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Plant your flag!

With the largest collection of ancient castles in England, English Heritage is asking its summer visitors to help conserve them by giving a donation in exchange for a flag at its key sites around the country. As a charity, it is raising funds to help protect its 66...

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A boom for British tourism

From royal weddings to the World Cup, some events get everyone talking. Here, the team at The Waterfront Hotel in Bedfordshire, an ideal venue for Christmas parties, explore the impact these events have on the host country’s tourism… The royal wedding is still the...

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The Real Mary King’s Close

Edinburgh attraction The Real Mary King’s Close can now be enjoyed in two new languages – Mandarin and Polish… In a move to enhance its international guest experience, the social history tour has introduced Mandarin and Polish audio guides, bringing the total number...

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Who ate all the pies?

The glorious PieFest takes place from July 28-29 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire… The art of traditional pie-making in the UK will be celebrated as PieFest returns to the East Midlands later this month. This year’s PieFest event will be held in Melton Mowbray from...

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Hit the streets of Newcastle

Tips from the team at Stagecoach to help you enjoy a week in Newcastle, exploring by Megarider bus pass… Monday: visit the Centre for Life to explore the science village for an educational day out. Tuesday: head to the Grainger Market situated in the heart of...

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What a rear view!

Lincolnshire's Gravity Fields Festival (from 26-30 September) is set to offer a bus ride like no other through the streets that Sir Isaac Newton trod as a boy… Rear View from IOU is an eye catching, one-of-a-kind open top vehicle that mixes live performance and...

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Take to the floor…

City & Village Tours have launched The Strictly Tea Dance for groups City & Village Tours, the tour wholesaler that offers day trips and ‘SleepOvers’ for groups who like to see a lot without walking too far, has launched The Strictly Tea Dance, a new product for...

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Explore the UK’s best attractions

Steve Reed Tourism has announced a range of hosted fam trips, exhibitions and showcases for group travel organisers and coach and tour operators, including: 23-25 September: Southport Hosted Buyer Showcase. Stay at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and visit superb attractions,...

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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta are urging coach drivers and coach tour operators to take heed of new measures in place regarding coach drop off for the 2018 event… As the Fiesta returns for its 40th anniversary next month, organisers have put...

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What a deer!

A Visayan spotted deer, which is believed to be one of the rarest mammals in the world, has been born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo   The latest arrival will join the conservation breeding programme, helping to safeguard the endangered species that is thought to be extinct in...

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Travel company’s on the up

[Mike Edwards, MD of Travel Innovation Group] Travel specialist Travel Innovation Group celebrates continued growth… Travel specialist Travel Innovation Group, which consists of flight consolidators Lime and Aviate, has reported an impressive 27% rise in ticket sales...

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Officially coach friendly!

Crook Hall and Gardens in Durham has been awarded ‘Coach Friendly Status’ by CPT UK… The award was presented to Maggie Bell by Martin Dean, CPT President, at the CPT Annual Summer Even, which was hosted at Crook Hall. Andrew McGuinness, CPT Regional Manager for...

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