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Countdown to the county’s biggest Heritage Open Days Festival!

August 14, 2016 7:29 am

If you like taking a peek into properties of an unusual kind then you might want to take a look inside the Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days Festival brochure.

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After a successful 23 years, the 2016 festival is set to wow visitors with more than 180 free events across the county between September 8th and 11th.

Expecting to attract more than 30,000 visitors to its sites, talks and walks around the county, Heritage Lincolnshire events are predominantly organised and managed by volunteers who bring Lincolnshire’s history to life. This year’s Heritage Open Days will encompass heritage sites, buildings, nature reserves, towns and villages, and will feature all five National Trust properties, helping to make this the biggest and best festival yet.

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This year’s theme is Natural Lincolnshire and will include tours of haunted Old King’s Head in Kirton, a new Heritage Music Microfestival and a rare opening of Dowsby Hall and Gardens.

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There will be lots of guided walks and talks to choose from such as the International Bomber Command Spire Memorial, “Lincolnshire’s Lost River”, Willow Tree Fen Bat Walk and a rare guided tour of Torksey Castle. Children’s activities will be on offer at Temple Bruer Knights Templar Tower, many Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust reserves, Gainsborough Old Hall and many more venues.

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Cultural Events Officer Beverley Gormley says “Year after year, Lincolnshire’s Heritage Open Days prove a real winner with local people and visitors as they provide free, unique opportunities to go behind the scenes of heritage venues and discover the region’s hidden histories.

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The brochure will be available from tourist information centres, libraries and heritage sites and it can be downloaded from www.heritagelincolnshire.org