Educational British history for schools

If you are looking to take your school group on a history themed topic outside the classroom, you should consider visiting an English Heritage venue. Responsible for some of our most important historical gems, they are the biggest provider of educational visits in the UK - running a staggering half a million educational trips each year.

Prehistory? As well as the classics like Stonehenge, other Neolithic treasures are spread throughout the country, giving children the see monuments built by people living many thousands of years ago.

Romans? From military forts and encampments to the luxury villas of the civilian elite, your class can bring their Roman topic to life at any of the numerous Roman sites maintained by English Heritage.

Medieval? From the Dark Ages through the Norman Conquest to the plague years. Study architecture, religion, warfare or any of your class topics that relate to this fascinating period of British history.

If your topic is Tudors, Victorians, or any later period through to the modern day, English Heritage's Education team can help advise on the perfect trip for your group. Group visits are suitable for all key stages, and can be taken as a free self-led event. Alternatively you can take advantage of on-site experts who can guide you around the venue.

Take advantage of a wide range of teaching resources that will support your trip, both on the day, and also before and after your visit.



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English Heritage Trips

Learn about History with your group...


Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

Book a free school visit to Whitby Abbey to discover this unique site. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was first founded at Whitby and the ruins of the medieval Benedictine abbey now provide the backdrop to a memorable day of learning outside the classroom....
Whitby Abbey

Roman Trips to Wroxeter Roman City

Roman Trips to Wroxeter Roman City

Step back in time to explore Viriconium (Wroxeter), once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and visit a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. ...
Roman Trips to Wroxeter Roman City

Framlingham Castles

Framlingham Castles

A magnificent example of late 12th-century castle. Schools have the freedom to explore the inside of the castle walls through the main gatehouse, the 'wall walk' along the top of the castle, as well as learn about the history from the illustrated dis...
Framlingham Castles

Housesteads Roman Fort

Housesteads Roman Fort

A school visit to Housesteads Roman Fort is a unique experience. Stood high on the wild Whin Sill escarpment, Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort anywhere in Britain. ...
Housesteads Roman Fort


Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Bring the curriculum to life at Dover Castle. Stand at the spot where Operation Dynamo was planned, experience what life was like for a medieval king or servant by stepping inside the Great Tower or delve into our Medieval Tunnels. ...
Dover Castle

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle

There are plenty of outdoor and indoor facilities for school groups to see at Bolsover castle, including the 17th century castle built by Charles Cavendish, Riding House Range which now contains an exhibition, Terrace Range and Wall Walk. ...
Bolsover Castle

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle

Discover the most besieged castle in England, on a free education visit to this unique site, or enhance learning with a hands-on learning workshop with our site experts. ...
Carlisle Castle

Medieval Trips to Goodrich Castle

Medieval Trips to Goodrich Castle

Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history and spectacular views from the battlements. ...
Medieval Trips to Goodrich Castle


Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

Bring the curriculum to life at Portchester Castle. With 1700 years of history, it covers everything from the Romans, medieval kings right up to the Napoleonic Wars. Follow in their footsteps and explore its exciting and varied history. ...
Portchester Castle

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Step back in time to 1066 and bring the curriculum to life at 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield. Discover more about the most famous date in English history while walking in the steps of King Harold and William the Conqueror. ...
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Lullingstone Roman Villa provides a hands-on insight into the lives of the Romans living there and brings the curriculum to life in a fun and engaging way. Lullingstone is amongst the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain. ...
Lullingstone Roman Villa

Osborne

Osborne

Unique among Royal Residences, Osborne offers a real insight into the private lives of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children. Their home can teach many aspects of the curriculum across numerous subjects and inspire your students. ...
Osborne


Audley End

Audley End

There's a full day outside the classroom at Audely End House and Gardens. A 17th century mansion complete with Victorian Service Wing, Kitchen Garden and stables to explore outside and visit the hands-on Nursery Suite and Coal Gallery. ...
Audley End

Medieval Trips To Kenilworth Castle

Medieval Trips To Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle has been a major medieval military stronghold, a royal palace, and an inspiration to writers and artists. It's the perfect destination to bring learning outside of the classroom and cover a wide range of curriculum subjects. ...
Medieval Trips To Kenilworth Castle

Orford Castle

Orford Castle

Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps, at this fascinating visitor attraction in Suffolk. The unique polygonal tower keep of Orford Castle stands beside the pretty town and former port, which Henry II also developed here. ...
Orford Castle

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

The city of Chester, in North West England, boasts the well preserved remains of the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain. Built in the 1st century, this ancient monument is part of the impressive Roman remains that can be seen throughout the city....
Chester Roman Amphitheatre


Warkworth Castle

Warkworth Castle

A school visit to Warkworth Castle is a unique experience. Once home to the powerful Percy family who now reside in Alnwick Castle, Warkworth was, and remains, one of the largest and most impressive fortresses in North East England. ...
Warkworth Castle

Kenwood House

Kenwood House

Located in North London, a hidden gem of historical interest for school groups. With an internationally renowned art collection, Robert Adam interiors and acres of land to explore! ...
Kenwood House

Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory

On the north east coast of England lies the small island of Lindisfarne, or Holy Island. Untouched by the Roman occupation, this spiritual place became an important centre for Celtic Chritianity. An ideal visit for pupils studying Saxons and Vikings!...
Lindisfarne Priory

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Bring the curriculum to life and inspire your students with a visit to Scarborough Castle. Dominating Scarborough's headland, the sites history spans some 3000 years Stone Age all the way through to Medieval Britain. ...
Scarborough Castle


Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle

Built soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066 by William Peveril, Peveril Castle is a dramatic Norman castle overlooking Hope Valley and Cave Dale in Derbyshire. Book a free school visit to explore with your class....
Peveril Castle

Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle

Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest Tudor fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War. ...
Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle

Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle

Bring history to life with a visit to Conisbrough Castle, a 12th century castle with a 21st century education interpretation! ...
Conisbrough Castle

Pre History Trips at Beeston Castle

Pre History Trips at Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle with its impressive location and natural defences has been home to prehistoric settlers, great barons, it's acted as a defence against aristocratic rivals and it's even been an important English Civil War stronghold. ...
Pre History Trips at Beeston Castle


Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chesters Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall gives a real sense of how the Roman army was trying to assert power over this part of the British countryside. The venue, complete with museum is a fantastic learning resource for school groups. ...
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles, Stonehenge is an internationally renowned World Heritage Site and one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Europe. ...
Stonehenge

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle has experienced sieges, imprisoned kings, seen off the Spanish Armada and spans over 1000 years of history. What better way to bring the curriculum to life and cover multiple topics than to stand at the spot where history happened....
Carisbrooke Castle

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