The 8 unique historic buildings, churches and venues in and around Luton you can visit for free this month

Luton and its surrounding area has a rich and varied history, with numerous historic places to visit, including churches, museums and parks.

By Helen Johnson
Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 10:01 am
Unique buildings
Unique buildings

These are eight unique historic buildings, churches and venues in and around Luton that you can visit for free this month. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. Formerly the home of the Scargill family, before then becoming a military hospital, it is now a museum and gallery
This Medieval Church on a hill offers superb views of the surrounding countryside. Explore the magnificent interior of this medieval church and see the work of 14th, 15th and 16th century craftsmen.
Stockwood Park Museum was opened in 1986, but reopened as Stockwood Discovery Centre in 2008. The discovery centre features collections of local social history, archaeology and geology
Stockwood Park is a public park located in the grounds of Stockwood House, which was demolished in 1964. The former walled vegetable garden includes a Victorian garden, a cottage garden and a knot garden.
Wardown Park is listed as Grade II on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, due to its combination of Victorian and Edwardian purpose-built design features that are included in the Park
14-15 September. Enjoy a free guided tour of Hertfordshire's Rothamsted Manor, first recorded in 1212, which boasts rarely seen 16th Century murals and paintings on display. Entry to The Manor is free but guided tours must be pre-booked.
St Marys Church has a rich and long history, being over 850 years old. It has been rebuilt and refurbished over the centuries and is a fine example of medieval architecture. The church has several heritage open days this month
Heritage Open Day, Friday 13 September. Cost: free. Visit the Walled Garden and take a look at its rich history, visit the garden shop and enjoy a cuppa at the Woodyard Coffee Shop