Built to Brew: 9 Breweries of Architectural Distinction

Brewing is an ancient occupation. Our Neolithic ancestors were brewers, and brewing continued during the Iron Age and into the Roman period.Read more

Workshop of the World: 5 Great New Uses for England’s Industrial Heritage

Grade I and II* industrial buildings are three times more likely to be at risk than other types of historic building of the same grade. Yet re-using industrial buildings can bring great economic benefits while providing stimulating spaces to live and work in.Read more

10 Industrial Gems To Visit During Heritage Open Days

Have you ever walked past an abandoned building and wondered what was hidden behind those locked doors? Heritage Open Days (HODs) unlocks the secrets and stories concealed within the walls of our beloved buildings for a four day nationwide festival which runs from 10th-13th September. Read more

A Brief Introduction to Historic Power Stations

Coal fuelled Britain’s industrial revolution from the late-18th century. It also fired the so-called second industrial revolution when new technologies like electricity and electrical communications propelled us into the 20th century.Read more

Just Listed: 20 Unusual Places given Protected Status this Year

From a sewer gas destructor lamp in Sheffield and a 1930s hairdresser in Scarborough to the traces of a Neolithic henge in Yorkshire and the Titanic band leader’s gravestone in Lancashire, Historic England has today published unusual highlights from the 510 places added to the National Heritage List for England in the past year. Here are some of our favourites:Read more

Top 5 Historic Places That Can Make You Happy

This year’s Heritage Counts reveals that visiting different types of historic places can have a positive impact on our general wellbeing and happiness. The results found a significant relationship between life satisfaction and visiting heritage, from historic towns to archaeological sites, and for the first time ever have identified the types of heritage sites that can have the most positive impact on our quality of life. 5. Archaeological Sites Archaeological sites offer a world of mystery and romanticism so it’s no surprise that visiting a placeRead more