As usual, this year's European Heritage Days is brimming with a rich and varied range of fascinating sites and events which bring history alive: showcase local skills and traditions, architecture and art.
To find out more about what's going on in the participating countries click here or for details of events and sites to explore a little closer to home visit:
England: 12-15 September
Scotland: every weekend in September
Northern Ireland: 14-15 September
Wales: throughout September
European Heritage Days have been organised since 1999 as a joint initiative of the European Commission and the Council of Europe. The participants in the annual event are the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention.