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6 Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Heritage Lovers

We’ve picked a selection of our favourite heritage gifts for those with a passion for the past.

We’ve picked a selection of our favourite heritage gifts for those with a passion for the past.

1. A holiday in a dream cottage

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Purton Green Cottage in Suffolk, just one of the many amazing places owned by the Landmark Trust.

Give someone a holiday in a dream cottage this Christmas. The Landmark Trust has an amazing choice of spectacular buildings to stay in, from picturesque pavilions to medieval long-houses. Buy a gift voucher towards a memorable experience.

2. A World of Books

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From warriors to Woolworth’s, the Historic England book shop has a book for every taste. Whether the heritage lover in your life is a hobbyist or a certified history buff, find their next read here.

3. Make them a member

Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, one of over 400 English Heritage sites members can visit for free.

Membership is the gift that lasts all year. English Heritage has hundreds of amazing sites to visit from ruined abbeys to grand stately homes, as well as an action-packed events programme. Membership is also available from many heritage organisations including the Twentieth Century Society, the Victorian Society and the National Trust.

 4. Restoration courses for home owners

Book a restoration course with SPAB.

One for DIY lovers. Choose from any of the expert-led courses run by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) to help owners look after their historic buildings.

5. Experience days on Kent & East Sussex Railway

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A day out with a difference on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

It may not be the Polar Express, but this rural railway has plenty to offer for the railway enthusiast in your life. With gift cards, souvenirs, and events throughout the year, see what the Kent & East Sussex Railway can offer you here.

6. Christmas gifts celebrating places you love


Search through our extensive collection of images of England past and present which can be made into beautiful framed prints and gifts to give this Christmas. Choose an image from our galleries and we’ll do the rest.


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2 comments on “6 Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Heritage Lovers

  1. Joan Sewell

    The photo heading this is wonderful! Is it taken somewhere in Derbyshire? Happy memories of sledging through the 50s, 60s, 70, 80s and 90s…oh joy! JS

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