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Emmeline Pankhurst, portrait of the leader of the British suffragette movement, May 1912. Greatest women in British history

10 greatest women in British history

It was only 30 years ago that Britain acquired its first female prime minister but women have nevertheless made their mark throughout British history. Here are 10 of the most notable.
St David’s Cathedral, StDavids, Pembrokeshire, Wales. St David‘s Day

Patron Saint of Wales: The story of St David’s Day

The first day of March is known as St David’s Day, a celebration of the Patron Saint of Wales, who is believed to have died on this date in 589AD St David’s Day is celebrated...

Beautiful photos of Britain’s winter wonderlands

From dazzling landscapes to peaceful parklands, the National Trust cares for some spectacular places that are some of the most stunning of Britain’s winter wonderlands There’s nothing better on a crisp, cold morning than venturing...
Bonfire Night

8 fascinating facts about Bonfire Night

We all ‘remember, remember the 5th of November’ but what exactly are we celebrating? Here, we track down 8 fascinating facts about Bonfire Night.

Guy Fawkes: the man behind the guy

The effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned throughout Britain at this time of year, but how much do we really know of the famous Gunpowder Plot conspirator? The classic rhyme “Remember, remember the fifth of November" features one of...

Ten best places for tea in the UK

It’s one of our nation’s favourite pastimes, so if you want to indulge in a little tea and cake then read our guide to the best places to take Afternoon Tea.
Anne Hathaway's cottage

Shakespeare’s gardens: in pictures

There's more to Shakespeare's home county of Warwickshire than Stratford-upon-Avon. Here we take a tour of some of its most splendid gardens, from the grounds of Compton Verney to Anne Hathaway's cottage Compton Verney This stately...
stonehenge, UNESCO

Britain’s best World Heritage sites

To celebrate World Heritage Day, we take a look at a few of Britain’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from ancient monuments to stunning cathedrals and palaces. Stonehenge Click here for five fantastic facts about the UNESCO site. Durham Cathedral We...
Stargazy Pie

The British pie – 10 fun facts you didn’t know

We’re a nation obsessed by flaky pastry and meaty fillings: pie, considered to be Britain’s national dish, is always on the mind. Here are 10 fun facts you probably didn’t know 1. Pie is an ancient dish invented by the...
Big Ben

Big Ben’s bong: the science behind its sound

Engineers from the University of Leicester have discovered why London’s iconic Big Ben produces such a distinct bong It’s the centrepiece of the London skyline, the Elizabeth Tower, fondly known as Big Ben, which has been keeping Londoners on...

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