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Britain Calling November 2016

December 1, 2016 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email
Love films? Why not live them? The new edition of VisitBritain’s Film is GREAT guide is filled with Britain’s most iconic filming locations, used in productions such as the Harry Potter films, Paddington and Star Wars: The force Awakens. E

xperience life like some of our most famous characters, whether it’s speeding along the river Thames like James bond or having a night out like Bridget Jones. As an extra treat the Music is GREAT content guide has been republished including more anniversaries of iconic bands and up-to-date event listings, from opera to heavy metal.


Dragons, princesses, warriors… expect its all from Wales 2017: Year of Legends. Meet the legendary characters and heroes that call Wales their home. Visitors can enjoy prehistoric architecture, action-packed activities and more. 2017 is going to be fun filled year.

Whether it’s enjoying a wee tipple or tucking into a pub lunch, we love a good British pub. As the nights get longer it is the perfect excuse to snuggle up to an open fire at one of Britain’s cosy pubs. Satisfy your craving for pub grub at the Michelin pub of the year, The marksman in Hackney, or Sip locally distilled Irish whiskey at The Bushmills Inn, County Antrim.

Looking forward to the new year? Watch all the fireworks in style with a perfectly our suggestion for the best British new years celebration. Visit Edinburgh Castle and see it aglow with fireworks at Hogmanay, or celebrate on the Thames with fellow firework fanatics.

Remember to share your Amazing Moments in Britain with us on social media using#OMGB.

New edition of Film is GREAT

A new edition of VisitBritain’s Film is GREAT guide for international media is packed with story ideas about how visitors can experience the Britain they’ve seen on cinema and TV screens.

Highlights include a What’s New section, a new family friendly section and plenty of King Arthur content to coincide with the big 2017 movie release, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword…

To find out more click here.

Wales 2017: Year of Legends


After celebrating its Year of Adventure during 2016, Wales is now looking ahead to its 2017 Year of Legends – a 12-month tribute to this ancient nation’s epic myths and legends of the past, present and future. Dragons, princesses, warriors… and footballers! It’s all waiting to be discovered in Wales.

To discover more, click here.

Get comfy at one of Britain’s cosy pubs


One thing the Brits have certainly mastered is a good pub. Enjoy a day out before taking advantage of the longer winter evenings and heading to one of the establishments below – cosy up to a log fire, have a bite to eat, and enjoy a pint of beer.

For more information on where to get cosy, click here.

Music is GREAT guide refreshed for 2017


Music is GREAT, VisitBritain’s content guide packed full of ideas about how visitors can experience Britain’s legendary music scene, has been refreshed for 2017.

The guide now features the latest dates for major performances and music festivals, as well as details of major musical milestones for next year – including anniversaries for iconic British bands The Who and Pink Floyd.

Find out more here.

Celebrating the New Year in Britain

Hogmanay, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland.

From piper-led parades that take fireball twirlers through the streets of Stonehaven, to plentiful pyrotechnics that light up the iconic London skyline, there’s nothing quite like a New Year’s Eve celebration, or Hogmanay for the Scots, in Britain. For the full experience take the plunge on New Year’s Day in the icy waters of the River Forth and Saundersfoot.
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