Great British Buildings

From accommodating King Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, as she sought advice on bearing a son to hosting Churchill, Britain’s historic hotels are symbol of our rich heritage.

The eight royal parks that collectively make up 5,000 of London’s greenest acres have long been considered the ‘lungs’ of the capital, providing natural sanctuaries for visitors and residents alike.

Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London

When it opened in 1894, it was called a 'childish structure'. Now it is the focus of one of the most iconic views of...

Author Elizabeth Gaskell

Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell counted Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontë among her supporters. Yet she remained overlooked for many years. In recent years, thanks to the...

Blenheim Palace

From Stonehenge to the Tower of London, we've selected some of our favourite British UNESCO World Heritage Sites Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland The Giant's Causeway in...

Award-winning travel author Bill Bryson

National Churches Trust has launched Explore Churches, a dedicated website to the UK's many stunning abbeys, cathedrals and churches. Here celebrated author Bill Bryson shares...

Wray Castle on the shore of Lake Windermere

Part of Cumbria, the modern county founded in 1974 from Cumberland, Westmorland and parts of neighbouring Yorkshire and Lancashire, the Lake District has long...

Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Gardens

Thatched cottages are one of the highlights of the English countryside, perfectly crowning sweet cottages that peek out from behind flowering gardens. We take a look at the straw-topped...

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...

If you’ve ever wanted to take a tour of the Houses of Parliament but have been unable to make the trip to London, we’ve...