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Published: Monday, 6th September 2021

Local attractions and venues will once again be opening their doors to the public for the annual Heritage Open Days Festival which takes place from 10 to 19 September.

With COVID-19 restrictions greatly reducing last year’s event, the organisers at Warwick District Council have been delighted to see 40 local buildings, gardens and places of historic interest taking part.

Some of the highlights this year include a Great Fire of Warwick Walk, guided literary and history tours of Leamington town centre and Leamington Station and the St Mary’s Priory and Abbey Ruins in Kenilworth.

Many of the district’s churches and places of worship will be open once again including the Gurdwara Sahib with volunteers on hand to show visitors around.

The General Secretary of the Gurdwara Sahib Leamington & Warwick Resham Singh Malle commented:

“We are very happy to welcome visitors to the temple this year for Heritage Open Days. I am sure that those who haven’t visited before will be fascinated by our beautiful building and enjoy the vibrant community atmosphere.”

And with the increased popularity for gardening over the last year green fingered enthusiasts are invited to look around St Mary’s Allotments in Leamington and the Odibourne Allotment site in Kenilworth as well as Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden and Hill Close Gardens all of which will be opening their gates.

The National Trust Properties at Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton, the Lord Leycester Hospital and Guy’s Cliffe Centre will also be offering free admission at limited times during the festival.

The Chairman of Warwick District Council, Councillor Neale Murphy added:
“The Council is pleased to have been able to support and coordinate the district’s annual Heritage Open Days Festival once again. I would like to thank the large number of volunteers who have given up their time to organise the fantastic range of activities taking place this year.”

A guide listing all the venues taking part and opening times is available from the Leamington and Warwick visitor information centres and other local public venues. Further information and a downloadable guide are available on the Warwick District Council website.

Those wishing to visit the Gurdwara are kindly asked to book in advance by email jimmalle@msn.com or Tel 07973 254366.

Pictured at the Gurdwara Sahib, Leamington & Warwick is the General Secretary Resham Singh Malle with the Chairman of Warwick District Council Cllr Neale Murphy.

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