Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Video: Could Ickworth House become a magnet for tourists this summer after being featured in a fake National Trust campaign video?

16:01 28 February 2014

Ickworth House - Duncan Brinkley

Ickworth House - Duncan Brinkley

(c) copyright citizenside.com

A fake video purporting to be a leaked National Trust advert could draw tourists to some of Suffolk’s top landmarks, historical buildings and dramatic coastline this summer.

shares
Flatford MillFlatford Mill

An image of the instantly recognisable Ickworth House included in the fast-paced, high-energy video, part of a mythical ‘Expect the Unexpected’ campaign.

Images of rocks and sand, seascapes and countryside scenes, and even tea and rabbits, all flash across the screen, showing the broad spectrum covered by the national heritage charity.

The video received thousands of views within the first few hours of it being ‘leaked’ on YouTube.

However, the National Trust has denied that it produced the video.

Flatford MillFlatford Mill

A National Trust spokesman said: “It’s definitely not one of ours, but it has certainly made us all chuckle.

“We look after special places for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s rocks, sand, tea or wildlife.

“The comments on social media have all been very positive, and it certainly gives people the chance to have a different look at the National Trust. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s brought a smile to our faces.”

The spokesman added: “We didn’t make the video, but we do hope people enjoy watching it and are encouraged to visit our places after watching it.“

The National Trust looks after historic houses, gardens and forests right across the UK, including Lavenham Guildhall, Ickworth House, Sutton Hoo, areas of Flatford and Constable Country, Dunwich Heath, Orford Ness and the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

shares

1 comment

  • only if you you could spot it in the millisecond it was in screen

    Report this comment

    dravinger

    Saturday, March 1, 2014

Nationally, supply teachers have complained that their normal supply work has dried up because schools are taking the cheaper option of employing cover supervisors.

Suffolk’s schoolchildren face a growing risk of being taught by more unqualified teachers, education chiefs warned last night.

Roger the cat, who was shot and stamped on before being thrown into a field.

Police in Essex have released CCTV footage after a pet cat was shot and killed outside a property in Great Bentley.

The LeeStock music festival at Melford Hall in Long Melford in memory of Lee Dunford. The Big Alabama on stage.

A Battle of the Bands competition tonight will decide which Suffolk group will officially open this year’s LeeStock Festival.

Drink-driver in court

A 60-year-old man was nearly three times the drink-drive limit when he was prevented from moving his Citroen from one car park to another, a court heard.

Corn exchange Ipswich

Ipswich Borough Council was left red-faced after being forced to give one of its own establishments a one-star food hygiene rating, it has been revealed.

A recount is taking place - stock photo

The UK Independece Party have snatched victory from the Tories in Haverhill following a Suffolk County Council by-election.

The Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre, Essex University, Credi: Patel Taylor

The University of Essex has defended a doubling in the number of staff earning six-figure salaries in the past five years – and awarding a £55,000 pay rise to its vice chancellor – saying it operates “within a highly competitive market”.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24