Halloween

AFTER DARK EVENTS 2020

Do you dare explore our haunted historic places in the dark this Halloween?

Join us for an eerie evening tour of our castles or houses for the fright of your life. Our storytellers will guide you through the darkness and take you on a bone-chilling journey through the past.  With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history, these events are not for the faint-hearted.

These tours are suitable for those aged 16+. Don’t forget to bring a torch – things are going to get dark…

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HALLOWEEN PODCAST: THE DARKER SIDE OF HISTORY

Take a tour of Dover Castle to discover the gruesome stories and rumoured hauntings of this immense fortress in our first Halloween special. Then, in episode two, join Property Supervisor Katy to examine some unexplained sights and sounds reported at Audley End House in recent years.

SPOOKY STORIES AND GRUESOME TALES

With tales of bloody battles, gruesome executions and strange paranormal phenomena, you might need a strong stomach to visit any of these historic sites…

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Chilling Reads from History

  • A JOURNEY INTO WITCHCRAFT BELIEFS

    Travel with us from the pre-Christian world to the burial mounds of the English landscape, where an underworld of elves, demons and familiars came alive in the popular imagination. 

  • MEMENTO MORI: LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH

    Known as memento mori, or ‘remember death’ in Latin, these historic objects provide a fascinating insight into medieval religious beliefs and attitudes towards death. We explore the history in this blog by Dr Michael Carter.

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