Away from the popular destinations, the capital’s lesser-known Tudor palaces and houses paint a more vivid portrait of this fascinating era, as Nicola Rayner...
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...

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All over Britain, country parks and estates are now dressed in their seasonal best, so wrap up warm and get outside to enjoy the...
Budock Vean Hotel

Enter our competition for a chance to enjoy a luxurious two-night escape at the historic Budock Vean Hotel. A real hidden gem, the four-star Budock...

Enter our competition for the chance to enjoy a two-night stay at the historic estate The AA 4-star Woburn Hotel stands at the gateway to...
Britain tourism September

Stuck for ideas to keep the family entertained this month? Here are our top tips for classic, weird and wonderful British events in September,...

You don't need an excuse to indulge in the delights of an Afternoon Tea but from 8 to 14 August, it’s Afternoon Tea week making it positively compulsory. So, here, we list just a few of the ways you can raise a tea cup to celebrate this great British institution at some of our loveliest hotels.

Accommodation

Make the most of a stay in the industrious heart of England’s northwest. The award-winning novelist Jeanette Winterson perhaps best described her home city’s unique...

Zara Gaspar checks into luxury self-catering home away from home Landal Gwel an Mor for a relaxing seaside break in Poldark Country First impressions: Gwel an Mor...

Great British Buildings

The curtain may be falling on Downton Abbey but Highclere Castle, the stately home where the series is set, carries on its grand march through history undaunted.

Cities & Towns

historical Beatles tour

As Strawberry Field re-opens and fans celebrate 50 years since The Beatles’ final recordings, David Atkinson visits Liverpool for a magical history tour of...

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With miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and a culture all of its own, there is more than one reason why Blackpool remains a firm...
William Blake

William Blake wouldn't have dared to dream that almost 200 years after his death, his work would be exhibited in one of Britain's most...
Islington history

Once frequented by farmers and founding fathers, this desirable corner of North London has plenty to offer history buffs and culture vultures alike, as...

Taking place at the All England Club in London, the Wimbledon Championships run for two weeks – this year from June 27 to July 10 – and attract over 500,000 spectators. Here we take look at some fun facts about one of the biggest sporting shows on earth.
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Charlotte Bronte at the Soane, london

A cabinet of curios in the Bank of England architect's former home Ever the perfectionist, the architect John Soane demolished and rebuilt houses on Lincoln's...

Zara Gaspar checks in to The Talbot Inn in Ripley, Surrey to discover the historic setting for Lord Nelson's love affair First impressions The Talbot Inn was...
The Queen’s House, Greenwich, London

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