Enjoy some great days out for under £20
Looking for a great visit that won't break the bank? From a Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall to an Iron Age Hillfort, here are some top picks from English Heritage for family days out on a budget.
ST AUGUSTINE'S ABBEY
Kent, Family ticket £19.70 (2 adults and 3 children)
Get a glimpse of the monastic life at St Augustine's Abbey with their exciting VR experience. Walk among the ruins, try on a monk's habit and discover what life was like there during the 1500's. The abbey, which was founded shortly after AD597 by St Augustine, marks the rebirth of Christianity in southern England. Today it's part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site.
Visit St Augustine's Abbey
FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE
Somerset, Family ticket £15.60 (2 adults and 3 children)
Just 9 miles from Bath on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset, this 14th century castle offers a great day out for families. Hear intruiging - and occaisionally gruesome - tales and see the tower where Lady Elizabeth Hungerford was imprisoned by her husband in the 1530's. Those brave enough to venture beneath the chapel into the crypt will also discover one of the best collections of human-shaped lead coffins in Britain.
Visit Farleigh Hungerford
East Sussex, Family tickets £18.70 (2 adults and 3 children
Travel back in time through 16 centuries of history. As one of the last and strongest of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts and the landing place for William the Conqueror's army in 1066, Pevensey has many stories to tell. Kids can play among the ruins, runt through the green open spaces overlooking the countryside and inspect the artefacts in the museum.
Visit Peveney Castle
North Yorkshire, Family ticket £18.70 (2 adults and 3 children)
With it's stunning location and panoramic views over the dramatic Yorkshire coastline, come and see objects from Scarborough castle's 3,000 years of history, play on the grassy headland, and enjoy tea in the Master Gunner's House
Visit Scarborough Castle
South Yorkshire, Family ticket £16.90 (2 adults and 3 children)
Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch with stunning views of Conibrough Castle. The 12th Century building is surrounded by plenty of grassy areas, while curious adventurers can step inside the crumbling castle walls. Combine outdoor fun with inside learning and find out about the residents of this historic castle, at their visitor centre and exhibition.
Visit Conisbrough Castle