A cultural venue once shaped by the royalty living there These days, when someone mentions Somerset House, you might think of the ice-skating rink laid...

Facts, figures and stories from London’s grand palace of bones and fossils In many ways, a biologist’s job is often to create order from chaos....

A popular destination for Game of Thrones fans, Northern Ireland's Castle Ward is also symbolic of the marital struggle of an aristocratic couple, as...

Climb aboard an historic, 150-year-old tea clipper The world’s only surviving tea clipper ship, Cutty Sark can be found on the banks of the River...
Grenadier Guards march outside Buckingham Palace after Changing the Guard

Enter our competition for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two, including free flights What would your dream holiday to Britain include? A...

Enter this month's competition for the chance to enjoy afternoon tea on the Rothschild's estate Built in the 1880s as the Rothschild family’s retreat...

Described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’, the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London is undergoing major transformation over the next two years, including the conservation of the amazing Sir James Thornhill’s painted ceiling.

St Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland – is steeped in mythology. Here are 10 things we think we know about the man, known as the "Apostle of Ireland".

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Explore the best of Britain with these romantic escapes inspired by the poetry, love stories and lives of some of our most-loved literary heroes EMILY BRONTE'S...

Alight here for five of Britain’s top railway stays 1.St Pancras Renaissance London The name is very fitting here. This monumental redbrick building first opened as the...

Great British Buildings

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...

Cities & Towns

Discover Pop Art ferries, boho studios and ornate toilets in The Beatles' hometown Liverpool was granted a Royal Charter in 1207, yet it was another...

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The Channel Islands might be small, but it is still possible to escape the crowds to find their wilder side. Here are five of...

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