Eight Picturesque Places to Visit with English Heritage

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English Heritage logoYou don’t have to go far to find a spot to take fantastic photographs in England. In fact, our green and pleasant land is jam packed with lovely locations to explore and capture on camera.

A few weeks ago we visited one of these locations, Audley End House in Essex, to host our #ExploreWithCEWE event in partnership with English Heritage, and it got us thinking about some of the other places you can visit with English Heritage.

Whether you’ve got a day off, a spare Saturday, or a sunny afternoon to fill, we’ve put together a list of eight of the best English Heritage properties and sites to visit with your camera. These are scattered across the country, so wherever you are, you’ll never be too far away from a picturesque place to spend the day.

Plus, with lots of fun, family-friendly events planned at spots around England, there will always be something to keep your little ones (and not so little ones!) out of mischief this summer. Click the link below to explore what’s on over the coming months.

Summer Events

Osborne, Isle of Wight

Visit Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s holiday home on the Isle of Wight, where you can enjoy a glimpse into royal family life and explore the house and gardens. Dogs on a lead are also welcome in certain areas of the estate, so you won’t need to leave your four-legged friends at home.


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Eltham Palace, SE London

Marvel in awe at the Art Deco design of Eltham Palace. Explore the beautifully preserved rooms for a taste of life in the 1930s, or keep the kids busy in the outdoor play area. To top your day, unwind in the visitor centre with a delicious afternoon tea.

Eltham Palace

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Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

A real treat for garden lovers, at Wrest Park you can wander through history via three centuries of landscape design. With sweeping views and wonderful woodland to be enjoyed, the only problem will be deciding which bit to photograph first!

Wrest Park

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Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

Step back in time to the days of King Arthur at the magical Tintagel Castle. Visit between Monday 24th and Friday 28th July for the Archaeology Festival, where you can dig deep into the past and search for your own buried treasure. Don’t miss a trip to the beach either – it’s one of Tintagel’s best kept secrets.


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Audley End House, Essex

A stunning Jacobean mansion house and the setting for our #ExploreWithCEWE Bank Holiday event. Groom the horses, play in the children’s nursery, or simply wander through the gardens where you’ll find plenty of colourful flora and fauna to photograph.

#ExploreWithCEWE Event

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Stonehenge, Wiltshire

The oldest landmark on our list and one of the wonders of the world. Explore this iconic symbol of Britain with a walk around the Stone Circle – a must-see for any photographer who wants to capture the best of Britain on camera.


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Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire

The inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the ruins of Whitby Abbey sit high on a cliff overlooking the North Sea. If you’re visiting the seaside at Whitby this summer, make sure this location is on your list.

On the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd July, you can see Dracula performed live in the grounds…If you dare!

Whitby Abbey

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Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

Scale the tower at Kenilworth Castle to take in the views, then get back on solid ground by taking a leisurely wander through the Elizabethan Garden. Hands on History events are running throughout the summer, bringing history to life in a fun way for families.

Kenilworth Castle

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Whichever property or landmark you choose, remember to pack your camera and a picnic for a fun-packed day with the family. And don’t forget to bring those happy summer holiday memories to life by showcasing your snapshots in a CEWE PHOTOBOOK – the perfect way to remember the perfect summer.

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