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Explore the past

English Heritage

Take a stroll through history at English Heritage sites across the country

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Explore history like never before whilst spending some time in the great outdoors.

Save up to £100 on family days out with CSSC

With your CSSC membership get free family entry to over 400 English Heritage sites to experience and explore England’s finest castles, churches, abbeys, palaces and gardens, saving over £200 on an annual family membership. Members can take one other adult and up to six children with them.

If you’re not yet a member, join CSSC today for this and hundreds more benefits and savings.

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Celebrate

Make England's history come alive from Dover Castle to Hadrian's wall. Celebrate 5,000 years of history, starting at Stonehenge and the Roman forts, through medieval England to the historic palaces of the Tudor period.

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Discover

Step back in time and meet the people from the past. Discover how they lived, dressed, ate, played and fought and immerse yourself in an unparalleled heritage, the envy of the world.

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Learn

Jam packed full of unrivalled historic places, your free membership will transport you back to Roman times and beyond, to visit monuments, historic houses, priories, castles, Roman forts and enough cultural heritage to satisfy the most curious of minds.

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Enjoy

English Heritage properties offer an unrivalled experience and fantastic family days out for young and old alike. Perfect for helping little ones on school projects or wonderful ways to while away your weekends as you soak up and explore the national heritage of England.

Booking tickets and useful information

Booking tickets

To help keep everyone safe and guarantee entry, CSSC members can book tickets in advance. Once you arrive, you can stay for as long as you like. Alternatively, members can show your CSSC membership card on the gate.

COVID-19 Update

Before booking your tickets or visiting an English Heritage site, from March 2021, please check their website directly, to see what safety measures they have in place or if your trip will be affected by the latest Government guidelines or advice.

CSSC members can now visit English Heritage sites just by presenting their CSSC membership card upon arrival. However, there is the option to book in advance. This will mean you won’t need to queue at busier times, but you are not guaranteed entry.

To book your free tickets as a CSSC member in advance, visit the English Heritage website and follow the below guidance:

  • Find the webpage for the individual site you wish to visit. For example 'Belsay Hall'
  • From the individual site webpage, select ‘book your visit’ and select your chosen date and time
  • Under ‘Associated Organisation’ select the relevant ticket type for yourself, up to one other adult and up to six accompanying children (max. 6 under the age of 18).
  • On the EH website, there is no need to type in a membership number, this is only for members of English Heritage and is not in relation to your CSSC membership number.
  • Fill in your contact details on the checkout page. On this page you need to scroll down and under each 'Person' select 'CSSC Member' from the 'Associated Organsation' drop down menu .
  • To gain entry to the site you’ll need to show your booking confirmation when you arrive, either as a printout or on a mobile device. You’ll also need to show your digital or physical CSSC membership card. Visitors without a booking confirmation or CSSC membership card will be turned away.

Please note the booking for Stonehenge is slightly different. Once you've chosen your date and time, scroll down to the tickets and select Affiliate adult/child tickets under the 'Member tickets' section.

Please check the English Heritage website ahead of your visit to ensure sites are open and to check the most up-to-date information on safety measures and parking. 

CSSC members, as corporate English Heritage members, do not qualify for English Heritage parking badges. As a result, CSSC members will be required to pay for parking at English Heritage sites where parking charges apply.

There are a small number of sites where CSSC members can claim free parking. For information on which sites this applies to please check here.

English Heritage have put together a FAQs page, which contains the answers to a large number of queries. Due to the limited capacity of the English Heritage customer service team, please check this page before making any inquiries.

English Heritage have also introduced a range of measures at their sites to help adhere to social distancing guidelines and hygiene standards. These can be viewed on the English Heritage website.

There are a small number of English Heritage sites which are excluded from this offer. For full details of the sites which members can visit for free and which are exempt click here.

More English Heritage offers

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Adventure Out! Games

Unleash your inner adventurer with 10% off games at participating English Heritage sites.

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English Heritage Holiday Cottages

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English Heritage Shop Discount

Save 15% on all purchases from the English Heritage online and at site shops.

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