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Discover the wonder of the UK’s sacred heritage

Great days out

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Heritage Open Days

A selection from the many wonderful churches opening up for England’s largest community heritage festival.

Upcoming events

25 May

Yorkshire

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A free and exciting art event for the whole family. Follow the trail through beautiful countryside on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, discovering dramatic art installed in historic churches.

13 Sep

Various

Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences and it’s all free.

Inspire me

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Visitor guide

Art, architecture, walking, cream teas, climbing, sculpture, local history, cycling, letterpress design, labyrinths, stained glass, finding a quiet space, stepping back in time, beer, embroidery and Doctor Who.

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Tour operators

We are developing a new area of our website, which will bring you special experiences in sacred places across England, that you or your clients can’t find anywhere else.

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