Monday, 30 January 2017

Britain Calling January 2017

Happy New Year and Welcome to the first Britain Calling Media Newsletter of the year. 2017 is crammed full of exciting new events, attractions, accommodation, restaurants and so much more.

Start the year with a bang, our Accommodation Update is crammed with the new hotels and spas around Britain. Why stop there, partnered with a choice of restaurant from our TASTE newsletter, is a match made in heaven.

Scotland continues it's 'years of', with the 2017 year of History, Heritage and Archaeology to enjoy. Take in the magnitude of incredible views and a country that is soaked in culture.

2017 is the year to check in somewhere new, 48 hours in... The Cotswolds, what will you discover? Look forward to a summer full of Britain's biggest music festivals. June through to September is FULL of spectacular performances.

Remember to share your Amazing Moments in Britain with us too using #OMGB

Accommodation Update - December 2016

Read our latest Accommodation Update, brought to you by VisitBritain's Destination PR team.

Highlights in this issue include news on The Good Hotel - London's first floating hotel - and the refurbishment of Scotland's Gleneagles Hotel, famous for its outstanding golfing facilities. There's also details of a new five-star shepherd's hut in Yorkshire, as well as Southampton's first-ever five-star hotel, due to open next June.

To find out more click here.

TASTE - January 2017

This edition of TASTE brings you VisitBritain's latest round-up of new restaurant openings and foodie news from across the country, including the Nordic trend, London's new floating seafood restaurant, an afternoon tea tour of Edinburgh on a vintage Routemaster bus, and a new traditional Sunday roast burger. And much, much more!

To read more click here.

Highlights of Scotland's 2017 Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology

VisitScotland has unveiled some of its highlights of its 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, offering visitors the chance to relive the country's fascinating past through a range of events and activities.

A Great Roman Bake-Off, large scale projections of Viking imagery, a live archaeological dig of St Kilda in Minecraft and a colourful international weaving festival, are just a few of the events lined up to make history in 2017.

Read more to see what the Highlights of the year include.

48 hours in... The Cotswolds

With cottages built of honey-hued stone, sleepy country pubs, and softly undulating green hills, The Cotswolds is a world away from the hustle and bustle of London. Just two hours west of the capital, and close to other major British cities including Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford, this picturesque region is the perfect place to swap Jimmy Choo heels for Hunter wellies.

Read more about how to get the most out of the city in 48 hours here.

Enjoy a summer of music at Britain's biggest festivals

Indie band Radiohead were recently revealed as one of the headliners of Britain's most-famous musical festival, Glastonbury. Tickets for Glastonbury sell out extremely quickly, but Britain hosts hundreds of music festivals all year round, with something to choose from almost every weekend of the summer.

Why not take a trip to one of the following? Find out more here.

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