Posts Tagged ‘ York ’

The Æthelflæd celebration.

Jul 11th, 2018 | By

Called the Lady of the Mercians, Æthelflæd has also been called our ‘greatest woman-general.’ This weekend in Tamworth there will be a celebration of her role in history.



What’s hot: January 2017

Jan 1st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



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



Yorkshire satisfaction

Jan 18th, 2016 | By

According to LateRoooms.com, B&B’s in Yorkshire have, on average, received the best guest satisfaction scores.



What’s hot: March 2014

Feb 27th, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s good news for The Shard and Sochi but bad news for Bangkok and anyone planning a trip to the Kingdom of Bling



York and the visitor

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

Everyone knows that York is a tourist magnet. How much it relies on tourism becomes clear in the annual summary which points out that 7 million people visited the city spending £606 million. That spend has grown almost twelve-fold over the last quarter century.



The War of the Roses – Part: the Second

Nov 6th, 2013 | By

Lynn Houghton visits medieval Leicester to get an update on the King Richard III saga and finds the battle over the king’s final resting place still rages.



The search for Yorkshire diarist & adventurer ‘Jemima’ begins

Apr 9th, 2013 | By

The search for the ultimate ‘Maria’ and ‘Dorothy’ may be over – now the search for Yorkshire Diarist and adventurer ‘Jemima’ begins



What did the Romans ever do for England? Quite a bit, actually…

Mar 21st, 2013 | By

Later this month, the British Museum will present a major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Since their arrival in England in 43 AD, the Romans have certainly left their mark on the country



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



Visit York keeps visitors ‘wrapped up’ this New Year

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By

Bars and restaurants keep patrons cosy with branded blankets throughout the New Year sales



York keeps visitors wrapped up this winter

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By

Bars and restaurants in York are aiming to keep patrons cosy with branded blankets in bid to promote late night shopping evenings



Get your skates on for England’s open-air ice rinks

Oct 30th, 2012 | By

As the cold weather kicks in, some of England’s most attractive settings are converted into ice rinks for the open-air skating season. Whether you’re a natural on the ice or admittedly more of a Bambi, there’s plenty of fun to be had by all – so lace up your skates and slide on! Here, VisitEngland picks ten top spots to channel your inner Torvill or Dean Bath on Ice 23 November 2012 – 6 January 2013 One of England’s UNESCO World Heritage Cities, Bath has
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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!



National chocolate week: sssh! Don’t tell the dentist

Oct 5th, 2012 | By

Not that we need an excuse but Monday marks the start of National Chocolate Week. For all those with a sweet tooth, VisitEngland has put together a list of the top five chocolate experiences in the country. Just don’t tell the dentist!



York is open for business

Sep 28th, 2012 | By

York is open for business – York Tourism Chief’s message to counter reports of flooding



Purple Flag week shines a light on England after dark

Sep 24th, 2012 | By

As the evenings draw in and hours of darkness begin to increase, VisitEngland rounds up some of the nation’s best after dark experience



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



A day in… York

Apr 3rd, 2012 | By

The historic city of York is an ideal destination for a day trip, as Kaye discovers



Tea time

Mar 13th, 2012 | By

Word has reached CD-Traveller towers that the 100 year old afternoon tea menu at the Ritz-Carlton London is getting a ‘British makeover’ ahead of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics.



York drops plans to introduce a ‘tourist tax’

Feb 21st, 2012 | By

York won’t be imposing a tax on tourists after council chiefs confirmed they do not have the powers to introduce it.



Cities of romance

Feb 11th, 2012 | By

When it comes to choosing a romantic city in Britain for your Valentine’s rendezvous, London tops the list for a third (30 per cent) of people.



York & World Heritage Status

Jan 18th, 2011 | By

You might be surprised that York doesn’t have UNESCO World Heritage status. Given its Viking, Roman and church history, its city walls, York Minster and its remaining buildings you would have thought it was a shoe in. But no the city has never applied for the status before. This year it has and is one of 38 places in the UK that have submitted proposals to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. It is this body – or rather a panel of experts appointed by it – that will recommend which 2 names should be forwarded to UNESCO for their consideration. That doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that they will accept them on the nod.



What’s Hot

Jun 4th, 2010 | By

Whether you’re stay-cationing or vacationing, CD Traveller tells you what’s hot in the travel world



Best of Britain

Feb 22nd, 2010 | By

Everyone wants to make the most of their time on earth and Rough Guides’ new compact sized book, Make the Most of Your Time on Earth, tells you how to go about it. We’ve handpicked five of Britain’s best travel experiences to whet the appetite



The Viking Connection

Feb 5th, 2010 | By

I automatically think of 4 places in our countries when I think of Vikings; the Isle of Man, Orkney, Dublin and York. Were they a rampaging bunch of blonde warriors bent on raping and pillaging as the Horrible Histories tell us or is there more than that?
Yes that isn’t the total story. As usual it is more complicated but mixing the truth with what people think is a great way of attracting people to your event and none is better than the Jorvik Viking Centre in linking the two.



Anglesey Tourism

Sep 22nd, 2009 | By

Tourism is also economic generation or even regeneration.

Let me explain. Investing in something that brings tourists to a destination means that money flows into the local economy. It also provides jobs or prevents jobs being lost. Persuading some manufacturer to base a factory in your area can cost more in development grants and subsidies than it may cost to develop a camp site or an attraction. So, more and more, places look to tourism as a way or killing two birds with one stone.



Betty’s is 90

Jul 20th, 2009 | By

Apologies to all those of you who e-mailed reminding me that I had missed the anniversary of the Yorkshire institution, Betty’s.For the person or two who isn’t aware, Betty’s is a teashop. Not just any old teashop. The main branch in St Peter’s Square in York gets over a million visitors a year which makes it a rather large tourist attraction. This branch is not the original site; that was around the corner but this one has a story. In 1936 Frederick Belmont was on
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