Cities & Towns

Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the South West. Credit: English Heritage Photo Library

For many people in Britain, the West Country has been a favourite holiday destination since childhood. But in this land of sunny beaches and...

Stonehenge in Wiltshire

Merlin was thought to have moved the stones from Ireland by magic. A Georgian antiquarian believed it was an astrological observatory. An architect proposed it was...

Dyffryn

Whether you're a lifelong city resident or flying in for a week from abroad and keen to explore, why not try one of these great...

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...

Durham Castle

The northeast English city boasts a wealth of ancient history and culture. You can even stay in the castle With its medieval castle and cathedral at the...

Highgate Cemetery

On World Book Day, Florence Sheward explores the capital with the help of these three classic and contemporary novels HIGHGATE Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger Her Fearful...

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

Hampshire was the beloved home of Jane Austen for much of her life. Jenny Wilkinson explores the county that shaped her Entering Winchester along the poker-straight...

Ascot horseracing

The gentile county of Berkshire provides the setting of the royal wedding of the year and offers the grand pageantry of Ascot This region holds...

The Shambles in York

The city of York has a long and fascinating medieval history. Here, we offer a whistle-stop guide to take in the key sights from...

Ed Parkes and Henry Ayres of The Gentlemen Baristas

The Gentlemen Baristas in Bermondsey, southeast London has a traditional, welcoming and friendly vibe. Its building is filled with coffee history “Our building was a 17th-century coffeehouse,...