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Heritage days in North Yorkshire
The Ruin at Grewelthorpe
The event enables people to explore some of North Yorkshire's hidden gems.

Heritage open days celebrate York and North Yorkshire's architecture and culture.

Every year in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors.

The participating properties are usually not open to the public or normally charge an admission fee.

Organised by volunteers, it is a chance to discover hidden architectural treasures that bring to life local history and culture.

A full list of participating properties is available at the Heritage open days website

We've picked a few of our favourites that are open between September 9 and 12:

The Ruin at Grewelthorpe

This little pavilion is dramatically perched above a steep wooded gorge in the remnants of a picturesque mid 18th century garden at Hackfall. The garden was conceived and created by the Aislabies, who also made the gardens at nearby Studley Royal.

The pavilion consists of just three rooms, a sitting-room flanked by a bedroom and bathroom. The site is now owned by the Landmark Trust.

Learn more about The Ruin at The Landmark Trust website

Details of this property on the Heritage open days website

Dales Countryside Museum

This fascinating museum, managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, tells the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales past and present.

The museum is housed in an exciting and imaginative conversion of the Hawes railway station in the heart of Wensleydale.

Learn more about the museum at their website

Details of this property on the Heritage open days website

Futurist Theatre, Scarborough

As part of the Heritage Open Days there is a great opportunity to get behind the scenes at Scarborough's Futurist Theatre.

Visitors to Scarborough have been entertained on the site of this theatre for over a century.

Learn more about this event at the Scarborough Civic Society website

Details of this property on the Heritage open days website

Things to do in North Yorkshire
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