Great British Buildings

When flooded with sunlight, Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall is a heavenly jewellery box of delights. Yet the Batman-approved façade hides many historic secrets, says Natalie...

In stark contrast to the humble cottages in Cornwall’s villages, the county’s grand stately houses stand as reminders of the power and wealth of its most influential families

Longleat House

At Discover Britain we love a spooky story or two. We speak with the mistress of Inveraray Castle, Argyll, who is blithely unbothered by the spirits she...

We spoke to Lucy Gibson, Front of House Supervisor, to learn what working in the historic Bodleian Libraries is like. She also gave us...

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...

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...

Westminster Abbey and the River Thames. The London Eye in the background. Credit: Visit Britain

We look back at the weddings of the members of the Royal Family who got married at Westminster Abbey Prince William and Kate Middleton, 29...

Juliet Rix discovers the connection between Burghley House in Lincolnshire and the Olympic Games, thanks to the exploits of its athletic former owner and Olympic hurdler...

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.