Posts Tagged ‘ Norwich ’

The fun starts today

Nov 15th, 2018 | By
Norwich's Tunnel of Light

VisitNorwich has launched its, by now, almost traditional Christmas campaign to attract more staying and day visits to the city.  It begins today with the Tunnel of Light.



Why are Norwich residents the most unadventurous?

Sep 23rd, 2018 | By

I pose the question because research commissioned by On The Go Tours suggests that none of the Norwich respondents having done skydiving, and 70% said they never would.



The Paston Treasure

Jul 17th, 2018 | By

The Paston Treasure, the picture contains images of gold and silver, exotic objects, musical instruments, fruits and flowers, a lobster, a monkey and a parrot, in addition to portraits of a young girl and an African youth.



Saturday snippets: 17th February 2018

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

AS Cinese New Year gets away Adrian highlights a few places to see the festivities in the UK and Ireland



Wrexham and Belfast – as different as chalk and cheese.

May 15th, 2017 | By

This survey says that, overall, Brits rate themselves only as a mildly intrepid. The Scots are the bravest Brits (46%, compared to 33% of English 36% of Welsh, and 11% of Northern Irish respondents.



Saturday snippets: 3rd December 2016

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By
fireworks over Sydney Harbouir Bridge

Tattoos, why Santa is on a lifeboat, Michelin star restaurants in Macao and the delights of Sydney at Christmas feature in Adrian’s column this week.



Norwich’s tunnel of light

Nov 16th, 2016 | By
Norwich's Tunnel of Light

This year Norwich has a seven-week set of Christmas festivities in which the UK’s first ‘tunnel of light’ is the centre piece of the city’s celebrations.



Is the Maids Head Hotel the oldest?

Jul 11th, 2013 | By

Last week, the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich launched a claim to be the oldest hotel in the UK. Dating from the twelfth century, the general manager of the hotel, Christine Malcolm, hopes to stimulate a debate on which actually is the oldest hotel.



Norwich: the perfect winter getaway

Feb 10th, 2013 | By

Lauren Razavi reveals why Norwich is wonderful in winter



A day in… Great Yarmouth

Jan 7th, 2013 | By

Adrian heads to the once favourite holiday spot of Great Yarmouth



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



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



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 Day in…Norwich

Oct 2nd, 2010 | By

Very flat, Norfolk wrote Noel Coward. Norwich isn’t. It’s hilly in places and full of cobbled interlocking lanes. But it’s a city that you can visit comfortably on a day trip as part of a wider beach or broads holiday in Norfolk.
At the railway station there is a rack of tourist brochures but the main tourist office is to be found in the Forum in the middle of the city. That has a wide selection but also pick up the Norwich Map visit and shop brochure which has coupon discounts off some of the attractions.



Silver Anniversary of Capitals of Culture

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By

It doesn’t seem that it has been 25 years since the Greek actress, Melina Mercouri, and the French culture minister of the time, Jack Lang jointly conceived of the idea of having, each year, a European Capital of Culture. Starting tomorrow, the European Union will be celebrating the idea with a conference in Brussels to consider the achievements and what might be done in the future.
This year there are three capitals of culture per year, Essen in Germany, Istanbul in Turkey and Pecs in Hungary. The idea has been copied in the Middle East, where Alexandria in Egypt is this year’s beneficiary, and the Americas where this year Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic is the winner. As British Tourism Week has ended what next to celebrate tourism? Margaret Hodge our minister for culture, has announced that we will have our own British capital of culture from 2013.



British Customer Service Declines

Mar 17th, 2010 | By
cartoon of an unhappy suitcase

The hotel chain, Jurys, has polled 4,000 Britons to see what they thought were the most unwelcoming cities in the UK. It will probably come as no surprise to you that London was considered to have the worst customer service. People also thought that the locals were ruder than other places. A third regularly didn’t say thank you and over half failed to smile at passers-by. Jurys concluded that this didn’t augur well for us when tourists visit us en masse for the Olympics in 2012.
Is all this a fair accusation at London or indeed, the next most unwelcoming cities of Glasgow, Bradford, Birmingham or Liverpool