English Heritage is the Government's lead body for the historic environment in England. They are responsible for protecting the best of the country's unique legacy of historic buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites for the benefit of this and future generations.
Membership benefits include free entry to more than 400 English Heritage properties. A welcome pack with full-colour guide to all properties and a map. Members' quarterly magazine, Heritage Today. Free, or reduced-price admission to special events at English Heritage properties. Priority booking and discounts on tickets for the summer season of outdoor concerts at English Heritage sites. Half-price admission to historic properties in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man (completely free after the first year of membership) and reduced-price entry to many other historic sites in England.
CADW: Welsh Historic Monuments
Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments Executive Agency, is a part of the National Assembly for Wales. Created in 1984, Cadw carries out the complete range of responsibilities for the conservation, presentation, and promotion of the built heritage of Wales on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales. They have 129 properties in their care.
Members receive a range of benefits, including free admission to all CADW sites. Half price admission to hundreds of sites in England and Scotland, from Stonehenge to Edinburgh Castle. When you rejoin 'Heritage in Wales' without a break, then admission to the historic sites in all three countries is free. (National Trust properties, Historic Royal Palaces sites such as the Tower of London and sites on the Isle of Man are not included). Free Heritage in Wales membership pack, includes a range of full colour brochures with details of all the castles and historic places in the care of Cadw, a large, superbly illustrated, full-colour map to help plan visits, and a 'Heritage in Wales' car sticker. 'Heritage in Wales' members can save up to 10% on all of Cadw's specially-designed high quality gifts and souvenirs, on purchases of £5 or more. Full year's issues of the Heritage in Wales magazine to keep you up-to-date on new developments and special events.
Historic Scotland safeguards Scotland's built heritage. They maintain over 300 properties in the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland.
Members receive free entry to over 300 Historic Scotland sites including 70 where an entrance fee is charged, this includes Edinburgh & Stirling Castles. A quarterly magazine full of features on the work of Historic Scotland, ideas for days out and exclusive member offers. 20% retail discount on books, jewellery, clothing & gifts. Free or discounted entry to over 300 Historic Scotland events. Exclusive members activity programme including lectures, behind the scenes guided tours, study days, holidays, ceilidhs & concerts. Half price entry to English Heritage, Welsh CADW & Manx Heritage sites - free entry from your 2nd year of membership.
The National Trust
The National Trust are a registered charity and completely independent of Government. They have over 250 historic houses, gardens and industrial buildings and 248,000 hectares of countryside and over 600 miles of coastline across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to look after and care for.
Members receive a range of benefits, including free admission (during normal opening hours) to those properties which are open to the public at a charge, including NTS properties. Regular regional newsletters about Trust activities and events. A free copy of the National Trust Handbook, plus three issues annually of the National Trust Magazine.
The National Trust for Scotland
The National Trust for Scotland is a registered charity and completely independent of Government. They have over 100 fascinating buildings and around 185,000 acres of superb countryside to look after and care for.
Members receive a range of benefits, including free admission to NTS properties throughout Scotland, National Trust properties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and others world wide. A colour magazine, packed with news and features, four times each year. Discount on self-catering holiday accommodation in spectacular settings - from cottages to castles.
The Landmark Trust
The Landmark Trust is a charity that rescues important buildings that would otherwise be lost.
They take on historic places in danger and carefully and sensitively restore them. By making them available for holidays, they make sure they can be enjoyed by all, both today and for future generations. They care for nearly 200 buildings in Britain.