Top 10 English Heritage Family Attractions

April 17, 2019

Visitors to English Heritage attractions have voted the following as the best places to take the kids. Have you visited any of these?


Dover Castle

Dover Castle has been garding the entrance to southern England for 900 years.

Climb the great tower and visit the royalty of medieval times, or go to the underground tunnels used in the second World War.

Visit Dover Castle

Child at Dover Castle

Enjoying Dover Castle. Photo c/o English Heritage.


Kenilworth Castle

Enjoying Medieval times at Kenilworth Castle. Photo c/o English Heritage

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle is one of the most spectacular ruins in the country.

Kids can follow in the footsteps of royalty, discover secret nooks and crannies in the castle ruins, or join in one of the many activities that are often held at the castle.

Visit Kenilworth Castle


Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey towers above the town and coast at Whitby in North Yorkshire.

Did you know that Whitby Abbey has a connection to Dracula?

Visit Whitby Abbey

Child looking up at the ruins of Whitby Abbey

Taking in the impressive ruins of Whitby Abbey. Photo c/o English Heritage.


Children running at Battle in Hastings

The 1066 battle site and abbey is popular with families. Photo c/o English Heritage.

1066 Battle of Hastings

Visit the spot where King Harold fell in 1066, ushering a new era in British history.

Visit Battle Abbey


Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle has got to be located in one of the most dramatic places in England. Quite fit for the story of King Arthur.

Visit Tintagel Castle

Family at the waterfall on Tintagel Beach

Exploring the waterfall on Tintagel beach. Photo c/o English Heritage


Children dressed as knights at Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis is the second castle from Cornwall to make it into the top ten family favourites.

Visit Pendennis Castle


Carisbrooke Castle

History and activities await at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight.

Visit Carisbrooke

Children sword fighting at Carisbrooke Castle

Come and have a battle at Carisbrooke in the Isle of Wight. Photo c/o English Heritage


Child visiting Wrest Park

Enjoy the house and gardens at Wrest Park. Photo c/o English Heritage.

Wrest Park

Wrest Park has over 90 acres of parkland to explore. That should wear the kids out!

Visit Wrest Park


Framlingham Castle

Climb the castle walls and step back in history at Framlingham Castle in Suffolk.

Visit Framlingham Castle

Child as knight at Framlingham Castle

Climb the ramparts and explore Framlingham Castle. Photo c/o English Heritage.


Family exploring Audley End Gardens in Essex

Explore both inside and out at Audley End in Essex. Photo c/o English Heritage

Audley End House and Gardens

Audley End at Saffron Walden in Essex is a popular choice with families with both indoor and outdoor to explore.

Visit Audley End


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