Why Your Next Holiday Needs to be in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is a county near the middle of England and contains most of the Peak District National Park. Peak District is the oldest national park in England and features many tourist attractions that bring hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Derbyshire Country cottage

While Peak District National Park is usually the reason visitors come to Derbyshire on holiday, the county holds many other attractions which visitors will find entertaining. No matter the time of year, there is always something in the area that should capture your attention. Continue reading “Why Your Next Holiday Needs to be in Derbyshire”

Famous people from the city of Oxford

Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, has special place in the pride of our nation, evoking a quintessential picture of British life.

Oxford Street
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This picturesque city where the rivers Cherwell and Thames meet boasts the oldest English speaking university in the world. It is the 52nd largest city in the UK, but punches well above its weight as the birthplace of some notable people. Here is a sample of them, drawn from yesterday and today and from widely varying fields of endeavour. Continue reading “Famous people from the city of Oxford”

10 Interesting Things To Do In London

With so much to do and see, it can be hard to make up your mind about how to spend your time whilst in London! To help you decide, listed below are ten interesting sites and excursions which you can visit whilst in the famous UK capital.

Millennium Diamond City Cruise
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1- Boat Tours

For a unforgettable sightseeing experience, why not book a London boat tour along the River Thames? There are currently a wide range of boat tours commencing from Tower Pier through which visitors can enjoy a 45-minute circular tour to Westminster and back. During these tours, you can view London’s historic sites from a unique perspective; including the HMS Belfast, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament as well as Somerset House amongst others. Continue reading “10 Interesting Things To Do In London”

Le Tour comes to Le Yorkshire

Saturday 5th July 2014 is a date seared into the memories of all cycling enthusiasts in the United Kingdom. On this auspicious summer day, Le Grand Départ of the famous Tour de France bike race leaves from the city of Leeds. Yes, Yorkshire, that most quintessentially British of counties, is playing host to that most French of fancies, Le Tour.  The 101st Tour de France, the most famous of cycle races, is pushing off from Leeds – offering a fantastic opportunity to take in the festival atmosphere of this sporting spectacle, alongside some truly wonderful Yorkshire scenery.

The world’s greatest cycling event
The world’s greatest cycling event is coming to Yorkshire.
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It has been a long wait, but the United Kingdom has come of age as a cycling nation with heroes such as 2012 Tour winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and sprint specialist Mark Cavendish, we should all look forward to this long weekend in July as a chance to glimpse our cycling heroes in action. Last time Le Tour came to the United Kingdom was back in 2007, but since then our reputation as a cycling nation has soared, so big crowds are expected to line the route to cheer our boys in Lycra on. Continue reading “Le Tour comes to Le Yorkshire”