Glyndebourne Festival

Each summer, Glyndebourne Festival, an integral part of the British Season, takes place among the undulating hills of the South Downs in East Sussex...
St James’s Hotel. Credit: Niall Clutton

A delicious afternoon tea in a wonderful hotel is one of the best – and most British – ways to while away a few hours. But now you can add an extra dimension with these amazing offerings which bring some creativity to proceedings.
Leeds Castle

There are few pleasures as uniquely British as packing a picnic and enjoying some outdoor theatre in front of a spectacular stately setting, and...
Hill Top Farm

This month marks the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth. Nancy Alsop looks back on how her “little books” were shaped by the landscape...
Rick Stein's Cookery School

Cornwall is a county of contrasts, from its rugged north coast to the gentler climes of its southern shores. Now Discover Britain readers have...

Win an eight-day cruise along the River Danube with Viking River Cruises, sailing from Budapest to Nuremberg, with flights, six tours and meals included. This wonderful...
Woolsthorpe Manor

Every schoolchild knows about the moment an apple fell on Isaac Newton's head and caused him to develop his famous theory of gravity, but...
Whitby Abbey

Discover Britain is in the running for Best Consumer Holiday Magazine at this year’s British Travel Awards (BTAs). In the past, the magazine has...

Accommodation

Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside. As the sun comes out, we round up the best hotels in Britain which enjoy lovely locations by the sea.

Head for the trees and bring out your inner child with a stay in one of these amazing treehouses retreats.

Great British Buildings

Tate Modern is set to become 60 per cent bigger when it unveils its new extension on Friday 17 June, which is likely to be the most important cultural building opened in Britain for almost 20 years.

Cities & Towns

An elegant boutique hotel in the beautiful Shropshire countryside with a reputation for fine dining, Discover Britain pays a visit to Fishmore Hall…

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