English Heritage properties undergo spring makeover ready for big reopening

March 31st, 2015

Over 400 historic properties owned by English Heritage have undergone a dramatic makeover ready for their reopening to the public this spring.

English Heritage owns several important and historical properties across England, including 58 prehistoric sites, 53 Roman sites, 66 castles, 7 places of importance and a Cold War bunker. Some of its fantastic heritage sites, including Pendennis Castle, near Falmouth, Launceston Castle, and Restormel Castle, can be found in Cornwall, just a short drive from our self-catering Cornwall accommodation.

Over 3000 work hours have gone into making each and every site and property perfect for presenting to the public, with the process including cleaning, repairing and gardening.

Interest in local and national heritage is now stronger than ever, with over two thirds of people surveyed saying that they were interested in their local heritage, and the number of visitors coming to English Heritage sites amounting to over a million for the first time last year.

So if you’re planning on visiting Cornwall and want to find out more about the area’s heritage, there couldn’t be a better time to visit than now, with English Heritage’s properties and sites now looking better than ever.

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