Every September 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate Britain’s fantastic history and culture as part of Heritage Open Days. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore – and we are delighted to be taking part once again.
There are over 30 visitor experiences available in the Beverley area, from visitor attractions such as the iconic Minster, through to visits to Bishop Burtons’ hidden Walled Garden. You can search a list here.
Once more, Beverley Racecourse will be opening its gates on Friday 13th September. Come and see for yourself why we’re consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the country. As well as a superb season of flat racing, many other events take place here from festivals to proms and weddings, drawn by the glorious surroundings, beautiful facilities and site steeped in history.
Heritage Open Day will give you an opportunity to not only experience this for yourself, but also give you an exclusive peek at the different and fascinating behind the scenes areas that make up a racecourse. All the views are terrific, arguably the best of all from the Parade Ring building overlooking the course, the town and the Wolds.
On Heritage Open Day there will be guided tours of the course to explain the mysteries of The Sport of Kings to you – and hopefully inspire you to return on a race day to hear the thunder of hooves, the roar of the crowd and the beauty of a thoroughbred in full flight for yourself.
The times of the tours will be: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm on Friday the 13th September – no need to book, just turn up. Come in via Gate 2 (black wrought iron gates, there will be a ‘Parking’ sign outside, and meet at the Sweet Cabin (there’ll be a Meet Here board out.)