UK Cities of Literature – part three

Edinburgh (2004) Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, designated in 2004. It is the birthplace and home to world-famous writers, poets and playwrights including Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Walter Scott (Waverley), and JK Rowling (Harry Potter). It has its own Poet Laureate, the Edinburgh Makar. Publishing Scotland, the national body for… More UK Cities of Literature – part three

UK Cities of Literature – part two

Nottingham is a UK City of Literature and boasts a rich history of literary figures. (See our previous blogs on Lord Byron, and D.H. Lawrence ) Now it was time to hit the city centre. Keen to discover more about the Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature ( the City Adventurers set off to follow one of their suggested routes in… More UK Cities of Literature – part two

UNESCO Creative Cities

Farnham (England) Farnham town is the first region in England to have been awarded prestigious ‘World Craft City ‘status, joining a network of world craft cities who contribute to the UNESCO Creative Cities programme. Farnham and the surrounding countryside is home to an astonishing number of craft makers. This includes The Farnham Maltings, with its… More UNESCO Creative Cities

The Painted Hall

Take a trip to the Greenwich World Heritage Site. City Adventurers went there last year to visit the magnificent Painted Hall. Known as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’, it has been called one of London’s hidden gems……however it has also been featured in a number of iconic films and TV productions, so once you know that, it… More The Painted Hall

Jodrell Bank becomes the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site

On Sunday 7th July 2019 Jodrell Bank Observatory was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact. The observatory is home to the Lovell Telescope,  the world’s third largest steerable radio telescope, as well as a number of radio telescopes. Owned by the University of Manchester, the observatory is part of… More Jodrell Bank becomes the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site