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Find ideas for things to do this season, read our latest blog posts and news stories, plus keep up with us on social media for weekend inspiration. Go in depth and discover our historic gardens, travel guides, historic walks, Victorian recipes and more. All the inspiration you need is right here.

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Enchanted events 2018

Share an after-dark adventure with your friends and family this winter. Discover an enchanting world of light and colour as you and your children experience the themed garden trail.

Find hidden fairies, meet the magical talking trees and get hands-on with our interactive lighting. Perfect for festive family pictures.

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Christmas through the ages for all ages

This Christmas we’ve got lots of festive treats for you to unwrap. 

Browse our range of Christmas events, get hands-on with craft ideas and traditional Victorian recipes, and discover all the historic places you can explore over the season.

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The First World War came to an end at 11am on 11 November 1918. Around ten million soldiers were killed during the conflict, including one million members of the British Armed Forces, and many more were wounded. Vast numbers of civilians also died during the war.

The effects of the war were felt across the country, including at many of the places in our care. On the centenary of the Armistice, discover the stories of these places and of the people whose lives were changed by the war forever.

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Our picks this season

Things to do in November

Autumn is here and we’ve enjoyed an action-packed summer here at English Heritage. But as we move into the new season, the fun and discovery continues.

As we count down the days to the Christmas season, stand in the places where history happened. We've got tips for weatherproof weekends, a Victorian Stir-up Sunday with Mrs Crocombe and inspiration for autumn getaways. 

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Mrs Crocombe Receives a “Taste of America"

Join our Victorian cook Mrs Crocombe as she receives a food parcel from her acquaintance in America, Mr Townsend. 

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It’s traditional to have an alcoholic drink at a celebration or a feast. There’s a wide variety to choose from today. But what did they drink 4500 years ago at feasts at Durrington Walls and other Neolithic ceremonial centres? Were they drinking alcohol? If so, what were the ingredients, and how was it made?

Merryn and Graham Dineley have been investigating the archaeological evidence from a practical and technological perspective. In this blog they explain what their research has revealed. 

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