Here we tell the story of how one dog touched the hearts of a city and became the only dog to be buried in the Greyfriers graveyard in Edinburgh – Greyfriers Bobby. The essence of the story is a night watchman for the Edinburgh Police called John Gray bought a Scottish Skye terrier dog called [...]
Archive for September, 2010
See the finest view paintings of one of the world’s most enthralling and beautiful cities. Masterpieces by Canaletto are shown alongside key works by his rivals and associates including Luca Carlevarijs, Michele Marieschi and Francesco Guardi, at the National Gallery from 13th October 2010 to 16th January 2011.
Cumbria has scooped five of the overall 16 awards, equalling previous best performances in 2008 and 2004, at the Northwest Tourism Awards. In the South of the county, the 5-star boutique accommodation of Number 43 in Arnside was awarded Bed and Breakfast of the Year, while the tranquil setting of Woodclose Park in Kirkby Lonsdale [...]
Warning all those of you planning to use the Tube this Sunday and Monday. Last ditch talks are currently underway in order to try to avert an imminent strike on the London Underground. If the talks are not successful, workers will walk out on Sunday evening at 7pm for 24 hours, and two further strikes [...]
It might not be as famous as the London Marathon, but “Run to the Beat” is a new London half marathon with a musical twist. Sure there’s the odd band on the London Marathon such as the band who always play upbeat jazz, but Run to the Beat is designed around music to keep the [...]
This Autumn, VisitScotland is calling on anyone taking a holiday or short break in Scotland to help save Scotland’s red squirrels and secure a future for the UK’s only native squirrel species. Estates, adventure parks and other visitor attractions across the country are all rallying together to offer fascinating events and fun days out to [...]
This Autumn the streets of Somerset come alive with Carnival Season, a tradition dating back to the 1600s and the Gunpowder Plot. Fantastic illuminated floats, fireworks, great food and music help entertain the large crowds. Carnival Season runs until mid November – click here to find a carnival near you.
If you want to impress your friends, why not dine out at one of the restaurants owned by the celebrity chefs. As far as I know, the original TV celebrity chef Fanny Craddock never owned her own restaurant, but it seems most of those who followed in her footsteps have opened at least one restaurant [...]
After their replacement, quite a number of lighthouses became homes and hotels, but West Usk Lighthouse B&B is uniquely designed even amongst these. The lighthouse is situated on the coast close to Newport in South Wales and originally dates from 1821, although it was decommissioned in 1922 as a lighthouse. Designed as the first venture [...]
On display in Bath City Centre until the end of February 2011, Britain from the Air is a stunning collection of over 100 large scale images by Britain’s foremost photographers, developed jointly by Wecommunic8 and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). You can see a slideshow of some of the stunning images, courtesy of this [...]