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English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass

Enjoy unlimited FREE entry to over 100 historic sites including castles, abbeys, Roman ruins and prehistoric monuments. Choose from 9 or 16 consecutive day passes.

Buy Your London Visitor Oyster Card

The best way to get around London! A pay-as-you-go smartcard for use on all London Transport, from the Underground to buses. Pre-order for your trip from the British Tourist Authority.

National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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British History Quiz

This prestigious organisation was founded in 1768. Its first president was Joshua Reynolds


This Day in British History

23 March, 1743

First English performance of Handel's Messiah

During the performance at Covent Garden, George II started the tradition of standing for the 'Hallelujah Chorus'

Monarch Mayhem

This king's men brought the Stone of Scone to London, where it stayed beneath the coronation chair for almost 7 centuries


Helmsley (Hotel)
The Black Swan Hotel

The Black Swan Hotel

The face of this charming 45-room country hotel is an interesting composition of Tudor Rectory, Elizabethan Coaching Inn and Georgian House, creating a veritable maze of lounges for guests to enjoy. The newly awarded two rosette Rutland Restaurants offers three sumptuous menus for dinner including our daily changing house menu, … more >>

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Monk Fryston (Hotel)
Monk Fryston Hall Hotel

Monk Fryston Hall Hotel

Monk Fryston Hall is a stately and picturesque mansion situated in the small village of Monk Fryston deep within the Vale of York. Dating back to the 1500s the hall and its grounds evoke a colourful history. Today Monk Fryston hall is a grand hotel offering guests tranquillity charm and … more >>

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