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Compton Verney in Warwickshire
Compton Verney in Warwickshire is known for its gardens designed by Capability Brown

From exclusive photos of Arundel Castle to the gardens of Shakespeare’s England, we celebrate the finest Britain has to offer – sometimes even in the sunshine

Shakespeare Country

Think you know Warwickshire? There’s more to Shakespeare’s home county than Stratford-upon-Avon. We explore some of the best houses and gardens, from Compton Verney and Ragley Hall, to the Lord Leycester Hospital and Hill Close Gardens

Shakespeare’s gardens: in pictures

London’s great houses

Famed for its royal palaces, London also boats an impressive range of stately homes, which provide a fascinating glimpse into the city’s aristocratic past. We go behind the scenes at Ham House, Syon Park and Chiswick House

London’s stately homes: in pictures

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle library
The sumptuous library at Arundel Castle

As the West Sussex castle marks its 950th anniversary, we delve into the past of the stronghold that once proved pivotal in the power struggle between Stephen and Matilda.

Tour Arundel Castle: exclusive pictures 

No place like Holmes

On the 125th anniversary of his adventures, we examine why Sherlock Holmes was such a hit – and look at his extraordinary legacy

City guide: Exeter

This Roman city with a Gothic cathedral at its heart is perfectly placed for beach-hopping on Devon’s south coast. We select some of the best places to see, stay and eat

Win a break in the Cotswolds

Win a two-night stay for two at Barnsley House near Cirencester

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