It has been a fantastic and memorable year for group travel. Here’s a look at the website content you’ve found most interesting throughout 2023.

Birmingham Bullring

Source: VisitBritain / Bray Leino

Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central made our list of the biggest shopping centres which was the most popular website article of 2023. 

1. Six of the largest shopping centres for groups to explore in the UK

We know groups love to shop and this feature highlights the biggest shopping centres in the country. Showcasing what each of the centres has to offer visitors, the features focuses on the likes of Bluewater Kent and of course Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central. 
Find out where made the list >>

2. Eight of the most beautiful places in Northern Ireland

2023 has been a great year for Ireland and Northern Ireland - you voted it the Best International Destination in the Group Leisure & Travel Awards. It has so much for groups so it’s no surprise that this list of the most beautiful places in Northern Ireland continues to attract attention. 
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3. Some of the longest running West End shows

Theatre is obviously a staple for groups and there have been some incredible performances over the years. But which productions have stood the test of time?

The London company of Wicked 2023-24

Source: Mark Senior

One of the longest-running West End musicals, Wicked has been seen by more than 11 people in London alone.

We took a look at the longest running London theatre shows that are still entertaining audiences today. There are some absolute classics on the list, but also a couple of surprises perhaps…
How many have you seen? >>

4. Weird and wonderful places to visit in the UK

From one of England’s oldest visitor attractions to poison gardens and what’s said to be the smallest house in Britain, readers have been loving this look at what have been dubbed ‘strange-cations’. 
Strange-cations >>

5. Napoleon film: historic venues reveal their part on the big screen

What a year it has been for TV and film, and we love finding out about the attractions and destinations that have been used as filming locations, putting them under the spotlight and helping even more people to discover them. It was no exception for the release of Sir Ridley Scott’s epic film Napoleon which was filmed at the likes of Blenheim Palace, Lincoln Cathedral and more. 
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A scene from the Napoleon movie being filmed inside Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Source: Sony Pictures

Blenheim’s Great Hall was one of the many areas of the palace used for the filming of the Napoleon film released in 2023.

6. Celebrating the 2023 Group Leisure & Travel Awards winners and finalists

GLT Awards content is always a hit… readers are always interested to find out about the places, people and group travel suppliers that have been voted the best. It’s no wonder that this run-down of the 2023 winners and finalists were one of the most read pieces of the year. We’re excited about doing it all again for 2024 and you can find out everything you need to know about taking part and having your say here
2023 winners and finalists >>

7. Hilarious video teases the new Stock Aitken Waterman musical

This new musical seems to have piqued the interest of many of you in 2023 with the teaser video making the list of our most read articles of the year. We won’t give it away but needless to say, it’s a funny watch. Running until May 2024, I Should Be So Lucky features no less than ten Number One singles! 
Watch the video >>

I Should Be So Lucky musical

Source: Marc Brenner

Lucie-Mae Sumner stars alongside a digital Kylie Minogue in the Stock Aitken Waterman musical.

8. The most popular free and paid-for attractions

We published official visitor figures showing which attractions had been the most popular to visit over the previous year. Alongside some of the classics like the Tower of London and the Natural History Museum, it was great to see some different attractions such as Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds and Adventure Island Southend. 
Find out where made the list >>

9.  Dorset’s beauty hotspots

We know how much groups love a scenic view, confirmed by how many of you have seen this article showcasing some of the most stunning places on the south coast. Our highlights include swan-filled lakes, breathtaking coastline and historic castles. How many of you visited?
Highlights for groups >>

Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Attracting more than half a million visitors a year, Lulworth Cove made our list of the most beautiful places in the area for groups.

10. Football stadium experiences that offer a glimpse into the beautiful game

You don’t have to be a football fan to be interested in these brilliant experiences for groups. Whether it’s a behind-the-scenes tour, heading pitchside or even onto the roof, we looked at some of the most exciting itinerary ideas for this popular feature. 
Inspiration for future visits >>

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* Taken from most popular pages published in 2023, source Google Analytics 1st January 2023 to 6th December 2023.