The British Isles are so jam-packed with history that you’d need several trips of many weeks to see even a fraction of the items of interest. In fact, you could spend weeks in London and only cover a small number of historic landmarks and sights there. And that’s just London – there are many more places to see.
If you’re interested in visiting some of the most fascinating sites in the UK then you might consider joining the organisation, English Heritage.
This is a charitable organisation that has over 400 properties to look after for us, the public, to visit and experience.
But if you’re going on a trip to the UK from another country, is it really worthwhile joining an organisation?
When I tell you that (at time of writing) it will cost you only £5 to join for one month and that you get a huge number of free admissions and benefits, then the answer is yes. You don’t have to join for a year, or a lifetime, although those options are available too, and if you’re a couple then it’s only £8.75 for a monthly membership for two people.
And here’s another benefit if you’re a family. The great thing is that every member adult can be accompanied by up to six children. So if you and your partner have twelve kids (my goodness me) you can all get free entry into English Heritage attractions.
Yes, that’s right, free admission. Free parking too, plus:
- Interesting guidebook showing all properties to help you plan your trip. Worth £10.95 so you’ve already got your initial couples fee back
- Special members-only events includingf behind-the-scenes exclusives
- Free or discounted tickets to general events
- Members’ rewards and special offers
- Entry to reciprocal heritage sites in other countries
Join for a year or more, and you’ll also receive a rather nice quarterly magazine too.
If you’re planning to join so that you can use your membership on your visit to the UK, you can do so online in advance of your trip. FIND OUT MORE HERE.
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.