Stone circles

Ahead of the publication of a fantastic new book on stone circles, Megalith: Studies in Stone, author Robin Heath and publisher John Martineau unveil...
Castle Howard

It is the landscape that abounds with natural wonders and wild moorland. Roaming the county that raised the Brontë sisters, Nancy Alsop picks 10...
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...
Polesden Lacey

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding approaches, Diana Wright explores the history behind two of our monarchy's favourite honeymoon destinations - Polesden Lacey...
Grenadier Guards march outside Buckingham Palace after Changing the Guard

Enter our competition for your chance to win a luxury holiday to the UK including flights, hotels, a trip to Windsor Castle and first-class train...
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh created many elegant buildings across Glasgow. And there has never been a better time to explore his elegant...
The Shambles in York

The city of York has a long and fascinating medieval history. Here, we offer a whistle-stop guide to take in the key sights from...
afternoon tea

Everybody loves a nice cup of tea, so it comes a no surprise this year’s Afternoon Tea Week is set to be one of biggest ever. From 10 to 16 August, tea rooms, restaurants will be holding exclusive events.

Accommodation

Charlotte Hogarth-Jones checks into Bel & The Dragon, Kingsclere, to find a characterful country inn that’s steeped in history First impressions Cosy and welcoming, Kingsclere's Bel &...
Ascot horseracing

The gentile county of Berkshire provides the setting of the royal wedding of the year and offers the grand pageantry of Ascot This region holds...

Great British Buildings

Kings weston House

Britain’s best buildings are as remarkable inside as they are out, as Lauren Fraser discovers With stately homes that date back centuries, Britain offers a...

Cities & Towns

Durham Castle

The northeast English city boasts a wealth of ancient history and culture. You can even stay in the castle With its medieval castle and cathedral at the...

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The Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue of Discover Britain

In the new issue of Discover Britain, we explore the hidden villages of the Cotswolds, highlight the best London afternoon teas and take a...
Vita Sackville-West's A Note of Explanation

The book that is said to have influenced Orlando by Virginia Woolf has finally been published more than 90 years after it was written. A Note of...
Rosebank Cottage was the childhood home of author Laurie Lee

While many visitors head to Bourton-on-the-Water or Castle Combe, there are dozens more Cotswolds villages waiting to be discovered. Here, we explore Slad Slad is...
Ed Parkes and Henry Ayres of The Gentlemen Baristas

The Gentlemen Baristas in Bermondsey, southeast London has a traditional, welcoming and friendly vibe. Its building is filled with coffee history “Our building was a 17th-century coffeehouse,...

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Chester's Tudor-style architecture

Town criers, Roman ruins and medieval cafés add atmosphere to this historic northern English city Following the Roman conquest of Britain, Chester was established on...
The Radcliffe Camera

The southeast English county of Oxfordshire is home to one of the world’s leading universities, the oldest public museum and a wealth of quaint...
Well dressing in Tissington, Derbyshire

Chesterfield's Princess Diana-themed well dressing. Credit: Derby Telegraph Chesterfield caused uproar with its handmade tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, but what...