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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.
Canterbury

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.

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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.

The Quantocks, Somerset. Photo: Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain

BRITAIN’S photos of the week: serene Somerset

Spring, and now nearly summer, has sprung, which means short-break season. We look to the rolling hills of Somerset for inspiration.

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Known as the lungs of London, the capital’s parks and green spaces are steeped in history and ripe for exploration Words Steve Pill For centuries, London’s many parks and green spaces have been providing the…

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Spoil yourself at Ockenden Manor hotel

Retreat from the rain at a classic country house hotel, only an hour from London.

Prince William and Prince Harry, the Thames, Berkshire

Prince William and Prince Harry help flood victims

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and his brother Prince Harry arrived unannounced to help flood victims on the Thames this morning.

Gordon's Wine Bar, Embankment

Best cosy London pubs

Brrr… it’s cold out there, so here is our pick of the best London pubs for a winter warmer, complete with log fires and hot toddies a plenty