From quaint Cotswolds village life along the Romantic Road to the love interests of British kings, this issue shows the nation's softer side Love is...

Enter our latest competition for the chance to enjoy an indulgent stay in a historic rectory Rectory Manor is one of the smartest B&Bs in...

We spoke to folk singer Seth Lakeman, whose new album A Pilgrim's Tale was released earlier this year, about how his childhood in Britain inspired...

For those that enjoy the treat of an afternoon tea, silver cake stands piled high with pastries, freshly-baked cakes and dainty finger sandwiches, there...

Enter our latest competition for the chance to immerse yourself in the history and mystery of Loch Ness Experience the wonders of Loch Ness thanks...

Enter our competition for your chance to win a holiday in Britain for two worth up to £5,000, including free international flights Bagpiping in...

Sample the wonderful and eccentric traditions that take place in the British capital with our guide to 12 months’ worth of ceremonies, parades and...

The Up Helly Aa festival celebrates Shetland’s Viking heritage in style, yet there is far more to the remote Scottish archipelago than flaming torch...

Accommodation

Steve Pill samples the new Kip Hideaways subscription service with a visit to the historic Sussex town PLEASE NOTE: Since this article was published, Kip...

More travellers than ever are dusting off their tents ready for a spot of staycationing. So which are the most stunning UK landscapes to...

Great British Buildings

We spoke to Lucy Gibson, Front of House Supervisor, to learn what working in the historic Bodleian Libraries is like. She also gave us...

Cities & Towns

Nancy Alsop explores the Cinque Ports, a confederation of five coastal towns created by King Edward I and once presided over by Winston Churchill When,...

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The former homes of Britain’s Prime Ministers not only reveal much about political life but also changing tastes and fashions, as Adrian Mourby discovers Minister...

Seemingly opposed in class, politics and personality, Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee forged an unlikely friendship during wartime as David Cohen reveals. If Winston Churchill had...

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More than just the “Lady with the Lamp”, Florence Nightingale was a Victorian pioneer who saved the lives of countless people. As her 200th...

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