Places of Interest

King’s College, Cambridge, England. Credit: Julian Eales/Alamy

With exquisite architecture and wistful watery landscapes, Cambridgeshire is the perfect place for a wekend getaway. Marianka Swain explores Dreaming spires, unspoiled countryside and rich history: Cambridgeshire...

Penshurst Place. Credit: Peter Smith Jigsaw

More than just horticultural wonders, England’s historic gardens reveal our changing fashions and interests, as Diana Wright discovers The Prince of Wales has said “a...

The John Madejski Garden at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Credit: Morley von Sternberg

The Victoria and Albert Museum has just triumphed as the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year. Nicola Rayner discovers a few of its treasures With...

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...

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England. Credit: Copyright: Julian Elliott Photography

A coronation church since 1066, Westminster Abbey encapsulates the best of our nation’s history yet remains a vibrant hub and ‘Royal Peculiar’ If Westminster Abbey...

The bronze plaque at the entrance to Advocates Close on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. Credit: Ian Rutherford / Alamy

Florence Sheward discovers the lesser known highlights of the Scottish capital With more than 3.7 million annual visitors adding to a population that has grown...

Red spring tulips in bloom in the gardens of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England. Credit: Visit Britain/Blenheim Palace

Alexander Larman visits Blenheim Palace, one of Britain’s most spectacular stately homes and the birthplace of Winston Churchill At Blenheim, I took two very important decisions:...

Yeoman Serjeant Jim Duncan. Credit: Arnhel de Serra

Exploring the lives of iconic Londoners. Marianka Swain gets an insider’s tour from a Beefeater.  The Tower of London is a living, working royal palace, so...

Two-hundred years separate us from the start of the Regency era, but the elegant and distinctive buildings created during this period still grace many...

Royal Ascot Race Meeting at the prestigious Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. Royal Procession. Arrival of members of the Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip sitting in a horse-drawn carriage with two men. Accompanied by men wearing military uniform walking and on horse-back. Credit: Visit Britain

Stuck for ideas to keep the family entertained this month? Here are our top tips for things to see and do in the sunny...