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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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Guidebook: Rycote Chapel image
Guidebook: Rycote Chapel
Rycote Chapel was consecrated in 1449, however it is the fine 17th-century fittings - the western gallery, two large pews, the pulpit and the reredos - that make this chapel of outstanding interest. ...

£1.99

Guidebook: Audley End. 2nd (revised) edition image
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...

£5.00

Guidebook: Longthorpe Tower image
Guidebook: Longthorpe Tower
Longthorpe Tower was built in about 1290-1300 by Robert Thorpe, a lawyer, landholder and an official of Peterborough Abbey. The first floor of the tower is decorated with one of the most complete and ...

£2.50

Guidebook: Mount Grace Priory image
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

Guidebook: Bolsover Castle image
Guidebook: Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle is an exceptional 17th-century castle, containing striking wall-paintings and interiors. Begun in 1612 by Charles Cavendish, it was enlarged and enhanced by his son, William, who compl...

£4.00

Guidebook: Dover Castle, French Translation image
Guidebook: Dover Castle, French Translation
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...

£5.00

Guidebook: Stonehenge. Japanese image
Guidebook: Stonehenge. Japanese
Today, visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony, of burial and of celebration. Th...

£5.00

Guidebook: Stonehenge. Russian image
Guidebook: Stonehenge. Russian
Today, visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony, of burial and of celebration. Th...

£5.00

Guidebook: Stonehenge. Italian image
Guidebook: Stonehenge. Italian
Today, visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony, of burial and of celebration. Th...

£5.00

Guidebook: Stonehenge. Spanish image
Guidebook: Stonehenge. Spanish
Today, visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony, of burial and of celebration. Th...

£5.00

Guidebook: Stonehenge. French image
Guidebook: Stonehenge. French
Today, visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony, of burial and of celebration. Th...

£5.00

Guidebook: Stonehenge. German image
Guidebook: Stonehenge. German
Today, visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony, of burial and of celebration. Th...

£5.00

Guidebook: The Jewel Tower image
Guidebook: The Jewel Tower
As soon as he had swallowed two or three mouthfuls of the fish, he began shouting wildly..."it is trying to choke me!" After crying out in pain many times...he fell to the ground and died a ...

£3.50

Guidebook: Hurst Castle image
Guidebook: Hurst Castle
Hurst Castle was built between 1541 and 1544 by Henry VIII (r.1509-47) as one of a chain of artillery defences protecting key ports and landing places round southern England from Continental attack. I...

£3.50

Guidebook: Dartmouth Castle image
Guidebook: Dartmouth Castle
Dartmouth Castle sits on a promontory where the river Dart meets the English Channel. It was first built in 1388 by the townsmen of Dartmouth under their mayor, the merchant and privateer John Hawley,...

£3.50

Guidebook: Roche Abbey image
Guidebook: Roche Abbey
Roche Abbey was founded in 1147 as a monastery of the Cistercian order. The remains of the abbey lie in a valley in the hills east of Rotheram hemmed in on three sides by formidable magnesian limeston...

£3.50

Guidebook: Housesteads Roman Fort image
Guidebook: Housesteads Roman Fort
Beneath the wide Northumbrian sky and sprawled across the jagged rampart of the Whin Sill escarpment, Housesteads Roman Fort represents the northern margin of an empire which once reached as far as th...

£3.50

Guidebook: Wharram Percy image
Guidebook: Wharram Percy
Wharram Percy is among the largest and best preserved of the 3,000 or so deserted medieval villages known in Britain, and unquestionably the most famous. Perched on the side of a remote dale in the he...

£2.50

Guidebook: Rochester Castle image
Guidebook: Rochester Castle
'Descended towards Rochester&with its square ghastly walls and their hollow eyes, rising over a bank of the Medway, grey and massive and floorless; nothing remaining but the shell.' -...

£3.50

Guidebook: Wroxeter Roman City image
Guidebook: Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter Roman City - Viriconium Cornoviorum - was once the fourth largest town in Roman Britain. Founded in the mid 1st Century AD as a legionary fortress, the town was established in the 90s AD. The...

£3.50

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