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Hemyock Castle
Ancient Heart of the Blackdowns

Heritage Open Days 2010 in Hemyock, Devon

On Sunday 12th September 2010, from 2 to 5 pm, Hemyock Castle and Village again took part in this hugely popular celebration of culture and heritage. Many people, including former residents, enjoyed free entry, exhibitions and tours.

Picture of Hemyock Castle Gatehouse

Hemyock is set in the now tranquil Culm Valley within the beautiful Blackdown Hills in Devon, just a few miles from the M5 Motorway and Taunton. Hemyock Castle is a scheduled Ancient Monument. Although situated in the heart of Hemyock village, the castle site is screened by trees and walls so surprisingly little can be seen from the road.

Special events on Sunday 12th September 2010 from 2 to 5 pm included:

Heritage Open Days are part of European Heritage Days – a Council of Europe Initiative. They are co-ordinated by English Heritage which receives some funding from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Hemyock Castle receives no funding, and makes no charge for entry on Heritage Open Days. Donations are welcomed to Prem's Village Fund for Tsunami Relief in Sri Lanka.

Note. Despite the closure of The Civic Trust, this popular event continues: English Heritage has now taken over the coordination of Heritage Open Days.

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