Tredegar House visitor numbers soar
3:10pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
VISITORS to Tredegar House have ballooned to reach 44,000 a year, helped by high-profile events including the filming of hit TV series Sherlock at the 17th Century mansion.
Entries to the Grade I Listed Newport building have soared from an estimated 25,000 to 44,000 since it was taken over by the National Trust, figures obtained by the Argus show.
Tredegar House bosses have secured a major filming schedule for the venue, including scenes for the new Fox historical fantasy drama Da Vinci’s Demons.
Interior and exterior scenes of the mansion were also shot for the acclaimed BBC series Sherlock and supernatural TV drama Being Human last summer.
Thousands of visitors also flocked to the venue for a housewarming event in June, a folk festival, vintage car rally and Christmas events.
National Trust property manager Joanna Cartwright said: “These initial figures are very encouraging and give us good grounds for optimism that we will reach the aim of 100,000 visitors a year within a few years.”
Tredegar House is putting on activities including Easter trails and a Radio 3 baroque concert, between March 29 to April 1.
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