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.
Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial

The story of the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Albert’s huge domed red-brick amphitheatre is London’s most atmospheric concert venue and the site of the raucous annual Proms

Wildmeadow flowers in Barnes

Charming South London villages: Dulwich, Blackheath and Barnes

The villages of south London retain distinct identities amid the capital’s cosmopolitan bustle. Here, we reveal some of the highlights

Lulworth Cove

Best places to visit in August

August’s warm and sunny weather and array of festivals and events means you have plenty of options for things to see and do Bristol Bristol in southwest England is a city that simply erupts with life…

Sunrise at Stonehenge

Explore our best ancient sites from Stonehenge to Sutton Hoo

We look at some of our most mysterious landmarks cared for by the National Trust

St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, beautiful photos of Cornwall

West Cornwall photos: summer seaside inspiration

Looking for some summer holiday inspiration? Then click through these gorgeous photos of West Cornwall, including Penzance, St Michael’s Mount and the Minack Theatre

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

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…