Monday, 10 February 2014

What’s to be in England’s Hall of Fame

VISITENGLAND has launched a search to establish England’s ultimate Hall of Fame.  From Harry Potter to James Bond, the mini skirt to the tuxedo, the Rolling Stones to Elgar and Magna Carta to the World Wide Web, the Hall of Fame will celebrate what England has brought to the world and what makes the country such a diverse and fascinating place to visit and explore.

The tourist board’s Hall of Fame app will ask the public to submit their hometown or favourite holiday spot’s greatest claim to fame under the following categories: The Great, The Good and the Notorious; Inventions & Discoveries; Food & Drink; History & Heritage; Culture & Entertainment and Sport & Leisure.

Lady Cobham, VisitEngland’s chairwoman said: ‘From being the birthplace of rugby and inventing afternoon tea to being the home of the world’s first national public museum and discovering a king’s skeleton in a car park, England has so much of which to be proud. We hope the Hall of Fame app will inspire people to explore the brilliant, fascinating and unusual destinations on our doorstep, as well as unearthing some interesting English trivia at the same time.’

People who nominate, or later votes for, a claim will be entered into a prize draw to win a weekend break. The deadline for entries is March 23. A shortlist will be open to a public vote to establish the final Hall of Fame, which will be announced on April 23 …  St George’s Day.

The app is available at, and on VisitEngland’s Facebook page.

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