Cities & Towns

East Anglia is a place where the ghosts of the past remain intertwined with modern life

Durham Cathedral

Summer 2016 saw the launch of Open Treasure, a new world-class exhibition route which has transformed the experience of those visiting Durham Cathedral.

Levant, Cornwall, Poldark

Poldark returns to our screens this Sunday, 4 September, and we all know the real star of the show is its stunning Cornwall locations. Here we take a look at the lovely landscapes in store in series two.

St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: VisitBritain

The most famous fire in history, the Great Fire of 1666 is part of British folklore. Here we round up 10 fascinating facts about the Great Fire of London.

Proscenium arch, Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval Colleg

The Old Royal Naval College appealing for the public's help to re-gild the proscenium arch of its magnificent Painted Hall, which is recognised as the greatest piece of decorative painting in England: our Sistine Chapel.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard's great dome looks set to shine again, as the lantern which sit atop it is being gilded with 23.5 carat gold leaf.

Oscar Wilde

Reading Jail is not normally a top spot for day out but head there this September and October and you could bump into Ralph Fiennes celebrating Oscar Wilde.

The Grill at the George, Rye

Discover Britain pays a visit to picturesque Rye in East Sussex... First impressions The George, Rye The small town of Rye has always been popular with...

Frothy cappuccinos, designer labels and exclusive boutiques... the Yorkshire city is thriving. But its robust and gritty character was shaped by the Industrial Revolution Leeds-born...

For a wonderful ‘age of steam’ train journey around the pretty countryside of Kent you can’t beat Steam Dreams’ Cathedrals Express, taking you to the historic city of Canterbury and beyond to Whitstable’s Oyster Festival on Kent’s north coast.