THIS week Bury is once again taking part in the county's largest celebration of history and culture ­— Heritage Open Days.

The annual festival sees historical venues open up their doors and allow people to visit areas that would usually be out of bounds.

But this year, due to Covid-19, things are looking a little bit different.

However, there's still plenty to do across Bury ­— so here's a selection of some best attractions to enjoy:

Bury Art Museum

The Museum has put together Creative Trail Maps for visitors to collect, containing information, illustrations and space to make doodles and drawings.

The three themes are Bury's architecture and building history (Snippets and Stories, Mortar and Mosaics), Silver Street Around and About, and The Irwell Sculpture Trail.

The Art Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4pm. People are asked to bring their own pencils and pens.

Auke de Vries Sculpture at Burrs Country Park

If you are visiting the Irwell Sculpture Trail why not start at Burrs Country Park.

The most recent sculpture is by leading European sculptor, Auke de Vries, and it towers over the park.

Tottington Dungeon

A Victorian town lock-up along Harwood Road built in 1835 and last used in 1884.

The dungeon was next to the original Dungeon Inn pub ­— which is now located further up the road.

Thought to have been used to incarcerate unruly drunks, the cell holds up to six people.

Peel Tower

Located in a prominent position on Harcles Hill, better known as Holcombe Hill, this well-known Bury landmark was erected in 1852, in tribute to one of Bury’s most famous sons, Sir Robert Peel, founder of the police force and Prime Minister.

Public subscription provided the £1,000 needed to build the tower.

On a clear day the views are quite amazing.

Grants Tower

Up on the hills overlooking Ramsbottom, at Top o’ th’ Hoof, stands Grants Tower.

It is said to be the spot where the Grant family first looked down on the Irwell Valley in 1783 when they arrived from Scotland.

After setting up their famous family firm they finally accrued enough money to build the tower.

The tower's opening day was said to have been a fair-like atmosphere with employees given the day off.

Radcliffe Tower

Located next to Close Park, the Tower was built by the ‘de Radclyffe’ family in 1358.

It was three stories high, with massively thick walls, and would have been connected to a Medieval Great Hall.

The Fusilier Museum, Bury

Experience a virtual tour of The Fusilier Museum, Bury, and explore the history of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

Visit the two main galleries which tell the story of the 20th Regiment of Foot, the Lancashire Fusiliers and The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers from 1688 to the present day.

The online tour is free and is available on the museum’s website.

St Mary’s Parish Church, Prestwich

St Mary's has one of the largest churchyards in the country, around the size of three championship sports grounds.

It’s still a working burial ground with gravestones dating back to 1641.

You can also take a virtual tour around sections of the church via the church's website.