HISTORIC house Combermere Abbey is celebrating the completion of a series of films on the abbey's history and restoration thanks to a financial boost from the government.

Thanks to a second successful round of the ongoing £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund, Combermere Abbey has received £21,000, part of which will be used to promote tours and visits of the Abbey and grounds to educational groups and interested parties.

Produced by ATS Heritage, the videos cover almost 900 years of the abbey's history, from its formation to the present day.

A narrator tells the history of Combermere, with short interludes from current custodian Sarah Callander Beckett, telling her story of inheriting the abbey.

The video is now widely available and gives those who've not yet had the chance to visit Combermere Abbey, a never-before-seen look into the property and its colourful history.

This footage will also be used to promote the tours of Combermere Abbey, which are back for 2021 after being unable to go ahead last year.

There are a number of options available to book, including individual, group and Historic Houses VIP invitation to view tours which includes an afternoon tea with Sarah.

The estate is also keen to engage with local schools and educational groups to develop outdoor visits which offer such valuable opportunities to develop life skills and experiences.

For more information on the Abbey, and to follow the story of how the grant will be used, you can find Combermere Abbey at facebook.com/combermereabbey/ and other social media pages or the restoration website at www.combermere-restoration.co.uk