Horace Walpole was a gifted author and man of letters, yet his most fanciful creation was his second home in London. Nancy Alsop visits...
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Kent in south east England dazzles with more historic houses and castles than any other county. Within a day’s horse ride from London, the Garden of...

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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...

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From city spa resorts to country sports specialists and remote island B&Bs, the Scottish Hotel Awards have announced their national winners for 2020. We round-up...

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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...

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