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Wales Open Doors Preview

Posted: 2010-06-27

Wales Open Doors Preview

Open Doors is a special event which offers free access to properties of historic and architectural importance. Taking place across three September weekends they are part of the wider European Heritage Days programme. The Welsh event is similar to the very popular Heritage Days event that has been such a hit in England the past few years, and there are separate programmes in Scotland, Northern Ireland, London (and England).

Entrance is free to all events in the programme. Organisers may occasionally charge for a special additional attraction or for an associated event outside the Open Doors programme. The Open Door programme is organised by The Civic Trust for Wales

The full programme of Open Days venues has not yet been finalised, but we do have a sneak peak at some of the venues that we know will be participating in this year's Open Days in various places across Wales. Maybe there's something near you?

Abergele
St Michael's Church, Sep 17 2-4; Sep 18 2-5

Cardiff
Llandaff Cathedral tour, 18 Sep, 11 (Friends of Llandaff Cathedral)
Open morning at Howell's School, including opportunities to visit Cumberland Lodge (Roald Dahl) and Bryntaf (home of David Morgan), 17 Sep, 10.30-12.30
Llandaff City guided walk, 18 Sep 10.30
Roald Dahl celebration, 18 Sep 2-5
St Margaret's Roath 18, 19 Sep
St John the Evangelist, Canton, 11, 12, 25 Sep

Cardigan
St Cynllo's Church, Llangoedmor
St Mary's Church, Cardigan
Holy Cross Church, Mwnt

Chepstow
Town Gate and Gatehouse, 4, 5 September

Colwyn Bay
Town Hall, 11 Sep
Bodnant Garden, 11 Sep

Conwy
St Mary and All Saints 11, 12 Sep

Denbighshire
Dolbelyddr, Trefnant, 10-14 Sep

Hawarden
St Deiniol's Library, Sep 11, 12 2-5

Haverfordwest
St Mary's Church, 12 Sep

Llandinam
Broneirion 4, 5 Sep

Llandudno
The Old Bank Gallery, Tabernacle, every day during September

Llantrisant
Parish Church, 18 Sep

Monmouth
The Kymin, Sep 11, 12 11-4 (National Trust)

Pontyclun
Sr David's, Miskin, 18 Sep

Pontypridd
St Michael's, Beddau, 18 Sep

Rhondda
Rhondda Heritage Park, Trehafod, daily 10-4.30 special activities include free underground tours of the Lewis Merthyr pit, talks, walks and exhibitions

Ruabon
St Mary's Church

Swansea
The Guildhall, Sun 12 September (tours 1, 2, 3) (Swansea City and County Councill)
Civic Centre, 12 Sep
YMCA, Kingsway
Springfield House, Uplands, 4 Sep
Norwegian Church, SA1
Penllergare Valley Woods, 25 Sep

Tenby
Tudor Merchant's House, Sat Sep 11, 11-5

Vale of Glamorgan
St Mary's Church, Bonvilston, Saturdays in September
Dyffryn Gardens, Sep 11, 12 10-6 (Vale of Glamorgan Council)

Welshpool
Ty Mawr, Llanerfyl, 24, 25 Sep

Wrexham
Erddig Hall and Gardens, 11 Sep, 11-5 (National Trust)

Resources:
Open Days website
Wales Travel Guide - our look at Wales


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