Category: Attractions

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 […]

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Enjoy summer camp fun  as a family  at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y.   This AAA Four Diamond resort in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains will be offering its Family Traditions Package to encourage family togetherness through the enjoyment of the wilderness.  Often, parents spend vacation time participating […]

Levity II at the Windermere on Water festival, England

Levity II at the Windermere on Water festival, England

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to take in some of the new Windermere on Water festival in Cumbria. With children in tow, we visited Levity II which had just been re-located from Barcelona  and set up  in Bowness-on-Windermere.   In fact, it’s made appearances at venues all over the globe, including the Sydney Olympics […]

MoMA re-opening

MoMA re-opening

Need a little culture in your life? Then visit the world-famous Museum of Modern Art – home to the world’s largest and most inclusive collection of modern painting and sculpture – and celebrate its grand re-opening after three years of fantastic redesign and expansion. Don’t miss the blissful Sculpture Garden, the fabulous Picasso’s and Matisse’s […]

Hong Kong Symphony of Lights

Hong Kong Symphony of Lights

If you’re ever in Hong Kong, make sure you get a good vantage point from which to admire the skyline one evening… at around 8pm.   It’s at that time every night in Hong Kong that you can marvel at a laser-light spectacle known as A Symphony of Lights. The event has been running for […]

Picnic concerts with English Heritage

Picnic concerts with English Heritage

The outdoor theatre season is finally here. Open-air ‘picnic style’ events have become as much a part of the English Summer as croquet, strawberries and cream, and Pimms. Following last year’s success, English Heritage is once again hosting a series of informal plays and musical evenings in the tranquil surroundings of some beautiful and historic […]

The Knights' Tournament 2006

The Knights’ Tournament 2006

The Knights’ Tournament challenges four teams of 15th Century knights to compete at jousting, archery, sword fighting and mounted skill at arms. On the 10th and 11th of June the Tournament visits one of England’s grandest country homes, Audley End, for heats 5 and 6. Visitors can experience the sumptuous splendour enjoyed by royalty and […]