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Belfast Telegraph readers enjoy European Heritage Open Days [Photos]

Anthony and Owen McGuigan at Ranfurly House Dungannon and Tyllaghoge Fort, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.
Anthony and Owen McGuigan at Ranfurly House Dungannon and Tyllaghoge Fort, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.
Anthony and Owen McGuigan at Ranfurly House Dungannon and Tyllaghoge Fort, Cookstown, Co Tyrone.
Billy Parish Church, near Bushmills which was open this weekend as part of the European Heritage Day. They put on a display of the history of the church and of Sgt Robert Quigg. Included is the Revd John Anderson, Rector. Photographs Courtesy of Jonathan Leathem Photography
Veronica McAfee from Omagh at the Grand Opera House / Credit: Veronica McAfee
This picture was sent to us by Sinead Whylie, who said it was their first ever visit to Hazlitt House and Mussenden Temple - the picture features Anton, Tiarnán, Caoimhe and Leo
Helen's Tower in Clandeboyne in Bangor (sent in by Tanya Johnston)
Helen's Tower in Clandeboyne in Bangor (sent in by Tanya Johnston)
Helen's Tower in Clandeboyne in Bangor (sent in by Tanya Johnston)
These pictures were taken at Riddel's Warehouse by Jill McCarthy
These pictures were taken at Riddel's Warehouse by Jill McCarthy
These pictures were taken at Riddel's Warehouse by Jill McCarthy

A number of Northern Ireland's most intriguing heritage sites have opened the doors to the public.

Over the weekend people have been out exploring various properties and sites across the province as part of European Heritage Open Days.

Readers have sent in some photographs of the sites they visited over the weekend.

Ahead of the weekend Rosemarie McHugh, from Tourism NI said there is no better time to uncover Northern Ireland’s unique heritage and discover quirky facts about local history.

“Northern Ireland has a wealth of history and culture attached to it and this year we want to encourage people to get out and explore their local community by visiting some of the many sites that are open for free as part of European Heritage Open Days 2018," she said.

"This is the opportunity to see behind the scenes of some of Northern Ireland’s most historic buildings, not often open to the public.

“In the year of Cultural Heritage, we’re making the most of the opportunity to grow visitor numbers with culturally motivated tourists."

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