July 24 2014 Latest news:
The tower at the Glasgow Science Centre has reopened to the public.
eminent figures within fields such as music, art, and politics will once again be able to join the likes of Florence Nightingale, Alfred Hitchcock and Charles Dickens by having their former London homes commemorated with a Blue Plaque.
IWM London’s brand new First World War Galleries have been officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister, David Cameron
Research reveals British children are missing out on some of the nation’s hidden gems, with one in ten children in the UK never setting foot on a British beach.
A sea view photography competition, which is run by one of the UK’s oldest maritime charities and includes Discover Britain editor Matt Havercroft on the judging panel, is still on the hunt for the UK’s ultimate sea view.
The UK’s heritage assets remain largely untapped by local authorities and could play a much greater role in helping their area thrive and succeed as a place, according to the new report launched today by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
For those looking to make the most of their summer, Mercure hotels are offering the ultimate package this season with up to 40% off. The Mercure Summer Offer includes Bed and Breakfast and is available at any of its 74 stylish hotels across the UK – all for just £59.
With the arrival of what appears to be a large film crew at Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean, rumours have started to spread that the atmospheric site might be one of the settings for the next Star Wars film due to be released at the end of 2015.
A detailed facial reconstruction of Richard III along with a replica of the king’s skeleton showing his battle injuries are among the highlights at a new visitor centre dedicated to the king opening in Leicester on 26 July 2014.
As the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are set to commence on 23 July, Team Scotland’s parade uniform for the Opening Ceremony has now been unveiled
A new canoe trail between Scotland’s two largest cities is set to encourage more people into taking healthy exercise while appreciating two beautiful stretches of historic canals.
Used by hundreds of thousands of locals, holidaymakers and surfers each year, Bantham beach in south Devon is currently up for sale after being owned by the same family for generations.
Discover Britain is in the running for the prestigious title of Best Consumer Holiday Magazine at this year’s British Travel Awards and it’s your votes that will help us secure the top spot!
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has today launched its Pub Design Awards 2014 in a quest to find the most stunningly designed pubs in the UK. The awards, held in association with English Heritage and the Victorian Society, recognise high standards of architecture in the refurbishment and conservation of existing pubs, and the construction of new ones.
Discover the weird and wonderful collections dotted across the country as we take a look at some of the nation’s quirkiest hoards.
View the castles of Wales like never before with the help of Cadw’s new aerial footage.
With National Picnic Week taking place 16-22 June this year, we take a look at some of the UK’s most picturesque picnic spots.
With so much to see and do in London it’s hard to know where to start, but help is at hand in the form of VisitLondon.com, the official city guide, which has launched its own innovative London Top 10 Attractions film that uses footage showcasing the city’s top ten most popular attractions.
A self-portrait, previously doubted as being a genuine Rembrandt, has now been scientifically verified as being from the Dutch Old Master’s own hand.
Whether you’re a fan of white, red or rosé, find out more about the wine produced by some of England’s best vineyards
If you think cycling, walking or even driving from Land’s End to John O’Groats sounds like tough going, you haven’t seen anything yet…
Fine arts consultancy John Jones is pleased to launch its new building in Finsbury Park, London. The Arts Building, opening to the public on 5 June 2014, incorporates a new public art space, an artist studio and an all-important café.
Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café, opens its doors today (4 June) with the unveiling of the brand new Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal, at Heathrow.
For the first time in almost 230 years Hestercombe House in Somerset has opened its doors to the public to reveal a remarkable contemporary art gallery with the works of Tracey Emin and Mark Hosking among those on show.
Discover sites associated with Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas and Roald Dahl with a series of new literary tours this July.
For those that enjoy the treat of an afternoon tea, silver cake stands piled high with pastries, freshly-baked cakes and dainty finger sandwiches, there is one woman to thank...
Renowned for their tinted textures of light and shadow, Laburnums are typically found in warmer climates, but you can enjoy this spectacular specimen in Wales’ Bodnant Garden.
Six stamps explore the different appearance of Buckingham Palace over the centuries while a four-stamp miniature sheet celebrates the opulence of its interior.