live. training excavations. Each year, we carry out an excavation in the heart of York, investigating sites that feature deeply stratified, highly complex archaeological deposits.

Arctic Corsair

Wilberforce House, 36 High Street
Hull HU1 1NQ


Come aboard Hull's last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair and let the crew take you on a guided tour (access is limited). You'll hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea trawlermen faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds. You can also find out more about the Arctic Corsair at the museum, which is free to enter and you do not need to book.

Ardress House - National Trust

64 Ardress Road, Annaghmore
Portadown BT62 1SQ


This charming 17th-century farmhouse, elegantly remodelled in Georgian times, offers fun and relaxation for all the family. Set in 40 hectares (100 acres) of countryside there are apple orchards, charming woodland and riverside walks. The atmosphere of a working farmyard has been rekindled with the return of small animals.

Argory, The - National Trust

Derrycaw Road, Moy
Dungannon BT71 6NA


Built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate. The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this neo-classical masterpiece reveals it is unchanged since 1900 - the eclectic interior still evoking the family's tastes and interests.

Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum - National Trust

Barnstaple EX31 4LP


Arlington Court is an impressive Regency house with a vast collections of artefacts from paintings to pewter and ships to shells. Set in grounds of 2700 acres with formal gardens and woodland.

Armagh Observatory

College Hill
Armagh BT61 9DG


The Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage. Founded in 1790 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, the Observatory is one of the UK and Ireland's leading scientific research establishments.

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

West Lodge, Bath Road
Bristol BS4 3EW


Arnos Vale Cemetery is one of the earliest and most important working Victorian cemeteries in the UK.

Arundel Castle & Gardens

Arundel Castle and Gardens
Arundel BN18 9AB


There is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel. Collections: The results of all this history are concentrated at the castle, which houses a fascinating collection of fine furniture dating from the 16th century, tapestries, clocks, and portraits by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Mytens, Lawrence, Reynolds, etc. Personal possessions of Mary, Queen of Scots and a selection of historical, religious and heraldic items from the Duke of Norfolk's collection are also on display.

Ascott - National Trust

Ascott, Wing
Leighton Buzzard LU7 0PR


Jacobean House remodelled in the 19th century with superb collections and gardens. Originally a half-timbered farmhouse, Ascott was bought in 1876 by the de Rothschild family and considerably transformed and enlarged by them.

Ashby de la Zouch Castle - English Heritage

South Street
Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR


Ashby Castle forms the backdrop to the famous jousting scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic novel of 1819, Ivanhoe. Now a ruin, the castle began as a manor house in the 12th century.

Ashdown House - National Trust

Newbury RG17 8RE


17th-century house perched on the Berkshire Downs. This extraordinary Dutch-style house is famous for its association with Elizabeth of Bohemia ('The Winter Queen'), Charles I's sister, to whom the house was 'consecrated'.

Ashridge Estate - National Trust

Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill
Berkhamsted HP4 1LX


Vast swathe of beautiful woodlands and chalk downland at the north end of the Chiltern Hills. Super panoramas from Ivinghoe Beacon and the Duke of Bridgewater Monument. Historical remains from Iron Age to Victorian era.

Ashton Windmill

Chapel Allerton
Axbridge BS26 2PP


This unique 18th century flour mill stands on the 'Isle of Wedmore", a ridge giving commanding views of Cheddar Gorge, the Somerset Levels and Brent Knoll. A windmill is mentioned on this site as far back as 1317.

Astley Hall & Coach House

Astley Park, Off Hallgate
Chorley PR7 1NP


Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. The hall is perhaps best known for its stunning Jacobean plasterwork ceilings and the house is built around an internal Elizabethan courtyard.

Aston Hall

Trinity Road, Aston
Birmingham B6 6JD


One of the last great homes to be built in the flamboyant Jacobean style, the mansion which was built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte. In 1643 the house was badly damaged in an attack by Parliamentary troops. Today the house is displayed as a series of period rooms containing fine furniture, paintings, textiles and metal work from the collections of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Auchindrain Museum

By Inveraray PA32 8XN


Farm townships like Auchindrain were once common throughout Scotland and indeed much of Europe. Today only Auchindrain survives as an exceptionally complete, evolved group of farm buildings, dating from the period 1750-1840.

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle, Market Place
Bishop Auckland DL14 7NR


Set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland above the River Wear, Auckland Castle has been home to the Bishop of Durham for over 900 years. After the Norman Conquest, the Bishop of Durham was granted exceptional powers to act as a political and military leader. As England's one and only Prince-Bishop, he was the second most powerful man in the country and effectively ruled the area between the Tyne and the Tees.

