As a Grad with my own car (a luxury I didn’t have last year), it is so easy to get out and about now. There is nothing better than jumping in my car and heading off on an adventure – even for the day. Bonus points if the sun is shining and the windows are down!
What is English Heritage?
Last August, my boyfriend and I bought membership for English Heritage (they have student discount!), which has given us unlimited access to over 400 historic places for 12 months across England.
English Heritage is a charity that cares for and maintains these historic sites. I don’t know anyone else in their 20s with EH membership, and some have probably thought us as a little, old couple for buying it, but they are the ones missing out.
Hands down, it has been the best small investment I have made all year.
Knowing I now have a free pass to countless places of interest, I have been making the most of my weekends and days off; exploring England, getting some much needed fresh air and brushing up on my British history knowledge.
It’s great rocking up to one of the sites, showing our membership cards to gain free entry to the car park (win) and even a free audio-guide when touring historic castles and homes (double-win).
The staff at all the sites I have been to have been lovely and helpful which adds to the experience.
Joining English Heritage has given me the incentive to get out more and do something when I would usually laze around watching TV.
I have been to many interesting and beautiful sites this year but there is even more on my English Heritage ‘bucket list’ – yes there is such a thing on their Member’s Area web page, and it’s addictive! I have English Heritage Wanderlust.
Stay tuned for the Top English Heritage Sites You Have to Visit…