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Kilchurn, Scotland, romantic

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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...
What's on in Britain - December - Dickensian Christmas

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Accommodation

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...

Roll out the red carpet at five hotels used as movie sets 1.The Crown Inn Buckinghamshire The sleepy market town of Amersham is popular with commuters, as...

Great British Buildings

Wray Castle on the shore of Lake Windermere

Part of Cumbria, the modern county founded in 1974 from Cumberland, Westmorland and parts of neighbouring Yorkshire and Lancashire, the Lake District has long...

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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Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire, hotel

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Virginia Woolfe, c.1912 by Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), at Monk's House, Rodmell. Credit: National Trust Images/Roy Fox

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Ely Cathedral silhouetted at sunset. Credit: VisitBritain

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