How you can 'visit' Kenilworth Castle from our own home -  and 30 more of the country’s most important historic places

As the country continues its period of social distancing and self isolation in response to the coronavirus outbreak, English Heritage wants to bring its historic sites to your living room.
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Kenilworth Castle

As the country continues its period of social distancing and self isolation in response to the coronavirus outbreak, English Heritage is highlighting 30 of the historic buildings, monuments and sites available to visit online - including Kenilworth Castle.

Using Google’s digital technology, the stories of 29 English Heritage sites around the countryare brought to life and shared via the Google Arts and Culture platform.

Visit to look at the historic buildings - or to see Stonehenge.

Last week, English Heritage took the decision to close all its staffed historic sites from March 18 and cancel all public events during the closure period.

Some free-to-enter sites with large open spaces remain open for periods of exercise, but these are sites in quieter spots away from crowds, allowing visitors to maintain social distancing.

English Heritage curatorial director Anna Eavis said: “As we join together to meet the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak, we are all looking for ways to continue doing the things we love whilst observing the necessary limitations of social distancing or self-isolation.

“English Heritage is offering everyone the chance to experience our historic sites from home, and learn about them in new ways.

"You can witness the movement of the sun and stars over Stonehenge, using our great Stonehenge Skyscape tool, and see some of our historic masterpieces and rare artefacts in fantastic quality, created in partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

"We look forward to welcoming visitors back to those sites which have closed as soon as it is safe to do so, but until then we hope these online experiences will allow people an escape, and the chance to learn something new.

“We are proud to be the guardians of more than 400 places around the country which together tell the story of England. If members of the public enjoy visiting online and want to support us through this difficult time, the best way to help is to join English Heritage at”

The places that you can visit online are:

● Audley End House and Gardens, Essex

● 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield

● Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

● Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

● Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland

● Dover Castle, Kent

● Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

● Eltham Palace and Gardens, London

● Grime’s Graves, Norfolk

● Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire

● J.W. Evans Silver Factory, Birmingham

● Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

● Kenwood, London

● Knowlton Church and Earthworks, Dorset

● Maiden Castle, Dorset

● Osborne, Isle of Wight

● Pendennis Castle, Cornwall

● Portchester Castle, Hampshire

● Richborough Roman Fort, Kent

● Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire

● Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire

● Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria

● Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

● Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire

● Witley Court, Worcestershire

● Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

● Wrest Park Stores, Bedfordshire

● Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire

● York Cold War Bunker, York