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Shop online with our heritage partners

21st Oct 2020
Heritage at Autumn

October is one of our favourite times of year to visit our historic partners, English Heritage, Cadw and National Trust Scotland. Somehow that beautiful combination of ancient history and nature seems so much more powerful during autumn.

Perhaps it’s the changing colours of the trees against the stark backdrop of ruinous man-made structures. Maybe it’s the cooler crisp weather that makes climbing castles, abbeys and battle fields slightly easier on the legs.

Whatever the reason, there’s something quite poetic about wandering around a monument, soaking up the atmosphere, while surrounded by fiery reds and golden yellows. It’s almost impossible to not be in awe of the landscape where many of our most iconic buildings and treasures call home.

Visit and shop online and save up to 15%

If you’re unable to visit one of our magnificent venues this autumn, don’t forget you can always visit online. Our partners have some rather excellent virtual tours of some of their properties and they’re packed full of interesting articles and facts. It’s not quite the same as visiting in person, but it is a great way to start your wish list of all the fabulous places you want to visit and to swot up on all the hidden secrets in anticipation of your visit, when things return to normal.

Did you know as a CSSC member you get 15% discount off the entire range at English Heritage online shop? Which is jam-packed full of fantastic gifts and one-off treasures.

Everything a historian, baker, artist, prince, princess or knight could want to stock their own castle.The best part is, as English Heritage is a non-profit organisation, profits go back into restoring and safeguarding England’s historic national treasures. You’ll be helping to secure the future of sites such as Stonehenge, Tintagel Castle and Hadrian’s Wall.

Christmas with English Heritage

There’s much more online than they could ever hope to fit in their shops, so if you’re looking for that unusual, bespoke gift that you can’t find on the high street, English Heritage has got everything from seasonal savouries to suits of armour.

They’ve got some traditional recipes for drinks and food, just in case you’re looking for a ‘very’ traditional Christmas meal.

Discover for yourself some of English Heritage’s gift, food and historic ideas and treats. It might just help you get that special someone, something special.

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