Charles Dickens Museum

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Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire

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Franklin

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Leeds Castle

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Natural History Museum

If you're free on a Friday night and want to mix culture, creativity, heritage and science with the usual roster of food, drink and music, then head to one of the museum lates – adult-orientated events which see doors flung open after hours for a laid-back introduction to these amazing collections.

Accommodation

Jemima Coxshaw goes in search of castles big and small, where you can slumber like royalty.

A hundred-and-fifty years old this year and after a major refurbishment, Oxford’s best-known hotel, The Randolph, has resurrected itself from the ashes. Literally.

Great British Buildings

Windsor Castle

Alice Rush visits HM the Queen’s weekend home at Windsor Castle and treads in the footsteps of some of its most famous royal inhabitants

Cities & Towns

Leighton House.

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