Whilst many Brits subscribe handsomely to our British heritage and flock to stately homes around Britain, many of the younger generation are turning their backs.
A recent survey of drivers aged 18 to 35 by Swiftcover suggests that ‘Britons are now more likely to visit Africa or Asia than some UK counties’. Sadly, only 8% had ever seen Bamburgh Castle.
Buckingham Palace tops the list, 47% of those surveyed having visited.
The youngsters prefer to gaze at the view from Sydney Opera House or study the Leaning Tower of Pisa than immerse themselves in British history.
Well, here’s a tip. Anyone interested in our aristocracy and their humble dwellings, but does not wish to go as far as actually visiting them, you can download one for free and have a right laugh at the same time. Simply download Open House at Cove Castle from Amazon kindle and you’ll find yourself in the quirkiest stately home around