Heritage cash awarded to boost tourism

Carole Souter, chief executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said that the cash would also help promote tourism:

"We know that heritage is a huge draw for visitors from home and abroad.

"More than a quarter of all UK holiday activities undertaken by UK residents now involve heritage.

"These projects all offer the public the chance to explore and enjoy our rich and complex history."

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£7.75m boost for Knole House

Knole House in Sevenoaks, Kent, is to receive £7.75m for repairs and conservation from the Heritage Lottery Fund.