Articles for the England Category


Maritime Mercantile City

Unesco prepares to strip Liverpool of heritage status

Unesco prepares to strip Liverpool of heritage status

By Mark Wilding Organisation says Chapman Taylor’s plans put city’s heritage at risk Unesco is preparing to strip Liverpool of its world heritage status if Chapman Taylor’s Liverpool Waters scheme is built. Liverpool has been recommended for inclusion on Unesco’s List of World Heritage in Danger as a result of developer Peel Holdings’ proposed scheme. […]

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Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Top free attractions in Edinburgh

Top free attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a great location for hotels in the United Kingdom. Often said to be one of the most picturesque cities in Europe, it is home to a wealth of medieval and Georgian architecture. Alongside its historical treasures, the city is a vibrant cultural centre frequently playing host to arts and book festivals. And despite […]

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City of Bath

Bathing in history

Bathing in history

By SHARON STEPHENSON – The Dominion Post The Romans had their faults – rape, pillage and wearing dodgy togas among them. But they were on to something when they discovered the hot mineral waters bubbling out of the ground in England’s south-west were just the thing to cure ailments and ease aching muscles. We’re about […]

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England, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Chiefs flag up High Street ban

Chiefs flag up High Street ban

Published Date: 27 September 2010 By MICHAEL BLACKLEY City Council Reporter A CRACKDOWN on unsightly shop signs is to get under way as part of the city council’s attempts to improve the appearance of the historic Royal Mile. City council chiefs have already launched a blitz on advertising boards in the first stage of their […]

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England, Ironbridge Gorge

Ironbridge Heritage Festival – in pictures

Ironbridge Heritage Festival – in pictures

More than 5,000 people descended on Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge for a spectacular party as part of the historic site’s World Heritage Festival. A host of attractions were on offer to the crowds who flocked in to join the celebrations. Ironbridge Gorge marks 25 years as a World Heritage Site in 2011 and Saturday’s extravaganza got […]

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England, Kew

Kew Gardens: A museum of past and present ecology

Kew Gardens: A museum of past and present ecology

Posted by Graham_Land in Conservation, Wildlife & Flora, 15 Sep 2010. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – commonly referred to as Kew Gardens – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the southwest of London, England. Created in 1759, the gardens celebrated their 250th anniversary last year. Kew is home to both the largest […]

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Studley Royal Park

York of yore

York of yore

By WAYNE JOHNSON York, for centuries the political and cultural powerhouse of the north of England, is famous for its beautiful Minster cathedral, medieval streets, shopping, scenic parks and river. One of the best ways to approach the city of York is by train, for the huge station still stands as a fitting tribute to […]

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Kew gardens may be forced to close world's largest Victorian glasshouse

Kew gardens may be forced to close world's largest Victorian glasshouse

Temperate House at Kew is in urgent need of restoration and in a few years could endanger public and staff, report warns The Temperate House at Kew could pose a health and safety risk within a few years. Photograph: Martin Argles/Guardian The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London may have to close one of […]

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Stonehenge

'Stonehenge? It's more like a city garden'

'Stonehenge? It's more like a city garden'

Design watchdog hits out at plans for £20m visitor centre at megalithic jewel in England’s cultural crown Stonehenge during the 2009 winter solstice. A government design watchdog has criticised plans for a new visitor centre. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Its footpaths are “tortuous”, the roof likely to “channel wind and rain” and its myriad columns – […]

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City of Bath

Bath saves its world heritage status … just

Bath saves its world heritage status … just

The home of Georgian architecture has managed to hang on to its world heritage status. But for how long? In April I wrote about Bath’s status as a world heritage site, which was then in doubt. Unesco, the international guardian of these sites, had sent a team of inspectors to England’s most celebrated Georgian city […]

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