Audley End House & Gardens - English Heritage

Audley End
Saffron Walden CB11 4JF


Audley End House and Gardens is one of England's grandest 17th century country homes with over 30 lavishly decorated rooms and magnificent grounds.

Avebury - National Trust

Nr Marlborough SN8 1RF


One of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe and spread over a vast area, much of which is under National Trust protection. The great stone circle, encompassing part of the village of Avebury, is enclosed by a ditch and external bank and approached by an avenue of stones.

Avon Valley Railway

Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton
Bristol BS30 6HD


The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others. The AVR now offers a six mile return train ride along the former Mangotsfield to Bath Green Park branch of the old Midland Railway, and the chance to see the River Avon valley from an aspect that cars cannot reach.

Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society

110 Fewston Close
Newton Aycliffe DL5 7HF


The North East of England has a rich and varied industrial heritage. Public transport is part of that heritage and has affected everyday life in this northern region. The preservation of selected local vintage buses is an opportunity to bring the public at large the transport of yesteryear - an opportunity to ride, to touch, smell and to see that which has now left the modern day scene.

Aydon Castle - English Heritage

Corbridge NE45 5PJ


Aydon Castle is a wonderful family day out. Set in beautiful woodland surroundings the 13th century manor house has plenty to inspire children and is perfect for summer picnics.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum

Spalding PE11 2RA


Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is set in a Medieval Hall dating back to around 1451. This fascinating grade I listed building includes exhibitions, displays and educational opportunities for all to enjoy.

Bachelors' Club

Sandgate Street
Tarbolton KA5 5RB


In this 17th-century thatched house, Robert Burns and friends formed a debating club in 1780. Burns attended dancing lessons, and was initiated into Freemasonry here, in 1781.

Baddesley Clinton - National Trust

Baddesley Clinton Rising Lane
Baddesley Clinton B93 0DQ


From refuge to haven, this atmospheric moated house has been a sanctuary since the 15th century, hiding persecuted Catholics in its three priest holes, and was home to the Ferrers family for 500 years. The peaceful gardens include fish pools, a romantic lake and a walled garden filled with colours for every season.

Bagshaw Museum

Wilton Park
Batley WF17 0AS


Where can you meet a mummy from Ancient Egypt, hear a Shirley Bassey hit, and come face to face with a Ganges crocodile? Bagshaw Museum brings together fasinating objects from all over the world, in the magnificient Victorian gothic setting of 'Woodlands' a former mill owners house set in Wilton Park.

Baird Institute

3 Lugar Street
Cumnock KA18 1AD


The Baird Institute Museum lies in the centre of the town of Cumnock, and was opened in 1891. The museum holds a collection of Mauchline ware of world importance, complimented by many items of Cumnock pottery, mining equipment, and photographs and artefacts of local and social history. Works of traditional and contemporary art and crafts are also displayed here.

Balmacara Estate

Lochalsh House, Balmacara
Kyle IV40 8DN


The Balmacara Estate is a diverse highland crofting estate of high nature conservation and cultural value. The land has been used for millennia, with the agricultural and woodland management of the last two centuries giving rise to a pleasing blend of built, crofted and natural environments in the landscape. Includes the historic village of Plockton and its open air church.

Balmerino Abbey

Balmerino Village
Newport-on-Tay DD6 8SB


The ruins of Balmerino Abbey are a fine example of a 13th century Cistercian monastery, which became a dwelling house of the lords Balmerino after secularisation in 1603. Connected with the Abbey are historical figures such as William the Lion, Mary of Guise, Mary Queen of Scots and even Bonnie Prince Charlie. The abbey is situated in the award winning hamlet of Balmerino where examples of medieval farm buildings can be seen.

Bamburgh Castle

Links Road
Bamburgh NE69 7DF


Bamburgh Castle is probably the finest castle in England. It is perched on a basalt outcrop on the very edge of the North Sea at Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre

c/o 21, Briton Street, Bampton
Tiverton EX16 9LN


You can visit the Heritage and Visitor Centre to read and hear about Bampton's history and you can also take a guided town trail to see Bampton's history!

Bangor Cathedral

The Diocesan Centre, Cathedral Close
Bangor LL57 1RL


The site of the present building of Bangor Cathedral has been in use as a place of Christian worship since the 6th century. The cathedral is built on a low-lying and inconspicuous site, possibly so as not to attract the attention of Viking raiders from the sea.

