Category: Attractions

Harrods video

An insight into the world’s most famous department store in Knightsbridge, London owned by Mohamed Al Fayed: Harrods.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds near Innsbruck, Austria

Swarovski Crystal Worlds near Innsbruck, Austria

Re-opened in December 2003, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, in Wattens near Innsbruck, is a must-see for anyone visiting Austria.    Catering for both adults and children, the entrance to this fabulous museum – face of a giant covered in grass, with crystals for eyes and a waterfall coming from its mouth  – is perhaps its […]

Fish or Treat

Fish or Treat

Experience an all-night Halloween adventure at Vancouver Aquarium after everyone has gone home. Join them to explore the Aquarium in search of aquatic animals and then curl up in your sleeping bag in front of the majestic beluga whales in their Arctic Canada underwater viewing gallery. Minimum age 6 years. Cost is $100 per person […]

New Royal Bath spa re-opens

New Royal Bath spa re-opens

A historical health spa has re-opened 28 years after the last person bathed in Bath’s natural thermal waters. The New Royal Bath spa  on the aptly-named Hot Bath Street  in the Roman city of Bath in south-west England  has an eye-catching, open-air, rooftop pool, from which bathers are able to gaze out to the skyline […]

Earthpark near Pella, Iowa

Earthpark near Pella, Iowa

According to USA Today, Iowa  is to  welcome a huge indoor rainforest and environmental centre, based upon the successful Eden Project in the UK. Known as Earthpark, it will cover 70 acres of woodland overlooking Lake Red Rock near Pella. In addition to the rainforest, there will be an aquarium, and an outdoor prairie and […]

Auckland Heritage Festival

The Auckland Heritage Festival gets underway today and will run until  24th September 2006. It is a celebration of the city’s unique heritage, a time to remember the days gone by and reflect on the rich and diverse history of Auckland city. Among the events there will be open days and guided tours of Blockhouse […]

Sydney Opera House guided tours

Sydney Opera House guided tours

Official tours of the Sydney Opera House are now being run at the famous Australian venue. The tours take begin every half hour between 9am and 5pm and take you on a journey through the extraordinary history and architecture of the building, and give you an overview of the Australian performing arts scene. Discounts are […]

2006 Farm Attractions of the Year

2006 Farm Attractions of the Year

A day out on a farm is great fun for the family and the National Farm Attraction Network (NFAN) in  England has just announced the winners of  its 2006 Farm Attractions of the Year.  Not in its fifth year, awards are divided into three categories according to the size of each attraction. Category A (over […]

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

More than 350 of  England’s  most familiar and important heritage sites will be opened for free by English Heritage, the National Trust and Historic Houses Association tomorrow, alongside more than 3,000 other fascinating properties of every period and style. As part of the History Matters – pass it on campaign and Heritage Open Days, the […]

UKseries.com using Google Maps

UKseries.com using Google Maps

This is a slightly shameless bit of self-promotion but an exciting development from the world of The Dedicated Partnership Ltd. where I work.   The company runs the UKseries.com network of sites which includes UK Hotel, UK Attraction, UK Eating Out and a whole host of other sites under the same umbrella, and a recent […]

Culture package at the Sydney Park Hyatt

Culture package at the Sydney Park Hyatt

The Sydney Park Hyatt recently gained media attention as it was the hotel chosen for Nicole Kidman’s and Keith Urban’s wedding night a few weeks ago, before they travelled to Bora Bora for their honeymoon. The hotel is currently running a culture package which includes a one-hour guided tour for two of Sydney’s most famous […]

Cow Appreciation Day!

Cow Appreciation Day!

Today is Cow Appreciation Day at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. This is the 21st annual event of its kind at the farm and includes dairy education programs, judging Jerseys with the farm herd manager, and butter and ice cream making. Have fun with dairy trivia in the Cowlege Bowl competition for all […]

Leonardo da Vinci VIP package from Sofitel Firenze

Leonardo da Vinci VIP package from Sofitel Firenze

Sofitel is offering a Leonardo da Vinci VIP package as of yesterday until 6th January 2007, to celebrate the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery. Situated right in the heart of Florence city centre, Sofitel Firenze offers a warm welcome to those with a combined passion for art and travel. The package consists […]

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum re-opens in Glasgow today

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum re-opens in Glasgow today

Britain’s most visited museum outside London re-opens today after a 3-year, £28-million facelift. Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will welcome an expected 10,000 visitors today alone.   The display space has been extended to accommodate 8,000 pieces (compared to 5,000 three years ago), as well as a temporary exhibition space, lecture theatre, restaurant and […]

Guggenheim art museum heading for Abu Dhabi

Guggenheim art museum heading for Abu Dhabi

The  Guggenheim has this weekend announced plans for a huge Frank Gehry-designed art museum to be located  on a manmade spit on the currently unihabited Saadiyat Island next to Abu Dhabi, UAE. With branches in Las Vegas, Berlin, Venice, Italy and Bilbao, and of course its flagship museum in New York, this will be the […]

Mont Saint-Michel to regain island status

Mont Saint-Michel to regain island status

It must be 20 years or more since I last visited Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, so I was interested to learn from an article on the BBC website that the build-up of silt was resulting in a loss of the landmark’s identiy as an island. A five year project costing an estimated 150 million […]