Uncovering the hidden heritage gems across the UK!
24 September 2012
The daily commute on the London Underground provides us with little time to stop and look. We are too busy looking where we are going (or avoiding eye contact with fellow passengers) to appreciate our surroundings. But many of the tube
Read more about Heritage on the London Underground»
21 September 2012
This is one of my favorite tours and a real hidden gem of London, no one seems to know it’s there!
Read more about Reclaimed Habitats on the Disused Railway of the Old Great Northern Railway»
19 September 2012
One thing about old churches that often gets overlooked is what’s underneath them. If it’s Victorian or later it will probably be nothing more than a dusty old boiler room, but anything earlier is likely to have a crypt. And crypts mean bodies, so caution and sensitivity are required.
Read more about Going underground at the Churches Conservation Trust»
17 September 2012
Set against the dramatic backdrop of Dartmoor’s wilderness, Castle Drogo is a unique composition of stark contrasts that reflect the extremes of human ambition and ingenuity.
Read more about The National Trusts Most Astonishingly Situated Garden»
14 September 2012
I asked 5 colleagues what came to mind when I said ‘think of a meadow’ – and got 5 different answers.
Read more about Think of a Meadow...»
12 September 2012
When it comes to very ancient places in Britain, most will be aware of Stonehenge. Websites like The Megalithic Portal demonstrate that there are thousands of prehistoric sites in the British Isles.
Read more about Voices of the Past»
10 September 2012
In August 2011 Discovering Places launched this blog as a means of sharing all the amazing places we were discovering. We very shortly started inviting the members of The Heritage Alliance and our Discovering Places partners to contribute on each monthly theme. It has grown in it readership and the standard and has become the most amazing collection of places to discover that you can find on line (I think anyway). We also had some wonderful individuals who contributed each month on their adventures as they responded to our call to action.
Read more about Call to Action This Week and Beyond-To Keep Discovering»
08 September 2012
Our beautiful Grade 1 listed church is hosting a 3 day Flower Festival with the theme Music!Music! Music!
Read more about 3 day Flower Festival at St. Edmunds Church....»
07 September 2012
Reading has been showcasing its heritage since the very first Heritage Open Days launched nationally back in 1994. Over the years we’ve seen our programme grow and grow; it seems that once venues and event organisers are on board they don’t want to leave us.
Read more about Bombshells »
06 September 2012
Visit Tewkesbury to travel back in time to a bygone era amongst the black and white Tudor buildings which line the high street. It’s as if time has stood still inside this picture perfect medieval market town, which is mostly untouched by large scale modern development.
Read more about Awaken Your Senses in Tewkesbury»
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