MP Follett drops in on Knebworth neighbours

STATELY Knebworth House opened its doors to a VIP neighbour – Stevenage MP, Barbara Follett, who lives in the village. She was there to mark British Tourism Week. Ms Follett joined in the action at Knebworth House and tried her luck in the Tudor Treasure

STATELY Knebworth House opened its doors to a VIP neighbour - Stevenage MP, Barbara Follett, who lives in the village.

She was there to mark British Tourism Week.

Ms Follett joined in the action at Knebworth House and tried her luck in the Tudor Treasure Trail with a group of local schoolchildren.

She was greeted on the day by Martha Lytton Cobbold, managing director of Lytton Enterprises and Nick Way, director general of the Historic Houses Association.

Ms Follett said: "Knebworth House is just one of the incredible historical attractions that bring people to Britain from far and wide.

"Tourism is an essential part of the country's economy and vibrancy and I am proud to support British Tourism Week."

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British Tourism Week is now in its third year.

It aims to raise national and international awareness of the size, value and importance of Britain's �86 billion visitor economy.

Ms Follett visits tourist attractions across the UK in her role as tourism minister at the Department for Culture Media and Sport.