Private View for Tourism Businesses

Outstanding Landscapes and Our Visitors - Private View 2 March

What do visitors look for when visiting an outstanding natural area? Come and contribute to a discussion and help shape a training programme being developed to encourage visitor businesses to celebrate local distinctiveness, and provide visitors with tangible reasons for holidaying closer to home.

Private View for Tourism Businesses

Join us at Christchurch Mansion on Monday 2nd March and see some Outstanding Landscapes

Tourism businesses in the Suffolk and Essex Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are invited to a special event to learn more about how landscape awareness can increase visitor numbers and enjoyment.

The Outstanding Landscapes, John Constable, and Our Visitors event will take place on Monday 2nd March 2015 from 3-5pm amid the splendour of the Constable paintings in the Wolsey Art Gallery at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich.

We know that access to the coast and countryside is a draw for visitors who, research shows, enjoy views, watching wildlife and going for a walk. See a summary of the Tourism Survey and Infographic.

The newly restored painting The Mill Stream will be on show at the Private View, plus the recently acquired A Lime Kiln; and there will be an opportunity to admire one of Constable’s largest works, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831, currently touring the UK and resident in Ipswich for one year.

What do visitors look for when visiting an outstanding natural area? Come and contribute to the discussion and help shape a training programme being developed to encourage visitor businesses to celebrate local distinctiveness, and provide visitors with tangible reasons for holidaying closer to home. This project has been made possible by European funding through the 2-Seas Interreg Cluster called Proximity.

If you are a tourism business in the Suffolk/Essex AONBs and would like to come to the event (refreshments and celebratory cake too!), please RSVP by Monday 23 February contact us on dedhamvale.project@suffolk.gov.uk or telephone 01394 384948.

[Photograph of The Mill Stream reproduced by kind permission of Colchester and Ipswich Museums]

By Cathy Smith on February 10th, 2015

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