We are fortunate to live in a country steeped in history and this week the annual Heritage Open Days are back.
Kicking off today there is a variety of things planned over the next few days some of which is taking place right on our doorstep – well ok not literally on mine but in the nearest town just a small drive away.
Over the past years we (my husband and I) have enjoyed learning about a variety of areas from Aylesbury to Abingdon and Oxford to Cirencester we've seen a lot since they started running.
In the past we've taken tours of almshouses, viewed inside churches, seen behind the scenes of county halls, theatres and much more.
Places that stand out to me the most from making the most of this fantastic free event are going on a tour of the BBC, taking a tour of a museum, hearing ghost stories on a walk round Oxford and hearing how prisoners acted as they were sentenced to jail.
Whereas my husband’s favourite places have been going inside the RAF Halton’s Officers Mess and walking round the gardens and going inside an air shelter in Cirencester.
So if you plan on playing tourist in your own town or fancy checking out beautiful gardens and houses then rest assured you are in for a treat this weekend with The Heritage Open Days. Take a look now at the website and who knows what you’ll find. Some of these places need booking and places are filling up fast.
Where will you go this weekend? Let me know in the comments section.