Places in history

If our places could talk they'd have some stories to tell. Discover their rich histories and watch them spring to life before your eyes

Sunrise at Sutton Hoo
Children dressed as knights at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

History for kids 

People lived, died, loved and fought at the places we look after. Their stories will bring the Tudors, Victorians and wartime people to life for your children. Here are some of the places to visit.

Skiddaw from Cat Bells Terrace Path

Beatrix Potter's Viewpoints

Stand in the footprints of Beatrix Potter to see the views that inspired Beatrix Potter's drawings.

Significant places

The cast of Downton Abbey pose in front of the houses at Lacock

For film and TV lovers 

Find out which of our historic mansions and magnificent landscapes can be seen on-screen. You can look out for them in popular TV dramas such as Game of Thrones, and in brand new films.

The Marconi Centre at Poldhu, Lizard, Cornwall

Eight places that helped change the world 

From the house where Sir Isaac Newton first discovered gravity to the childhood homes of the Beatles and the site of the first radio broadcast, discover the places that inspired some revolutionary ideas.


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