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Highgate Cemetery

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Roman Baths

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afternoon tea

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Accommodation

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From Luton Hoo to Belvoir Castle, here is our pick of five of the best stately homes you can stay in - and at least...

From accommodating King Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, as she sought advice on bearing a son to hosting Churchill, Britain’s historic hotels are symbol of our rich heritage.

Great British Buildings

The eight royal parks that collectively make up 5,000 of London’s greenest acres have long been considered the ‘lungs’ of the capital, providing natural sanctuaries for visitors and residents alike.

Cities & Towns

Distant view St. Cross in Winchester, Hampshire. Credit: travelbild/Alamy

Hampshire was the beloved home of Jane Austen for much of her life. On the bicentenary of the author's death, we explore the county that shaped...

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