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  • the roman baths in bath uk
    In News

    City of Bath receives second UNESCO title

    The City of Bath has been granted a second UNESCO World Heritage title, It along with ten other historic spa towns across Europe has secured much-coveted UNESCO World Heritage status as part of the ‘Great Spa Towns of Europe’ nomination, and is the only spa town to be included from the UK. 

  • UK Government’s £60 million to protect national heritage
    In News

    UK Government’s £60 million to protect national heritage

    Twenty organisations in England will benefit from a £60 million fund to help protect our national heritage for future generations. Museums, galleries and heritage organisations have been awarded £60 million to ensure nationally important museum collections and heritage assets are protected for future generations.

  • tennis rackets and balls alongside strawberries and champagne
    In Newshistory

    Little known facts about Wimbledon

    If you’re not into the football but you love your summer sports, no doubt you’re invested in this year’s Wimbledon. To help you really get into the spirit, here are some little known facts about the competition – just make sure to have some strawberries and pimms on hand to truly immerse yourself into the Wimbledon atmosphere.

  • morris dancer with title overlaid on top

    10 of Britain’s weirdest festivals

    We Brits are a funny bunch, we’re very passionate about a number of things: the correct way to make a cup of tea for one, our heritage for another… Another thing that sets us apart from our friends across the ocean is our dedication to some of the stranger parts of our culture and heritage.

  • tower of london across the thames
    In history

    Five of the UK’s most interesting castles

    Wherever you are in the world, you’re never too far from news about British royalty. With one of the few remaining monarchies left in the world, it’s hardly surprising that we’re all so interested in the latest Royal birth, Royal wedding or Royal scandal. We also love a Royal home, whether that’s tours of Buckingham Palace in London or Windsor Castle – wherever you look in the UK, you’ll find evidence of Britain’s many castles, some in ruins or some perfectly preserved.

  • Elton Hall Gardens

    Elton Hall Gardens

    Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries the family really gardened in Ireland. Firstly at Stillorgan House and then at Glenart Castle, Co. Wicklow. The grounds of Elton Hall were only fully developed and maintained in the early 20th century. The areas close to the house were redesigned just before the outbreak of war in 1914 and these new plantings greatly enhanced the Walled Garden. Together with the earlier gravelled walks to the Oaks, the Lake, the Church and the drive from the next village, which had become a walk through the Repton inspired park to a path by the river Nene, the gardens and parkland were at their most splendid. Glasshouses, fruit, vegetables, herbaceous borders, a topiary maze, a rose garden and the woodlands underplanted with a mass of snowdrops, bluebells and clumps of box, transformed the 22 acres of garden and 200 acres of parkland into a small paradise.

  • Merseyway workshop team in the new space
    In News

    New DIY Community Space Opens in Stockport

    The Merseyway Workshop opens Friday 4th December in the Merseyway Shopping Centre and will provide an exciting new space to include rolling exhibition space, free and accessible creative workshops, and retail opportunities for local business.

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