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England became a unified state in AD 927 and, since the 15th century, has had a significant impact on the wider world, developing the English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world. Its beautiful and varied countryside is interspersed with quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities including the capital, London.
As You Like It

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre: As You Like It

Watching Shakespeare under the stars is an essential part of the London summer season. So what did our reviewer make of As You Like It?

Tatton Park, Cheshire

English country gardens: celebrating the life of landscape designer Humphry Repton

In the bicentenary year since his death, we shine the spotlight on Capability Brown’s successor, the 18th-century landscape designer Humphry Repton. By Susie Kearley

Captain Cook Country: explore the charming Yorkshire towns that shaped the explorer

In the 250th anniversary year since his maiden voyage, we explore the Yorkshire towns and villages that shaped one of Britain’s most famous explorers

Henley Regatta. Credit: Visit Britain/Peter Beavis

What’s on in Britain in July

We can’t always rely on the British weather, but even when the sun doesn’t shine we’ve rounded up the best spots to put you in a summertime mood Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Situated in a beautiful area…

The Final of the Gentlemen's Singles Roger Federer (SUI) v Andy Murray (GBR) The Championships Wimbledon 2012. plan your Wimbledon Tennis fortnight

Plan your 2018 Wimbledon Tennis fortnight

Have you planned your Wimbledon Tennis fortnight? Here is our guide to getting the most out of your trip If like us Wimbledon Tennis fortnight is the highlight of your sporting calendar, then get your…

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall. Credit: Visit Britain

Explore the mystical Tintagel Castle

The jagged Cornish coast is full of surprises, but none as captivating as Tintagel Castle, which has long been associated with the legend of King Arthur For those who like the stuff of legends, this…

Kynren

Kynren: a summer spectacular

Galloping Romans, flaming arrows, water-jets, cathedrals, mysterious ships rising from a dark, still lake. There’s only one word to describe Kynren: spectacular What is it? Taking inspiration from the extraordinary Puy Du Fou night pageant in…

Haddon Hall

10 beautiful British picnic spots

In honour of National Picnic Week (15-24 June), we’re packing our hamper and heading to some of the loveliest places in Britain for lunch with a view Brancaster Beach, Norfolk Norfolk isn’t short of stunning…

The Triforium, Westminster Abbey

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 Royal Ascot

History of Royal Ascot

The 300-year story of racing at Ascot begins in 1711, when Queen Anne put the idea into motion to pursue her love of horse racing The 300-year story of racing at Ascot begins in 1711, when…