August 20 2014 Latest news:
Luxury property rental specialist, Elysian Estates, has added ‘the ultimate best of Britain’ tour to its portfolio, offering customers a five-star, once-in-a-life-time journey travelling the length and breadth of Britain during the summer holidays.
Hidden treasure from the home of the nation’s much-loved author, Agatha Christie, comes to light at the Bonhams, Knightsbridge Jewellery auction on 8th October.
A stunning collection of Egyptian artefacts dating back 5,000 years is about to be revealed to the public after being hidden away in storage for 40 years.
Olympic medallist Sharron Davies backs ambitious plans to restore 200-year-old Georgian lido.
A survey conducted by www.DigitalOutdoors.co.uk has seen Britons name Cornwall as home to the most popular views in the UK. Following the Daily Mail’s suggestion that holidaymakers considering an August staycation might wish to avoid Cornwall due to the cost, a recent survey from Digital Outdoors shows that more of the nation’s favourite views are in Cornwall than any other county.
A group of Alston schoolboys have struck gold, unearthing one of the most significant recent archaeological finds in the UK.
Edinburgh is now the proud owner of a new fleet of trams, which are expected to bring real economic benefits to the city. The trams will link up with further transport hubs along the route connecting passengers with road, rail, bus and air links.
If you’ve enjoyed a splash in the seas around Britain this summer, you may have found the water a bit overcrowded... with jellyfish. Last year proved a record year, and numbers look high this year too.
The Historic Houses Association (HHA) has just launched a new online heritage trail to celebrate the great works of art on display to the public at historic houses, castles and gardens.
A little-known Swiss Garden created in the heart of Bedfordshire in the early 1800s re-opens to the public tomorrow (31 July) after a vital £3.6m restoration project has saved its crumbling fairytale-style landscape and buildings.
This October, a new gallery uncovering the fascinating story of the Staffordshire Hoard opens at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and will feature the UK’s largest permanent display of the incredible Anglo-Saxon treasure.
The Royal Mint commemorates outbreak of the First World War with specially-designed collectable £20 silver coin.
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.
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.