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Latest News

Discover the story of King Richard III in Leicester and Leicester in one day on The King's Tour

1 September 2014

Includes entry to King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, Bosworth Battlefield and coach travel to and from the city

Great Central Railway reunification: next phase of work gets underway

25 August 2014

Thousands of pounds saved as leading consultants sponsor historic canal bridge survey

Trend to holiday at home continues: 5.1 million Brits plan a UK trip this August bank holiday

20 August 2014

VisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker Survey reveals today that 5.1million Brits (10% of the adult population) are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this August Bank Holiday weekend

VisitEngland eNews August 2014 Edition 2

20 August 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up to date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

Rose-laying ceremony to mark Bosworth battle anniversary

19 August 2014

Members of the Richard III Society will join civic dignitaries at a service and rose-laying ceremony to mark the 529th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth at the Battlefield Heritage Centre on Friday, August 22

National accolade for Charnwood Forest map

18 August 2014

A map which for the first time shows the entire Charnwood Forest Regional Park on one sheet has won a national award

New tree-climbing attraction at this year’s National Forest Wood Fair

18 August 2014

Scale the heights of one of the magnificent oaks in Beacon Hill Country Park at the National Forest Wood Fair on Bank Holiday Monday (August 25)

Inbound tourism breaks records in first six months of 2014

14 August 2014

More visits during January-June period than ever before - new tourism spending record for June: £1.97 billion


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