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My favourite view

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 September 2015

The view from the Briton's Arms in Elm Hill, selected by Jo Archer from Heritage Open Days in Norwich.

The view from the Briton's Arms in Elm Hill, selected by Jo Archer from Heritage Open Days in Norwich.

Archant Norfolk 2015

Jo Archer is project leader for Heritage Open Days with Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART).

View of The Halls, from Elm Hill, Norwich

“There is a beautiful view from the terrace garden at Briton’s House in Elm Hill, Norwich, looking over to Blackfriars’ and St Andrew’s halls. It’s a lovely garden and an unusual view of the famous halls, and they are all open as part of the Heritage Open Days – the Briton’s Arms and The Halls.

Heritage Open Days is such a good thing to be part of. There is huge community support and so many people get involved, and there are such unusual places to see, for free. Of course I’m really busy working that weekend, but it means I’ll be in the Guildhall, where there is a vintage fashion show this year. Last year there was a literary day, with lots of speakers. I live in Strumpshaw and love coming past the old Manor House at nearby South Burlingham. That’s open too, and it’s a place you look at and think you have gone back in time! And another view I’d like to see one day is from the top of the Catholic Cathedral across almost the whole of Norwich – that’s also open for Heritage Open Days, and so are lots of the buildings you can see from the tower!”

Heritage Open Days run from Thursday, September 10 to Sunday, September 13. There are 144 venues and events included in the Norwich and Norfolk brochure this year, ranging from owners opening up private houses to themed guided walks. There are talks, tours and even a fashion show. For full details, pick up a brochure at Tourist Information Centres, libraries, visitor attractions, some shops and cafes, or visit www.heritagecity.org

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