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Eden Hails Tour of Britain Start

The Eden Project has hailed the announcement of the official route for the start of the Tour of Britain bike race as a great moment for cycling and for Cornwall.  Read more

Earth artwork unveiled at Eden!

A stunning artwork has been unveiled at the Eden Project for the opening of the Festival of Christmas tomorrow (Saturday November 30).  Read more

Wookey Hole Wins Gold Award

Somerset’s oldest and biggest attraction is proud to announce it has been awarded GOLD for its thrilling activity, Wild Wookey, in the Active and Sporting Experience category in this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.  Read more

Bournemouth Wins Prestigious Award

Bournemouth has been announced as the winner of the Best UK Seaside Town in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards. The announcement was made on 27 November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in London and attended by nearly a thousand travel industry representatives.  Read more

Gloucester Choristers & Emma Johnson

Boy and Girl Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral to perform with internationally acclaimed clarinettist Emma Johnson in Annual Christmas Concert - Songs of Celebration.  Read more

Gloucester Cathedral to host Hustings

Gloucester Cathedral to host General Election Hustings.  Read more

Unique and Bespoke Small Tours for 2020

The multi award winning Caerhays Castle and spring gardens has announced its new season of tour opportunities for 2020 with a focus on bespoke, guided and unique experiences for smaller groups.  Read more

Gloucester Cathedral - Kings School Scholarships

Gloucester Cathedral and The King’s School, Gloucester are set to make history by offering choral scholarships to girls for the first time.  Read more

US Ambassador, visits Gloucester Cathedral

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester welcomed Robert Wood Johnson, Ambassador of the United States of America, to Gloucester Cathedral on Wednesday 20 November.  Read more

Vegan Cream Tea at Tyntesfield

The National Trust has launched its first vegan cream tea which will be available at the Trust’s Victorian Gothic mansion, Tyntesfield, just outside Bristol.  Read more

Aerial Gardeners Plant Orchids at Eden

Gardeners at the Eden Project have taken to the treetops to relocate Eden’s orchid collection into the Rainforest Biome canopy.  Read more

Work to Restore Gardens Dam begins

The main structural and engineering works to restore Prior Park Landscape Garden’s 18th century dams has begun, with contractors expected to be on site throughout 2020.  Read more

Eden's Freezing Cold Sleep Out

Heart-warming tales on a freezing Eden night help raise vital cash for homeless people.   The stars came out at the Eden Project last night as 100 fundraisers bedded down on hard ground to help homeless people.  Read more

Devons Top Attractions - Photo Competition

Devon’s Top Attractions ran a photographic competition over the Summer. It was open to both visitors and locals who were asked to send in a photo that best captured their favourite Devon day out.  Read more

Eden Turned into Giant Green Classroom

Nearly 250 children took over the Eden Project yesterday (Monday November 4) as four Cornish schools learned what it is like to work at the famous Biomes.  Read more

Gloucester Cathedral Awarded £40,000

The Cathedral has been awarded generous grants from Allchurches Trust (£25,000) and the Garfield Weston Foundation (£15,000) to continue its stonemason training programme for talented craftspeople.  Read more

Wookey Hole Celebrates Award win 

Somerset’s oldest and biggest attraction is thrilled to announce it has been awarded the Best Activity Day Out in the South West Award in this year’s Family Favourites Awards, via the “Day Out With The Kids” community website.  Read more

SWR Honours Armed Forces Community

South Western Railway honours armed forces community with free travel ahead of commemorative events this November  Read more

Koala Flies in from Japan

A male koala has been flown from Osaka in Japan to join Longleat’s koala programme. The 12-year-old was flown from Osaka Tennoji Zoo and accompanied on the flight by his Japanese keepers and vet who are helping him settle in to his new home.    Read more

Rural Zimbabwe comes to Eden

The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) African Garden, which won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, now has a spectacular new home at the Eden Project in Cornwall.  Read more

