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Royal visit to Anglesey Abbey in celebration of British Tourism Week

HRH The Prince of Wales shows his support for Britain’s culture and Heritage which attracts £4.5 billion worth of tourism revenue per year.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will visit National Trust property Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire for a tour of the charming country house in his role as Patron of British Tourism Week 2011.

During the visit, His Royal Highness will be taken through the gardens to Lode Mill where he will be accompanied by key committee members of British Tourism Week to tour the historic mill and meet National Trust volunteers. They will then make their way to the Abbey where The Prince will meet the Tourism Minister, John Penrose MP and give the opening address at a VisitEngland summit.

Anglesey Abbey is a Jacobean style estate with collections of treasures, set in glorious formal and informal gardens with a working watermill. It is a fine example of Britain’s world class built heritage which is ranked fourth out of fifty nations in the world-by potential visitors.

Patricia Yates, Co-Chair British Tourism Week said: “It is a privilege to host His Royal Highness in Anglesey Abbey for the start of British Tourism Week 2011. Visiting castles and stately homes is regarded as a key experience for visitors to the UK and this is an opportunity to showcase the wealth of heritage Britain has to share with the world.”

Peter Griffiths, Regional Director, The National Trust said: “The National Trust is a key player in the tourism industry and we are pleased to be hosting this national conference. As well as looking after beautiful and historic places of built and natural heritage for future generations, we attract tens of millions of visitors each year and employ thousands of local people. We are delighted to welcome His Royal Highness as President of the National Trust to Anglesey Abbey to mark British Tourism Week.”