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.
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Afternoon tea in Dartmoor National Park

As summer begins to fade, we think Bovey Castle is one of the best places to cosy up for an autumnal afternoon tea…

Edgar's Birthplace, Lower Broadheath. Credit: David Jones/Alamy

Worcestershire: land of glory

From the Vale of Evesham to the Malvern Hills, discover more about the beautiful county that inspired one of Britain’s greatest composers, Sir Edward Elgar…


The history of the Potteries

We look back at the once thriving ceramics industry in Staffordshire, which after a period of decline is experiencing something of a renaissance.

Spread Eagle bar, West Sussex. Credit: Tony Murray Photography

Escape to sleepy Sussex at the Spread Eagle

Stay in a traditional country inn within easy reach of London where previous guests have included royalty, famous writers, and at least one villainous character…

The Parade in Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa: discover this hidden gem

With stunning Regency architecture, Royal Leamington Spa welcomes visitors with a grandeur that befits its regal accolade – an ideal short-break destination, with plenty of places to shop, eat and drink.

The gardens of Shakespeare’s England

This summer discover the beautiful gardens around the regions that make up Shakespeare’s England. Take our photo tour to find out more…


New video takes you inside Canterbury Cathedral

Watch the trailer of a new video that reveals the mysteries of the historic city of Canterbury and its famous cathedral.


Enjoy a summer lunch at historic Surrey retreat

Great Fosters is a 16th century former royal hunting lodge, which once hosted King Henry VIII.

Kirkstone Pass in The Lake District

The Lake District and Beatrix Potter country

The Lake District continues to charm visitors with its breathtaking landscapes, picturesque pubs and award-winning attractions. Here is our pick of the Lakes’ hidden gems.

Norfolk Broads

Norfolk insider’s guide

Messing about in boats on the Broads and the birthplace of Britain’s most famous naval hero, Nelson, Norfolk, is a county of discovery.