Discover Britain

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Discover Britain is Britain's leading historic travel magazine, packed with news and features on our finest stately homes, castles and traditions, practical guides to our cities, coast and countryside.

As the nation gears up for a year of celebrations to mark the enduring influence of Britain’s greatest writer, we’ve gathered together some the places to celebrate Shakespeare.

The Channel Islands might be small, but it is still possible to escape the crowds to find their wilder side. Here are five of...
Kilchurn, Scotland, romantic

It may now be a ruin, but we can still feel the love in the air at Kenilworth Castle where Robert Dudley went to spectacular lengths...

John Ruskin's bicentenary offers a chance to celebrate the legacy of one of Victorian Britain’s most forward-thinking talents. David Atkinson visits the Lake District...
Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire, hotel

If you’re looking for a special place to stay that’s fit for a king and queen, why not try one of Britain’s romantic castle hotels, perfect for a weekend away.
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...
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...

Having previously explored Keighley and the Worth Valley by steam rail, Natalie Merchant now climbs aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway The North Yorkshire Moors Railway...

Natalie Merchant climbs aboard the first of two of Yorkshire's heritage railways for a unique insight into "God's Own County" There is something delightful about...
Ely Cathedral silhouetted at sunset. Credit: VisitBritain

Many are surprised to find a vast, architectural wonder in such an unassuming place as Ely, but are soon to discover that the cathedral’s...