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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.

Where do these everyday expressions come from?

Have you ever wonderedwhere we get everyday expressions such as ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’ or ‘how are the mighty fallen’ from?

King’s College Chapel: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

It’s one of Britain’s best loved traditions, watched by millions on TV and radio. The first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols took place at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918. Since then, the annual…

Hampshire

10 Hampshire Attractions

This splendid pocket ofBritain boasts picturesque villages, stunning coastline, and the largest tract of heathland in the UK – the New Forest. We run down ten of best places to visit in Hampshire

Peak District insider’s guide

With its breathtaking landscapes, world-class heritage, historic villages, market towns and famous film locations, it’s no wonder the Peak District in the heart of England continues to enchant visitors.

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1066 Country, East Sussex Guide

1066 country, the corner of East Sussex where a battle famously reshaped the nation, boasts a classically beautiful English landscape infused with an epic sense of history.

Boisdale and the Younger of Clanranald

When Ranald Macdonald, theyounger of Clanranald, brought his ‘taste’ of stunning Scotland to beautiful Belgravia, London got much more than it bargained for – fabulous food, tartan, jazz and cigars…

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Salisbury insider’s guide: Spires and squires

Home to the tallest cathedral spire in Britain, Europe’s oldest-working clock and the world’s best-preserved Magna Carta, Salisbury is a historic treasure trove; the perfect “city in the countryside” Most English cathedral cities are much…

Horsing around at Cheltenham

Visit Cheltenham this month and you’re in for a spectacular sight. A ‘trail’ of life-size horse sculptures has been positioned at key locations throughout the town centre, from Montpellier to the Racecourse… The ten horses…

Shopping in London’s West End

A revitalised West End is still London’s top shopping destination, but it also has everything you could want for a perfect weekend break in the capital.

Devon Insider’s Guide

From combe to tor, beach to clifftop, England’s second largest county is a tapestry of landscapes waiting to be explored,before sitting down to a good cream tea. When he wasn’t being carried over the sea to…

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