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The Titanic

The Titanic

Holiday home design by Grayson Perry

Holiday home design by Grayson Perry

Eva Herzigova

Eva Herzigova

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The Titanic

TITANIC Belfast has been nominated for the Best UK Leisure Attraction award in the 2014 British Travel Awards.

The visitor attraction, located in Belfast's historic shipyards where Titanic was built more than 100 years ago, is the only Northern Ireland nominee included in this year's shortlisting.

Titanic Belfast will compete with last year's winner Eden Project (Cornwall), The Scotch Whiskey Experience, and LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.

Titanic Belfast was the first-ever Northern Ireland Tourist Board 5-star accredited attraction, and is the second most popular paid-for visitor attraction in Ireland, second only to the Guinness Store House in Dublin.

It has welcomed nearly two million visitors.

www.titanicbelfast.com

EVA SOAKS UP THE SUN IN SARDINIA

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Eva Herzigova works the red carpet in Cannes wearing Chopard jewellery and Dolce & Gabbana gown.

Eva Herzigova works the red carpet in Cannes wearing Chopard jewellery and Dolce & Gabbana gown.

Eva Herzigova works the red carpet in Cannes wearing Chopard jewellery and Dolce & Gabbana gown.


Supermodel Eva Herzigova recently stretched out on the sand in sunny Sardinia - and listened to the sound of the waves lapping up against the shore while in the company of her partner Gregorio Marsiaj.

The 41-year-old mum-of-three spent a few days chilling on what's the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea - after Sicily and before Cyprus - an island where there is approximately 135 days of sunshine a year, but lots of rain in winter and autumn.

Sardinia is mainly mountainous, but without high peaks, and instead has flourishing forests, along with small desert areas and marshes which are inhabited by deer, wild horses and birds.

Most of the popular resorts are along the coast, which is dotted with inviting coves. Sardinia is popular with people looking for an adventure holiday, whether to play golf or go cycling.

www.italia.it/en/discover-italy/sardinia.html

A HOLIDAY HOME FIT FOR AN ARTIST

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Holiday home design by Grayson Perry

Holiday home design by Grayson Perry

Holiday home design by Grayson Perry


Fans of Grayson Perry will soon be able to stay in a holiday home designed by the Turner Prize-winning artist.

Colourful artist Perry made quite the impression when he wore a purple dress with large bows and frills to collect his Turner Prize in 2003, and said, "Well, it's about time a transvestite potter won the Turner Prize."

His often challenging art pieces include vases with depictions of death, and child abuse. Yet his two-bedroom house is inspired by fairy tales, and is part of the Living Architecture project which promotes exceptional holiday homes throughout Britain.

Located near Wrabness in Essex, the house is expected to welcome its first guests in spring 2015.

www.living-architecture.com

Sunday Independent