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Days out with English Heritage

Looking for a great visit that won't break the bank? From ancient castles and monastic ruins to an Iron Age Hillfort, here are our top picks for family days out on a budget.

Plus if you are looking to stay on a campsite or holiday park near any of these great places to visit then please our attraction links at the bottom of the page.


East Sussex, Family ticket £18.70 (2 adults and 3 children)


Travel back in time through 16 centuries of history. As one of the last and strongest of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts and the landing place for William the Conqueror's army in 1066, Pevensey has many stories to tell. Kids can play among the ruins, run through the green open spaces overlooking the countryside and inspect the artefacts in the museum.


Kent, Family ticket £19.70 (2 adults and 3 children)


Get a glimpse of monastic life at St Augustine's Abbey with our exciting VR experience. Walk among the ruins, try on a monk's habit and discover what life was like here during the 1500s.The abbey, which was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine, marks the rebirth of Christianity in southern England. Today it's part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site.



Northumberland, Family ticket £19.60 (2 adults and 3 children)

Scale a mighty fortress and imagine life here more than 600 years ago. Home to the powerful Percy family, explore the castle and get a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle its former residents enjoyed. If the weather's nice, take a boat trip to the Hermitage, a fascinating religious building built out of rock. With plenty of open areas inside the castle and grounds, kids can let off steam while mum and dad relax and take in the countryside views.


Wiltshire, Family ticket £15.10 (2 adults and 3 children)

Climb the mighty ramparts of this Iron Age hillfort for views over the Wiltshire plains and imagine the once thriving town of Old Sarum. Stand in the footprint of Salisbury's original cathedral and conquer the royal castle which stood high on the motte. Unearth over 2,000 years of history and find out how the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark on this impressive landscape.


South Yorkshire, Family ticket £16.90 (2 adults and 3 children)


Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch with stunning views of Conisbrough Castle. The 12th century building is surrounded by plenty of grassy areas, while curious adventurers can step inside the crumbling castle walls. Combine outdoor fun with inside learning and find out about the residents of this historic castle, at our visitor centre and exhibition.

 If you are out and about a lot you might want to consider membership which is £8.25 p/month or £99 p/year for a family of 2 adults and up to 12 children! 

Plus! click below and get and extra 15% off annual and gift membership using the code below

Code - EH2018

Code valid until 31st May 2018 



Our campsite directory lists campsites and holiday parks within 10 miles of each of the above fantastic Castles and Abbey's just follow the links below

For Campsites and holiday parks near Farleigh Hungerford Castle
For Campsites and holiday parks near Old Sarum
For Campsites and holiday parks near Pevensey Castle
For Campsites and holiday parks near Scarborough Castle
For Campsites and holiday parks near St Augustines Abbey
For Campsites and holiday parks near Warkworth Castle