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Sophisticated Champagne and Beautiful Ardenne: 10 Wonderful Experiences for 2017

Sophisticated Champagne and Beautiful Ardenne: 10 Wonderful Experiences for 2017

Whether you're planning an easy break by train just an hour or so from Paris, or a stop-off on the drive south (it's just 2.5 hours drive from northern ports), there are so many different things to explore and enjoy in this part of France

Find inner peace at the stunning temples of Kyoto in 2017

Find inner peace at the stunning temples of Kyoto in 2017

True Japanese culture can be no better expressed than through the sacred temples of Kyoto city. Home to over 1600 Buddhist temples, of which 15 were awarded UNESCO status in 1994, Kyoto is one of the finest destinations in the world to immerse oneself in ancient religious ritual, blissful tranquillity and beauty.

Muse in Cumbria’s amazing museums and revel in their connections

Muse in Cumbria’s amazing museums and revel in their connections

Muse for a while in seven Cumbrian museums during inclement weather and rainy days will soon provide their own reward, according to the dynamic heritage group to which they all belong – Cumbria’s Living Heritage.

Lake District’s new Heritage Past-Port to shatter image of the dusty day out

Lake District’s new Heritage Past-Port to shatter image of the dusty day out

A vibrant group of 33 unique heritage attractions, located in and around the Lake District, is breathing life into the past, to make it intriguing for the visitors of today, by providing a tempting taster of the quirky, intriguing and must-see things its members have on offer.

A year on from centenary events, WW1 knowledge is still in decline

Despite more people travelling to the Battlefields than ever before, a recent poll by Leger Holidays surprisingly suggests that UK awareness for the World Wars is in decline.

Historical Trips launches new 2016 tours ensuring the past never gets old

From religious orders in Medieval Italy, to Sugar Barons in the Caribbean and an alternate history tour examining the Nazi invasion that never was - The Historical Trips 2016 programme of new tours explores a broad span of history across the continents and centuries, giving a different slant on what has gone before.

Discover one of the most important kingdoms in Welsh history

Discover one of the most important kingdoms in Welsh history

The Princes of Gwynedd traced their royal line back to ancient times and became the most powerful dynasty in medieval Wales. Their kingdom stretched from the fertile lands of Anglesey to the soaring peaks of Snowdonia and at one point expanded to cover much of Wales.

Will BBC 2 Wolf Hall series reveal the answer to Sherborne's own Tudor mystery?

Will BBC 2 Wolf Hall series reveal the answer to Sherborne's own Tudor mystery?

Historic Dorset town Sherborne was the location for several scenes in the BBC Two drama Wolf Hall which hits our TV screens over the next six weeks, with filming taking place at Sherborne School and other locations in the town.

Spring half term adventures in Shakespeare’s England

Spring half term adventures in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy the spring half term from 14 - 22 February in Shakespeare’s England with a host of exciting adventures.

Top ten must sees at the Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

Top ten must sees at the Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

The Channel Islands will hold its first pan island Heritage Festival from 3rd April – 11th May 2015. The festival will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the islands' liberation from the occupying German forces during WWII.

Second New Forest attraction gets top marks from VisitEngland

Second New Forest attraction gets top marks from VisitEngland

A second New Forest attraction has been hailed as one of the nation’s best attractions.

Salisbury among world’s best cities in 2015

Salisbury among world’s best cities in 2015

VisitWiltshire has revealed Salisbury is one of the top cities in the world for travellers in 2015 according to Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015.

Last flying Vulcan to fly over RAF Gaydon in salute to heroes of the Cold War

Last flying Vulcan to fly over RAF Gaydon in salute to heroes of the Cold War

The last flying Vulcan XH558 is to fly over the former RAF Gaydon base at the Heritage Motor Centre on Thursday 25 September at approx. 3pm as part of the Vulcan Cold War tour.

See into the life of things at Dove Cottage’s Nature Weekend

See into the life of things at Dove Cottage’s Nature Weekend

The glories of nature will be celebrated at a very special ‘Seeing Into the Life of Things’ Nature Weekend at Dove Cottage in Grasmere, The Lake District, on September 20 and 21, as families and other visitors are invited to get involved with a wide range of activities inspired by the current exhibition Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets.

See into the life of things at Dove Cottage’s Nature Weekend

See into the life of things at Dove Cottage’s Nature Weekend

The glories of nature will be celebrated at a very special ‘Seeing Into the Life of Things’ Nature Weekend at Dove Cottage in Grasmere, The Lake District, on September 20 and 21, as families and other visitors are invited to get involved with a wide range of activities inspired by the current exhibition Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets.