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All in the golden afternoon Full leisurely we glide; For both our oars, with little skill, By little arms are plied, While little hands make vain pretence Our wanderings...
Distant view St. Cross in Winchester, Hampshire. Credit: travelbild/Alamy

Hampshire was the beloved home of Jane Austen for much of her life. Jenny Wilkinson explores the county that shaped her Entering Winchester along the poker-straight...

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.

Donate now to help restore Charleston, former home of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell and East Sussex outpost for the Bloomsbury group
Goodwood

With the glamour of period style and the sophistication of vintage wheels pulling the West Sussex estate back in time to the 1960s, Goodwood Revival combines burning rubber with throwback nostalgic fashion, celebrating all things dreamboats and petticoats in a three-day motorsport spectacular.

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

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Lucknam Park, Chippenham

For five-star luxury in a country house setting and just a stone’s throw from historic Bath, you can't go past Palladian mansion Lucknam Park,...

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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Christ Church

All in the golden afternoon Full leisurely we glide; For both our oars, with little skill, By little arms are plied, While little hands make vain pretence Our wanderings...

South: Cities & Towns

Distant view St. Cross in Winchester, Hampshire. Credit: travelbild/Alamy

Hampshire was the beloved home of Jane Austen for much of her life. Jenny Wilkinson explores the county that shaped her Entering Winchester along the poker-straight...

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Hampshire was the beloved home of Jane Austen for much of her life. Jenny Wilkinson explores the county that shaped her Entering Winchester along the poker-straight...
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