Get Ready for the Beach!

Historic England’s tourism history expert Allan Brodie has dipped into the Archive and come up with a handy list of things to pack for your holiday!Read more

Christmas Gifts for the Person who has Everything   

We’ve got Christmas covered this year with a selection of gift ideas to help you surprise someone special and support the work of heritage organisations. 1. Pick a place they love Create a unique, personal gift and support our work. Our dedicated online gift shop has a huge range of beautiful images – from striking landscapes and historical architecture, to animals in the wild, trains, planes and automobiles; sports stadiums and famous works of art. There’s something for every interest, with speedy deliveryRead more

Blackpool – ‘The Great Roaring Spangled Beast’

I am often asked why are we writing a book on Blackpool. Is English Heritage now recording the history of Strictly Come Dancing or the escapades of stag and hen nights? Well, in a sense yes! That is a part of the long colourful history of Britain’s favourite seaside resort, a history of entertaining its customers for over 200 years. We wanted to celebrate this rich heritage and ensure it is appreciated today just as millions have enjoyed it overRead more