Great British Buildings

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...

Ely Cathedral silhouetted at sunset. Credit: VisitBritain

Many are surprised to find a vast, architectural wonder in such an unassuming place as Ely, but are soon to discover that the cathedral’s...

If you’ve ever wanted to take a tour of the Houses of Parliament but have been unable to make the trip to London, we’ve...

Built on the foundations of a Benedictine monastery to become one of England’s grandest country houses, the Jacobean mansion of Audley End has been...

Hot air balloons rising and floating in the air against a cloudy sky, above the city of Bristol and the Clifton Suspension Bridge during the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. River Avon. Credit: Visit Britain

Innovation and imagination have always ensured that Bristol has flourished. Now, with its maritime heyday a thing of the past, this vibrant city continues...

Boats floating in Camber Dock in Old Portsmouth, with the Spinnaker Tower in the distance. Credit: Visit Britain

Home of the Royal Navy, one of Britain’s finest historic dockyards and the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, the Hampshire city...

Kenwood House, Hampstead, London, England. Credit: Visit Britain

If you’re looking for inspiration for historic days out on a tight budget, why not start with these 10, family-friendly heritage sites that won’t...

Hever Castle in Kent was Anne Boleyn's childhood home, founded in the 13th century. Credit: Visit Britain

From lavish country piles to forts perching on promontories, there can be few lands that rival these isles when it comes to Castles, Palaces...

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon Words: Vicky Sartain In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform...

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

Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey on 29 April in one of the biggest events of 2011. We look back at the...