Posts Tagged ‘ Kent ’

A day in…Tonbridge

Jun 4th, 2018 | By

Adrian visits Tonbridge in Kent, a town he previously thought of as one of many commuter towns around London.



Share some love about Kent

Aug 14th, 2015 | By

That is what the local tourist board would like you to do. And, by doing so, you could win a number of prices in what they call –the Ultimate Kent Experience!



What’s hot: September 2013

Sep 1st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, it’s good news for Norway and nudists – if not all inclusive holidays



Birdlistening… the new birdwatching?

May 5th, 2013 | By

It’s a brave person that wakes me up before 6am. Yet I’ve found myself wide awake well before my alarm clock this last week or so, thanks to a couple of perky songbirds perched right outside my window and singing their hearts out



Pubs, puffins and punting all make VisitEngland’s bucketlist!

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By

The world’s largest greenhouses and its best mountain biking routes, a first edition of Shakespeare’s sonnets and Europe’s first international dark sky reserve all help make up VisitEngland’s ‘101 things to do before you go abroad’, revealed today to mark St George’s Day



Explore, discover and save in the second English Tourism Week

Mar 18th, 2013 | By

The second English Tourism Week is in full swing and, according to organisers, promises to be bigger and better than 2012. Running until 24 March 2013, the week will see events and activities take place across the country from free guided walks to music and theatre events, 2 for 1 offers and free entry to attractions



Austen’s England

Dec 28th, 2012 | By

January 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, the most popular novel from one of England’s best loved authors, Jane Austen



England’s underground treasures

Dec 15th, 2012 | By

As London prepares to celebrate 100 years of The Tube, the national tourist board looks at other underground experiences not to be missed



See in 2013 in style

Dec 9th, 2012 | By

From fireworks to banquets and from old Norse traditions to power kiting, VisitEngland rounds up some of the top activities for New Year’s Eve



England’s star is set to rise in 2013

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

The Kent Marshes and a Berkshire stately home star alongside Helena Bonham Carter in Great Expectations, due for release on 30 November 2012. This is just one of a series of star turns for England



What’s hot: November 2012

Oct 30th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Switzerland and Sweden are on our radar, while faking a disability to get ahead at the airport gets a big thumbs down



Remember, remember the 5th of November

Oct 6th, 2012 | By

Whether you’re eager to learn the history behind Guy Fawkes and his failed gunpowder plot or just want to indulge in toffee apples and treacle whilst watching the sky sparkle, we have the low-down on the top events around the country to guarantee your bonfire night goes off with a bang!



The best of UK autumn colours

Sep 21st, 2012 | By

It’s an autumn rainbow of colours and you don’t have to fork out hundreds of pounds on a plane ticket to New England to be dazzled by this much-loved season.Right on our doorstep is a wealth of woodlands, parklands, forests and gardens which all come alive in spectacular fashion every autumn



England’s super sized art

Sep 8th, 2012 | By

The trend for creating highly visible works of art looks set to continue with today’s public opening of Northumberlandia, ‘Goddess of the North’ – the latest of a number of big and bold public works dotted across the English landscape



England’s horrible histories

Aug 4th, 2012 | By

England is a country world-renowned for its history. Our ancient lineage of Kings and Queens, revered historic architecture and deep-seated traditions bring visitors from near and far. But the country’s history is also peppered with tales of smuggling and witchcraft, piracy and ghostly hauntings, which lend a more sinister side to many of England’s popular destinations. Here, VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s darker tourist attractions



England’s hottest new trend: literatours

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

VisitEngland looks at the growing trend for literature lovers to travel the nation in search for their favourite authors’ home towns and the places where they drew their inspiration from to create their bestselling novels and plays



VisitEngland announces its travel trends for 2013

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

Literatours, Sci-Fi Adventures, the Kate effect, Horrible Histories and set-jetting (still!) will be among the key travel trends of 2013, according to the national tourist board, VisitEngland



Magical Christmas markets

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas, without a visit to a Christmas market. We round up some of the best Christmas markets in England.



A Tale of Two Galleries

Aug 8th, 2011 | By

On Friday I visited the new Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate. It has recently opened at a cost of over £17 million. In Llanfrynach, in Powys, their new gallery opened in a £1 old red phone box. Two extremes, but should I compare one with the other?



Kent’s Big Day Out

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By

This is just to let you all know that, for the 4th year in a row, Visit Kent and Kent County Council will be organising the Big Day Out on Saturday March 27th. So why, might you ask, am I telling you this so far in advance? The answer is that tickets for all the events are available from this Friday, February 26th and if you want some of the free tickets it is better to move faster rather than think about it. But it
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Green Tourism in a Demilitarised Zone

Dec 7th, 2009 | By

The interest in green/environmental/sustainable tourism has grown massively over the last decade and just about every destination preaches its green credentials. Brighton, for example, has been voted green capital of the UK. Kent has recently won £700,000 funding from the European Union for “coastal actions on sustainable tourism” whatever that means and Anglesey received funds a little while ago for coastal improvements. From further afield comes an example from South Korea where it is suggested that the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea becomes an ecological preservation area to protect wildlife.



Expanding on Trafalgar Square’s Public Art

Oct 15th, 2009 | By

Yesterday was the last day of the three month project that saw the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square being used for public art. Since it started in July some 2,400 have stood, sat or lain on the plinth doing whatever they wished. We have had naked people, performance art and people holding placards.



The White Horse Angel of the South

Feb 11th, 2009 | By

Just in time for the Olympics, (so its still 3 years away then) organisers have announced that Mark Wallinger, a former Turner prize winner, has been selected to build a giant statue of a white horse in north Kent. Given the success in attracting tourists to the Angel of the North near Gateshead, this is an attempt to replicate that success.But will it?Probably. Anything that will stand 50 metres tall (say 150 foot) can’t help but get noticed. But being so tall and being on
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