Places of Interest

Penshurst Place. Credit: Peter Smith Jigsaw

More than just horticultural wonders, England’s historic gardens reveal our changing fashions and interests, as Diana Wright discovers The Prince of Wales has said “a...

The UK's most popular institution houses eight million historic artefacts Bloomsbury is as romantic a part of the capital as you could ever wish to...

The Bard-approved theatre that stages proper period dramas All the world's a stage, according to William Shakespeare, but very few of them received investment from...

Discover a world of rare plants in this glorious 300-acre green space Opened 260 years ago, Kew – or rather the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew...

Whether you know Britain’s hills and heritage like the back of your hand, or you’re visiting for the very first time, there’s always a...

Hampton Court Palace

Since the humble cocoa bean arrived on our shores in the 17th century, Britain has been a nation of chocolate lovers. From the bustling...

A cultural venue once shaped by the royalty living there These days, when someone mentions Somerset House, you might think of the ice-skating rink laid...

Facts, figures and stories from London’s grand palace of bones and fossils In many ways, a biologist’s job is often to create order from chaos....

A popular destination for Game of Thrones fans, Northern Ireland's Castle Ward is also symbolic of the marital struggle of an aristocratic couple, as...

Climb aboard an historic, 150-year-old tea clipper The world’s only surviving tea clipper ship, Cutty Sark can be found on the banks of the River...