Defend England’s Castles #LoveCastles

by English Heritage in England, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th September 2018 we successfully raised £8,149 with 227 supporters in 60 days

England's castles have survived centuries of warfare and destruction, but today they are under attack again. You can help defend them.

by English Heritage in England, England, United Kingdom

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Victoria Testa 24th August 2018

I love our history and feel it's so important to maintain our Historical buildings for our future generations to appreciate. Happy to support this great cause.

jonclenn 23rd August 2018

My sympathy towards the wretched plants, for their determination, but our heritage is at stake, so I hope the operation can be done sensitively?

Helen Collison 23rd August 2018

I'm supporting #defendourcastles as I work in the Heritage industry and we need to help preserve our castles for future generations to enjoy.

Mark young 22nd August 2018

Quite simply I love castles, they are a splendid reminder of our past, in many cases, our history writ in stone. The castles of Dover, Rochester and Deal in particular are held in great affection, not only by me, but my whole family so many happy memories. The #lovecastles crowd funding is a brilliant way that we can support the work of English Heritage to maintain these wonderful buildings in to the future!

Caron Coates 22nd August 2018

Having visited Scarborough Castle in April 2017 and bring impressed, I think it's only right visitors should donate to keep the castles and the history behind them.

Bertie Herrtage 20th August 2018

I'm with you all the way English Heritage. I admire that you are crowdfunding and I relish the opportunity to support something that I believe to be important

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£4 or more

Car sticker & bookmark

For just a £4 donation towards our #LoveCastles appeal you can get yourself an English Heritage car sticker and bookmark

£5 or more

Exclusive thank you film

Exclusive castle appeal thank you film

£15 or more

Exclusive castle postcards set

Set of 3 English Heritage castle postcards by artist Dave Thompson

£30 or more

Exclusive castle postcards set

Set of 6 English Heritage castle postcards by artist Dave Thompson

£50 or more

Exclusive castle print

1 of 6 exclusive English Heritage castle prints, 35.5cm x 27.8cm by artist Dave Thompson

£100 or more

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Carlisle Castle tour for two

Two places on the “Story of the sieges” tour of Carlisle Castle – hear how each siege developed over the years. Friday 5th October or Monday 8th October - morning or evening time slot available. Max 20 people per tour.

£100 or more

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Deal Castle tour for two

Two places on a twilight tour of Deal Castle – experience the evening atmosphere in this exclusive ‘out of hours’ access tour. Tuesday 25th September, 6.30 - 8.00pm - max 20 people per tour.

£275 or more

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Bolsover Castle exclusive evening tour for two.

Join historian Ian Morgan as he takes you around Bolsover Castle on this special evening tour with exclusive access to the balconies and rooftop with its stunning views. Friday 21st September or Friday 28th September, 11am - 1pm - max 20 people per tour

£1,000 or more

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Dover Castle, Dumpy level tour for two

Meet Cold War expert Mark Bennett and our curator, who will set the scene describing the Cold War from 1945 through to 1991. Enjoy exclusive access to the Dumpy level which is not open to the public and hear how it would have been set up in the 1960s. Date TBC - max 20 people per tour We will be in touch in September 2018 to confirm a date with you

£2,500 or more

Fire a cannon

A once in a lifetime opportunity – fire a First World War anti-aircraft gun off the walls of Dover Castle. Date TBC - max 2 people per firing We will be in touch at the end of August 2018 to confirm a date with you

£2,500 or more

Fire a cannon in Cornwall

New reward - a once in a lifetime opportunity - fire a Second World War anti-aircraft gun off the walls of Pendennis Castle in Cornwall

£2,500 or more

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Private tour of a castle of your choice

Find out more about your favourite castle with private tour of an English Heritage castle of your choice for you and up to 5 guests.

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