Join in Heritage Open Days across south Warwickshire

People around south Warwickshire are being urged to free up their diaries to explore their local heritage over four days starting from Thursday (September 12).

Heritage Open Days is returning - and there is a long list of fascinating buildings and spaces to visit in Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and surrounding villages.

Organised by the Heritage Open Days National Partnership and funded by English Heritage, the programme is designed to celebrated England’s architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

In Leamington, participating venues include All Saints’ church, the Pump Room, Foundry Wood, the Gurdwara Sahib, the Hindu Temple, Holy Trinity church, the Real Tennis Club, Polish Church, Leamington Railway Station and gardens, the town hall, a blue plaque walk, St Mark’s church, St Mary’s church, St Peter’s church, the Assembly, the Mission and the Royal Naval Association.

In Warwick, people can visit Alderson House Masonic Rooms, Warwickshire Museum, Guy’s Cliffe House and grounds, Hill Close Gardens, Quaker Meeting House, Saltisford Canal Trust, St Nicholas church, Warwick Crown Court, Warwick Unitarian Chapel and Warwickshire County Records Office.

In Kenilworth, venues include Kenilworth Abbey Barn Museum, St Augustine’s church, St Francis of Assisi church and St Nicholas church.

There will be a guided walk around Whitnash and in the villages, venues include Bagot’s Castle in Baginton, Chesterton Windmill, Marton County Bygones Museum, St Gregory’s church in Offchurch, All Saints’ church in Sherbourne, Charlecote Park near Wellesbourne, Compton Verney near Kineton, St Peter’s church in Barford and Chedham’s Yard in Wellesbourne.

Free listings guides are available at the Royal Priors in Leamington today (Friday) and they are also online: