Visit Heritage Blog (March 2022) - Visit Heritage

  • image shows text saying famous last words
    In history

    Famous Last Words

    As one season ends and another begins, we thought we would look at some of the supposed last words that are attributed to notable figures throughout history and maybe even dispel a few myths at the same time.

  • image shows person dressed like the characters in peaky blinders

    The true story of the Peaky Blinders

    Now that the final series of Peaky Blinders is out in the world, we thought we’d investigate the true stories of the real-life Birmingham gang that lent their name to the hit show. You might not know this, but the Peaky Blinders were a real-life gang and show creator, Steven Knight, has even talked about his own family connections to England’s criminal underworld and how this inspired him to create the Shelbys and their various misdeeds.

  • Are you ready for English Tourism Week
    In News

    Are you ready for English Tourism Week

    English Tourism Week is back for 2022 and kicks off on 18th March! The annual campaign celebrates the diverse and vibrant tourism industry across England and gives holiday makers and industry professions the chance to raise awareness of English destinations.

  • image shows a dog winning an award
    In history

    The history of dog ownership

    As this month marks the anniversary of the first ever Crufts and as it is believed that one in every four households in Britain has a dog, including our own Mrs Hudson, we thought we’d take a brief look at the history of how the dog became man’s best friend.

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