October 31 2014 Latest news:
Today (29 October), Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, marks 30 years since its creation, so to celebrate, here’re 30 fascinating facts you might not know about the organisation and its iconic monuments...
Ten trees have been shortlisted by the Woodland Trust for England’s ‘Tree of the Year’ competition, and it is now over to you to whittle down the few to one worthy winner. England is rich in ancient trees and the public has been swift in suggesting their favourites - but which deserves to win?
Six new Magna Carta trails have been created to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the charter.
One of Britain’s best Art Deco Buildings to survive to this day, Eltham Palace will be opening five new rooms to the public in April 2015 following restoration work.
Eastbourne Pier, a Cornish tin mine and the shipwreck Hazardous are among the sites to be added to the English Heritage at Risk Register this year.
The National Army Museum will be closed to the public until 2016 while a complete renovation is carried out.
The archaeology collections of national and local museums across Wales are to benefit from a new scheme that will see them working with members of the public who have stumbled upon archaeological finds.
The National Museum of Scotland has received funding towards opening 10 new galleries showcasing important collections of decorative art, design, fashion and technology
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University of Leicester archaeologists have made an exciting discovery of the decorated bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot.
Historic Pembroke Castle, the great Welsh fortress where Henry VII was born, is now the site of one of the country’s most innovative visitor experiences. A suite of exciting digital and graphic enhancements is crowned by ‘The Great Map of Wales’, a large-scale representation of the country’s medieval heritage. At over 1100 sq m, larger than two tennis courts, Pembroke Castle’s Great Map is thought to be the largest painting in Britain.
Fourteen British restaurants have gained their first coveted Michelin star for 2015 providing plenty of ideas for eating out.
IWM Duxford has launched a new crowd-sourcing website for the American Air Museum, offering a digital record of the memories and stories of the men and women of the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) who found themselves serving their country from somewhere in England, during the Second World War. It also records the memories of the British people who met and befriended them.
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester has reopened to the public following a £2.5 million renovation of the building that will allow it to become a centre for the understanding of the cultural and literary heritage of the Victorian novelist and her family.
Plans for The Sill, an £11.2 million visitor centre that will replace the existing 1960s centre at Hadrian’s Wall has been given the go-ahead.
Tickets now on sale for London’s internationally acclaimed New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations
Stockport’s Bramall Hall, a Tudor manor house set in acres of parkland, will now be closed to the public until spring 2016 as restoration and refurbishment work is carried out at the property.
Some of the UK’s most moving and beautiful war graves and memorials, from the impressive memorial in Tower Hill to the remote St Finnan’s Isle Burial Ground in Loch Sheil, are included in For the Fallen (1st Oct, AA Publishing, £25), a collection of stunning photographs by the highly acclaimed military photo journalist Michael St Maur Sheil.
Previously home to one of the finest water parks in Britain, the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire has received initial funding towards restoring its original Regency landscape.
New wildlife rich wetlands set to transform London’s Stoke Newington Reservoir next year.
Plans for England Coast Path National Trail will see almost 3,000 miles of coastline accessible to the public by 2020.
The best pubs in Britain as judged by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, have been released to mark the launch of the Good Beer Guide 2015, which publishes today.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art will be opening a brand new Jewellery Gallery on 4 October.
Visitors will be able to compare London today with how it might look in the future via The View from The Shard’s state of the art interactive ‘Tell:scopes’.
Seventeen previously unknown ritual monuments dating to the period when Stonehenge achieved its iconic shape, as well as Dozens of burial mounds, have been mapped in minute detail around the ancient Stonehenge site.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s much-loved characters, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr John H Watson, are bought to life in a book measuring just 38.5 x 30 mm, an exact replica of the hand-written story created by Conan Doyle exclusively for Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House in 1922.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.
Winning photograph revealed in Shipwrecked Mariners’ competition to find the best image of UK’s coast and connection with the sea.
Fans of the television soap Coronation Street are now able to take a tour of the famous cobbles in central Manchester ahead of plans to demolish the site to make way for a new housing development.
A long-term archaeological project is now under way in the Cross Street area of Manchester city centre as part of Metrolink’s transformational Second City Crossing.