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UK’s Largest Festival of Culture and History to Start this Friday in Nottinghamshire

From Friday the 8th to Sunday the 17th of September, Heritage Open Days, the UK’s largest festival of culture and history comes to Nottinghamshire, giving people the chance to visit some of the region’s most important venues all for free.

Every year hundreds of organisations open their doors to visitors to celebrate history, heritage, culture and community, giving people the chance to see hidden places and try new experiences, all without costing a penny.

This year’s Heritage Open Days Festival 2023 will see beloved and well known venues across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire invite the public to experience their rich history and cultural offering. Visitors can experience castles, cathedrals, museums, learning centres and more across the extended week.

With big household names, as well as smaller gems waiting to be discovered, the region’s official tourism board Visit Nottinghamshire is encouraging people to go out and discover more as part of Heritage Open Days 2023.

Visit Nottinghamshire’s Business Development Manager, Annette Thornley, Commented:

“Nottinghamshire is one of the UK’s most historic and culturally rich counties. Visitors can experience 1000 years of history at Nottingham Castle, explore the picturesque Dukeries and discover literary greats like Byron & Lawrence.

“With so much history and culture here in the region, there are loads of venues across the city and county who are taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days festival. We’re calling on visitors and local people alike to get out there and discover something new!

“Not only are there lots of amazing experiences out there waiting to be discovered, but all of these venues are opening their doors for free!”

For more information Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s Heritage Open Days events, head over to the Visit Nottinghamshire website –

Posted on 07 September 2023

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