Press Releases

Inspiring articles and background stories about England. Our story ideas are categorised into themes to help you find the right material or just use the search below.


February What's New Bulletin

7 Feb 2017 10:00

This month VisitEngland proudly welcomes exciting news of a four-night Jane Austen literary tour around Bath, Dorset and Winchester; a £3.5 million luxury touring caravan site and glamping resort in Shrewsbury; a new Festival of Food & Drink in the Chilterns; and a film biopic of Winnie-the-P

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Reach for the Stars in 2017

1 Feb 2017 10:00

With a host of new stargazing events, specialist accommodation and dedicated packages on offer in 2017, astro-tourism is the latest staycation trend.  Make the most of the dark skies this winter with one of these astronomic breaks.

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January What's New Bulletin

6 Jan 2017 10:00

This month we are delighted to share news of a brand new hotel opening in Devon by top chef Michael Caines; a new theatre space in Bristol devoted to improvised comedy and theatre; ethical Tiny Homes due to open in the Isle of Wight; and the inaugural Eastbourne International Hot Air Balloon Fest

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Lands of Legends Celebrate 'King Arthur'

2 Dec 2016 10:00

The new blockbuster film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie hits UK cinemas in May 2017.  It stars Charlie ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Hunnam, as the protagonist, alongside Jude Law, Eric Bana and David Beckham.  

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Year of Literary Heroes

8 Nov 2016 11:25

VisitEngland has declared 2017 to be the “Year of Literary Heroes”, in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and 20 years since the first Harry Potter book, to name just two milestone events.

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