The glow­ing’s good as West­coun­try’s na­tional

Western Morning News (Saturday) - - Uk And World News - BY MARTIN HESP

Christ­mas is loom­ing some­where over the hori­zon and while the goose might not be get­ting fat quite yet, there are good rea­sons to think ahead when it comes to this year’s Yule­tide.

Per­haps the jol­liest, and cer­tainly the most scenic, of these is the fact that nu­mer­ous Na­tional Trust prop­er­ties will be hold­ing glit­ter­ing fes­tive fairs and other events from the end of this month.

A spokesman for the char­ity told the WMN: “Na­tional Trust houses in Devon, Corn­wall and Som­er­set will be bright­en­ing up the win­ter evenings and look­ing their fes­tive best with glow­ing il­lu­mi­na­tions in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber.

“His­toric houses which will be lit up so that vis­i­tors can stroll round gar­dens full of colour in­clude Sal­tram in Ply­mouth, Co­le­ton Fishacre near Kingswear, Knight­shayes, near Tiver­ton and Trelis­sick near Truro,” she added.

Other grand Trust prop­er­ties in the re­gion will be hold­ing their an­nual craft fairs and var­i­ous events linked to Christ­mas.

“All vis­its to the Na­tional Trust this Christ­mas con­trib­ute to the in­come and the care of these his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant sites, as well as the on­go­ing man­age­ment of the sur­round­ing coun­try­side and ac­cess,” said the spokesman.

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Na­tional Trust gar­dens il­lu­mi­nated

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