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    English Heritage care for over 400 properties in England, and last year, they welcomed more families to their historic venues than ever before.

    Over 550,000 families visited English Heritage sites in 2032 – this is the highest figure since records began.  What’s more, the number was up by 54% over the last 10 years. 

     

    Stonehenge in Wiltshire saw its best year ever in 2023 for families coming to visit.
    Stonehenge in Wiltshire saw its best year ever in 2023 for families coming to visit. 
    It saw family visits go up by 23% year on year. 

    Nine historic castles, palaces and abbeys saw their highest ever number of visitors in 2023, and 10 more had their best years in over a decade.

    English Heritage is thrilled to see so many families enjoying the sites where history happened. 

    Tintagel Castle in Cornwall had its best ever figures for the third year in a row.  Their numbers were up by nearly 20% in 2023, compared to the year before.

    Helmsley Castle is in North Yorkshire - visit it to find out how it evolved over 900 years.
    Helmsley Castle is in North Yorkshire - visit it to find out how it evolved over 900 years.

    Other castles also had a great year:  Helmsley in North Yorkshire, Deal in Kent, Portland in Dorset and Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight all had their best ever years.  Leicestershire’s Kirby Muxloe, Pevensey (Sussex) and Stokesay (Shropshire) all had their best years in over 10 years.

    Nine of the properties with their highest ever visitor numbers were connected to Henry VIII.   The castles build in Deal, Portland and Yarmound were all build by Henry VIII as coastal fortresses.   His childhood home was Eltham Palace in London, where visitor numbers were up 9%. 

    Gainsborough Hall is one of the biggest and best-preserved medieval manor houses in England.
    Gainsborough Hall is one of the biggest and best-preserved medieval manor houses in England.
    It's in Lincolnshire, and it hosted Henry VIII several times.
    Catherine Parr lived there as a girl. 

    Roman sites saw numbers go up as well, such as the Richborough Roman Fort  and Amphitheatre in Kent, which welcomed 145% more visitors than it had before it closed for a two year conservation project.   And visitors flocked to Aldborough Roman Site and Wroxeter Roman City in Shropshire had their best visitor figures since 1999 and 2011 respectfully

    And monastic sites did well, too, such as Furness Abbey (Cumbria), Lindisfarne Prior (Northumberland) and St Augustine’s Abbey in Kent had their highest visitor numbers in over 20 years.   Battle Abbey (Sussex), Tynemouth Priory (Tyne and Wear) and Hailes Abbey (Gloucestershire) had strong years, too.

    SPECIAL OFFER ON NEW GIFT AND ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS

    You can see there’s lots to see and experience, and enjoy and discover – and English Heritage have 15% off new gift and annual memberships until the 31 December 2024.  So don’t wait any longer – give a gift membership or take one out yourself!  Use the code  EHAFF2024  to get your 15% off**.  

    **This code EHAFF2024 is valid until 31st December 2024 and for use on new  membership purchases only.  Annual Direct Debit only. 

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    If you know of someone who loves doing crafts, then there's lovely news from Craftiosity.  They do craft gift subscriptions, with a new craft kit every month.  

    Craft kits cover activities such as  needle-punching, book-binding, Japanese sashiko and macrame. You can see some of the past kits here.  They come with the materials and tools to make a complete project, with step-by-step photo instructions and a video turotial online.  You just need household basics such as a pencil, scissors or iron.  

    SPECIAL OFFER

    Craftiosity have got 20% off the first box with the code TREATMUM20 at the moment, just in time for Mother's Day on the 10th March.  

    There's 20% off the first box with the code LOVE20

    It's applicable to 3 month+ Gift Subscriptions (three months) and rolling monthly subscriptions.

    Subscribe to Craftiosity!

    Alternatively from their online shop...


    These are Woven Bird Feeder Kits
    These are Woven Bird Feeder Kits for £26.95.
    What's more, you can attract birds to your garden - 
    Craftiosity have even included bird seed in your craft box!
    Bird watching is a lovely, restful activity - you can enjoy a cuppa whilst watching the birds feast!

     

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    Gift experience company Into the Blue have lots of experiences to choose from!

    There are Monthly Sweet Subscriptions
    There are Monthly Sweet Subscriptions
    from £36.00

    Among the experiences and gifts they have are Gourmet Gifts and Subscriptions, covering goodies such as cheese, sweets, brownies, gin, rum, wine, coffee, cocktail and chacuterie. 

    There's a subscription for wine lovers!
    There's a subscription for wine lovers!
    From £34.95

    Yummy, a subscription for people who love brownies!

    Yummy, a subscription for people who love brownies!
    From £30.00

    There's also a Gourmet Society Membership and a Dine Membership.   They also have a couple of gift boxes too!  View all their Gourmet Gifts and Subscriptions here.

     How about a Sock Subscription?
    How about a Sock Subscription?

    There’s also Afternoon Teas,  Aston Martin cars, the iconic Paddington Bear – who can forget him having tea with our late Queen Elizabeth II – and royal castles.  Buckingham Castle, Windsor Castle, a Crown and Jewel Chocolate Making Workshop, Edinburgh Castle, steam trains, the Queen’s Gallery, a Sherlock Holmes tour, the Changing of the Guard, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and a James Bond tour.  There’s also a Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two, delivered right to your home!

    Here's a voucher code from Into the Blue!

    Get 20% off with the voucher code ITBMD2024 - it's valid on experiences up to £250.00 (some products are excluded) to midnight on Sunday 10th March 2024!    Visit Into the Blue to see their experiences here.

    Visit Into the Blue to see their gourmet gifts and subscriptions.

     

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    In 2024, we have two great offers from gift experience companies Red Letter Days and BuyaGift.  

    They both have thousands of experiences (including subscriptions, online experiences you can do from home, days out, short breaks, spa and beauty, flying, driving, food and drink experiences (including lashings of Afternoon Teas), adventure experiences, animal experiences, historic experiences and more.  There are experiences for lovers of steam trains, museums, gardens, arts and crafts, photography, theme parks and sports. 

    They are both giving visitors from this website a discount, which is site wide and covers special offers and 2 for 1s, although some products are excluded.   This is a great chance to stretch your hard earned cash and make it go further.

    So here are the codes:

     BuyaGift.co.uk
    - 10% discount
    AHW2024BAG   Visit BuyaGift here
    Red Letter Days 
    - 10% discount

    AHW2024RLD

    Visit Red Letter Days here 

    Enjoy!