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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.
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

Portobello Road Market

Places to visit in Notting Hill

This area of west London has changed dramatically from a past synonymous with intrigue and scandal. Here are our favourite places to visit in Notting Hill and Bayswater

Victorian London Featured Image

Victorian London photo gallery

A wonderful section of images of historic London, taken towards the end of the 19th century during Queen Victorian’s reign

Liverpool Waterfront

Liverpool: an insider’s guide

Two cathedrals, three Graces and four Beatles, Liverpool has always been a key player on the world stage – and this Northwest gem continues to enchant and entertain

Canterbury Cathedral

Britain’s greatest cathedrals

You don’t have to be religious to believe that Britain’s cathedrals are the country’s greatest buildings, from the great medieval cathedrals to the Baroque brilliance of St Paul’s

Cotswold

The Cotswolds: an insider’s guide

The Cotswolds, a glorious tapestry woven from parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Wiltshire, is one of the most popular parts of Britain to explore. Read our insider’s guide to find its hidden treasures

Interview with a Town Crier

Town Criers were an essential source of information when most people could not read or write.