eco-friendly Druidstone beach

Summer is just around the corner, and people are booking holidays left, right and centre. But instead of going abroad this year, why not make the most of the amazing destinations right here in the UK?

As well as often being cheaper, it also means less travel time – which is always an added benefit when it comes to going away.

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Arundel Castle jousting competitors

Lances will shatter and tilt-rail tensions will run high at Arundel Castle on 23-28 July as Medieval Jousting Week returns for a six-day international tournament.  A true sporting tournament, rather than a showcase, the jousting week at Arundel Castle is regarded by competitors as a true test of skill.

Set beneath the ancient Castle, it is the longest jousting tournament of its kind in the world, and one of the biggest!   

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North Devon named as ‘England’s Adventure Coast’

Northern Devon has been officially rebranded as ‘England’s Adventure Coast’ as part of an ambitious new campaign to boost tourism, encouraging visitors to discover, explore and enjoy the area.

Set to launch during English Tourism Week (30 March - 7 April) the new campaign will be promoted across the country in a bid to promote North Devon like never before.

England’s Adventure Coast, which stretches from the Cornish border into Exmoor, features in a beautiful new video telling the story of North Devon and encouraging people of all ages to have adventures. 

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Fewer Than Half Of Brits "Content and Satisfied" Finds Travelzoo

Research commissioned by Travelzoo to mark the UN’s International Day of Happiness on 20 March has revealed that fewer than half of Brits are “content and satisfied” with life or “happy most of the time”.

The leading publisher of travel and experience offers for members surveyed more than 1,000 British travellers, finding that those aged 35-54 (often referred to as Generation X) were the least content and satisfied (39%), compared to both younger and older generations (both 47%). 

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Historic bust at the Monument

A bust depicting Scottish missionary David Livingstone donated to The National Wallace Monument in 1889 is believed to have been created by female sculptor Amelia Hill, and not by David Watson Stevenson as previously thought.

The discovery was brought to the attention of Stirling District Tourism, the charity that operates the Stirling visitor attraction, by sculptor Graciela Ainsworth who was conducting research into the history of female influence at the well-known Hall of Heroes.

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Mighty Hike Charity Walk For People Living With Cancer

Macmillan’s Mighty Hikes are a series of rewarding, one-day hiking marathons covering eight beautiful locations across the UK, raising much needed funds for Macmillan to continue to help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can. 

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Woman from Sunday Escapes using running to get fit

London Fitness Tour's Sunday Escapes are a fun new way for professionals in London to switch off,  get fit, relax, meet new people and immerse themselves in some of London's coolest music while discovering interesting cultural hotspots all over the capital.  

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Greenfingers Charity Logo

If you have £500, a team of willing participants and a weekend spare, then the inaugural Greenfingers Glee to Monte-Carlo Banger Rally could be just what you are looking for.

This exciting new event will see teams from across the industry pitch themselves against each other to travel from Glee at the NEC Birmingham, to the world-famous Monte-Carlo on the French Riviera. But to make it even more exciting, each team must complete the 1,000mile course in a car worth no more than £500!

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28% of Brits have said that leaving the EU has influenced and sped up their decision to buy a UK holiday home this year. With Brexit looming there is uncertainty over the future of overseas holidays, but Brits aren’t going to let this affect their summer vacation. 

Conducted by holiday home provider Away Resorts, the recent survey also asked Brits, who had the cash to buy a UK holiday home, what type of property they plan on purchasing. 

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David Bellamy turns green into gold for park residents

Residents and the family owners of a park homes estate near Cockermouth in Cumbria are celebrating after receiving a major environmental accolade for their work to protect the natural world.

Nepgill Residential Park was named this autumn as a winner of the prestigious David Bellamy Conservation award at its top gold level.

It also received three extra commendations from the world-famous botanist for protecting honey bees, managing its hedgerow habitats, and planting wild flowers.

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