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Image Credit: Peter Collins (flickr.com) Yorkshire is home to some of the finest open gardens in the country, and with spring in full bloom and summer on its way, there’s no better time to visit some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful open gardens. Below is a guide to some of the most beautiful Yorkshire gardens to visit whilst staying in one of the...
Renowned avante-garde Irish artist Guggi will be introducing his new exhibition to a gallery in Dublin this Thursday, it has been announced. The internationally acclaimed artist – who was once a member of the goth/post punk band The Virgin Prunes and is best friends with U2’s Bono – will be displaying his work in the Irish capital for the first...
It’s nearing fertility season for the giant pandas residing at Edinburgh Zoo, with keepers announcing they have begun to carry out fertility tests on Tian Tian in the hope of seeing panda cubs in the spring. It’s an exciting time for everyone connected at the zoo, with the tests giving an insight as to when Tian Tian’s hormones begin to peak,...

Dinosaur Expo to be shown at Barcelona

Posted by on December 19, 2012
An exhibition currently featuring in Barcelona offers the chance for people to explore the age of dinosaurs like never before, with the Dinosaur Expo offering the perfect event for the whole family to explore this Christmas. Explore a reconstructed Neanderthal village, come face to face with a mammoth and size up in a confrontation with a cave bear,...
Dublin Zoo is really getting into the Christmas spirit now after two snowy owls arrived at the Fringes of the Arctic enclosure. The beautiful birds, who were born in Linton Zoo in the UK, have already settled in nicely at the attraction, which plans to invite suggestions for their new names through their Facebook page. The owls are less than a year...

Great 2012 Christmas Events in Bath

Posted by on October 26, 2012
If you’re thinking of visiting Bath this festive season, there are a number of great Christmas events that are well worth a look. The city is well known for its annual celebrations and this blog takes a look at a few of the most popular. The Bath Christmas Markets If you’re enjoying a stay in one of the many Bath hotels, the Bath Christmas Markets...
Take a trip to the French capital and one can rightly expect a fantastic array of fine art, culture and tradition waiting for them, themes that eloquently portray a city steeped in historical significance. A spookier side to Paris’ past, which has largely remained unexplored by the thousands of tourists who flock to the French capital every year,...
Move over pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang, there’s a new hot couple at Edinburgh Zoo. The attraction’s Asiatic lioness Kamlesh has been introduced to new arrival Jayendra, a lion 13 years younger, with keepers hopeful the rare duo will become a breeding pair and ‘produce cubs in the not-too-distant future’. But if the two are to get together,...
There have been yet more new arrivals at Dublin Zoo after two female lion cubs from France arrived at the tourist attraction to bed into their new surroundings. A photographer was on hand to snap the cute creatures, which belong to the critically endangered Asian lion species. There are only about 400 remaining and their entire wild population can be...
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A family group of meerkats have arrived at Edinburgh Zoo after a deluge of requests by visitors pleaded to see the animals. The small mammal belonging to the mongoose family, made famous by a certain television advert, have already proved to be a hit with the public. It is the first time the zoo has hosted the creatures in five years, but head of animals...
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