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The UK’s top 10 beaches

As we bid farewell to spring, it’s time to start planning summer trips to the seaside. So here are the National Trust’s top 10 spots for a great family day out at the beach

Newby Hall. Credit: Andrew Harrison

Top 5 places to see Thomas Chippendale furniture

Thomas Chippendale is the most famous craftsman in British furniture-making history. Born in Yorkshire in 1718, Chippendale trained in York before transforming the rooms of countless of our favourite stately homes. To celebrate his 300th…

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Britain’s most spectacular stately homes

As these photos show, we have some gorgeous grand houses in Britain, from giants such as Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth and Highclere Castle to lesser-known gems From Downton fantasies to dreams of Mr Darcy, nothing captures…

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. Credit: Philip Sharp / Alamy

Northumberland Castles

Northumberland is home to more castles than any other English county. We travel to England’s northernmost region to hear tales of theft, murder and spooky apparitions Its location close to the Scottish border has meant…

Salcombe from Snapes Point

5 of the best places to stay in Devon

With two coasts and an interior laced with pretty English country gardens contrasted with wild moorland, Devon makes for a beguiling getaway, writes Chantal Borciani

St Michael's Mount

St Michael’s Mount: the myths and the magic

It’s only a few minutes from mainland Cornwall, but the tiny island of St Michael’s Mount seems like a world away

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Big ben’s chimes sound for last time in four years

When was Big Ben built? The history of London’s biggest icon

It is a symbol of London the world over, but do you know the origins of Big Ben? If you’ve ever asked yourself, ‘when was Big Ben built?’ then read on for a potted history…

Hever Castle, Kent, was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Castles in England

10 of the most romantic castles in England

From the haunting beauty of isolated ruins to the majesty of some of Britain’s most ostentatious buildings, here are some of the most picturesque castles in England

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Top things to do in London in 2018

Make the most of your time in the capital this year. Try to squeeze as many of these top things to do in London into your visit as possible

The Crown Jewels of England can be seen at the Jewel house at the Tower of London

Crown Jewels of England: The etiquette of what to wear

Royal crowns, robes and ceremonial regalia have been kept at the Tower of London for more than 600 years. Do you know what items of the Crown Jewels of England should be used when?