Heritage Open Days
7th September 2010
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Have you heard of Heritage Open Days, or are you wondering what's on this weekend?

Celebrating England's fantastic culture and buildings, Heritage Open Days are a rare opportunity to gain FREE access to some wonderful sites around the country - sometimes these places charge, and many others simply aren't open to the public at all.

From Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th September - this weekend in fact - loads of properties, sites and locations around the country will be open to the public for FREE.

Run nationally by English Heritage, local authorities like Canterbury City Council get involved on a local level.

The Heritage Open Day website at has full information on where you can explore local to you as part of the scheme (the website can be a bit slow but bear with it).

There are loads of sites involved in the Canterbury area, like the West Gate, Greyfirars Fransiscan Chapel, the Belvedere Chapel at Hales Place, and The old Eastbridge Hospital to name but a few. Check out the website for more details on where and when you can go exploring. Some of the places do need pre-booking, so do check in advance.

Heritage Open Days are really a Snooper's Charter of the highest calibre - who could resist!


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