Take a trip to the top of Cemex tower during Rugby Heritage Open Days

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The Cemex Rugby Cement Plant opens its doors to the public next month during Heritage Open Days.

Visitors can climb to the top of the plant’s tower and capture a unique view of Rugby on camera during a series of free tours - but with limited places on offer, the time to book has come.

Heritage Open Days runs from Thursday September 12 to Sunday September 15, with a host of Rugby’s historic and iconic buildings opening to the public for free.

The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Anthony Gillias, opens the doors to his parlour at the Town Hall on the Friday, with a chance to meet the Mayor and take a tour of the Council Chamber.

A guided tour of Dunchurch’s historic St Peter’s Church also takes place on the Friday, offering visitors an opportunity to explore the medieval church which was restored during the reign of Victoria.

Guided tours of the Church of The Ascension, in Clifton Road, take place during the event, including descriptions of the church’s holy icons and an introduction to orthodox Christianity.

Free tours also take place at the Masonic Hall, in Elsee Road, Ryton Gardens, Coombe Abbey Country Park, and Draycote Water.

More than 20 iconic buildings take part in Rugby’s Heritage Open Days celebration, with a number of free events also taking place at different venues.

Leaflets detailing all the events can be picked up from Rugby Visitor Centre, based at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Leaflets can also be downloaded at http://www.enjoyrugby.co.uk/downloads/file/114/rugby_heritage_open_days

With limited places on all tours, booking in advance is essential. Places can be booked at the Visitor Centre or by calling (01788) 533217.