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By George! 2014 is year of The Georgians

By George! 2014 is year of The Georgians

2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the accession to the throne of George I. From theatre-going and wining and dining to strolls through stunning English Country Gardens, VisitEngland rounds up the most timeless hand- me-downs from the 18th century.

Greener greens for Scotland's golf courses

Greener greens for Scotland's golf courses

One of Scotland's most dramatic golf courses, Machrihanish Dunes, is celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland by herding an unusual bunch of 'locals' back onto the course.

A couple’s guide to London

A couple’s guide to London

If you’re after a romantic break for yourself and your partner, London is a great choice. It’s near, so easily accessible, and has a vast amount of amazing romantic activities to send you both starry-eyed.

How "poshtels", the arts and lycra will shape our English holidays in 2014

How "poshtels", the arts and lycra will shape our English holidays in 2014

With a spate of new and refurbished luxury hostels opening throughout the country, a rush of British musicals hitting the West End and a 15% annual growth in cycling, VisitEngland predicts that "poshtels", the arts and lycra will all play a part in English holidays next year.

New to London: Family Attractions

London is Europe’s biggest, busiest and most thriving city – and with its wealth of family and children’s’ activities, you and your clan will not be disappointed in your search for diversion and fun-filled days.

Halloween fun and fireworks extravaganza at Ragley

Halloween fun and fireworks extravaganza at Ragley

Ragley, the stunning stately home in Warwickshire, is to host a week of ‘Halloween Fun’ from Saturday 26 – Thursday 31 October.

‘Shakespeare Country’ launches new destination website

‘Shakespeare Country’ launches new destination website

Shakespeare Country, the private tourism promotions body responsible for promoting South Warwickshire & the Cotswolds, is delighted to announce the launch of its new website plus a number of new initiatives aimed at helping local tourism businesses more effectively promote themselves.

Season of mists and extra fruitfulness

Season of mists and extra fruitfulness

The latest Met Office figures show that England this year experienced its warmest, driest and sunniest summer since 2006.

Keeping the winter blues at bay

Keeping the winter blues at bay

We are now waking up in the dark and the nights are drawing in as we head through autumn into the fast approaching winter months.

11 bedroom party house directly on the beach, Tenby

11 bedroom party house directly on the beach, Tenby

Nestled in its own valley within the Pembrokeshire National Park, by the water’s edge in a private cove, this unique property enjoys uninterrupted sea views, direct access to the beach from the garden and for boat lovers a slipway plus mooring berth.

Fun festivities for all the family in Kent, Garden of England

Fun festivities for all the family in Kent, Garden of England

Visit Kent this winter and join in on our fantastic festive celebrations - from gingerbread and wreath making, fine dining at one of our historic castles, fun party nights and gloriously gliding around ice rinks; there is plenty to keep the whole family busy.

Capital Karts to open Britain’s longest indoor Go Karting track

Capital Karts to open Britain’s longest indoor Go Karting track

November 1st will see Capital Karts open Britain’s longest indoor Go Karting track. Three times the length of a regular track, Capital Karts offers an exhilarating racing experience just a stone’s throw from Central London.

New moorland walk for Sherlock fans

New moorland walk for Sherlock fans

For fans of Sherlock, due back on television screen this Autumn, this new two Moors way walking trip from Macs Adventure is the ideal way to explore the landscape of Dartmoor, inspiration for Hound of the Baskervilles, and neighbouring Exmoor first hand.

Aquarium lays on spine-tingling activities for half term

Aquarium lays on spine-tingling activities for half term

Lake District visitor attraction, Lakes Aquarium, has a frighteningly good array of activities lined up for October half term week, when children can get up close and personal with creatures, give themselves a few scary moments and also enjoy a ‘Wondrous Witchy Wednesday’ with a children’s author.

The Stratford Halloween Festival

The Stratford Halloween Festival

As the nights grow longer and Horribly Hideous Halloween approaches, the Tudor World Halloween Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon is busy organising even more ghoulish going-ons for this spine-chillingly spooky time of year.