Month: February 2016

The beautiful and historic town of Rye

Rye is one of the best-preserved walled medieval hill towns in England. It also has a wonderful selection of Tudor and Georgian buildings. The town kept a strong sense of its own identity when many high streets became clones of one another. One of its great draws is its many independent shops, particularly its antiques […]

Saltaire

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire is four miles from Bradford and is recognised as one of the best preserved 19th century ‘model villages’ in the world. It provides the chance to see just how the woollen industry worked, and it supported a whole community. The leading industrialist Sir Titus Salt founded the picturesque […]

Hastings home of the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe

Hastings in East Sussex is one of the medieval Cinque Ports. It has the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. We call the beach here the Stade which is a Saxon term meaning landing place. The town is most famous for 1066 – the Castle was built by William the Conqueror. Its ruins are at […]

Successful first showcase at the GO Travel Show

Towns exhibiting in the Discover Britain’s Delightful Towns zone at the inaugural GO Travel Show in London last month, included Faversham, home to Britain’s oldest brewery, the specialist food hall Macknade Fine Foods, and the Brogdale Collection. It was the first show attended by Hannah Tilley, the new tourism officer for the town. Also there, […]

Visit us at the Tourism & Attractions Show

On Saturday 12 March 2016, we will be at the Tourism & Attractions Show at the Treetops Pavilion, West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire. You will be able to meet representatives from Melton Mowbray, Original Shrewsbury and The Cotswolds amongst others. Do come and see us and learn from our exhibitors and […]

New refreshments at Tenterden Railway

Kent & East Sussex Railway have started offering traditional afternoon teas to round off its heritage days. Served in the refreshment rooms at Tenterden Station on crisp white linen tablecloths, the teas include finger sandwiches, a selection of pastries and a warm scone with butter, clotted cream and a preserve. Standard afternoon teas are served […]

The Zig Zag Path

The Zig Zag walk in Folkestone is a fantastic scenic walk placed between the Leas Cliff Hall and the Band Stand. It offers wonderful coastal views and consists of different paths with caves and grottoes leading down to the seafront and the Lower Leas Coastal Park. Originally built in the 1800s to ferry bath chairs […]

The Hellfire Caves

The Hellfire Caves (also known as the West Wycombe Caves) are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns which extend a quarter of a mile underground. They are situated in West Wycombe, at the southern edge of the Chiltern Hills and lie directly beneath St Lawrence’s Church and Mausoleum. Supposedly of very ancient origin, […]