issue 212 discover Britain

From King Arthur's Tintagel to inhabited caves on the Gower Peninsula, we reveal the magic of ancient sites all over the country in our...

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein while she was still a teenager. Two centuries on, Nicola Rayner explores the troubled gestation of this landmark British novel When Mary...

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...

Facts, figures and stories about the Great Fire of London landmark. If you want to see the impact a disaster can have on a city, look...
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

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...
Ascot horseracing

The gentle county of Berkshire was the setting of the royal wedding of the year and offers the grand pageantry of Ascot This region holds...

Great British Buildings

With the summer holidays in full flow, here’s our guide to a great days out the whole family can enjoy.

Cities & Towns

From wild heather moorlands and rugged cliffs to sandy beaches and picture postcard seaside towns, the Yorkshire Coast is as diverse as it is...

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This wild Spring Bank Holiday tradition could only exist in our cheddar-hungry nation Britain is a nation of cheese lovers. The average Brit consumes almost 14lbs...

Enter our competition for the chance to enjoy a two-night country house hotel stay in Gloucestershire Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa is a luxury...

From classical composers to the Beatles, discover Britain's musical heritage in our latest issue – on sale now In the new issue of Discover Britain, we...

Here, we take a look at the twists and turns of five of the UK's best mazes.

Step across the meridian line at a museum dedicated to space and time The meridian line in Greenwich, south-east London, marks the point from which...