Archive for October, 2010

Brits – “tea, weird sense of humour and rain”

Brits – “tea, weird sense of humour and rain”

A new application to be used on iPhones and similar is causing a bit of a stir in the way it describes some countries. The app called “What country“* is essentially meant as a light hearted look at various countries, in a very vague travel guide style. It describes us Brits under the heading “tea, [...]

Top 10 indoor family attractions in Wales

Top 10 indoor family attractions in Wales

The weather in Wales might not always be sunny, so here are the best visitor attractions for families around Wales….just in-case it rains. 1) Techniquest in Cardiff is a multi-award winning science and discovery centre which receives rave reviews from both adults and kids. The whole centre is designed around learning new things in a [...]

The London Tombs – London’s scariest attraction

The London Tombs – London’s scariest attraction

As Rob North of EnjoyEngland found out – there is a good reason the London Tombs were voted London’s Scariest Attraction! Lots of attractions around Halloween claim to have a ghostly trail or something equally non-compelling, but the London Tombs is the real deal with 24/7 frights all year round. The Tombs are essentially a [...]

Spectacular light show planned for Cragside’s birthday

Cragside Estate will be turned into an interactive illumination called The Electric Estate from 12th to 28th November 2010.  This exciting display will mark the 200th birthday of William 1st Lord Armstrong. The lighting has been inspired by a 19th century illumination at the estate for royal visitors. Cragside aims to recreate that sense of awe, [...]

Discovering the 15 national parks in Britain

Discovering the 15 national parks in Britain

If like me you could name about 3 National Parks, then let this article enlighten you on the full list within the British Isles. List of England National Parks: 1) In the North West we have probably the most famous of the National Parks – the English Lake District. The area has been popular with [...]

Registration to volunteer for London 2012 Olympics closes at midnight tonight

If you want to volunteer for the London Olympics in 2012, you’d better get your skates on! Registrations closes at midnight tonight for what is being billed as the biggest volunteer recruitment drive since World War II.  The application form is here. You can also listen to what Denise Lewis has to say about being [...]

Festive events in Arundel, West Sussex

Festive events in Arundel, West Sussex

This November and December, start your festive season in style by visiting Arundel for an eclectic feast of music, shopping, theatre, visual arts, Christmas lights and outdoor activities for the whole family. Whether it’s watching carol singers under the resonating arches of the cathedral, cosying around a hog roast with a glass of mulled wine, [...]

Star Wars Lego brick mosaic is a record breaker

Star Wars Lego brick mosaic is a record breaker

If you live in London and want to see the biggest ever Lego mosaic, pop over to Shoreditch Town Hall for this Star Wars spectacular. The Lego mosaic was designed by Hungarian artist Zoltán Simon using a Star Wars theme, and over 2000 people turned up during the weekend to lend a hand in making [...]

Last chance to see London theatre productions

Last chance to see London theatre productions

Some productions seem to go on forever, but most will close in a couple of years, such as those mentioned here. 1) The biggest surprise for me was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of “Oliver!” which followed up from the hit TV series looking for the perfect person to play Nancy, albeit for the few months [...]

Grasmere exhibition: Picturesque Tourism in the Lake District

Grasmere exhibition: Picturesque Tourism in the Lake District

Visitors to a Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum exhibition, in Grasmere in the Lake District, can marvel at the resilience of their parasol-touting, well-to-do travelling predecessors, who would endure lengthy journeys, with boulders strewn in their path and the ever-present possibility of an overturned carriage, just to reach their destination! The Savage Grandeur and Noblest [...]

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