Today’s picture of the day is of Ben Cruachan in Argyll. It is the area’s highest mountain and stands at 1126m tall. It is situated on the banks of Loch Awe and attracts experienced hill walkers from far and wide.
Archive for October, 2009
Clovelly Herring Festival on Sunday 15th November 2009 is one of a series of events highlighting the different aspects of life, culture, history and wildlife within the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to mark its 50th anniversary. The festival will celebrate these great-tasting, but underrated Silver Darlings of the sea with the [...]
Today’s picture of the day is of Cleopatra’s Needles and Sphinxes in London. Turkish occupiers of Egypt presented the bronze sphinx to Britain in 1819. Bombs from World War I landed on one of the needles in 1917 and today it still remains unrepaired.
Ascot Racecourse presents its fourth Family Day this year during the half-term break with the opportunity to experience the first meeting of the new 2009/2010 jumps season, followed by a spectacular fireworks display and fun fair. Children will love trying out the carousel, dodgems, waltzers and ghost train before settling down to watch the 6pm fireworks [...]
Beaulieu’s annual Fireworks Spectacular, one of the largest in South East England, is an explosive and dynamic fireworks display that will this year be set to a spine chilling theme – scary music from movies such as ‘Psycho’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’. Admission to the fireworks is from 3pm and entry includes complimentary [...]
On selected weekends leading up to Christmas, visitors to Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire will be treated to an array of traditional celebrations, as well as the chance to do some last-minute shopping. The town, where life in the Victorian era is recreated, will be festooned with Christmas decorations; the shops will [...]
Bournemouth’s coveted Christmas market is set for an international revamp this year with the introduction of ‘The Bournemouth Festive Village’. Preliminary dates have been set between 21st November 2009 and 5th January 2010 when visitors will be able to experience a Christmas in Bournemouth like never before. Building on the last five years’ success, 2009 [...]
Today’s picture of the day is of the River Yare in Great Yarmouth. It was once the busiest stretch of water in Britain and people used to be able to cross it by stepping from one boat to another. Now you can travel down it with ease passing by the towns of Bramerton, Brundall and [...]
On Sunday 1st November 2009, Waddesdon Manor has a packed programme of events and activities, all designed to take visitors back to the 18th century. Children can meet Queen Marie-Antoinette, take part in traditional games, watch a duel, meet men and women from the 18th century and even learn to dance a minuet in this [...]
Today’s picture of the day is of the Catanger Llamas in Northants. Visitors can enjoy the sunning countryside and lead a llama along the bridleways. It is open all year round and two hour treks are available. It is within easy reach of Junction 11 on the M40.