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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.

Discover the weird and wonderful collections dotted across the country as we take a look at some of the nation’s quirky museum collections.

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.
Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Appearing in the BBC smash-hit Poldark, the timeless allure of Porthcurno beach has moonlighted in the likes of Echo Beach and Doc Martin, with...

Visit Devon and Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel have teamed up with Discover Britain to offer a relaxing two-night country break for two in Devon.Buckland Tout-SaintBuckland...

Situated in the fairytale capital of the Isle of Purbeck, Mortons House is a striking 16th Century Elizabethan manor house in the beautiful village...

The temperatures might be dropping, but there’s no better time than a cold, wintry day for a leisurely stroll along the beautiful Cornish coast...

Barrie Williams has scooped the British Wildlife Photography Awards gong for 2015 with this image of Northern Gannets taken on the Shetland Islands

South West: Accommodation

Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire, hotel

If you’re looking for a special place to stay that’s fit for a king and queen, why not try one of Britain’s romantic castle hotels, perfect for a weekend away.

Head for the trees and bring out your inner child with a stay in one of these amazing treehouses retreats.

South West: Great British Buildings

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.

South West: Cities & Towns

Dorset, Hardy's Cottage

With ancient castles, Iron Age hill forts, the famous Jurassic Coast and a pastoral landscape immortalised by Thomas Hardy, Dorset is one of Britain’s loveliest counties

South West: More on Discover Britain

Oscar Wilde

Reading Jail is not normally a top spot for day out but head there this September and October and you could bump into Ralph Fiennes celebrating Oscar Wilde.

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.
Rick Stein's Cookery School

Cornwall is a county of contrasts, from its rugged north coast to the gentler climes of its southern shores. Now Discover Britain readers have...

Head for the trees and bring out your inner child with a stay in one of these amazing treehouses retreats.
Bampton cottage

In an excerpt from her latest book, More Cotswolds Memoirs, Diz White explores how Downton Abbey’s popularity has helped with the preservation and conservation of England’s ancient buildings... Much...

As the sun comes out and thoughts turn to the coast, check out some of Britain’s most idyllic and secluded beaches, highlighted in Daniel...
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...

What better way to soak up the sun and sea than a stay at one of Britain’s beautiful coastal spots? We check out the best places...

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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.

Discover the weird and wonderful collections dotted across the country as we take a look at some of the nation’s quirky museum collections.
Dorset, Hardy's Cottage

With ancient castles, Iron Age hill forts, the famous Jurassic Coast and a pastoral landscape immortalised by Thomas Hardy, Dorset is one of Britain’s loveliest counties

In stark contrast to the humble cottages in Cornwall’s villages, the county’s grand stately houses stand as reminders of the power and wealth of its most influential families