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Horse Racing [Source: Wikipedia]

Got a question of sport – there’s a museum for that!

Just as Britain seems to be a nation smitten by sports especially after the 2012 Olympics, it seems a good time to go explore one of the many sporting museums which cover the national pass-times and those sports which we perhaps prefer just to watch. So here’s a quick roundup of the best sporting museums [...]

The Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood Festival returns to Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest will come alive with the spirit of Robin Hood this Summer, when the annual Robin Hood Festival returns from 5th – 11th August 2013, hosted by Nottinghamshire County Council. Now in its 29th year, the festival is a favourite with families in the summer holidays, offering a week of free entertainment and a [...]

Windsor Castle Long Walk by David-Iliff [Source: Wikipedia]

10 ways to feel like a royal in Windsor

So we might not all be able to claim blue blood and be called the Duke of our town, but there are a few ways that at least in theory you can get a little closer to living like a prince, even if one or two are a little harder than others.   1) Play [...]

Thames Rockets Boat Ride

Thrilling Thames Rockets speed boats starting soon!

The Thames Rockets is a new high-speed boat ride for thrill seekers along a 20 mile stretch of the Thames in London, which opens next week as the brand new “High Speed Zone”. Until now most of the Thames had significant speed limits, meaning even the fastest boats were restricted until well down below the [...]

A view over Stonehenge in Wiltshire [Source: Wikipedia]

Stonehenge voted more iconic than Alton Towers!

It might come as a surprise to some, but according to a poll of 2500 British children conducted recently, non of the theme parks make it into the top 10 most iconic places in Britain. Stonehenge being top of the most iconic locations might of course not be too much of a surprise as the [...]

Guernsey's Cobo Bay [Source: VisitGuernsey]

Watch the stars under the stars at Guernsey’s beach film festival

Guernsey tourist board have just announced the return of their Midsummer Magic season where you’re invited to watch the stars of the silver screen on one of Guernsey’s most idyllic sandy beaches at Cobo Bay. The event will take place in the week from Wednesday 21st to Tuesday 27th of August 2013 with cinema classics [...]

Grosvenor House - Premium Park View Suite Lounge

Ultimate London hotel package for a new born princes or princesses

With the imminent arrival of William and Kate’s first-born, several London hotels have joined the nation in going a little dotty over the occasion. The ultimate package however has to come from the royal favourite, the Grosvenor House Hotel, who have created a specially designed nursery for any new arrivals. The 5 star Park Lane [...]

Red Arrows display team [Source: Wikipedia]

The Royal International Air Tattoo opens today

With over 250 aircraft and 130,000 visitors, the The Royal International Air Tattoo is the biggest gathering of military aircraft at any airshow in the world from fast jets, giant transporters and historic aircraft both flying and on the ground so you can get upclose and personal. The Tattoo started in 1971 with just 100 [...]

Leeds Plaza Hotel

Charity abseiling event in Leeds needs brave participants

If you fancy abseiling down the 20 storey Park Plaza Leeds hotel this August for the charity Cash for Kids, then the organisers would like to hear from you! The charity abseil will take place on Saturday 17 August 2013 with a 77 metre controlled drop down the face of the hotel, in conjunction with [...]

Ice cream and waffer [Source: Wikipedia]

Scorchio! Britain’s heatwave now at level 3

With the continued heat most of the UK is experiencing, except parts of northern Scotland it seems, the the Met Office has issued a level 3 warning for South West England and the West Midlands. In English this scheme means it’s still hot and might be expected to stay very hot throughout the whole day, [...]

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