Great British Buildings

The curtain may be falling on Downton Abbey but Highclere Castle, the stately home where the series is set, carries on its grand march through history undaunted.

Wray Castle on the shore of Lake Windermere

Part of Cumbria, the modern county founded in 1974 from Cumberland, Westmorland and parts of neighbouring Yorkshire and Lancashire, the Lake District has long...

With the summer holidays in full flow, here’s our guide to a great days out the whole family can enjoy.

The Queen’s House, Greenwich, London

A king's temper resulted in one of London's finest royal residences Next time you utter a swear word in frustration, spare a thought for King...

Styles and eras collide in this eccentric former royal residence While many interior designers or architects will suggest a cohesive aesthetic, some of the world's...

Discover candy-coloured, Robert Adam-designed rooms in this plush former stately home Estate agents preach "location, location, location" and nowhere is that more apparent than Kenwood...

Napoleonic history and stunning fine art in a most desirable address As addresses go, 'Number 1 London' takes some beating. When you are the 1st...

Step across the meridian line at a museum dedicated to space and time The meridian line in Greenwich, south-east London, marks the point from which...

Horace Walpole's gothic vision is preserved in this fanciful folly Let us take you down, to paraphrase the Beatles, to Strawberry Hill, where nothing is...

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort,” wrote Jane Austen in Emma. But the truth is: one of Britain’s most loved novelists was...