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English Heritage's Red Guides are so much more than guide books. They bring history to life, putting each site in its historical context with vintage photographs, watercolours, reconstructed period floor plans and interviews with people who were part of the history. Alongside these unique guidebooks, English Heritage publishes colourful pictorial histories of its sites, excellent as guide books as well as offering a lasting souvenir of a visit.

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Members Handbook 2017/18
The English Heritage 2017/18 Members and Visitors Handbook is an informative guide to all the English Heritage sites and activities throughout the year. Within this handbook you'll find all t...

£10.95

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Guidebook: Pendennis and St Mawes
The castles of Pendennis and St Mawes were built by Henry VIII as part of a chain of coastal forts to defend England against Spain and France. Later, Pendennis Castle saw action in the English Civil W...

£3.99

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Guidebook: Osborne House
The private home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert was more than just a refuge from court life: it gave the couple the chance to indulge their interests and express their tastes. It is truly their c...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Witley Court and Gardens
Witley Court was one of the great country houses of England. After a devastating fire in 1937, it became one of the country's most spectacular ruins. In this vast 19th-century mansion life was liv...

£3.99

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Guidebook: Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle was the key to the defence of the Isle of Wight for more than six centuries, this guidebook is beautifully illustrated and written by leading English Heritage experts. Carisbrook...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Dover Castle (2nd Edition)
Dover Castle's location, commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent, has given it immense strategic importance. The chalk of Castle Hill has been shaped and reshaped ov...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Battle Abbey and Battlefield
The Battle of Hastings, 14th October 1066, was the most famous battle fought on English soil, and its consequences are still felt after nearly 1,000 years. William the Conqueror built Battle Abbe...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Tintagel Castle (Second Edition)
With its spectacular setting on a windswept Cornish headland, Tintagel Castle is one of England’s most dramatic sites, combining history and legend. Associated with myths of King Arthur since th...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Stonehenge
Stonehenge, where stones of wonderful size have been erected after the manner of doorways & no one can conceive how such great stones have been so raised aloft, or why they were built thereFrom H...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Kenwood - The Iveagh Bequest
Kenwood House is a striking neoclassical villa on the edge of Hampstead Heath. The house was bought in 1754 by William Murray, a distinguished lawyer, who became Lord Chief Justice in 1756. He commiss...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Walmer Castle & Gardens
Surround yourself with colourful stories from the history of Walmer Castle in Deal, Kent, a Tudor fort which became an elegant country house amid charming gardens.Originally built as a vital link in H...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Kenilworth Castle
Kenilworth Castle is one of the great historical sites of the United Kingdom. It was a royal castle for most of its history, and its walls enclose a series of outstanding works of medieval and early R...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Audley End. 2nd (revised) edition
‘The rooms are high and hung with beautiful tapestries: the beds amply decorated with golden velvet and silk bed hangings and covers.’ From the account of the visit of Johann Ernst, Duk...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Wrest Park
Wrest Park was home to the de Grey family for over 600 years. The Present house, built in the 1830s and designed by Thomas, 2nd Earl de Grey, is in the18th Century French Style. It stands in magnifice...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Hadrian's Wall
Stretching for 73 miles across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the most important monument of Roman Britain, and the best-known frontier of the entire Roman empire. It was built on the orders ...

£4.99

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Guidebook: Apsley House
Apsley House was once the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington. The house has been a national shrine to the victor of Waterloo almost from the day the duke bought it in 1817, two years after the battle....

£3.99

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Guidebook: Whitby Abbey
High on their windswept headland, the imposing ruins of Whitby Abbey dominate the busy harbour town below. Originally founded in the seventh century and ruled by the renowned Abbess Hild, the first mo...

£4.50

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Guidebook: Mount Grace Priory
Founded in 1398, Mount Grace Priory is the best preserved of the ten Carthusian charterhouses in England. Unlike other monks who lived in common, the Carthusians lived as hermits, each occupying his o...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Landguard Fort
Standing at the mouth of the Rivers Orwell and Stour, Landguard Fort is an impressive monument to the long history of coastal defence in the British Isles. This guidebook provides a tour and a history...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Hardwick Old Hall
Hardwick Old Hall is one of the most innovative houses of the Tudor period. It was built between 1587 and 1596 by Bess of Hardwick, a friend of Elizabeth I, and one of the richest women of the Elizabe...

£3.50

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