TripAdvisor recently rejected an idea I had for an attraction. They did refer me to their list of rules, but I was none the wiser. My idea was for a village with many Victorian villas and some unusual architectural features, having many associations with writers and artists, including Charles Dickens. It also has a beautiful little church with Norman features, whose visitors' book is testament to its popularity with people from far and wide.
My question is, what constitutes an attraction? For some people it is the purpose-built commerciaised tourist trap with entertainment for all the family; for others it is something less ostentatious, but far more meaningful. When I went on walking holidays in Dorset in 2011 and 2012, following in the footsteps of the novelist and poet,Thomas Hardy, the main attractions for us were the landscape, the villages and the many beautiful little country churches, some no longer used. They often have historic associations with writers, poets, artists and their works, or with other well-known personalities.