The 007 Experience

Tourists to be lured by Bond attractions

by empire |
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Cannily recognising the innate coolness of everyone’s favourite secret agent, a certain Mr Bond, the British Tourist Authority has just launched a worldwide campaign to attract visitors to the land of M and Miss Moneypenny. Tourists keen to bathe in the warm glow of Bond’s aura can choose to visit the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire to catch a glimpse of the assorted boats 007 has cavorted on, wander around the Eden project in Cornwall - used extensively in the upcoming Die Another Day - or try to escape along with their own special Bond girl along the Nene Valley railway in Cambridgeshire, used both in GoldenEye and Octopussy. Whether even an ounce of Bond’s cool English charm can rub off on the assorted tourist 'attractions' this country is proud to offer remains to be seen. The absence of flash firearms, nekked ladies and breathtaking explosions might well be noticed…

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