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New look for Glasgow museum includes Mackintosh

The most visited museum outside London will reopen on July 11 following a three-year, £28 million refurbishment.

Gallery of modern art for Middlesbrough

A new gallery of modern and contemporary art opens in North-East England in November.

Hi-tech Titanic trail in Belfast

Belfast in Northern Ireland has launched a hi-tech walking trail enabling visitors to follow the story of the ill-fated liner RMS Titanic.

Ghost hunting at Surrey hotel

A four-star hotel in the Surrey hills south of London is taking advantage of its haunted reputation by offering its customers a ‘spook-buster’ upgrade.

Celebrating England’s herb gardens

Some of England’s historic herb gardens are offering visitors the chance to discover the culinary and medicinal benefits of herbs.

New London restaurants

A modern Indian restaurant has opened at the Imperial Wharf development in London’s Chelsea.

British Food Fortnight

The biggest national celebration of Britain’s best food is taking place this autumn. British Food Fortnight (Sept. 23-Oct.8) is marking its fifth year with the theme “Are you cooking it?” which examines whether the British are able to cook national dishes such as shepherd’s pie or apple crumble.

Cycling North-East England

Cycle North East England provides advice on hundreds of miles of cycle routes taking in some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery including Heritage Coastline, National Parks and the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

London events round-up

Exhibitions of important European artists; drawings of fictional bear Winnie the Pooh and a free street festival are among the contrasting events coming up in London.

Suffolk festival

Tango dancing workshops, literary readings and headline acts such as Snow Patrol will be part of a new festival in Suffolk, Eastern England this summer.

Cowes Week marks 180th birthday

Britain’s oldest museum is to display over 200 of the most significant objects from its collections of archaeology, Eastern art, coins and casts side by side in a special exhibition for the first time.

London climax to Tour of Britain race

One of the most exciting cycle races ever to cross Britain takes place this summer as 96 of the world’s elite cyclists battle it out on the 2006 Tour of Britain.

Gay Pride Reykjavik 2006

Iceland is lauded for its egalitarian approach to social and employment rights for gay men and women, and the annual Gay Pride celebrations held in the second week of August highlight how far the cause of gay rights has come in one generation. The celebrations do not conflict with any other gay pride events in Europe.

Walking Festival - Herefordshire

Herefordshire will build on its reputation as one of the finest landscapes in Britain for outdoor pursuits when it hosts its annual summer Walking Festival between June 17th and 25th this year.

Tipping - Travel Tips

Brits are notoriously bad tippers and unless a service charge is included in the bill we generally don’t bother to tip. The downside to not having a tipping culture is when we travel, we don’t naturally think to tip, and sometimes get bad service as a result or even worse offend, according to travel retailer Flight Centre.

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