Historic sites across the borough will be opening their doors to the public as part of a nationwide festival.

Eleven historic sites around Harrow will be opening up as part of the Heritage Open Days Festival from September 11 and September 14, giving people the chance to explore the borough’s history.

The sites of interest, which were announced this week, include Bentley Priory, Headstone Manor, Harrow School and St Anselm’s Church in Stanmore.

Harrow Borough Council has announced it will be offering people free access to the sites, which would usually be closed to the public.

Cabinet member for community Sue Anderson said: “We are lucky to have such rich history and heritage in the borough and we have some beautiful buildings which all have fascinating stories.

“The Heritage Open Days will give everyone an opportunity to explore and learn about the history of Harrow for free.”

One building which will be open in the weekend on Thursday September 11 of is Bentley Priory in Stanmore.

The priory played a pivotal role in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War and was the base from which Air Chief Marshal Dowding planned the defence of the country.

Another site opening as part of the festival on Sunder September 14 will be the Fourth Form Room and The Old Speech Room Gallery at Harrow School, in Harrow-on-the-Hill.

A full list of buildings which will be open on the weekend next month can be found by clicking here.