What we have been reading: November 2019
Castle heritage consultant

We hope you find the links below interesting.


The National Trust help care for and protect the first Welsh bible through the use of hydro power.

For the first time, the National Trust’s Sissinghurst Castle Garden will open during winter, for visitors to enjoy at a time when it has traditionally been closed.

WW2 fighter plane wreck off the Welsh coast gets protected status from the Welsh government under historic interest.

National Parks:

Yorkshire Dales National Park chairman has been elected chairman of National Parks England, representing the 10 NPA’s in England.

The Lake District National Park under pressure to ban off-road cars and motorbikes from farm tracks as campaigners argue it is devastating the tranquillity of the local area.

Visitor attractions:

Hasbro and Selladoor collaborate for new visitor attraction and immersive experience in London based of the popular board game Monopoly.

Visit Britain has released the top 11 Christmas markets in the UK.

Gov.UK release monthly provision statistics of DCMS sponsored museum and gallery visits.

Visitor accommodation:

The Edwardian Manchester hotel has been added to Radisson collection of hotels portfolio after a £12 million renovation of Grade II-listed Free Trade Hall venue.

Visit England releases information on new accommodation projects within England. There’s lots of other information there too…

UK inbound visitor numbers down due to Brexit, however many are making the most of cheaper hotel prices and increased flights.

Activity and Adventure tourism:

Visit Britain releases top 10 activities along England’s coast path.

Tree top Adventure Go Ape has won the title of UK best attraction by the UK School Travel Awards.

National Heritage Lottery Fund:

British rapper and TV star Big Narstie launches hundreds of free offers for National Lottery players at 600 of the UK’s historic places as a thank you for purchasing tickets.

Aberdeen Art Gallery has reopened and is able to display more pieces after National Heritage Lottery funding of £10 million.

The London science museum opens world’s largest medical galleries after funding of nearly £34 million for the museum from the National Heritage Lottery fund.  


Visit England release 5 travel trends for holidays in England 2020 predictions.

UNWTO releases publication highlighting tourism industry leading other global sectors in advancing gender equality, in new report.

Project news

Planning Solutions Consulting has been commissioned by Cadwyn Clwyd, in partnership with Park in the Past Community Interest Company to carry out a feasibility study to identify and evaluate options to develop the lake within the Park In the Park.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.