Introducing, The English Heritage Challenge

As lovers of all things history and castle-related, England and Wales are a treasure trove of days out and out-of-the-blue nerdy visits. That’s why, when visiting the lovely Kenilworth Castle recently we were more than taken in by the genius salesman that was the membership stand man. However, we also love a good bargain, so jumping on a year’s membership we decided to set ourselves a challenge.


How many English Heritage properties could we visit before the year’s membership was up? Game. On. With over 400 historic sights to visit, we decided to check off as many as we possibly could (well could within the time left from both of our full-time jobs). Here’s what we have ticked off so far since the start of our challenge.

๐Ÿ“Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire

๐Ÿ“Stokesay Castle, Shropshire

๐Ÿ“ Clun Castle, Shropshire

๐Ÿ“ Acton Burnell Castle, Shropshire

๐Ÿ“ The Tithe Barn, Bradford-upon-Avon

๐Ÿ“ Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Derbyshire

๐Ÿ“ Clifford’s Tower, York

๐Ÿ“ Witley Court & Gardens, Worcestershire

๐Ÿ“ Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland

๐Ÿ“ Chesters Roman Fort & Museum, Northumberland

๐Ÿ“ Boscobel House & the Royal Oak

๐Ÿ“ White Ladies Priory

๐Ÿ“ Croxdon Abbey

๐Ÿ“ Goodrich Castle

๐Ÿ“ Wroxeter Roman City

๐Ÿ“ย Beeston Castle

๐Ÿ“ Pendennis Castle

๐Ÿ“Bolsover Castle

๐Ÿ“ Kirby Hall

๐Ÿ“Rushton Triangular Lodge

๐Ÿ“Wenlock Priory

๐Ÿ“Haughmond Abbey

๐Ÿ“Moreton Corbet Castle

Running total of costs we should have incurred: ยฃ144.05

Number of Properties Visited: 23

Be sure to check back soon for the next instalment of our challenge and let us know if you have any favourites you think we should check out! Looking for more? Click that lovely button below for more of my adventures.

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