Heritage

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".

Virginia Woolfe, c.1912 by Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), at Monk's House, Rodmell. Credit: National Trust Images/Roy Fox

Virginia Stephen, later to become Virginia Woolf, was born on the 25 January 1882, in Kensington, London. Emily Pringle looks at her life as...

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...

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

Poppies Weeping Window installation at St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney

On 17 July 2014, artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper marked the centenary of Britain entering the First World War by opening the art...

First look at Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Oak Room, recreated at the brand new V&A Dundee museum Charles Rennie Mackintosh's iconic Oak Room will go on...

King’s College, Cambridge, England. Credit: Julian Eales/Alamy

With exquisite architecture and wistful watery landscapes, Cambridgeshire is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Marianka Swain explores Dreaming spires, unspoiled countryside and rich history: Cambridgeshire...

Vindolanda Roman Fort. Credit: Creative Commons

The ongoing excavations at Vindolanda have revealed further evidence that the Roman Army had established a major metal working factory at the site The ongoing...

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England. Credit: Copyright: Julian Elliott Photography

A coronation church since 1066, Westminster Abbey encapsulates the best of our nation’s history yet remains a vibrant hub and ‘Royal Peculiar’ If Westminster Abbey...