Torquay Harbour. Credit: Getty Images

Agatha Christie, the best-selling crime novelist, based many of her stories around her home on the English Riviera (South Devon), we look at some...
Fowey Hall, Cornwall

Escape to the British coast as Steve Pill selects five of the best sea view stays, from a lighthouse overlooking the Irish Sea to...
Exmoor hills overlooking Porlock Bay

Somerset, the picturesque southwest English county, has regularly attracted visitors more attuned to all things mythical and mystical. We explore the region and discover...
Greenway House. Credit: Andrew Butler/National Trust

Enter our competition for the chance to enjoy a luxury trip to South Devon If our feature on Agatha Christie’s Devon has tempted you to explore...

Titan has been taking UK travellers around the world for almost four decades, and now also offer an impressive and growing range of superb...
Lavenham Priory

WIN a two-night luxury stay in Lavenham, Suffolk, and enjoy boutique style with medieval surroundings in historic Lavenham
St Davids, Wales

This St David’s Day we follow in the footsteps of the 6th century bishop who became Wales’s patron saint and visit the beautiful and historic sites connected to his story...

Find out where you can celebrate Burns Night in style up and down the country

Accommodation

The library at The Gore Hotel, London

Quintessential British hotel The Gore is a winning combination of sumptuous style and rock ‘n’ roll history First impressions Among the grand Kensington townhouses which line...
Top Withens, Haworth

Explore the best of Britain with these romantic escapes inspired by the poetry, love stories and lives of some of our most-loved literary heroes. Emily Bronte's...

Great British Buildings

Blenheim Palace

April 18 marks World Heritage Day, a time to reflect on the cultural significance of international monuments and sites. To celebrate, here is a gallery of our favourite British UNESCO...

Cities & Towns

With miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and a culture all of its own, there is more than one reason why Blackpool remains a firm...

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Knole house, Kent

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