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Sample the wonderful and eccentric traditions that take place in the British capital with our guide to 12 months’ worth of ceremonies, parades and...

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.

East: 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...

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...
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,...

It’s 400 years since William Shakespeare met his demise. The latest issue of Discover Britain takes the cue to revisit his hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, and...

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It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way when the dark green shoots of daffodils start to break through the frost-covered ground. Here are some great walks to enjoy the views.
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...

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...
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...