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.

πŸ“Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire

πŸ“Stokesay Castle, Shropshire

πŸ“ Clun Castle, Shropshire

πŸ“ Acton Burnell Castle, Shropshire

πŸ“ The Tithe Barn, Bradford-upon-Avon

πŸ“ Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Derbyshire

πŸ“ Clifford’s Tower, York

πŸ“ Witley Court & Gardens, Worcestershire

πŸ“ Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland

πŸ“ Chesters Roman Fort & Museum, Northumberland

πŸ“ Boscobel House & the Royal Oak

πŸ“ White Ladies Priory

πŸ“ Croxdon Abbey

πŸ“ Goodrich Castle

πŸ“ Wroxeter Roman City

πŸ“Β Beeston Castle

πŸ“ Pendennis Castle

πŸ“Bolsover Castle

πŸ“ Kirby Hall

πŸ“Rushton Triangular Lodge

πŸ“Wenlock Priory

πŸ“Haughmond Abbey

πŸ“Moreton Corbet Castle

Running total of costs we should have incurred: Β£144.05

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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