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With the recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III in a Leicester car park, visitors to the North Yorkshire town of Scarborough may be interested to know that he was once in court at Scarborough Castle in the year 1484. During his time there he was known to have prepared a fleet to fight the Tudors, which is very interesting because experts...
Filed in: News, Yorkshire
Visitors combining a break in one of the excellent hotels in Dublin with a trip to Dublin Zoo over the coming months can say hello to a new resident after a female Goeldi’s monkey was welcomed into the fold. The adorable critter – whose species is in danger of being wiped out due to hunting and deforestation – moved into her home in the South...
Filed in: Dublin, Things To Do
The Irish capital is to host one of the three opening stages of the Giro d’Italia professional cycling race next year, as tourism bosses in the country eye a €50 million windfall from the prestigious event. The Grand Partenza – otherwise known as the Big Start – will kick off in Belfast in May 2014 before further stages take place in Armagh...

Hopes raised over Edinburgh panda mating

Posted by on February 18, 2013
Perhaps the most famous recently introduced attractions in Edinburgh, two giant pandas from China, have begun to display important changes in their behaviour, which experts believe are a sign that they will finally mate when the new season comes around. Tian Tian and Yang Guang, whose names translate to Sweetie and Sunshine respectively, have proved...
Filed in: Edinburgh
There is still time left to catch an exhibition commemorating the Suñol Foundation’s fifth anniversary in Barcelona. The stunning display, which has already attracted thousands of art lovers to some of the stunning hotels in Barcelona specifically for the exhibition, will be on show at the Fundacio Suñol in Barcelona until 2 March. Analysing...
Filed in: Barcelona, Events
An exhibition of work by Irish designer Eileen Gray is to go on display at a museum in Paris, celebrating her impact on modernist architecture. Taking place at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from 20 February – 20 May, the exhibition will feature some of her most notable and unique pieces of furniture in lacquer, chrome and precious woods, photographs,...
Filed in: Events, Paris
Tom Kitchin – the talented chef proprietor of Michelin-starred Edinburgh restaurant The Kitchin – is to open a pub restaurant in the Scottish capital with esteemed colleague Dominic Jack. The new venue – which will be situated in the former San Marco restaurant on Mary’s Place in the Stockbridge area of the city – is yet to be named. Revealing...
Filed in: Edinburgh, News
The Barcelona Beer Festival is set to return next month, an event which allows revellers to taste the world during a stay in the city. An event which is designed strictly for adults, it allows revellers the opportunity to sample some of the finest tipples from the four corners of the planet, combined with a similar beautiful array of foods. With over...
Filed in: Barcelona, Festivals

Dublin a better deal than ever

Posted by on February 8, 2013
According to new figures, it seems Dublin has dropped four places on the list of the world’s most expensive cities. It will come as great news for those looking to stay in any of the hotels in Dublin, meaning they could experience the splendour of the city for even less than before. The Irish capital has dropped from 34th to 30th position, as revealed...
Filed in: Dublin, Travel
A new exhibition is to open later this month at a Paris Gallery celebrating one of the greatest French 20th century female photographers. The gifted Laure Albin Guillot will have some of her best work displayed at the Jeu de Paume – the home of the Centre National de la Photographie – from Tuesday 26 February – Sunday 12 May, meaning there is...
Filed in: Events, Paris