English Tourism Week 2018

There is an age-old saying ‘If a man is tired of England he is tired of Life’. Oh Yes, England is indeed an interesting country with a very impressive history, legacy literature, breath-taking landscape and I’m sure you’ve heard many interesting facts about London and the UK.

The 2018 English Tourism Week is here to indulge. Tourism plays a significant part of the economic in England. This is an annual spring-event which brings distinct players in the tourism industry together. However the ‘beast from the east’ has not left completely as yet and it’s still unofficially spring in England.

The event’s sole aim is to celebrate and promote the profile of tourism.  So, enjoy a day out at an attraction you’ve always wanted to visit, or maybe one you didn’t even know about.

ETW2018 Events

During this period. Events do not have to be big, costly or even original. There may be something tourism-related already going on in your area for English Tourism Week. Here we have listed some not to miss events across the nation during the English tourism week.

Visit the HMS Belfast on its 80th anniversary

The historic warship, HMS Belfast, turns 80 during English Tourism Week

Location: Greater London

Pull strings at the Nottingham Puppet Festival

Nottingham plays host to its first ever Puppet Festival this ETW

Location: Nottinghamshire

Check out Groovy London

Transporting you back to Swinging 60s London, these tours have been captivating passengers from all over the world!

Location: Surrey

Get your creativity flowing in Chatham

Powerful Tides: 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea is a celebration of the creativity sparked by The Dockyard.

Location: Kent

Fly over for a vintage afternoon

Take a leaf out of the past with this fabulous vintage afternoon celebrating the centenary of the RAF.

Location: Lincolnshire

Take a look at Victorian design

Swing by Portsmouth to see a pair of pristine pumps, not often seen by public eyes.

Location: Hampshire

Enter the World Rugby Hall of Fame for free

Enjoy free Entry to the World Rugby Hall of Fame this ETW.

Location: Warwickshire

Find the hidden gems of Winchester

Even if you’re local there’s a world of things to discover on this walk.

Location: Hampshire

Savour a tour of East London Liquor Company

Join the East London Liquor Company for a special distillery tour, spirit tasting and Italian plates.

Location: City of London

Find out more about Britain’s first school for the blind

Pioneering People and Places is an exhibition telling the story of Liverpool’s Royal School for the Blind, the first school for blind people in Britain.

Location: Merseyside


Most visited Historic sites out of London

Roman Baths – Bath

The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level.

There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the museum, holding finds from Roman Bath. The buildings above street level date from the 19th century.

Canterbury Cathedral – Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. It forms part of a World Heritage Site.

Stonehenge – Amesbury

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 feet high, 7 feet wide and weighing around 25 tons.

York minster – York

The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster, is the cathedral of York, England, and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe.

Chatsworth House – Chatsworth

Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire, England, in the Derbyshire Dales 3.5 miles north-east of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield. The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, it has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.

Leeds Castle – Maidstone

Leeds Castle is in Kent, England, 5 miles southeast of Maidstone. A castle has been on the site since 1086.

Blenheim Palace – Woodstock

Blenheim Palace is a monumental English country house situated in the civil parish of Blenheim near Woodstock, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

Portsmouth historic Dockyard – Portsmouth

Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Portsmouth is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the British Royal Navy.

Stourhead – Mere

Stourhead is a 1,072-hectare estate at the source of the River Stour near Mere, Wiltshire, England. The estate includes a Palladian mansion, the village of Stourton, gardens, farmland, and woodland

Beaulieu Palace House and Abbey – Beaulieu

The Beaulieu Palace House is a 13th-century house located in Beaulieu, Hampshire. Originally part of Beaulieu Abbey, the estate was bought by Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton in 1538, following the Dissolution of the Monasteries and is still owned and occupied by the earl’s descendants, the Barons Montagu of Beaulieu.

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