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Traditional Cotswold stone cottages and stone footbridge in the Cotswolds village of Lower Slaughter. Credit: Visit Britain

Steeped in history and characterised by its towns and villages built in honey-coloured stone, the Cotswolds has a unique charm, writes Laurence McJannet Two things...
Hardy's Cottage, the birthplace in 1840 of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy , at Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset.

English cottage gardens have a rich history. In medieval times, they contained herbs, fruits, vegetables, a beehive and often livestock, providing nourishment for poor...

The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and many of its colleges, which span the 13th to the 20th century, are architectural gems
Iron Bridge, Shropshire, English Heritage

English Heritage is to undertake its single largest conservation project with a major repair of the Iron Bridge in Shropshire

For the first time, visitors can enjoy the collective works of Canaletto, and admire his impressions of Britain, which he captured during his nine-year...

View a range of artworks created in response to a government scheme in 1939 that encouraged artists to capture Britain’s character and places of...

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An elegant boutique hotel in the beautiful Shropshire countryside with a reputation for fine dining, Discover Britain pays a visit to Fishmore Hall…

Looking for a suitably spooky place to visit or even stay? Check out these haunted houses across Britain... Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland  Perhaps the most alarming...

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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.

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Iron Bridge, Shropshire, English Heritage

English Heritage is to undertake its single largest conservation project with a major repair of the Iron Bridge in Shropshire

As the nation gears up for a year of celebrations to mark the enduring influence of Britain’s greatest writer, we’ve gathered together some the places to celebrate Shakespeare.

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Traditional Cotswold stone cottages and stone footbridge in the Cotswolds village of Lower Slaughter. Credit: Visit Britain

Steeped in history and characterised by its towns and villages built in honey-coloured stone, the Cotswolds has a unique charm, writes Laurence McJannet Two things...
Hardy's Cottage, the birthplace in 1840 of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy , at Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset.

English cottage gardens have a rich history. In medieval times, they contained herbs, fruits, vegetables, a beehive and often livestock, providing nourishment for poor...

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.

The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and many of its colleges, which span the 13th to the 20th century, are architectural gems