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The temperatures may be dropping, but that’s no reason to stay indoors: all over Britain, country parks and estates are now dressed in their...
Boats floating in Camber Dock in Old Portsmouth, with the Spinnaker Tower in the distance. Credit: Visit Britain

Home of the Royal Navy, one of Britain’s finest historic dockyards and the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, the Hampshire city...

The temperatures may be dropping, but that’s no reason to stay indoors: all over Britain, country parks and estates are now dressed in their...
Polesden Lacey

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding approaches, Diana Wright explores the history behind two of our monarchy's favourite honeymoon destinations - Polesden Lacey...

National Open Art hosts a glitzy auction in Chichester, featuring work from Gavin Turk, Ronnie Wood, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst

The Radio Times is to host its inaugural eponymous festival, in what it intends to become an annual fixture on the cultural calendar. The television...

South East: Accommodation

Charlotte Hogarth-Jones checks into Bel & The Dragon, Kingsclere, to find a characterful country inn that’s steeped in history First impressions Cosy and welcoming, Kingsclere's Bel &...
Ascot horseracing

The gentle county of Berkshire was the setting of the royal wedding of the year and offers the grand pageantry of Ascot This region holds...

South East: Great British Buildings

Boats floating in Camber Dock in Old Portsmouth, with the Spinnaker Tower in the distance. Credit: Visit Britain

Home of the Royal Navy, one of Britain’s finest historic dockyards and the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, the Hampshire city...

South East: Cities & Towns

Ascot horseracing

The gentle county of Berkshire was the setting of the royal wedding of the year and offers the grand pageantry of Ascot This region holds...

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The Radcliffe Camera

The southeast English county of Oxfordshire is home to one of the world’s leading universities, the oldest public museum and a wealth of quaint...
Hampton Court Palace

Since the humble cocoa bean arrived on our shores in the 17th century, Britain has been a nation of chocolate lovers. From the bustling...
Knole house, Kent

Kent in south east England dazzles with more historic houses and castles than any other county. Within a day’s horse ride from London, the Garden of...

East Anglia is a place where the ghosts of the past remain intertwined with modern life

With the summer holidays in full flow, here’s our guide to a great days out the whole family can enjoy.

For those unfamiliar with Gertrude Jekyll’s books, garden plans and indeed, her gardens, Barbara Segall selects five of the finest gardens created by the renowned Edwardian horticulturalist.
The Grill at the George, Rye

Discover Britain pays a visit to picturesque Rye in East Sussex... First impressions The George, Rye The small town of Rye has always been popular with...

For a wonderful ‘age of steam’ train journey around the pretty countryside of Kent you can’t beat Steam Dreams’ Cathedrals Express, taking you to the historic city of Canterbury and beyond to Whitstable’s Oyster Festival on Kent’s north coast.

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The temperatures may be dropping, but that’s no reason to stay indoors: all over Britain, country parks and estates are now dressed in their...
Boats floating in Camber Dock in Old Portsmouth, with the Spinnaker Tower in the distance. Credit: Visit Britain

Home of the Royal Navy, one of Britain’s finest historic dockyards and the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, the Hampshire city...
Kenwood House, Hampstead, London, England. Credit: Visit Britain

If you’re looking for inspiration for historic days out on a tight budget, why not start with these 10, family-friendly heritage sites that won’t...
Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon Words: Vicky Sartain In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform...