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WhichHoliday.TV Top 10 UK Attractions

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012

There is much to do and see in the UK, and you will be amazed how much many attractions for the whole family to enjoy; zoos, theme parks, museums, historic buildings, and much more. The WhichHoliday.tv top ten UK Attractions will guarantee you will be able to find something to entertain the kids while you yourself have a fabulous day out. Our Top 10 UK attractions include:   The London Eye The London Eye offers passengers spectacular views of 55 of London's most famous landmarks – all in just 30 minutes. It is a major feature of London's skyline.  Click Here to find out more   Kents Cavern Located just a mile away from the bustling harbour town of Torquay. Kents  Cavern is a thoroughly fascinating and educational day out for all the family. The lighting and audio-visual effects...

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The London 2012 Olympic Torch

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012

The Olympic Torch has almost completed its tour around the country and in a few days it will enter the London Olympic Stadium to mark the start of the 2012 games. We at WhichHoliday.tv thought you all might enjoy some interesting fact about the torch, what is symbolises and why its such a vital part of the Olympic celebration.   The Torch was designed by east Londoners Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who won the opportunity through a competitive tender run by the London 2012 Organising Committee and the Design Council. It is made from an special aluminium alloy developed for the aerospace and automotive industry. The alloy is lightweight but strong, with excellent heat resistance. The 8,000 circles also reduce the weight of the final design, whilst ensuring strength isn’t compromised. The Torch weighs 800 grams. The gold...

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Border Staff could strike the day before the Olympics

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, which represents Home Office staff among others, voted to strike for 24 hours the day before the official opening of the Olympic Games on Thursday 27 July. Olympic visitors to London could face long airport queues as border staff, and other Home Office personnel, vote to go on strike in a dispute over pay and cuts.   In addition East Midlands train drivers plan to take industrial action over the Olympics, after a vote by Aslef union. The PCS said members would take other forms of industrial action on key dates over the games. Staff involved work for the UK Border Agency, the Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau.  This ongoing dispute between the PCS and the Home Office over pay and job cuts resulted   in PCS members...

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Olympic Travel Lanes

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Route Network (ORN) During the Olympics the traffic situation will be different to normal. You could probably expect to add about 30 minutes to an hour onto a typical journey when travelling through or near an active Olympic event area. Dedicated road lanes for athletes and officials will be active along the (ORN) Olympic Route Network and (PRN) Paralympic Route Network. These lanes are only open to official accredited vehicles and not the general public. A penalty charge notice (fine) will be issued by means of CCTV monitoring if you make use of these lanes. Be warned it has been announced that  driving in a Games Lane will result in a £130 penalty charge, in addition stopping or parking on the ORN will result in a £130 penalty charge and your vehicle may be towed away,...

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Strawberry Fair

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2012

Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular free music and arts event in Cambridge.  For almost forty years, residents and visitors have gathered together on Midsummer Common for this event.  Bringing the people of Cambridge over ten hours of live music, film, arts and crafts on Midsummer Common, Strawberry Fair has become an integral part of the festival calendar.  Strawberry Fair is a visual and musical extravaganza for all the family, a jamboree for people of all ages.   First and foremost, it is a haven for music lovers, throughout the Fair all day you can enjoy a range of music from performers both local and from further afield.  The super-sized kids area holds a magical fairy castle where youngsters can transform themselves into fairies, listen to story tellers, watch clowns perform, and get inspired by instruments...

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Colchester Zoo

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

  Colchester Zoo is now one of the finest Zoos in Europe due to a constant programme of development and has won the coveted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year” Award. Set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. With over 270 species and over 40 daily displays you will not be disappointed, Highlight of the zoo for us was the Playa Patagonia which has the largest straight underwater tunnel in Europe and is currently home to our 5 female patagonian sealions. We then took a train ride on the Lost Madagascar Express which stops at the walkthrough lemur enclosure, giving passengers the opportunity  to walk amongst ring-tailed and red-ruffed lemurs in an open and exciting habitat. Colchester Zoo's recent developments include the impressive Otter Creek, exhibit housing a group of...

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