Posts Tagged ‘ Bristol ’

Time to end APD?

Mar 9th, 2019 | By

Devolving APD away from Westminster will only cause strife if any nation alters the rate at which APD is charged.

Saturday snippets: 13th January 2018

Jan 13th, 2018 | By

Adrian celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first Buster Keaton film as well as record breaking passenger numbers at Heathrow, Cornwall Airport Newquay and Keflavik in Iceland

A day in…Cribbs Causeway

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By

Adrian visits Cribbs Causeway, a tourist attraction that just happens to have retail outlets

Can’t cook, won’t cook

Dec 26th, 2015 | By

Kaye Holland can’t cook, won’t cook

Saturday snippets: 12th September 2015

Sep 12th, 2015 | By

Should you happen to be walking through the North Yorkshire Moors this weekend and come upon the fishing village of Staithes and spot two erect giant blue lobsters don’t rub your eyes, they really are there. The nine foot lobsters, one coral coloured and the other a striking aquamarine are exhibits in the ‘sculpture by the sea’ exhibition in this year’s Festival of Arts and Heritage which takes place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. The galvanised and powder coated metal ‘Coronation Catch’ exhibit
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Saturday snippets: 8th August 2015

Aug 8th, 2015 | By
panoramic view of Ljubjlana

Slovenia is the latest country to announce that more Brits are visiting than ever before. For the first six months of this year, visiting Brits are up by almost a quarter. Now we are their fourth biggest market after Italy, Germany and Austria. So why are we going there? Numbers would have been inflated by the Slovenia vs England UEFA Qualifying football match in Ljubljana but having new flight connections between Southend and Maribor has helped make it easier for those in East Anglia to get there.
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The foodie club

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

Food is in fashion

Gromit unleashed

Sep 18th, 2013 | By

In the summer CD-Traveller reported the interesting curious case of the dogs in Bristol where 80 sculptures of Gromit appeared all over Bristol. Designed by celebrities and well-known artists they pinpointed an art trail through the city. Now they are in one place for just a few days.

Ballooning over Bristol

Aug 9th, 2013 | By

The sight of balloons flying over Bristol in any August is one that attrcat the media from all over the world. It also attracts visitors who turn up at the ungodly hour of 6am to watch the mass ascent

Bristol and the wrong Gromit

Jun 23rd, 2013 | By

It is just a week until Gromit invades Bristol in the form of seventy giant sculptures. But why? How has the city in which the beloved character and his master, Wallace, were invented upset the plasticine dog so much that he has generated giant size clones to take over the city?

Where the experts holiday: Rosa Park

May 13th, 2013 | By

Rosa Park – editor of quarterly food/travel magazine Cereal – on Cornwall, Copenhagen and the Californian coastal town of Santa Barbara

Michael Palin puts Uffington White Horse at top of English bucket list

Feb 25th, 2013 | By

Acclaimed actor, TV presenter and travel writer Michael Palin has chosen Oxfordshire’s chalk white horse as his expert pick

England welcomes in the year of the snake: Chinese New Year celebrations

Feb 9th, 2013 | By

Where to welcome in Chinese New Year in England

Empty nest

Sep 6th, 2012 | By

Freshers’ week sparks increase in short-breaks and hotel bookings, as Mum and Dad celebrate their first week of freedom

Zoo Appeal in Bristol

Jun 29th, 2011 | By

This year Bristol Zoo is 175 years old. Apart from celebrations it may also be a useful occasion to think of the changing appeal of the zoo. Originally it was designed to show us animals that most of us were unlikely ever to see. Now as travel is much easier you can take an Arctic cruise to see polar bears, go to Borneo to see orang-utans or to Kenya to see lions and giraffes. So do you still visit zoos?

The Terminal

Feb 14th, 2011 | By

Escaping to sunnier shores with the kids this half term but wondering which airport to fly out from? Make up your mind with our handy guide

Ticket to ride: part 2

Sep 12th, 2010 | By

With the rest of the world to explore, it’s easy to overlook what’s on your doorstep – Blighty! In the second part of our British cities series, we open our address books in Bristol, Cambridge and Southend

Banksy in Bristol

Apr 9th, 2010 | By

Some may find this hard to believe but the Banksy exhibition last year in Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery made it into the top 30 exhibitions visited anywhere in the world.
That isn’t to belittle Bristol but to show what an achievement it was. It was up against capital cities with vastly bigger populations from which to draw visitors. In fact only one other exhibition in the UK drew more visitors, one on Chinese new art which was held at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Greater London’s population is about twenty times more than that of Bristol yet the Chinese exhibition attracted only about 280 more visitors per day than the Banksy one. And because of the nature of Banksy’s work, the exhibition couldn’t be publicised in advance.