Things To Do This Summer With English Heritage Membership
Our summer events programme is fully underway as we head into August. If you’ve never witnessed a joust or medieval tournament before, now is your chance. Our Knights Season is crammed full of unscripted medieval games, so you and your family can get into the sporting mood and cheer your champion to victory.
If you are looking for something a bit more gentle, we’ve also picked out our top summer gardens to visit, as well as selecting some of our finest tearooms so you can take a break after all that exploring.
Upgrade your summer holidays
We’ve picked out something to do every day in August, including exciting events and great places to visit. Use our calendar to plan the best summer in history, from hands-on archaeology for the little ones, to an incredible showcase of over nine centuries of history as Dover Castle comes to life for the bank holiday weekend.
See a real medieval tournament
Our Medieval Knights Season has begun! Tournaments are taking place across the country this month, so don’t miss the chance to experience the thrill of the joust or the clash of steel as brave knights battle it out in hair-raising melee combat. Search for all of our Knights and Jousts events and find one near you.
Explore a summer garden
Summer is the perfect time to take a walk through our historic gardens as sweet smelling roses, royal myrtle and freshly clipped topiary tell a sensory story from the past. You can even pack a picnic and feast among the flowers like our ancestors might have done. We’ve chosen our pick of the top gardens to visit this season, from the vibrant colours on show in the 1930s garden at Eltham Palace, to the newly upgraded lower terrace at Osborne complete with views across the landscape that are fit for a queen.
See the costumes from Dunkirk
Costumes worn by Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead in the summer’s biggest blockbuster are on display at Dover Castle in August, in a UK exclusive. The pop-up display forms part of the permanent Operation Dynamo guided tour exhibition.
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