Last updated on August 23rd, 2023 at 11:23 am
People often compare the relative merits of Britain’s two largest membership heritage organisations, the National Trust and English Heritage. In fact, there are several heritage organisations in the United Kingdom that offer membership, the main ones being Cadw, Historic Houses, Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland – as well as English Heritage and the National Trust. The Big Six. The chief benefit of joining one or more of these bodies is free access to the properties they own or manage. It’s not really free of course, because you’ve paid for the privilege by being a member. But if you visit more than a few properties in a year, it quickly pays for itself and there are other benefits too.
A brand new page has been added to A Bit About Britain, which summarises the principal benefits of and differences between Cadw, English Heritage, Historic Houses, Historic Scotland, the National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland. My loyal reader will find which is the best heritage organisation to join by clicking or tapping the link, or from the main menu under places to visit.
As you will see, there is much more to it than deciding between English Heritage or the National Trust.
If you’re looking at membership, I hope it helps.