Posts Tagged ‘ English Heritage ’

English Heritage re-opens

Mar 24th, 2021 | By
image of Stonehenge

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

Stonehenge is 100

Oct 12th, 2018 | By
image of Stonehenge

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.

Defend England’s castles

Aug 21st, 2018 | By

English Heritage says that its castles are facing a new threat – invasive weeds, penetrating damp and severe weather.

The ultimate castle

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

To be in with a chance of winning a stay in one of English Heritage’s historic holiday cottages (there are other prizes as well) you need to build a sandcastle.

Jousting for Britain

Jul 22nd, 2016 | By
Leeds Castle - Jousting

Without doubt the most important tourism story of the week is the announcement that English Heritage is pushing for jousting to be included as an Olympic sport

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.

The English seaside

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Photographer Peter Williams celebrates the peculiar eccentricities and quintessential charms – from helter-skelters to lighthouses, pirates, palmists and Punch and Judy – of this cherished and rapidly changing English landscape

Bring back the blue plaque

Jan 17th, 2013 | By

English Heritage’s blue plaque programme, which was launched by the Royal Society of Arts in 1866 and commemorate landmarks associated with historical figures and events, is being suspended – just three years away from the 150th anniversary of the scheme

Don’t mess with heritage

Oct 7th, 2011 | By

The announcement that the National trust had reached four million members was the cause for much comment on TV and the newspapers. Most of that was based on wondering whether the organisation was still full of crusty do-gooders or whether its modern approach to allowing people to touch things was a bit too “popular” and trendy.

A Day…in Whitby (with a dog!)

Aug 13th, 2011 | By

Cathrene, Poppy (the dog) and Mum explore Whitby and come away determined to spend a week there in the future.

Apsley House Makeover

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By

For many the rather grand building on the north side of Piccadilly as you walk towards Hyde Park looks rather like a Victorian gentleman’s club. To those who know, this is Apsley House, the home of the famous Duke of Wellington. He took a lease on it from his elder brother and, by 1820, it had been remodeled to be almost as it is seen today. It is the last remaining town house in London that hasn’t been sold off, turned into flats, demolished or totally turned into a museum.

Quangos and the Holidaymaker

Oct 15th, 2010 | By

CD-Traveller (25 Sept. 2010) referred to a list of quangos that the government was planning to close, merge or retain. Yesterday the “official” list was published. Going through the list of hundreds affecting the holidaymaker and the traveller, we are not sure that we’ll notice much difference.

The Travellers’ Compensation

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

With the recriminations flying after the Icelandic volcanic eruption and e-mails from lawyers doing the rounds, the Sunday Telegraph, yesterday, ran the results of a survey of 24 tourist bodies and attractions. It revealed that over £2 million had been paid out over the last five years in compensation payments and legal fees. And this could be dwarfed by the compensation being considered by some airlines (over £1 billion) for having the airspace over much of Europe closed for over 6 days. Not to mention airline passenger claims.
Let me state from the outset that I am not opposed to compensation for any dereliction caused by attractions, organisations or whatever. Where it is justly deserved ,let it be paid and we, the taxpayers, as the ultimate source will have to grin and cough up. But there are some instances where bodies have probably paid because the legal costs of defending an action might have been higher.