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Guidebooks

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. 

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Members' Handbook 2019/20
The English Heritage 2019/20 Members' and Visitors' Handbook is an informative guide to all the English Heritage sites and activities throughout the year. This year’s cover artwork is...

£10.95

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Guidebook: Tintagel Castle
Famous across the world for its links with legends of King Arthur and his knights, the craggy headland of Tintagel is, in reality, the setting for over 1,500 years of human habitation. Since the Mi...

£6.00

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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...

£6.00

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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 ...

£5.50

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Guidebook: Deal Castle
Deal Castle is the greatest of the three artillery forts created in the 16th century by Henry VIII to protect the important naval anchorage known as the Downs off the Kentish coast. This guidebook, wh...

£3.50

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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...

£5.50

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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...

£5.50

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Guidebook: Goodrich Castle
Superbly sited high above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all medieval English castles. This guidebook is richly illustrated with photographs, maps and histor...

£4.00

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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...

£5.50

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Guidebook: Osborne
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...

£5.50

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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 ...

£5.50

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Guidebook: Birdoswald Roman Fort
Birdoswald was one of 16 Roman forts built to guard Hadrian’s Wall – the north-western frontier of the Roman Empire. This strategic location, on a high promontory overlooking the Irthing v...

£4.50

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Guidebook: Pendennis Castle And St Mawes Castle
The castles of Pendennis and St Mawes were built by King Henry VIII. They were part of a chain of coastal forts created when Spain and France threatened to invade England in the 16th century. For...

£4.50

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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: 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...

£5.00

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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...

£4.50

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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...

£4.50

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Guidebook: Wrest Park
Wrest Park is an exceptional rarity. Its grounds contain one of the few remaining formal gardens of the early 18th century and the house is a near unique example of English architecture following the ...

£5.50

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Guidebook: Housesteads Roman Fort
Solitary, beneath the wide Northumbrian sky and sprawled across the jagged rampart of the Whin Sill escarpment, the Roman fort at Housesteads represents the northern margin of an empire which once rea...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Gisborough Priory
Gisborough Priory in Yorkshire is the subject of the latest addition to English Heritage’s acclaimed Red Guide series. This fully illustrated guidebook includes a complete tour and a history of ...

£3.50

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