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places to visit in Northumberland

Here's our low down of the best places to visit in Northumberland so you can start planning your visit to this historic region in...

We take a look at the magnificent palaces and places where Elizabeth I, one of Britain’s greatest monarchs, spent her time.

Jeremy Flint visits Alnwick Castle and meets the Duke of Northumberland for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the castle that has been his family seat for...

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...

Kate Youde goes behind the scenes of the Goldsmiths' Company and meets some of the people upholding the traditions of the 700-year-old institution – one of...

Osborne House may be the best known of the Isle of Wight’s stately homes, but the island was favoured by well-connected families long before the Victorians made...

Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London

When Tower Bridge opened in 1894, it was called a 'childish structure'. Now it is the focus of one of the most iconic views...

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

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