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Stonehenge bosses respond to criticism that its new visitor centre can't cope with high tourist numbers

The new visitor centre at Stonehenge has come in for heavy criticism from some tourists who are claiming that being at the centre - which opened last month - is chaotic because of long delays and severe overcrowding.

Some of the complaints about the experience include reports of visitors queuing for more than an hour to board the 'land train' which carries people from the centre to the stones. The journey of a mile-and-a-half takes just ten minutes.

Managers have said that the majority of feedback has been positive. They say that they are trying to address the problems. Robert Murphy reports.


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Weymouth Pavilion & Tourist Information to close

Weymouth Borough Council is inviting community groups to take over the building after it closes Credit: ITV News West Country

Weymouth Pavilion is to close at the end of May along with the town's tourist information centre, putting around 20 jobs at risk.

The borough council voted unanimously to shut the theatre at a meeting last night as part of cost-saving measures.

The authority is inviting community groups to take over the building in an effort to secure its future.


Tours of Victorian sewers offered

Tours have been running for more than 50 years Credit: Southern Water

People keen to delve beneath the streets of Brighton can once again book tours of its world famous Victorian sewers.

The guided trips through the labyrinth of tunnels have been running for more than 50 years with celebrity visitors such as Paul O’Grady and Suggs from Madness.

Stuart Slark, Southern Water tour guide, said: “The tours are extremely popular and people never cease to be amazed by what they see."

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