Wray Castle on the shore of Lake Windermere

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Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Gardens

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St Davids, Wales

This St David’s Day we follow in the footsteps of the 6th century bishop who became Wales’s patron saint and visit the beautiful and historic sites connected to his story...
Lavenham Priory

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Find out where you can celebrate Burns Night in style up and down the country
Proscenium arch, Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval Colleg

Described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’, the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London is undergoing major transformation over the next two years, including the conservation of the amazing Sir James Thornhill’s painted ceiling.


The library at The Gore Hotel, London

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Top Withens, Haworth

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Knole house, Kent

Kent in south east England dazzles with more historic houses and castles than any other county. Within a day’s horse ride from London, the Garden of...

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