Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Frequently overshadowed by its open-air older sibling, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse takes the ambience and electricity for which Globe productions are known and...

This weekend Cardiff was overtaken with the playful spirit of its native son Roald Dahl with massive two-day extravaganza across the capital's streets.
Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Appearing in the BBC smash-hit Poldark, the timeless allure of Porthcurno beach has moonlighted in the likes of Echo Beach and Doc Martin, with...
Roundhouse, London

One of London's most iconic venues, the Roundhouse in Camden, wants the public's memories of the seminal role its has played the capital's cultural life as part of an oral history project.

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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...
Downing Street, Open House London

The 24th Open House London 2016 event gives free entry to 750 of the city’s best buildings – 140 of which are new this year –offering a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse at the inner workings of one of the world's great cities on 17 and 18 September.
Oscar Wilde

Reading Jail is not normally a top spot for day out but head there this September and October and you could bump into Ralph Fiennes celebrating Oscar Wilde.


Leeds Castle, Discover Britain

The Georgians dominate in the October/November 2016 issue of Discover Britain, from Leeds Castle, which was rebuilt, albeit in Tudor style, during the reign of...
Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire, hotel

If you’re looking for a special place to stay that’s fit for a king and queen, why not try one of Britain’s romantic castle hotels, perfect for a weekend away.

Great British Buildings

Set amid seven gently rolling green hills at the southern tip of the Cotswolds, Bath, with its magnificent crescents and wonderfully intact Roman remains,...

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Levant, Cornwall, Poldark

Poldark returns to our screens this Sunday, 4 September, and we all know the real star of the show is its stunning Cornwall locations. Here we take a look at the lovely landscapes in store in series two.

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Castle Howard

Castle Howard's great dome looks set to shine again, as the lantern which sit atop it is being gilded with 23.5 carat gold leaf.

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Shakespeare's New Place

The Stratford-upon-Avon home in which William Shakespeare lived for the last 19 years of his life while he wrote some of his greatest works, will reopen tomorrow Shakespeare’s New Place, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's newest attraction.
St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: VisitBritain

London’s Burning marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London with free spectacular art events at sites across the City, Southbank and Bankside from 30 August to 4 September 2016. The contemporary art and ideas festival explores the momentous event and addresses its contemporary resonance.
Guildhall Art Gallery, last evening

A new exhibition at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery, Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy, is offering a fascinating into the first communications laid across the Atlantic Ocean, the 150th anniversary of which is being marked this year.
Durham, Open Treasure

The vaulted ceiling in the Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral, which forms part of the Open Treasure exhibition