Posts Tagged ‘ National Trust ’

Oh to visit a garden again

Jun 3rd, 2020 | By

The gardens of some of the properties ownedby the National Trust, (NT) the RHS and the National Garden Scheme are opening for us to visit..

Going for a walk

Mar 22nd, 2020 | By

One opportunity widely available to us is to venture into our parks, (although some are closed) open-air spaces and gardens whcih are beginning to burst with new growth.

Looking at Sutton Hoo anew

Aug 27th, 2019 | By

For many years Sutton Hoo has been managed by the National Trust. they have just re-opened the visitor centre after updating and renovation.

What’s hot: August 2016

Aug 1st, 2016 | By

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

Saturday snippets: 28th March 2015

Mar 28th, 2015 | By

Starfish, golf and Indonesian visas are some of the items to catch Adrian’s attention this week.

Being the most popular

Aug 9th, 2014 | By
Penarth Pier

At the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli last week, Penarth Pier was named as Wales’ favourite Special Place.

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.

Spotlight on Brixton

Oct 27th, 2013 | By

Brixton often gets a bad rap – a legacy of the riots that occurred in the 80s – but don’t be scared by its sinister reputation. True it isn’t the safest neighbourhood in town – the sound of police sirens is never too far away – but it is the most enticing and there are scintillating sights if you know where to go. Kaye Holland is smitten by the south London neighbourhood

National Trust welcomes visitors for free, this weekend

Apr 16th, 2013 | By

This weekend, the National Trust is opening the doors to more than 200 of its houses and gardens for free

Fashionable West Lothian: part two

Jan 31st, 2013 | By

Simon Walton concludes his strut through Scotland’s West Lothian. Last time, he was on the catwalk, with Karl Lagerfeld, who unveiled his new Chanel collection at the region’s Linlithgow Palace. For this second instalment, our correspondent heads from high couture to high street, and checks in at the check outs in the retail heartland of Scotland’s heartland

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

Autumnal colour at Sheffield Park Gardens

Oct 18th, 2012 | By

Just as the autumn is upon us, the trees are starting to change colour and Sheffield Park Gardens – a National Trust property in East Sussex- is renowned for a beautiful display each year

Fab 50: celebrating 50 years of the Beatles

Aug 16th, 2012 | By

2012 marks 50 years since the release of Love Me Do, the song that catapulted The Beatles into fame and adoration. Running 22 – 28 August, the International Beatle Week Festival 2012 will celebrate this pivotal anniversary with a schedule of events, live gigs, exhibitions, sightseeing tours and more in the boys’ home town of Liverpool

Lightning and the redwood tree

Feb 13th, 2012 | By

Just over a fortnight ago during a freak storm, a bolt of lightning hit a 125 year-old giant redwood in Sheffield Park and Garden near Haywards Heath in East Sussex. At over eighty foot tall, the tree was the second tallest in the garden so when the lightning struck, the force caused the tree to shatter.

Making the most of the school strike

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

We understand that many of you will be struggling to find things to do with your kids today, as a result of the strikes in many schools across the country. Here’s a few fab ideas…

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.

Kids Go Free

Aug 1st, 2011 | By

When you’re looking for something to do with kids during the summer, bear in mind that certain places have “kids go free” offers in August. The cost of taking a couple of under-twelves to places can really mount up so here is a list of some organisations that have such schemes.

Botswana & The National Trust

Jun 11th, 2010 | By

You might wonder what an African country and the largest conservation charity in the UK have in common. At this time of the year there are tourism awards that are given out and both have received a pretty similar award.
The World Travel & Tourism Council, (WTTC) is a body that you may not have come across. It is a forum for 100 of the top business leaders in travel and tourism across the world. They have just announced what they call their Tourism for Tomorrow Awards which reward sustainable tourism. The destination that has won this year’s Destination Stewardship Award is Botswana for the way that it treats tourism in the Okavango delta

Easter Egg Hunts

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

Update: Hardly had the comment below been published that Tourism Swansea Bay had e-mailed me to say that not everything had egg hunts. Over easter at Margam Country Park they are celebrating Easter Bushcraft and Environment days. ( The idea is that families can learn about the wilderness. There might be the odd egg around on some of the stalls but healthy activity is more to the fore.

We’ve had a lot of press releases sent to CD-Traveller in the last week or telling us about events up and down our countries over Easter.
There are the traditional church services reminding us what Easter means spiritually.
The other sort of press release talks about Easter egg hunts. And more egg hunts. And even more. Is there anything else happening over Easter apart from egg hunts? Is it all a massive marketing attempt by Cadbury’s to promote their eggs in a final flourish before they become Kraft eggs or whatever? Just as they seem to sponsor all the sweet throwing at Christmas pantomimes so it seems they sponsor Easter. At Cadbury World, just outside Birmingham they have their Easter Extravaganza (which I thought would be “eggstravaganza” but they haven’t gone that far)

The National Trust is now national trust

Oct 26th, 2009 | By

See the subtle difference?

According to the Daily Telegraph, the National Trust has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds rebranding itself by dropping the word “The” in front of its name. It is also switching to lower case letters and, according to the article, “jazzing up its brand with bright colours.” The oak leaf symbol will be bigger and instead of just the green, other colours will be introduced.

the Monopoly of the National Trust

Nov 5th, 2008 | By

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the National Trust is a “good thing” Maybe it was but I am not sure anymore.Showing a visitor around, I was going to take them to see some of the views from the highest points. It happened the land was owned by the National Trust and although I wanted to park there for 20 minutes to show her the view I had to pay £3. That was the price whether I parked for 5 minutes or 23 hours.
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