Heritage Open Days highlights crucial role of landowners in heritage protection

10 September 2015

This weekend will see land and heritage property owners up and down the country open their doors to the public as a part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival. 

Collectively, CLA members manage at least a third of all listed buildings. This includes historic homes, farm buildings, monuments, and many other designated and undesignated heritage sites which play a vital part in defining our distinctive and diverse landscape.

CLA President Henry Robinson said: “Landowners have a crucial role to play in heritage protection and the upkeep of our most treasured heritage assets. Events such as Heritage Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to showcase to the nation everything that landowners do to conserve the historic legacy of our countryside.

I would advise anyone who has time this weekend to get out in the countryside and visit a Heritage Open Day site to experience our rural heritage firsthand.”


Heritage Open Days is taking place 10-13 September 2015. The programme is managed by CLA member National Trust and is co-funded by People's Postcode Lottery and Historic England. Find out more here: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/  

Click here for more CLA policy and advice on Heritage: https://www.cla.org.uk/rural-policy-advice/legal-and-professional/heritage