In a short, tragic and rather bloody lifetime Lady Jane Grey entered the dangerous Tudor Court, became Queen and swiftly left again, this time...

Discover facts, figures and stories about the English seaside icon inspired by the Eiffel Tower Blackpool’s reputation as a resort developed in the 18th century...

Horace Walpole's gothic vision is preserved in this fanciful folly Let us take you down, to paraphrase the Beatles, to Strawberry Hill, where nothing is...

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort,” wrote Jane Austen in Emma. But the truth is: one of Britain’s most loved novelists was...
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".

Accommodation

Top Withens, Haworth

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

New additions and old traditions blend in this royal peculiar Neither a cathedral nor a true abbey, Westminster is in fact a 'royal peculiar' -...

Cities & Towns

Facts, figures and stories about the picture-perfect Welsh tourist village Portmeirion is a reminder to always dream big. Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis had long fantasised about...

More from Discover Britain

Hampton Court Palace

Since the humble cocoa bean arrived on our shores in the 17th century, Britain has been a nation of chocolate lovers. From the bustling...

Who was Isabella Beeton? Born in London on 12 March 1836 the daughter of a linen merchant, Isabella Beeton (née Mayson) was a Victorian wife, mother...

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...

Discover gin palaces, Titanic stories and tropical ravines in the Northern Irish capital That Belfast is now so keen to lay claim to building the RMS...

It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way when the dark green shoots of daffodils start to break through the frost-covered ground. Here are some great walks to enjoy the views.