Category: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Prehistoric hunting pits are discovered at Stonehenge; Sam Tonkin; Daily Mail

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The pits date from 8,200 BCE to 7,800 BCE and were found by University of Birmingham and Ghent University researchers using a combination of novel geophysics and ‘traditional’ archaeology.

Source: Prehistoric hunting pits are discovered at Stonehenge

Cosentino: Inside England’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Carmen Cosentino; Auburn Pub

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Auburn florist Carmen Cosentino’s weekly column focuses on Flowers, Plants and Things.

Source: Cosentino: Inside England’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Palace of Westminster refurb bosses jump ship due to ‘corrosive’ uncertainty; Joshua Stein; Construction News

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Source: Palace of Westminster refurb bosses jump ship due to ‘corrosive’ uncertainty

Before Stonehenge Monuments, Hunter-Gatherers Made Use of Open Woodland Habitats; SciTech Daily

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Research study investigates habitat conditions encountered by first farmers and monument-builders. Hunter-gatherers made use of open woodland conditions in the millennia before Stonehenge monuments were built, according to a study by Samuel Hudson of the University of Southampton, U.K., and olleagues that was published on April 27, 2022, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

Source: Before Stonehenge Monuments, Hunter-Gatherers Made Use of Open Woodland Habitats

New Lanark to introduce parking charges to help protect its future; Gregor Farquharson; Daily Record

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New Lanark to reopen to visitors after two years of being closed; Gregor Farquharson; Daily Record

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The world-famous Lanarkshire attraction was unable to open due to social distancing rules…

Source: New Lanark to reopen to visitors after two years of being closed

How many UNESCO sites are there in the UK as World Heritage Day celebrated?; Jonathon Crump; Examiner Live

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The Craic Is Back: Ireland On IMAX; Margie Goldsmith; Forbes

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“Ireland,” a new IMAX film narrated by Liam Neeson, celebrates the rich history, culture, arts, music and spectacular scenery of Ireland. The film is rolling out at museums and theatres throughout the country.

Source: The Craic Is Back: Ireland On IMAX

Join entertainers and famous chefs for a Jubilee Weekend food festival; Rebecca Whittaker; Witney Gazette

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A Royally entertaining Bank Holiday weekend of events will be hosted by Blenheim Palace to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, with headliner Raymond Blanc OBE.

Source: Join entertainers and famous chefs for a Jubilee Weekend food festival

These are 10 of the most picturesque walks in Yorkshire; Alesia Fiddler; Yorkshire Post

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Yorkshire offers many beautiful walks and spots for stunning photos, but a recent study has dived into Instagram to find the ones that have been posted on the site the most often.

Source: These are 10 of the most picturesque walks in Yorkshire

ELLE Escapes: Bath; Meehika Barua; Elle

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Now that we can finally travel again, here are the best places to visit—and what to pack for each locale—in Bath, England.

Source: ELLE Escapes: Bath

What Lonely Planet says about Wales; Cathy Owen; Wales Online

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A new heritage attraction is opening in Bath this spring; Jessica Reid; Wanderlust

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The Bath World Heritage Centre will help visitors make the most of their visit to the historic UNESCO-listed city…

Source: A new heritage attraction is opening in Bath this spring

10 Beautiful European Cities To Visit In May 2022; Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey; Travel Awaits

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While almost every European city is lovely to visit in May, these destinations have a little something extra to offer.

Source: 10 Beautiful European Cities To Visit In May 2022

Marble Arch mound mud to rebuild Hadrian’s Wall as part of ‘levelling up’ the north; Frilly Sodapo; Daily Mirror

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South Shields Roman Fort, Arbeia, is ready to reopen with exciting new visitor features; David Morton; Chronicle Live

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Nominations sought for UK’s next Unesco world heritage sites; Luke O’Reilly; Independent

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Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston has launched the call for new nominations, hailing the ‘transformative impact’ of the status.

Source: Nominations sought for UK’s next Unesco world heritage sites

Fife bid to capitalise on fame of Forth Bridges; Craig Smith; Fife Today

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A range of projects are being pursued in a bid to maximise the benefit to Fife of having the famous Forth Bridges on the region’s doorstep.

Source: Fife bid to capitalise on fame of Forth Bridges

‘Excellent news’ – MPs react as County Durham is shortlisted to be City of Culture 2025; Nicole Goodwin; Chronicle Live

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Most North East MPs have reacted with excitement – however one MP says the team behind the bid have so far failed to respond to briefing requests by him…

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Jodrell Bank Observatory to open £21.5m visitor attraction; BBC

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The First Light Pavilion will showcase archives and artefacts as well as animations and projections.

Source: Jodrell Bank Observatory to open £21.5m visitor attraction

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