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We spoke to folk singer Seth Lakeman, whose new album A Pilgrim's Tale was released earlier this year, about how his childhood in Britain inspired...

As part of our ongoing interview series, we spoke to Nick Booth, Head of Collections at Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol. He gave...

We spoke to folk singer Seth Lakeman, whose new album A Pilgrim's Tale was released earlier this year, about how his childhood in Britain inspired...

As part of our ongoing interview series, we spoke to Nick Booth, Head of Collections at Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol. He gave...
Budock Vean Hotel

Enter our competition for a chance to enjoy a luxurious two-night escape at the historic Budock Vean Hotel. A real hidden gem, the four-star Budock...
On Chesil Beach Competition

Enter our competition for the chance to head to the Jurassic Coast and celebrate the new On Chesil Beach film The film adaptation of Ian...

The temperatures might be dropping, but there’s no better time than a cold, wintry day for a leisurely stroll along the beautiful Cornish coast...

A three-day "Art Weekender" is set to retrain the focus of Bristol and Bath on the visual arts, allowing visitors to see the metropolises through fresh eyes

South West: Accommodation

Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire, hotel

If you’re looking for a special place to stay that’s fit for a king and queen, why not try one of Britain’s romantic castle hotels, perfect for a weekend away.
Ellenborough Park exterior

Kate Harvey takes a weekend break in Ellenborough Park, an opulent Jacobean country estate bordering on the Cotswolds The hotel Although this country house hotel is...

South West: Great British Buildings

Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Nestled in a remote rock cluster in the caverns of Porthcurno, the Minack proves a theatrical experience akin to no other: a horizon-bending view...

South West: Cities & Towns

Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the South West. Credit: English Heritage Photo Library

For many people in Britain, the West Country has been a favourite holiday destination since childhood. But in this land of sunny beaches and...

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Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire, hotel

If you’re looking for a special place to stay that’s fit for a king and queen, why not try one of Britain’s romantic castle hotels, perfect for a weekend away.

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
On Chesil Beach film

Explore the key settings that add atmosphere to the story of love and intimacy The new British film On Chesil Beach stars Oscar-nominated Irish actress...
Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the South West. Credit: English Heritage Photo Library

For many people in Britain, the West Country has been a favourite holiday destination since childhood. But in this land of sunny beaches and...
On Chesil Beach Competition

Enter our competition for the chance to head to the Jurassic Coast and celebrate the new On Chesil Beach film The film adaptation of Ian...
Stonehenge in Wiltshire

Merlin was thought to have moved the stones from Ireland by magic. A Georgian antiquarian believed it was an astrological observatory. An architect proposed it was...
Polesden Lacey

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding approaches, Diana Wright explores the history behind two of our monarchy's favourite honeymoon destinations - Polesden Lacey...
Ellenborough Park exterior

Kate Harvey takes a weekend break in Ellenborough Park, an opulent Jacobean country estate bordering on the Cotswolds The hotel Although this country house hotel is...

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We spoke to folk singer Seth Lakeman, whose new album A Pilgrim's Tale was released earlier this year, about how his childhood in Britain inspired...

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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...

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.