English Heritage

Stonehenge Road Tunnel Plans Leave Historians Furious Over 'Brutal Intrusion'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK

Ministers have sparked outrage among historians and archaeologists by giving controversial plans to build a road tunnel near Stonehenge the go-ahead. ...

Britons Voted On Our Most Important Inventions And The Results Are Perfect

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech

The British public have got their priorities in the right order it seems. When asked to vote on the most important inventions of all time they did not...

Jousting, Wizards And The Future Of UK Heritage

Michelle Wright | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK
Michelle Wright

The heritage industry has proven its relevance to British people by creating jobs, creating interest in British culture, generating huge revenues and maintaining historic landmarks. However, by courting headlines about jousting and wizards, perhaps English Heritage risks undermining this work.

Watch Brits Fail Hilariously To Name Three Women From History

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

A shocking video shows Brits struggling to name three famous women from the past, as research shows 40% of people think women have had less impact on ...

Look Up

Nicola Shaw | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

The third work of art in this series will be unveiled later this month, hanging high above the Eurostar platforms until October. Each of the pieces we have sponsored so far has inspired travellers to stop, look up and take pictures as they travel through the station - it only takes a minute or two of searching to find thousands of these pictures on the internet. Some are selfies,

The History Girls

Becky Clark | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Politics
Becky Clark

In a profession which employs more women than men, why are we looking at an almost all-male senior squad? Across the heritage sector the most senior women are now all officers rather than chair... It is a depressing situation.

Fancy A Drive With A Bit Of Time Travel? From Stonehenge To Pentre Ifan, Here Are The Historic Sites You Can't Miss...

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered what Britain looked like thousands of years ago? Well, if you know where to look, there are sites up and down the country where things h...

Obama Visits Gray Neolithic Structure (Not John McCain)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

Having concluded the Nato summit in Wales, President Obama visited the historical site of Stonehenge in Wiltshire on Friday, touring the prehistoric m...

Starlite Demolition: More British Musical History Bites The Dust

Mark Hillary | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Today, the planning committee at gave approval to a proposal by property developer Jones Lang LaSalle to knock down the entire building. They want to build 39 flats on the site. It's all over for the rich musical story of the Starlite ballroom.

A Spot of Escapism: Period Drama Locations to Visit in England

Vicky Dean | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Period drama is a fantastic form of escapism; imagining yourself transported back to times where big frocks, country dances and love affairs were the main order of the day. If you are looking for somewhere to visit on the next bank holiday or if you are a period drama lover heading over to the UK then these locations are for you!

My Own Paralympic Legacy or How Poor Access Can Kill

Mik Scarlet | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Better access for disabled people benefits everyone. I wonder how many of you have tripped while walking over cobbles or uneven Yorkstones? Now imagine what it would feel like if that injury might threaten your life... all in the name of liking old things!

How Much To Refurbish TWO Toilets In The House Of Lords?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Politics

Campaigners have condemned an "eye-watering" sum of money being spent on doing up two toilets used by members of the House of Lords. Up to £100,00...

King Arthur Pendragon, Druid Leader, Fury At Display Of Human Remains At Stonehenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

A druid leader, who changed his name by deed poll to King Arthur Pendragon, has criticised Stonehenge for "macabre" plans to put real human remains on...

English Heritage To Pay For School Trips In Deprived Areas

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK

Schools that cannot afford the travel expense of taking pupils on trips are to have the costs of coaches covered by English Heritage. The price of ...

English Heritage To Pay For School Trips In Deprived Areas

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK

Schools that cannot afford the travel expense of taking pupils on trips are to have the costs of coaches covered by English Heritage. The price of ...

Why the White Cliffs of Dover Matter

Mike Collins | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK
Mike Collins

The White Cliffs appeal has shown that despite the challenging economic climate that we live in today that people do still really care for special places and will come together to help save them for future generations to enjoy.

British Cold War Missile Sites Given Listed Status

PA | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Two Cold War missile sites readied for use when the world came to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis have been given listed stat...

Stonehenge - One Big Joke?

Hilary Robinson | Posted 24.11.2012 | Home
Hilary Robinson

Artist Jeremy Deller may have revealed more about Stonehenge than he realised when he described his inflatable replica "Sacrilege" as a representation of "Britain's history, culture and sense of humour." He said his unique take on a bouncy castle was "a way for everyone to learn about these places in a quite a silly way."

Stonehenge On Fire!

PA | Posted 12.07.2012 | Home

It is better known for being aligned with the rising and setting of the sun but Stonehenge has been transformed into something a lot more fiery. As...

Can You Help Identify These Mysterious Photographs Of Britain?

PA | Posted 24.08.2012 | Home

The public have been asked to help identify mystery British aerial photographs from the early 20th century. More than 15,000 images from one of the...

Summer Solstice 2012: Druids Get A Soaking At Rainy Stonehenge (PICTURES)

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Thousands of people have marked the summer solstice despite the celebration being one of the wettest in years. Poor weather could not dampen the sp...

PHOTOS: One Third Of Listed Buildings Hit By Crime

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK

Almost a fifth of England's most precious historic buildings were hit by crimes ranging from vandalism to metal theft last year, English Heritage said...

Multi-Million Pound Boost To Help Kids Learn About History

PA | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolchildren will be encouraged to visit local historical sites so they can be inspired by England's "rich island history" in an education initiativ...

Find Out Why This Old Barn Is Being Saved For The Nation

PA | Posted 30.01.2012 | Home

A medieval barn described by the poet John Betjeman as the "cathedral of Middlesex" has been rescued from decay and neglect for the nation, English He...

Meet The Real-Life Ebenezer Scrooge

Posted 20.02.2012 | Home

"Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it," wrote Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol. Now, a campaign is running to honour the real-life MP who i...