England

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.
The Chain Locker, Falmouth

Hotel review: The Chain Locker, Falmouth

This cosy pub on the coast of Cornwall provides walkers with the perfect place to refuel as well a comfortable place to stay

Half-timbered buildings along Friar Street, Worcester

Our guide to Worcester

This Midlands city offers medieval architecture surrounding one of England’s prettiest cathedrals

5 best places for afternoon tea in London

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, which takes place from 8-14 August this year, we’ve picked the finest treats London has to offer.

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

The grand auditorium of the Royal Albert Hall

Win Champagne afternoon tea for two at the Royal Albert Hall

Enter our competition for your chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour and Champagne afternoon tea for you and a guest at the Royal Albert Hall in London

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…

The Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere

Win a luxury foodie trip to the Lake District

Win a two-night gourmet stay at a luxury spa hotel in the beautiful Lake District

Tapestries line the walls of the hall at Cliveden

Grand stately homes of Buckinghamshire

The beautiful county of Buckinghamshire offers country estates and glorious gardens, and has intriguing wartime connections

Cotehele

Four of the best Tudor houses

We tour four Tudor houses impeccably preserved by the National Trust and full of fascinating historical detail