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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.

Pembroke Castle No visit to the Welsh town of Pembroke can avoid this striking fortress, which from the outside still gives the impression of being...
Parham House, West Sussex, England. Credit: Creative Commons

Words: Vicky Sartain The approach to Parham hints at what lies ahead. A long drive stencilled on the landscape wends its way across deer-dotted parkland...

Angharad MoranThere is another William Morris. Not the William Morris of Arts and Crafts fame treasured for his ever-so-English wallpapers, fabrics and furniture, but...

Words: Angharad Moran Explore a house full of surprises and a garden of great beauty. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely...

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron The story of Ironbridge begins with Abraham Darby I, an industrial pioneer who smelted iron in a furnace on this spot...

Vicky SartainBuilt circa 1450 and one of the largest surviving timber-framed halls in the country. Restored and extended in 1910 by Sir Edwin Lutyens....

Vicky SartainEnjoy Forde Abbey’s award-winning 30 acre informal garden where there is always something of beauty and interest to see; from carpets of springtime...
History of Exeter. Credit: Creative Commons

Exeter is Devon’s thriving capital city, owing its status to a number of bureaucratic factors and to its Norman cathedral, which features prominently in...

Angharad Moran Best for spring: Hidcote Manor Gardens, near Chipping Campden There is so much variety at Hidcote that it’s hard to imagine that one man was...
Cannock Chase. Credit: pxhere.com

Standing in a forest clearing, sunlight streams through the surrounding treetops, casting a dappled light across the carpet of bracken below. All around, peace...