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Discover London’s secret underworld at a new London Transport Museum exhibition in Covent Garden. Beneath the busy streets of London, the tube has trundled since...

Facts, figures and stories about the Great Fire of London landmark. If you want to see the impact a disaster can have on a city, look...

As the nation gears up for a year of celebrations to mark the enduring influence of Britain’s greatest writer, we’ve gathered together some the places to celebrate Shakespeare.
Hill Top Farm

Nancy Alsop looks back on how Beatrix Potter's “little books” were shaped by the landscape of the Lake District, which redeemed her life after...
Cholmondeley Castle, daffodils, gardens

It may still be winter but the good folk at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens are starting their garden season early for the first time.

From the first-ever National Trust book festival to guided walks through Beatrix Potter’s beloved Lake District countryside, 2016, marking 150 years since her birth,...

London: Accommodation

Make the most of a stay in the industrious heart of England’s northwest. The award-winning novelist Jeanette Winterson perhaps best described her home city’s unique...

Explore the best of the Lake District region Beatrix Potter loved the mark the beloved children's authors 150th anniversary.

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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...

London: Cities & Towns

historical Beatles tour

As Strawberry Field re-opens and fans celebrate 50 years since The Beatles’ final recordings, David Atkinson visits Liverpool for a magical history tour of...

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Snow capped mountains at Wastwater lake. Credit: Visit Britain

Steeped in local history the villages of the Peak District are renowned for their character, quirky traditions and warm welcome CASTLETON Dwarfed by some of the...
Author Elizabeth Gaskell

Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell counted Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontë among her supporters. Yet she remained overlooked for many years. In recent years, thanks to the...
Hardy's Cottage, the birthplace in 1840 of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy , at Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset.

English cottage gardens have a rich history. In medieval times, they contained herbs, fruits, vegetables, a beehive and often livestock, providing nourishment for poor...
Castlerigg

Our best heritage journey by car: A591 road between Keswick and Lake Windermere.

Explore the best of the Lake District region Beatrix Potter loved the mark the beloved children's authors 150th anniversary.
Lindisfarne

We discover Britain‘s top 10 amazing islands.
Cholmondeley Castle, daffodils, gardens

It may still be winter but the good folk at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens are starting their garden season early for the first time.

From the first-ever National Trust book festival to guided walks through Beatrix Potter’s beloved Lake District countryside, 2016, marking 150 years since her birth,...

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As Strawberry Field re-opens and fans celebrate 50 years since The Beatles’ final recordings, David Atkinson visits Liverpool for a magical history tour of...

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