Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Nestled in a remote rock cluster in the caverns of Porthcurno, the Minack proves a theatrical experience akin to no other: a horizon-bending view...
Roger Federer (SUI) playing against Marin Cilic (CRO) in the final of the Gentlemen’s Singles on Centre Court. The Championships 2017 at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Day 7 Monday 10/07/2017. Credit: AELTC/Thomas Lovelockvideo

The internationally celebrated tennis tournament, Wimbledon, attracts the full attention of Britons for two weeks every July. Emily Pringle looks into the history of...
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England. Credit: Copyright: Julian Elliott Photography

A coronation church since 1066, Westminster Abbey encapsulates the best of our nation’s history yet remains a vibrant hub and ‘Royal Peculiar’ If Westminster Abbey...
The bronze plaque at the entrance to Advocates Close on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. Credit: Ian Rutherford / Alamy

Florence Sheward discovers the lesser known highlights of the Scottish capital With more than 3.7 million annual visitors adding to a population that has grown...
On Chesil Beach Competition

Enter our competition for the chance to head to the Jurassic Coast and celebrate the new On Chesil Beach film The film adaptation of Ian...

To celebrate Titan’s 40th anniversary and the launch of their Early Booking Bonanza brochure, with lowest guaranteed prices for 2019 departures, we’ve teamed up...
A sailing ship moored in Plymouth harbour, the starting point for The Mayflower's famous voyage. Credit: Visit Britainvideo

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth UK to Plymouth Massachusetts A sailing ship moored in Plymouth harbour,...
Royal Ascot Race Meeting at the prestigious Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. Royal Procession. Arrival of members of the Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip sitting in a horse-drawn carriage with two men. Accompanied by men wearing military uniform walking and on horse-back. Credit: Visit Britain

Stuck for ideas to keep the family entertained this month? Here are our top tips for things to see and do in the sunny...

Accommodation

Ellenborough Park exterior

Kate Harvey takes a weekend break in Ellenborough Park, an opulent Jacobean country estate bordering on the Cotswolds First impressions Although this country house hotel is...
Scottish Highlands

The main draw of Inverness is the beauty of the surrounding Scottish Highlands, but join us first for a whistle-stop tour of the historic...

Great British Buildings

In stark contrast to the humble cottages in Cornwall’s villages, the county’s grand stately houses stand as reminders of the power and wealth of its most influential families

Cities & Towns

Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the South West. Credit: English Heritage Photo Library

For many people in Britain, the West Country has been a favourite holiday destination since childhood. But in this land of sunny beaches and...

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Throughout her 60-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II has witnessed monumental change, leading post-war Britain into a new era and serving her people with unwavering...

The Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Area covers around 400 square miles and some of Scotland’s finest mountain vistas, an epic landscape...
Houses of Parliament, London. Credit: Philip Hall / Alamy

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Buckingham Palace. Credit: iStock

Angharad Moran explores Britain's historic royal residences Buckingham Palace Located in the heart of London, Buckingham Palace has served as the official residence of the monarchy...

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Known as the Nine Day Queen, Lady Jane Grey, Britain’s shortest reigning monarch, ruled for just over a week in the summer of 1553....
The Marriage of Queen Victoria, 10 February 1840. Credit: GL Archive / Alamy

Rose Bateman explores the marriage of Victoria and Albert, the dynastic match turned love story which would help to define an age Oh!” Victoria...
RHS Chelsea Flower Show showing a detail of the planting in The Laurent-Perrier Garden designed by Luciano Giubbilei. Credit: Visit Britain

A host of new attractions have been unveiled for the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, promising design surprises, horticultural excellence and some thought-provoking themes Gardens...