Castles

School visits to historical sites such as castles, abbey and country houses, are a fantastic way for children & pupils to bring pastimes alive. Topics covered include prehistory, Norman and Medieval time’s right through to present day. Children and adults alike will be enthused and inspired by these awe-inspiring sites. Please see our listed venues to plan a castle school trip experience, where visits can be organized as self-led, as well as led by an expert. Days can be related to specific school topics for all age ranges, or interlinked to a Key stage 4 or 5 core subject.


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Bristol Museums provide a wide range of school trips, where subjects such as history, literature, science and art are brought to life! Students will have the opportunity to explore their creativity and imagination in a unique learning environment.
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Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle provides historical school trips, where students can discover over 1000 years of history through the use of role-play and immersive teaching.
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Home to many of the world's rarest creatures and most endangered species, Dudley Zoo & Castle provides fantastic School Trips where students can explore numerous animal exhibits including Lemur Wood and Lorikeet Lookout.
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English Heritage is to be applauded for the development of the Discovery Visits, which interpret the story of the site and give a sense of time and place to visiting schools.
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School visits to Historic Environment Scotland sites are a great way to deliver the curriculum, by encouraging discovery and exploration outside the classroom.
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A visit to Hever Castle & Gardens offers an informative educational history trip where students can explore the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and learn about the Tudor period through the use of our engaging workshops and tours.
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Capture the imagination of your students, as they witness 1,100 years of history come vividly to life in one of Britain’s finest medieval fortresses. Our education team host curriculum-linked tours and workshops for KS1-4 that can be added when booking.
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Impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics, a sense of how the site has changed over time and what life was like for the people who lived here.
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We aim to promote greater understanding & enjoyment of the historic environment. We offer learning groups, FREE ENTRY to 400+ venues, free planning visits, property information, useful online resources, education facilities, resources & activities.
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English Heritage is to be applauded for the development of the Discovery Visits, which interpret the story of the site and give a sense of time and place to visiting schools.
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English Heritage is to be applauded for the development of the Discovery Visits, which interpret the story of the site and give a sense of time and place to visiting schools.
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Absolute Travel and Tours is one of the leading specialist school and group tour operators in the United Kingdom organising sports tours, adventure holidays, ski trips, music and educational tours for school, college and club groups for all ages.
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