Discover Britain

Adrian Mourby checks in to eight of Britain's most unusual places to stay, from a converted prison and fantasy village, to an island hotel...

Horace Walpole was a gifted author and man of letters, yet his most fanciful creation was his second home in London. Nancy Alsop visits...

Knole house, Kent

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...

From quaint historic cottages to fashionable Arts & Crafts homes, while we're spending more time than ever in our armchairs, how better to explore...

James Keen is a fifth generation traditional cheesemaker based in Somerset. In his 'My Britain' interview, he told us why Britain makes good cheese...

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...

Seemingly opposed in class, politics and personality, Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee forged an unlikely friendship during wartime as David Cohen reveals. If Winston Churchill had...

More than just the “Lady with the Lamp”, Florence Nightingale was a Victorian pioneer who saved the lives of countless people. As her 200th...

We love finding out where Britain's public-facing ambassadors like to spend their time. We caught up with green-fingered Hannah Button, Horticulturist at Kew Gardens...

Penshurst Place. Credit: Peter Smith Jigsaw

More than just horticultural wonders, England’s historic gardens reveal our changing fashions and interests, as Diana Wright discovers The Prince of Wales has said “a...