One of the first things that we did upon moving to this beautiful land, so rich in history, was to purchase an English Heritage membership. It would be a waste to live a stones throw from all of these amazing sites in world history and not visit them. The most economical way to see all you can is an annual membership pass.
The “English Heritage” and the “National Trust” function much like America’s National Park System. National Trust includes more outdoor areas, nature preserves and the like. The English Heritage contains mostly historical sites and structures. Both groups seek to maintain and preserve the natural and historical sites of the UK.