English Tourism Week 2015 is a week-long celebration of events showcasing the quality and vibrancy of the visitor experiences and the value our industry brings to our nation. HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron of the event.
For English Tourism Week 2015 Visit Nunney has organised the following:
English Tourism Week networking event
Saturday 14 March, 10.00 to 11.00 at The George at Nunney
Visit Nunney CIC hosts this networking event, sponsored by Stay at Penny’s Mill Luxury Bed & Breakfast, for local event organisers, community groups and local businesses. If you run a local business, organise events or are involved in community bodies in Nunney, come along and network. Free.
Nunney Castle and village guided walks
Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Saturday 21, Sunday 22 March 11.00am from The Market Place
Explore the history of Nunney village before and after the castle was built. Learn about the local weaving and quarrying industries, and discover things you never knew about Nunney. Did you know Visit Nunney also regularly does free walks for WI, social clubs, Universities of the Third Age and other groups? Free.
Nunney in the Middle Ages exhibition
Daily except during services, All Saints Church Nunney
Visit Nunney’s popular exhibition covers the history of Nunney from pre-historic footpaths still in use today right up to 1500. Discover what the Romans ever did for us, how the Saxons and Normans left their mark in Nunney and how Nunney recovered from the Black Death. Castles, knights and royal fair charters all feature. Free.
Nunney Castle and village audio tour
Handy MP3 players preloaded with Visit Nunney’s six-part audio tour of Nunney Castle and village will go on sale at the SPAR village shop and The George at Nunney. Discover the history of the castle and its Civil War siege, explore Horn Street with its weaving cottages, find out where you can spot stolen goods in Church Street.
Posters and banners
Discover Nunney Castle is the slogan on our posters, featuring a beautiful photo of Nunney Castle by John Webb. The posters will be distributed throughout the region to highlight English Tourism Week 2015 and raise awareness of Nunney’s hidden gem.
Discover Nunney Castle brochures
Since 2008 Visit Nunney has distributed rackcards and other promotion materials to tourist information centres, bed & breakfast and other key tourist information points in the region. The new 2015 brochure has a fresh look and beautiful photos to entice tourists to come and visit Nunney Castle and village. Sponsored by the Nunney Community Association and The George at Nunney.
Make the most of social media workshop
Saturday 21 March 11.00am-noon, The George at Nunney
Do you run a B&B or other business in Nunney? Social media offer a quick and free way to promote your business to thousands of potential customers in the southwest and across the UK. But how do you use social media effectively to maximise benefits to your business? Come along and find out as Visit Nunney editor Adrie van der Luijt talks you through social media marketing – whether you’re an absolute beginner or dab hand at the internet. “Visit Nunney is a superb example to towns and villages across the UK wanting to improve and grow their presence online.” – The Good Web Guide. Free.
Nunney Ambassador workshop
Saturday 21 March 2.00-3.30pm, All Saints Church Nunney
This course gives volunteers the skills to deliver a warm and friendly welcome to customers and visitors, and is particularly focused on their role as an ambassador for their local area. Fancy doing guided walks in Nunney? Are you serving tea in church from Easter? This is the workshop for you. Free.
Discover Nunney Castle fish and chips brochure
The Catch fish restaurant at Nunney Catch is an ideal location to promote Nunney Castle and village. By kind permission from owner James Gage, Visit Nunney has produced flyers specifically to tell customers at The Catch to make the short journey into the village to explore our fairytale castle.
The tourism sector is the third largest employer in the UK, every day supporting 2.6 million jobs and providing a significant source of employment for those unable to work full-time. It’s a major employer of school leavers and young people and is an incubator for entrepreneurs.
The visitor economy is worth £106bn a year to England supporting thousands of businesses and seriously impacting on the performance of supplier industries including farming, transport, retailing, sport, museums and galleries, the theatre and other performing arts. Tourism cannot be offshored – it only happens here!
Organised by Visit England, the 2015 English Tourism Week promises an exciting mix of events and activities taking place around the country, designed to involve local businesses, local communities and visitors to the area.
In Nunney, tourism helps keep our local pub and village shop going at a time when many other villages have lost theirs. Tea in Church is an important source of income for Nunney Church, a Grade I listed monument every bit as important as the castle. Nunney Street Market & Fayre is one of the main fundraising events for local charities and community groups, such as a the Nunney Players and the Nunney Community Association.
Yet despite its castle and enviable location close to major tourist attractions in the Southwest, Nunney’s tourist potential goes largely untapped. Thousands of drivers pass Nunney Catch each day, but few would ever guess that there’s a moated medieval castle around the corner. Visit Nunney wants to change that, by developing new promotion campaigns and launching new marketing materials.