TORRE Abbey is to open seven days a week until further notice after it attracted hundreds of visitors in its first few days.
The abbey has reopened to the public after a £11million regeneration project with the help of Heritage Lottery Funding which has revitalised some of South Devon's oldest buildings.
Initially it opened five days a week, excluding Monday and Tuesday, but thanks to the response of visitors it will open seven days.
High-tech wizardry combining with the latest display techniques have brought to life a historic building which has been not only been preserved but enhanced. And its colour-packed gardens and Palm House are looking at their mid-summer best.
Steve Parrock, Torbay Council chief executive: "Because of the visitors numbers we felt there was justification in opening full time. We will judge it month by month."
Cllr David Butt, chairman of the Torre Abbey steering group said they were delighted by the visitor numbers.
"We were planning to open on August Bank Holiday Monday in any case and a lot of people have been asking about it opening Monday and Tuesday. We will just have to see how it goes."