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There are opportunities to get hands on with England's story all over the country this summer.

From lessons in Victorian seafaring from Charles Darwin at his home in Kent, to meeting the Romans at Wroxeter Roman City, find events near you and plan the best family day out in history.

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Days out for under £20

Looking for a great visit that won't break the bank?

From castles and monastic ruins to Iron Age hillforts, here are our top picks for family days out on a budget.

Whether you conquer a Norman castle or get a glimpse of monastic life at a Benedictine monastery, a family day out in history needn't be expensive.

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Family property guides

Find everything you need to know before you visit one of our historic places, with our in-depth family guides. Plan your worry-free day out at the mighty Tudor keep of Pendennis Castle, the home of Charles Darwin at Down House or the iconic ancient monument of Stonehenge.

Our family guides cover things for all ages to see and do, as well as practical advice on food and drink, parking, toilets and access.

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