Belfast Telegraph

Step out on a magical history tour

By Rachel Martin

More than 400 historic properties will open their doors to the public for the European Heritage Open Days this weekend.

Old favourites like Florence Court and Ballywalter Park will feature along with walking tours, history re-enactments and even an evening of vintage comedy.

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: "EHOD, now in its 18th year, offers a unique "peek" through many of our historic buildings.

"With over 400 properties and events this year's offering is more varied than ever reflecting the depth and diversity of our built heritage. From older buildings such as St Nicholas Parish Church in Carrickfergus dating back to 1180 to the new Strule Arts Centre in Omagh, there is something for everyone, young and old, on your doorstep and further afield." This year, an extra 31 buildings have joined up including Steensons jewellery workshop in Glenarm and Theatrical Linens, costumier to the stars.

While all events are free some require pre-booking. Check online at:

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