Visit Heritage Blog (January 2022) - Visit Heritage

  • How well do you know Robert Burns?
    In history

    How well do you know Robert Burns?

    Every January, primarily in Scotland, but there are celebrations held all over the UK, we come together to enjoy a traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns, one of Scotland’s most famous poets. During the festivities, we drink whiskey (his drink of choice), recite poetry and generally have a lovely time. To prepare you for this year’s Burns Night, here is everything you need to know about Robert Burns and his life.

  • Gold coin dating back to 1257 found in Devon
    In News

    Gold coin dating back to 1257 found in Devon

    A coin featuring a portrait of King Henry III has been discovered in Devon, the rare coin is believed to date back to the 1200s and is one of England’s first ever gold coins.

  • The best of historic York

    The best of historic York

    As one of the largest counties in England, it is hardly surprising that Yorkshire has an abundance of history to explore. From ties to the War of the Roses to world famous churches and even a ghost shop, there is loads to explore in the city of York!

  • History of the National Lottery
    In history

    History of the National Lottery

    Did you know that the 11th January marks 453 years since the first lottery was held in England? Well, to celebrate, we thought we’d delve into the history of lotteries and of course, the National Lottery which offers so much help and funding to heritage properties across the UK.

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