Bankfield Museum

Boothtown Road
Halifax HX3 6HG


With its internationally important collection of textiles, weird and wonderful objects from around the world, and a varied programme of exhibitions and events, there is much to see and enjoy. The historic house of the Akroyd family is also home to the Duke of Wellington's Regimental Museum and the Marble Gallery, a new selling space for contemporary craft.

Banqueting House

London SW1A 2ER


Walk in the footsteps of a dazzling company of courtiers who once danced, drank and partied beneath the magnificent Rubens painted ceiling. This revolutionary building was created for court entertainments, but is probably most famous for the execution of Charles I in 1649.

Bantock House Museum

Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ


Bantock House, once the home of the Bantock family, allows you to discover the secrets of Wolverhampton's history. As you wander through the house you can admire our exquisite decorative arts collection that includes enamels, steel jewellery and japanned ware. Collections: The collections on display at Bantock House highlight local trades of the 1700 and 1800s, including Japanned ware, Enamels, Steel Jewellery and Locks.

Barley Hall

2 Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate
York YO1 8AR


Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980s the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block.

Barnard Castle - English Heritage

Barnard Castle DL12 8PR


Set on a rock high above the River Tees, imposing Barnard Castle was the stronghold of the Balliol family. Taking its name from Bernard de Balliol, who rebuilt it in the 12th century, it includes a fine great hall and a dominating round-towered keep.

Barrington Court - National Trust

near Ilminster TA19 0NQ


Discover the haunting echoes of the past at Barrington Court, a Tudor manor house free from collections and furniture. Explore using your imagination and your senses to discover a house full of memories, where light fills the rooms and you feel you can almost touch the past. The property was saved from ruin and restored by the Lyle family in 1920s, when the court house resembled a barn rather than the proud manor house that it is.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre

Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill
Chesterfield S43 2PR


We have over 60 diesel, steam and electric locomotives on the site, and more are brought in for the Steam and Diesel galas. Our archive room is full of books, videos, magazines, photographs and much more, which have all been kindly donated to the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society.

Barry Mill

Carnoustie DD7 7RJ


Barry Mill is a magnificent example of Scotland's industrial heritage. It is set in a secluded area beside the Barry Burn, with a working mill, ladeside and burnside walks, and guided tours. Exhibition explaining the role of the mill in the rural economy. Milling demonstrations - normally on Sunday afternoons and for pre-booked groups. A working example of a traditional water-powered oatmeal mill.

Basildon Park - National Trust

Lower Basildon
Reading RG8 9NR


This beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 1776-83 by John Carr for Francis Sykes, who made his fortune in India. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase as well as the unusual Octagon Room.

Basing House

FREE car park address, Barton's Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke
Basingstoke RG24 8AE


Visited by Henry VIII, besieged by Cromwell... Discover the many stories of Basing House, a nationally important historical site that has undergone re-development. See the new Visitor Centre, the Great Barn with audio/ visual presentation, audio guide, refreshments, museum and an exciting events programme.

Basingstoke Canal Visitors Centre

Mychett Place Road
Mychett GU16 6DD


The Basingstoke Canal is declared by many to be Britain's most beautiful waterway. From the rolling North Hampshire hills to the dramatic flights of locks in Surrey, the tree-lined canal offers a variety of delights.

Bateman's - National Trust

Etchingham TN19 7DS


Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling: * Left just as he left it, reflecting the author's exotic oriental tastes * Original illustrations for The Jungle Book, drawn by Detmold brothers * Delightful gardens run down to the River Dudwell and a working water mill.

Bath Abbey



Bath Abbey stands at the heart of the city of Bath. During the past twelve and a half centuries, three different churches have occupied this site: an Anglo-Saxon Abbey Church dating from 757, pulled down by the Norman conquerors of England soon after 1066; a massive Norman cathedral begun about 1090; the present Abbey church founded in 1499, ruined after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 by order of Henry VIII, and completed in 1611.

Battle Abbey - English Heritage

Battle TN33 0AD


Stand at the centre of the landscape where England's future was fought. Imagine the battle as you follow in the footsteps of King Harold and William the Conqueror. Uncover the stories of the day, all vividly brought to life in the exhibition and audio tour. Start planning your attack on the country's most famous battlefield and abbey ruins, and experience the atmosphere for yourself.

Battle of Bannockburn, The

Glasgow Road
Stirling FK7 0LJ


Take your place on the battlefield. Stand face-to-face with fearless medieval warriors. Witness two opposing kings - Robert the Bruce and Edward II - whose tactics in 1314 changed the path of Scotland's history, forever. Harnessing state-of-the-art 3D technology, visitors can experience medieval combat like never before to learn about this crucial event in Scottish history.