Great British Buildings

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.

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...