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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.

Cowes Week returns to the Isle of Wight

On 6 August, the famous Cowes week will descend upon the Isle of Wight. This key event on the British sailing calendar will have racing at the forefront, but with Sail-In Cinemas, Red Arrow Displays…

HMS Victory

HMS Victory undergoes restoration

The first restoration work of the mast and rigging began on HMS Victory on 12 July 2011 ready for an exhibition next year. The work will see 26 miles of associated rigging and 768 wooden clocks…

Derby Feste: carnival fever returns

On the 23rd September 2011, the annual Derby Festé returns to the Midlands. This two-day festival brings world-class performance, film, live music and more for a weekend of fun for all the family to enjoy…

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011

Once a year, classic racecars descend upon the West Sussex countryside for the exhilarating Goodwood Festival of Speed. Chloe Collyer visited to find out why people return year after year to this iconic event. What a way…

Eastbourne dig for hidden history

The first ever archaeological excavation of Grange Gardens in Eastbourne, opened by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, invites visitors to take part and take daily guided tours to dicover the town’s history.

Herefordshire Food Week

Head to Herefordshire’s Food Week between between August 13 and 21 for tempting locally-grown produce. 25 producers around the county will open their doors to the public for demonstrations, sampling and guided tours.

SS Robin returns to its London birthplace

SS Robin, the world’s last remaining steam coaster ship, built in 1890, returned to London’s Royal Albert Docks. The iconic ship of British maritime heritage will open as an attraction in 2012 in the run…

portsmouth historic dockyards

Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this summer

With 800 years of naval history, visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this summer and take advantage of the Big Ticket offer. Receive entry to all attractions, including the world’s most famous historic ships and The National Museum…

A stunning new addition to Liverpool’s waterfront

The Museum of Liverpool, the first of its kind for more than a century, will open its doors on Tuesday 19 July 2011.

Hereford Orchard

RHS celebrate Herefordshire a€™s Year of The Orchard

Herefordshire’s orchards have been a way of life for over two centuries. At the forefront of Britain’s orchard horticulture, they are an intrinsic part of the counties treasured past, landscape and community.

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