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Afternoon tea at Mondrian London

It's Afternoon Tea Week from August 13 to 19. Here, Martha Alexander samples some of London's best, from the classic to the contemporary Tea. It...
The Bloomsbury Hotel, London

Steve Pill checks in to a literary-influenced boutique hotel in the heart of London The hotel The English architect Sir Edward Lutyens had already been knighted...
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.
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

Snow capped mountains at Wastwater lake. Credit: Visit Britain

Steeped in local history the villages of the Peak District are renowned for their character, quirky traditions and warm welcome CASTLETON Dwarfed by some of the...

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Lindisfarne

We discover Britain‘s top 10 amazing islands.
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...
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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Snow capped mountains at Wastwater lake. Credit: Visit Britain

Steeped in local history the villages of the Peak District are renowned for their character, quirky traditions and warm welcome CASTLETON Dwarfed by some of the...
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...
Hardy's Cottage, the birthplace in 1840 of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy , at Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset.

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