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Needles1The company behind The Needles Park in the West Wight have confirmed further investment in the tourist attraction with a brand new retail outlet set to be built.

Figures released by Heritage Great Britain plc, who own the Needles Park, show an 8% increase in revenue and a 5% increase in visitor numbers across its Heritage Attractions portfolio compared to last year.

The portfolio includes the Needles Park and Snowdon Mountain Railway, whose combined revenue increased by £1.1m. There was a small increase in revenue at the Land’s End landmark following a £240,000 investment at the Land’s End hotel and refurbishment of the First & Last Inn.

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Allan Leech, Heritage Great Britain plc, CEO said:

“The upward trend across the portfolio is to be welcomed as we look to invest in the future.

“The Aardman attraction announced last month will be alongside an upgraded Arthur’s Quest and a new 4D film experience both at Land’s End and The Needles.

“A £750,000 total investment at our sites will also include a new retail outlet at the Needles Park and a new carriage at Snowdon Mountain Railway.”

More information about Heritage Great Britain can be found by visiting www.heritagegb.co.uk.

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