ANCIENT historical sites were opened up to give the public a rare glimpse of the past.

Keston Roman Tombs in Westerham Road and the Keston Windmill in Heathfield Road were two sites which featured in the London-wide Open House weekend.

The tombs are only opened up once a year.

The event was organised by volunteers from the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit and Bromley and West Kent Archaeological Group, in partnership with Bromley Council.

The circular and rectangular tombs on the site were part of a Roman cemetery used around 300AD.

Brian Philp from West Wickham, who led excavations on the site from 1967 to 1993, said: "These two fine Roman masonry structures are the only such tombs available for the public to visit in Britain.

"They are archaeological gems of the borough of Bromley."

The Keston Windmill, Kent's oldest surviving windmill, was also opened up to visitors.