A HISTORIC hotspot has reported its busiest three months on record after reopening its door to the public following lockdown.

Historic house and grounds, Kiplin Hall & Gardens based in Richmond, has had record breaking visitor figures, enjoying its highest footfall figures for three months in a row. During July, August, and September this year Kiplin has welcomed a total of 8,556 visitors compared to 6,154 in same three months in 2019, an increase of 39%.

Director of the site, James Etherington, said: “Safety has been key. From June we altered our foot path routes creating one-way systems, put in place extra toilets, clear signage, and we put in place contract tracing methods from day one.

“We are delighted to be able to offer a safe place for people to escape to.

"As a gesture of our gratitude we will be freezing our ticket prices for 2021 at the 2020 rates."

Kiplin Hall and Gardens is due to increase its open days in October as part of its phased recovery plan.

The site will also host a spooky Crowe’s Wood Halloween Trail during October half term, where displays of scarecrows and skeletons will pop up in the walled garden and ghouls emerging in the woodland.