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English Heritage Publishing

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English Heritage publishes books on a wide range of subjects - including archaeology, architectural history, sporting heritage, general and illustrated history. Our publishing serves to help people understand, value, care for and enjoy their historic environment by offering a varied programme of titles. 

Our list ranges from beautifully evocative photography books, through regional architectural history, to academically rigorous monographs; they are all meticulously researched and presented in an accessible manner for their readership. English Heritage books are widely available through our own online shop or via high street and internet booksellers.

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Our guidebooks are written by experts and designed to bring history to life. Fascinating eyewitness accounts, specially commissioned photography and exquisite drawings recreate each English Heritage site at the most exciting part of its history.

See our range of guidebooks

How to Order

English Heritage books are available to order from our online shop or directly from our distributor, Central Books (T: 0845 458 9910). Our books are also sold through high street and internet booksellers.

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See our series

Played in Britain - books on Britain's sporting and recreational heritage
See Played in Birtain

Informed Conservation - generously illustrated books with detailed accounts of an area's buildings and their importance in physical and historical contexts.
See Informed Conservation


Call customer services on 0870 3331181 to obtain a free copy of our 2010 publication catalogue. 

A Glimpse of Heaven

Read up on some of the churches and cathedrals being visited by the Pope in English Heritage's book on Catholic church architecture in England and Wales. 

A Glimpse of Heaven