Burton on Trent’s oldest surviving historic building Sinai Park House is to take part in the Heritage Open Days (HODS) festival for the first time this September. Established in 1994, Heritage Open Days is the country’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year on selected dates in September, historic places across the country open for events and activities and Sinai Park House is hosting a guided walk through Sinai Woodlands on September 17 and tours of the house on September 21. Both events are free of charge but as numbers are strictly limited, it is essential to book.
Sinai Park House is a Grade II* listed timber-framed building dating from the 1300s situated within a 13th century hilltop moat. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is surrounded by a historic deer park. Used for recuperation by the monks of Burton Abbey from the 14th century and later by the wealthy Paget family as a hunting lodge, the site includes a range of timber-framed buildings, a moat, a Jacobean bridge and a Georgian plunge pool and picnic spot. The plunge pool is fed by an ancient Chalybeate spring and was built to enable the full enjoyment and restorative powers of the waters.
Guided walk around Sinai woodlands
17th September 2019 at 10.30 am, starting and finishing at The Albion pub on Shobnall Road. Duration approximately 1.5 hours. Places are strictly limited to 15 people.
Guided tours of Sinai Park House
21st September 2019 at 11.00 am and 13.30 pm, meeting in the garden of Sinai Park House. Tour duration approximately 45 minutes. Places are strictly limited to 30 people per tour.