South West Great British Buildings

Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Nestled in a remote rock cluster in the caverns of Porthcurno, the Minack proves a theatrical experience akin to no other: a horizon-bending view...

In stark contrast to the humble cottages in Cornwall’s villages, the county’s grand stately houses stand as reminders of the power and wealth of its most influential families

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...

Oxford University is one of the country’s most famous historic institutions and, for many, it is the very epitome of Britishness. We take a look at its iconic views.

Set amid seven gently rolling green hills at the southern tip of the Cotswolds, Bath, with its magnificent crescents and wonderfully intact Roman remains,...

Bampton cottage

In an excerpt from her latest book, More Cotswolds Memoirs, Diz White explores how Downton Abbey’s popularity has helped with the preservation and conservation of England’s ancient buildings... Much...

It’s 400 years since William Shakespeare met his demise. The latest issue of Discover Britain takes the cue to revisit his hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, and...

A century ago, attendant history buffs and antiquarian enthusiasts at Palace Theatre, Salisbury, might have been surprised to hear the auctioneers' familiar cry when it came to one particular item for sale: Stonehenge

Montacute House in Somerset was extensively used in the BBC’s recent adaptation of Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel’s award-winning historical novel, starring as Greenwich Palace,...

Chris Elliott As Britain’s museums and galleries fuel our fascination with Ancient Egypt through a range of inspired exhibitions, what better time to consider the...