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Grasmere in Cumbria

On the trail of William Wordsworth

Following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, Lawrence Alexander explores the poet’s beloved Grasmere and other Lake District haunts

The water maze at Hever Castle in Kent

Get lost in Britain’s best mazes at stately homes

From mystical labyrinths to planted puzzles of twists, turns and dead ends in stately home gardens, Lawrence Alexander gets lost in Britain’s best mazes 

Mallards Pike in the Forest of Dean

Explore the Forest of Dean, the magical woods that inspired JRR Tolkien

This picturesque part of the Wye Valley offers woodland walks, steam trains and real-ale pubs, writes Karen Campbell

Items belonging to Alice Hawkins. Alice was a machinist at the shoe factory in Leicester. She was a socialist, trade unionist and WSPU campaigner. She was imprisoned five times for her role in WSPU protests.

Voice and Vote: an exhibition not to be missed

Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament, the major, free exhibition at the Houses of Parliament, follows the story of women’s suffrage through the very building it inhabits. It gathers together objects and documents, often for…

The Best British Places to Visit in September

As Summer slowly merges into Autumn, parts of the British countryside come alive with colour. Here are a few places that we think are particularly spectacular in the autumn Keswick, Lake District Nestled within the…

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

Buckingham Palace

Behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace

We shine the spotlight on the most splendid of all the Queen’s homes, which opens up to the public every summer

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa, West Sussex

Top 10 things to do in the British summer holidays

School’s out – great for your little ones but not so great for you once they start climbing the walls. Here’s our guide to some great British days out to make the summer holidays go…

Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial

The story of the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Albert’s huge domed red-brick amphitheatre is London’s most atmospheric concert venue and the site of the raucous annual Proms

Sunrise at Stonehenge

Explore our best ancient sites from Stonehenge to Sutton Hoo

We look at some of our most mysterious landmarks cared for by the National Trust