Though the weather was a little chilly, the Olympic Torch nevertheless received a very warm welcome as it made its way through Buckingham on the morning of Monday 9 July.
Caleys Lounge at the contemporary townhouse Macdonald Windsor Hotel has been awarded an AA rosette for its excellent cuisine and service.
While Olympic fever may have provided the impetus for around 6000 journalists to visit our shores, a tourism event hosted by Visit England and regional partners, gave around 200 journalists from Russia, Japan, Europe and the US an elegant insight into Danny Boyle’s green and pleasant land.
The Beautiful South is no stranger to international visitors, but June saw two special delegations explore our wealth of attractions for the first time.
The Garlic Farm at Newchurch has been awarded gold at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, for the eighth time, with its garden named ‘Allium Alfresco’. The Garlic Farm has also been awarded Best Growing For Taste Exhibit.
The Heritage Lottery Fund have announced they are awarding a grant of £970,000 to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway for its ‘Changing Trains’ Project. The grant will help protect and secure the future of numerous rare railway vehicles and will make them available to the public to see and enjoy, through the provision of extensive new under-cover accommodation and new interpretative and interactive facilities for visitors.
In the largest development for over 200 years at Blenheim Palace, Friday 6th July 2012 marked the formal opening of a stunning new visitor centre at the World Heritage Site in Oxfordshire. The East Courtyard Visitor Centre was officially opened by The Right Honourable David Cameron, MP for Witney, and Prime Minister.
Despite the unseasonably British weather, Romsey Tourist Information Centre staff had plenty to smile about in the rain. Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Tourist Information Centre window display won a “Special Certificate for Best Dressed Window”.
A scale model of a dinosaur found on the Isle of Wight that was an early relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex has gone on display at the council's Dinosaur Isle in Sandown.
A new on line tourist information library launches today as a joint venture between Gatwick Airport and local organisations in the south east. Aroundgatwick.com gives visitors to the region inspiration and advice about the area’s finest attractions complete with route and travel information.