With their soaring spires and a multitude of architectural styles under every roof, Britain’s world famous cathedrals are soaked in a history so expansive that is spans the millennium. Though their primary function was spiritual, their size, grandeur and opulence was an important part of their purpose, becoming something of a symbol of the Church’s wealth, power and prosperity.
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries open at Westminster Abbey
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, set some 52 feet above the Abbey’s floor in the 13th-century triforium, has opened to the public for the first time in 700 years The triforium, tucked beneath the vaults,…
History of Suffolk Architecture
The architecture of the county of Suffolk is a mix of colour and character, with timber-frame and flint, pargetting and thatched roofs, moats and chimney stacks By Jenny Woolf Scattered around the flinty-grey churches of…
Windsor Castle: The largest inhabited castle in the world
How much do you know about the history of the largest inhabited castle in the world? Though the origins of Windsor Castle go all the way back to 1070 when William the Conqueror ordered the construction…
Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting.
BRITAIN’s Top 10 cathedrals
Britain is home to some of the oldest and most spectacular cathedrals in the world. Here are 10 of our favourites.
The English cathedral
The interiors of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals are strikingly different. We examine the history and design of these majestic buildings
A weekend in Winchester
We take a tour of this wonderful city and discover an incredible history, beautiful architecture and a thriving foodie scene.
City Spires: London’s churches
Kings and queens lie in their grounds, they tell the story of the capital’s history, they’re immortalised in art and literature, and they create a skyline like no other
Britain’s greatest cathedrals
You don’t have to be religious to believe that Britain’s cathedrals are the country’s greatest buildings, from the great medieval cathedrals to the Baroque brilliance of St Paul’s
St Paul’s Cathedral
With its famous great dome, Sir Christopher Wren’s Baroque masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral, has reinvented itself time after time and now stands as a true icon of the London skyline