From The National Trust's Website 01/04/17:
The Uffington White Horse is one of England’s largest and best-known chalk figures. Experts believe the horse to be around 3,000 years old, but a recent geophysical survey has revealed that it is not the only ancient work of art in the area.
The survey showed the remains of a second stylised figure on a nearby hillside, which has been christened the Uffington White Duck. Standing at around 360 feet tall, we think that this figure may be the ancient symbol of a local tribe who venerated wild mallards.
Our plan will be to restore this great animal, so eventually you’ll be able to see the incredible Duck outline, just as you can with the Uffington Horse. Visitors will be able to see the two animals side by side.
Read more (and video) HERE
iToursInternational had a rare chance to meet up with Hotels & More's Leonie... Where better than the Georgian Splendour of the Bath Pump Rooms!?
Left to right: Monika, Leonie, Karen, Patrick and Mei
iToursInternational would like to express our condolences to the families of the victims following Monday night's terrorist attack on the Berlin Christmas market on December 11, 2016 which killed 12 people and injured 48.
One of our guides, Mei Catherall, also runs a small charity called "Dance2Learn".
He has recently returned from The Gambia where he went to see the conclusion of their "Bring Home the Light" Project, where solar lighting was distributed to families in need in the Gunjur region. Here are some of the pictures.
Perhaps you'll be guided by him in 2017?
This week sees iToursInternational welcome a new guide to the fold!
Along with English and German, Ms Melitta Petr adds Dutch to our increasing "language cover"!
Found myself talking to the Statues in Bath today!
As the Summer season draws to a close, it's time to start preparing for that trip to Britain in 2017!
iToursInternational would welcome your views/suggestions/comments on the (not so new) set up at Stonehenge, Wiltshire. (photo by iSourceArts)
Cardiff, Wales’ Capital city, offers a startling range of unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone.
Plan your journey with our Discover Cardiff and Getting Here & Around sections. Check out things to See & Do, our upcoming events as well as a taste of our sports, shopping and eat & drink offering. Browse our blog for local tips, and find accommodation in our Where to Stay guide.
Rich in ancient history, sporting excitement, romantic ambience, eclectic culture and ‘out of this world’ activities, Cardiff is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples and groups. Cardiff is a thriving city, just 2 hours by train from London.
iToursInternational would like to officially welcome Ms Natalie Frances Manifold to the team !
Working mostly in South England and the Cruise Ships, her new page can be found by clicking here
Figures released this week now put Bath in 12th place as the most popular city to visit for international staying visitors ahead of cities such as York, Leeds and Nottingham. Statistics from VisitBritain show that from 2014 – 2015 there was a 36.8% increase in visitor numbers jumping from 236,000 to 323,000.
We've added a new gallery from iSourceArts with some less obvious views of some well-known places. Take a look and be inspired to point your camera at things the glossy brochures forget!
It's so rewarding when a guest takes the trouble to seek you out on Facebook and leave a lovely comment!
The Gainsborough Bath Spa held a fantastic evening on Monday 8th March to celebrate Chinese New Year. Guests were treated to storytelling about the legendary Monkey King and an impressive Chinese Lion Dance performance, followed by a drinks and canape reception.
iToursInternational is pleased to announce its entry in VisitBath / Bath and beyond's website!
Due to a high demand for tours around the UK in 2016, iToursInternational are looking for more people interested in tour-guiding. All training will be given for this demanding, yet fun and rewarding job (carried out as a cooperative of self-employed guides), the main proviso is a fluent foreign language.
We are currently looking for people to guide in GERMAN in South Wales.
Please click the picture below and use the form to get in touch (or PM mei catherall) and begin taking a new direction in 2016!
Bath Christmas Market program
Bath Christmas Market program is now complete and will be mailed-out to coach operators, available throughout the market and in the Visitor Information Centre. You can also download a digital copy bt clicking the picture on the left.
Samhain marks one of the two great doorways of the Celtic year, for the Celts divided the year into two seasons: the light and the dark, at Beltane on May 1st and Samhain on November 1st. Some believe that Samhain was the more important festival, marking the beginning of a whole new cycle, just as the Celtic day began at night. For it was understood that in dark silence comes whisperings of new beginnings, the stirring of the seed below the ground. Whereas Beltane welcomes in the summer with joyous celebrations at dawn, the most magically potent time of this festival is November Eve, the night of October 31st, known today of course, as Halloween.
More info HERE
Hot off the iToursInternational press and here to give you a real taste of the country, it's customs, quirks, traditions and anomalies, with the necessary historical background and a lot of smiles on the way.