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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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Halloween events 2018

Prepare for treats and tricks at our Halloween events taking place across the country.

Kids and families will have a frighteningly good time at our historic places this Halloween, with terrifying trails, spooky storytelling and creepy crafts at our castles, abbeys and houses.

And come nightfall, brave grownups can explore some of the country's eeriest castles and discover the darker side of history.

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Things to do in October

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. Our popular Halloween events get underway towards the end of the month, with frights and horrors waiting at historic houses, castles and abbeys from Cumbria to Cornwall. Plus, don’t miss the epic Battle of Hastings re-enactment on the very battlefield where events unfolded in 1066.

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History Inspired Makeup Tutorial - Elizabeth I

Join Fashion Historian Amber Butchart and Makeup Artist Rebecca Butterworth at Kenilworth Castle as we show you how to create an Elizabeth I-inspired look at home. 

Watch our transformation and learn about the iconic queen's visit to Kenilworth Castle in 1575 with English Heritage Historian Richard Nevell.

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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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