Posts Tagged ‘ Stonehenge ’

The outdoors appealed

Aug 20th, 2021 | By

The news that English attractions saw fewer visitors will surprise no-one.

The longest day

Jun 21st, 2021 | By
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Only the imaginative take advantage of today and turn it into a way of attracting more people by staying open later, opening earlier or putting special events on.

English Heritage re-opens

Mar 24th, 2021 | By
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In just one week’s time, March 29th, English Heritage properties will start to re-open again but, entry must be booked in advance.

We’ve seen the Eiffel Tower but not Stonehenge

Dec 18th, 2018 | By
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There must be attractions that don’t appeal to everybody. Stonehenge and Blackpool Tower could be two of them in which case no amount of clever marketing by the local tourist board would persuade some to travel there.

Stonehenge is 100

Oct 12th, 2018 | By
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English Heritage is inviting people to join them at the stones on Friday 26 October 2018 and over that weekend for a few days full of celebration and surprises.

Visiting Salisbury Cathedral

Sep 14th, 2018 | By

What their comments have done may have substantially helped Salisbury tourism.

Saturday snippets: 14th January 2017

Jan 14th, 2017 | By

Stonehenge, Club 55, Star Wars and medical assistance abroad compete with children’s attitudes to holidays in Adrian’s column this week. And there is the almost obligatory Southern rail story.

Is Disney World one of the wonders of the world?

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
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Almost every year along comes a survey that shows Britons are less than knowledgeable about major tourist attractions. Another has come along courtesy of holiday comparison website, Only 6% of people were able to identify all seven modern wonders, with large proportions of Brits missing Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil (60%) and Petra in Jordan. (67%.) When asked about how many wonders they think they had correctly identified, 15% of Brits thought they had spotted 10 out of the 21 wonders and only
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Where the experts holiday: Tom Hall of Lonely Planet

Aug 30th, 2016 | By

Tom Hall, editorial director at Lonely Planet – the world’s largest travel guide book publisher – on Italy, Iran and why the Western Isles of Scotland should feature on any travel itinerary

Returning Stonehenge

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
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500,000 bone fragments of Welsh ancestors should be returned with the Stonehenge stones so that they can become a shrine to Welsh heritage.

Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Dec 18th, 2013 | By

Today’s the big day. It might be a miserable start with rain and wind but English Heritage’s £27 million visitor centre opens at Stonehenge.

Nobody is gonna rain on my parade

May 30th, 2013 | By

The title of today’s story is the last line and a bit from a song in Funny Girl, a song made memorable by Barbara Streisand. And that’s how I feel about this week.

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

2013: the party continues

Jan 5th, 2013 | By

From parties at The Palace and Regency balls to week-long walks and ground-breaking hotels, we look at what’s in store for 2013

Young Britons vote Big Ben as their top British landmark

Oct 27th, 2012 | By

Kids are flocking to museums this half term break in favour of thrill seeking attractions

Kew Gardens: Britain’s top visitor attraction?

Dec 7th, 2011 | By

Kew Gardens have been voted the top visitor attraction in Britain at the British Airways magazine travel awards.

21st June: The Summer Solstice

Jun 21st, 2010 | By

Once again, I am going to relate what I am learning in my Geology studies to today: the Summer Solstice.
As you might remember from your science classes at school, our planet takes just over 365 days to orbit the Sun, a process upon which our calendar year is based. The Earth’s axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees: different parts of the Earth receive varying amounts of sunlight during the year, giving us our four seasons. The Summer Solstice, on the 21st June, represents the longest day of the year.

Kids & the Best British Landmarks

Oct 27th, 2009 | By

The hotel chain Travelodge has asked 2500 8-15 year olds what they rate as Britain’s most iconic landmarks and it threw up some answers I didn’t expect. The winner was Stonehenge and maybe that’s not surprising since just about everyone can imagine what it looks like. Second choice was Hadrian’s Wall and then came the London Eye.

What Do Visitors Want to See in the UK?

Sep 18th, 2009 | By

Two recent surveys, one by Visit England and the other by the foreign exchange bureaux company, First Rate both claim to be able to reveal what visitors to our shores want to see. Unfortunately the two say different things. the findings from Visit England are based on visitor entry numbers and since places like Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge are free to walk around (unless you want to go into Tower Bridge), visits aren’t counted.

Holiday Visits that Don’t Impress

Sep 2nd, 2009 | By

The launch of a new book edited by Bill Bryson, “The Road Less Travelled”, which looks at less well known, less visited places has given the Sunday Times to use the book and ask if readers know of others. The five places it says are the most over-rated are Stonehenge, Petra in Jordan, the Colosseum in Rome, Machu Picchu in Peru and Angkor in Cambodia. So far it has had 90 comments on its website for and against the choices. And that’s a lot more than articles usually get.