SWR Celebrates Smart Week

This week South Western Railway (SWR) is celebrating “Smart Week” alongside the Rail Delivery Group, reaffirming our commitment to modernising ticketing on its network.  Read more

Salisbury 2020: City on the Move

Plans to mark the 800th anniversary of the founding of Salisbury Cathedral and the development of modern Salisbury announced at the Guildhall.  Read more

Longleat Koalas Offer Scientific Breakthrough

Scientists working with a group of koalas at Longleat have discovered vital genetic clues which may help to secure the long-term survival of the iconic Australian marsupial in the wild.  Read more

Gloucester Cathedral Wins Heritage Award

Gloucester Cathedral is delighted to announce that it has won the Historic Properties/Sites category at this year’s Association of Heritage Interpretation Awards.  Read more

SWR celebrates staff on Stations Day

South Western Railway (SWR) today (Tuesday 15 October) celebrates Stations Day, highlighting the real difference staff make to passengers every day.  SWR’s employee number 000001 Jeffery Fry, and Don Buckley, are award-winning legends of the railway with an impressive 123 years of combined industry service at Waterloo station. They’re role models for many colleagues, setting the highest standards and always putting customers first, and sharing their unmatched knowledge of the station anytime they can.  Read more

Benard smashes Eden record

An elite Kenyan runner smashed the Eden Project half-marathon course record with a stunning performance as the event celebrated its tenth birthday today (Sunday October 13).  Read more

cARTes Postales - Salisbury Museum

cARTes postales - Art on Postcards The creative lucky dip fast approaches!  Read more

Glaaaaawster Cathedral unveiling

Gloucester Cathedral today unveiled the maquette of ‘Glaaaawster’, the first of a set of six new gargoyles which will be installed on the North Ambulatory Roof as part of a £530,000 restoration project.  Read more

Boost for Student Numbers at Eden

Big boost in student numbers for St Austell’s Eden Project. Eden Project Learning has just welcomed its biggest student cohort, marking a steady rise in growth since the programme launched in 2014.  Read more

CAMFED Garden at Eden Project

Chelsea gold-winning CAMFED Garden to have new home at Eden. The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) African Garden, which won a prestigious gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, is now being installed at the Eden Project in Cornwall.  Read more

Coles Miller Dream Machines -- Winner 2019

Coles Miller Dream Machines 2019 ended on a high with an epic season finale on Poole Quay.
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Strictly Does Longleat!

Viscountess Weymouth Gives Strictly Come Dancing
Partner Aljaž Guided Tour of Longleat Safari Park  Read more

Eden Makes the Change

The Eden Project threw open its own doors for free on Friday September 20 and went out to engage with thousands of young people in schools for a special event called Make the Change.  Read more

South Western Railway - National Rail Awards

South Western Railway employees and stations were recognised at the prestigious National Rail Awards last night (Thursday 19 September), scooping four gongs.  Read more

Eden Proud to celebrate LGBTQ for 3rd Year

Proud Eden is returning in style to the Eden Project on Saturday September 28 for what promises to be its biggest celebration of LGBTQ culture to date.  Read more

Eden Project Plastic Clean-Up

Environmental champions from the Seychelles, Oxford and Cornwall met at the Eden Project to show what the paradise island of Aldabra can teach the world about the scourge of ocean plastic.  Read more

Bristol Aquarium welcomes side-necked turtle

Bristol Aquarium has welcomed on display a new turtle this week. The side-necked turtle is a new species to the collection at the city centre attraction.  Read more

Athlete Rotich to coach at Eden Marathon

The Eden Project is partnering with fellow charity Five Talents to give Eden Marathon entrants the unique chance to train with elite runner Benard Rotich and top coach Martin Yelling.  Read more

Bournemouth's new adventure golf course

Situated on the UK’s Best Beach*, the South’s coast with the most will be adding to its eclectic selection of seaside attractions with the brand new Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf Course, opening this Summer.  Read more

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