Sally Hales


It will soon be time to experience nature waking up from its winter slumber and a stroll in a National Trust garden is sure to dazzle and amaze.

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.

Taking place at the All England Club in London, the Wimbledon Championships run for two weeks – this year from June 27 to July 10 – and attract over 500,000 spectators. Here we take look at some fun facts about one of the biggest sporting shows on earth.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’ve gone in search of some great mothers from British history who have passed on their extraordinary talent, drive and ambitions to their equally famous daughters.

Described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’, the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London is undergoing major transformation over the next two years, including the conservation of the amazing Sir James Thornhill’s painted ceiling.

St Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland – is steeped in mythology. Here are 10 things we think we know about the man, known as the "Apostle of Ireland".
Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

With the indulgences of Christmas and new year behind us, there’s no better way to blow away the cobwebs than a walk in wonderful National Trust property.
Glencoe, scotland,

From buzzing cities to Britain’s northern extremities, Scotland is a country that demands to be explored. Here, we roundup 10 of places any visitor should not miss.

Here are some fascinating facts about the man whose life embodies the prevalent values of the Tudor age.

From bracing hikes over windswept moorlands to gentle woodland walks, the National Trust has trails to suit all tastes. Here are some of our most colourful walks to inspire you to get out and about this autumn.