Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

Make the most of summer and visit one of Britain's perfect picnic spots To the beach Surrounded by Tenby’s iconic string of pastel-shaded properties along the...
Hot air balloons rising and floating in the air against a cloudy sky, above the city of Bristol and the Clifton Suspension Bridge during the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. River Avon. Credit: Visit Britain

Innovation and imagination have always ensured that Bristol has flourished. Now, with its maritime heyday a thing of the past, this vibrant city continues...
British Days Out - July - Henley Regatta

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Cotswolds

If you want to pack in plenty of day trips and cover as much terrain as possible, a road trip is the perfect way to spend your summer...
Victoria and Albert Museum

Celebrate our museums special with a five-star hotel stay on the doorstep of the capital’s best collections This issue of Discover Britain is our museums...
On Chesil Beach Competition

Enter our competition for the chance to head to the Jurassic Coast and celebrate the new On Chesil Beach film The film adaptation of Ian...
Roger Federer (SUI) playing against Marin Cilic (CRO) in the final of the Gentlemen’s Singles on Centre Court. The Championships 2017 at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Day 7 Monday 10/07/2017. Credit: AELTC/Thomas Lovelockvideo

The internationally celebrated tennis tournament, Wimbledon, attracts the full attention of Britons for two weeks every July. Emily Pringle looks into the history of...

The jam must be strawberry and the cream always clotted, dolloped on a crumbly scone and accompanied by a perfectly brewed cup of tea We don’t really need...

Accommodation

The Bloomsbury Hotel, London

Steve Pill checks in to a literary-influenced boutique hotel in the heart of London The hotel The English architect Sir Edward Lutyens had already been knighted...
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...

Great British Buildings

Boats floating in Camber Dock in Old Portsmouth, with the Spinnaker Tower in the distance. Credit: Visit Britain

Home of the Royal Navy, one of Britain’s finest historic dockyards and the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, the Hampshire city...

Cities & Towns

Glasgow University, Scotland. Credit: Visit Britain

Famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, Scotland's Glasgow is a city rich with history By Wilma Patterson There's an old saying that ‘the Clyde...

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