Posts Tagged ‘ Nottingham ’

Brexit and being European Capital of Culture 2023

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By

Brexit means we leave the EU in 2019. So why did five UK cities think that they could enter the European Capital of Culture 2023 competition?



Saturday snippets: 5th November 2016

Nov 5th, 2016 | By
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Never underestimate a dragon. It has been responsible for attracting visitors to heritage sites in Wales just as Taylor Swift has attracted people to New York. They are just two items that Adrian includes in his Saturday column this week.



What’s hot: November 2016

Oct 31st, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world



Saturday snippets: 23rd of July 2016

Jul 23rd, 2016 | By

Its a fortnight until an entirely new tourist attraction opens – the British Airways i360. The beaches in Nottingham and Ramsgate are included in the many stories Adrian rounds up from the week.



Nottingham: England’s sporting capital

Oct 23rd, 2015 | By

Nottingham has been voted England’s home of sport in a VisitEngland campaign.



Nottingham: the festivals capital of the UK

Sep 25th, 2015 | By

This October, Nottingham will come alive with more major festivals and events than any other city in the UK, fifteen in all.



Robin Hood returns to Sherwood Forest

Jul 28th, 2014 | By

For the 30th year, the Robin Hood Festival returns to Sherwood Forest (where else could it be held?) from the 4th until the 10th of August.



Saturday snippets – 15th February 2014

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

Nottingham is riddled with caves, at least 450 of them. But these are man-made and many are under pubs so that is where many entrances are. I’ll leave you to ponder why they might be there. Now a research team in Nottingham has developed a new mobile phone application to allow people to explore the city’s caves from above ground. The free app will be available by the end of February. The application would have a map function to allow people to locate the caves
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Saturday snippets: 11 January 2013

Jan 11th, 2014 | By

Given the floods, Adrian ponders whether 2014 will be the year of the British beach holiday as Expedia claims 2013 was.



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



England’s most haunted

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

This Halloween there’s a whole (g)host of spooktacular events happening across the country to keep you and your little horrors entertained. VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s top terror-inducing activities



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 super sleuths

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By

The weekend saw the release of this summer’s most anticipated blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film with Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall taking centre stage as Wayne Manor