VisitEngland, the country's national tourist board has launched a nationwide campaign to find England’s biggest fan for an all-expenses paid 70-day trip around the country. The organisation is looking for a budding travel writer / broadcaster / social networker who is passionate about England, and likes nothing more than exploring the country and passing on their experiences.
On Sunday 12th February the owners of The Mount, Shrewsbury, Charles Darwin's childhood home, will be opening the garden to the public; the place where he first forged his interest in the natural world.
Shrewsbury has received a glowing comment from a competition winner who won a complimentary stay at The Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury, resulting from of a partnership between Shropshire Tourism, The Guardian newspaper and VisitEngland (the national tourist agency).
A bottle of traditional Victorian herbal remedy will be on emergency standby to help swooning Salopians at the Dickens Weekend in Shrewsbury next month, thanks to expert advice from a town herbarium.
Visitors to a five star caravan holiday home and touring park in glorious parkland on the fringe of Shropshire€™s county town of Shrewsbury can now do a spot of fishing during their stay.
Festive fans of the silver screen have the chance to take part in a guided walk through Shrewsbury demonstrating the town€™s links to classic film A Christmas Carol.
Shrewsbury€™s festive season is set to start with a bang later this month as organisers plan a cracker of an event.
A total of 11 Shropshire communities will welcome the Olympic Flame next May (2012) as it makes its mammoth journey from Greece to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
A Supermarine Spitfire Photo Reconnaissance PR. XIX PM651 is the latest addition to the aircraft collection at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. This rare reconnaissance Spitfire can now be seen on display in the Museum€™s Warplanes Hangar standing next to a Hurricane and a Mk 1 Spitfire.
GREAT, GREAT GRANDSON TO HEADLINE WEEKEND OF EVENTS CELEBRATING 200 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF CHARLES DICKENS
Gerald Dickens, the great, great grandson of Charles Dickens is headlining a weekend of celebrations in Shropshire during early 2012, to mark the 200th anniversary since the birth of the renowned author.