The Travel Section

Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017

WILTSHIRE’s largest open studio event, the 2017 Wylye Valley Art Trail runs from 27th May to 4th June, with 73 venues showing the work of the area’s painters, sculptors, potters, glass artists, jewellery and furniture makers, photographers and even a milliner. The trail is set in some of the most gorgeous countryside this beautiful county…

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Regional tourism awards open for entry

THE 2017/18 South West Tourism Excellence Awards are open and businesses are invited to enter by the deadline of midnight on 16th June. The 2016 awards were a record year, with 605 entries from the counties that make up the South West region, and awards for 135 businesses and organisations. Winners of four counties go…

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Something for everyone

EATING out is the answer to eating in as one gets older. As my confidence in my own cooking wanes, and as it takes me longer to organise, invite, shop and cook for an entertainment which lasts only a very few hours, I look with gratitude at all the eating-out possibilities we have around us….

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Pedal your way to great Dorset food

TWO new leaflets offering eight foodie routes for cyclists have been launched by Dorset Food & Drink, with support from Defra’s Food is GREAT campaign. The routes are divided into Northern Dorset and the Stour Valley, and Eastern Dorset and Purbeck, offering a delicious introduction into the variety and beauty of the landscape in the…

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South West in running for top tourism awards

THE South West is in a strong position for the fifth year running with 15 of the finalist places in the national Visit England Awards. More than a fifth of the finalists are businesses based in the South West – Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bath, Bristol, Gloucester and Wiltshire. The regional finalists are the South West…

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Pasty perfection at the Eden Project

CORNWALL and pasties are virtually synonymous but makers of the famous crimped meat-stuffed pastry envelopes will be coming from all over the world for the sixth annual World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project on Saturday 4th March. The championships, with nine categories, and open to professional and amateur bakers, celebrate the traditional Cornist pasty…

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About Africa at Bruton

BRUTON’s At The Chapel continues its winter season of talks on Thursday 2nd March with a visit by the film director and photographer Harry Hook  who will be showing some of his astonishing film and talking about his travels in Africa. Harry has been photographing in Africa since the 1970s. His films tell extraordinary stories…

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