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.
Wilton House Salisbury Wiltshire

The sights of Salisbury

Salisbury is a historic treasure trove; the perfect “city in the countryside”

Hidden gems of Essex

Discover the collection of hidden gems in the capital’s commuter-belt county with our pick of the best kept secrets in Essex

Beefeater, Tower of London

The Tower Beefeaters

Britain’s Beefeaters, or Yeoman Warders, are the eyes and ears of the Tower of London

Legoland model of London in Windsor

Places to visit in Windsor

With its historic castle and acres of outstanding countryside, Windsor wears its royal seal of approval well. Here is our pick of places to visit during your trip to the Royal Borough

Kent and East Sussex Railway

Visit East Sussex

Smugglers and steam trains – 1066 country in East Sussex has a long and intriguing history. Here are our favourite places to visit

Fireworks on Big Ben for London 2012 Olympics

London 2012 Olympics: Picture Gallery

The best athletes in the world are set to descend on London from 27th July 2012 for this summer’s Olympic Games, with 205 countries expected to take part in 26 Olympic and 20 Paralympic sports.

Bourton on the water in Cotswolds

Discover the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds – an area of gently rolling hills, lush countryside and that ubiquitous honey-coloured stone

houses of parliament

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Step inside London’s most famous landmark and follow its 1,000-year journey from ancient palace to modern-day parliament

Liverpool Beatles Story

Places to visit in Liverpool

Liverpool has a glorious maritime history, world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams and much more besides. Here is our pick of the city’s sights and attractions.

Postcard of Hayling Island

Portsmouth ports of call

Spices, Subs and Lemon Sole. Here are our recommended places to visit in historic Portsmouth