25 August 2015

Heritage Open Days in Nottinghamshire, 10-13 September 2015

There's just over a fortnight until the launch of this year's Heritage Open Days.

As the website explains: "Heritage Open Days is England's biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences - all of which are FREE to explore."

There is a wide range of things to see in Nottinghamshire from St Anns Allotments (apparently 'the oldest and largest detached town gardens in Britain, possibly the world'!) to the Majestic Theatre in Retford.

Full details are available on the Heritage Open Days website.

13 August 2015

Sherwood Forest Historic Bus Tours

Mercian Archaeological Services CIC have added further heritage tours of Sherwood Forest Historic Bus Tours for September:

Nottingham: 4th September
Mansfield and Worksop: 24th September
Nottingham: 2nd October
Nottingham: 30th October

The tour includes Rufford Abbey, Sherwood Forest Nature Reserve, the Major Oak, King John's Palace and Newstead Abbey.

According to the press release the tour 'combines unrivalled local knowledge of historic Sherwood Forest with an opportunity to ride on board a vintage RouteMaster bus.'

Further information is available at www.sherwoodbustours.com