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Highgate Cemetery

Explore the corners of the capital with the help of these three classic and contemporary novels, writes Florence Sheward HIGHGATE Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger Her...
afternoon tea

Everybody loves a nice cup of tea, so it comes a no surprise this year’s Afternoon Tea Week is set to be one of biggest ever. From 10 to 16 August, tea rooms, restaurants will be holding exclusive events.
Hill Top Farm

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth. Nancy Alsop looks back on how her “little books” were shaped by the landscape...

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.

Prolific architect Edwin Lutyens designed the striking bank building, which now houses Hotel Gotham, in 1928, during a boom-time when Manchester was at the...
Cholmondeley Castle, daffodils, gardens

It may still be winter but the good folk at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens are starting their garden season early for the first time.

From the first-ever National Trust book festival to guided walks through Beatrix Potter’s beloved Lake District countryside, 2016, marking 150 years since her birth,...

London: Accommodation

Explore the best of the Lake District region Beatrix Potter loved the mark the beloved children's authors 150th anniversary.

Minutes away from Grasmere in the Lake District,  “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, according to Wordsworth, Forest Side will open after...

East: Great British Buildings

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...

London: Cities & Towns

With miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and a culture all of its own, there is more than one reason why Blackpool remains a firm...

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Cholmondeley Castle, daffodils, gardens

It may still be winter but the good folk at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens are starting their garden season early for the first time.

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.

From the first-ever National Trust book festival to guided walks through Beatrix Potter’s beloved Lake District countryside, 2016, marking 150 years since her birth,...

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...

It is strange to think that before 1778, when Thomas West’s Guide to the Lake District was published, the perception of the Lake District,...

Minutes away from Grasmere in the Lake District,  “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, according to Wordsworth, Forest Side will open after...

Barrie Williams has scooped the British Wildlife Photography Awards gong for 2015 with this image of Northern Gannets taken on the Shetland Islands
Tower of London, First World War, poppies, anniversary, art, memorial

They made one of the most breathtaking public works of art in recent years and were a truly moving commemoration of those who lost their lives in the First World War.

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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...

With miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and a culture all of its own, there is more than one reason why Blackpool remains a firm...
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...
Castlerigg

Our best heritage journey by car: A591 road between Keswick and Lake Windermere.