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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: Cleeve Abbey
Cleeve Abbey, by archaeologist Stuart Harrison and Dr Michael Carter, Senior Historian at English Heritage, examines the architecture and history of this Cistercian abbey in Somerset, which contains s...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Hailes Abbey
Hailes Abbey, by Dr Michael Carter, Senior Historian at English Heritage, explores the architecture, history and royal connections of this important Cistercian abbey in Gloucestershire, which came to ...

£4.00

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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: Stonehenge
Stonehenge is one of the best-known ancient monuments in the world and its global importance is reflected in its World Heritage Site status. Although its exact purpose remains a mystery, this magnific...

£5.00

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Guidebook: Dover Castle
Dover Castle is one of England’s oldest and most famous fortresses. A medieval castle forms its core, but from the 1740s onwards its outer defences were dramatically reshaped in the face of the ...

£5.00

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Guidebook: Eltham Palace
Eltham Palace is a building of striking contrasts.  Behind the elegant façade is a stunning Art Deco mansion, built around the great hall of the medieval Eltham Palace. Eltham was initi...

£4.50

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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....

£4.00

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Guidebook: Audley End
‘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

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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...

£5.00

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Guidebook: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
Belsay has everything: a hall inspired by the Classical architecture of ancient Greece, a medieval castle with rare wall-paintings and magnificent gardens full of exotic plants and trees. This guidebo...

£4.00

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Guidebook: Bolsover Castle
Perched on a ridge high above the vale, Bolsover Castle is an extraordinary 17th century aristocratic retreat, containing exceptional wall-paintings and interiors. The riding house is the earliest in ...

£4.00

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Guidebook: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Brodsworth Hall is an outstanding example of a Victorian country house. Built and furnished between 1861 and 1863 by Charles Sabine Augustus Thellusson the house has survived with most of its original...

£4.00

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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...

£5.00

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Guidebook: Carlisle Castle
Glowering over the city, Carlisle Castle is built on the site of a Roman fort at a crucial location where roads to Scotland and across northern England meet. A military base for some 900 years, it was...

£4.00

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Guidebook: Down House
Charles Darwin lived for 40 years at Down House in rural Kent, until his death in 1882. Here, in the home that he lovingly created with his wife and family, he developed a scientific theory that would...

£4.00

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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 ...

£5.00

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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...

£5.00

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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...

£5.00

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Guidebook: Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory is the site of one of the most important centres of early Christianity in England. This fully illustrated guidebook includes a tour of the church and monastic buildings and a histor...

£4.00

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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...

£5.00

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