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History

The rich tapestry of Britain’s history is full of fascinating characters, imposing castles and literary heroes. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Britain, the Tudor period to the Victorian era, Shakespeare to Dickens, Britain has a unique heritage like no other. Much of this historical treasure trove has been preserved to inspire us today.

Restoring Britain’s Living Landmarks

For over 40 years The Landmark Trust has been rescuing and restoring unique and remarkable historic buildings, breathing new life into them and then letting them for inspiring holidays.

Langley Castle Hotel

Langley Castle Hotel is a genuine 14th-century castle set in a 12-acre woodland estate, nestling in the Northumbrian valley of the River South Tyne. It’s the perfect getaway to be pampered in

Capability Brown – Shaping England’s Gardens

CAPABILITY BROWN was the first celebrity garden designer who left an extensive legacy as he swathed his way through more than 150 gardens of the aristocracy in the mid-18th century.

Elvedon Hall in Suffolk

History of Suffolk Architecture

Timber-frame and flint, pargetting and thatched roofs, moats and chimney stacks: the vernacular architecture of the county of Suffolk is a heady mix of colour and character. By Jenny Woolf. Scattered around the flinty-grey churches…

Goodwood House and the Duke of Richmond

Now famous for its annual horse racing and motorsport events, this great estate in West Sussex has been home to the duke of richmond for 80 years. Britain talks to the man about family, tradition…

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By Royal Appointment: History of Royal Warrants

Fancy sharing suppliers with the Queen? today, with around 850 royal warrant holders, ranging from tailors to toothpaste, chances are you do. here we take a look at the history of this royal sign of…

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Ston Easton Park

Recently refurbished yet retaining the superb Palladian details, Ston Easton is one of the West Country’s most beautiful stately homes.

Magnificent but Modest Bijoux buildings in East Sussex

In 1896, the tiny Alfriston Clergy House in East Sussex became the first of more than 650 properties cared for by the National Trust. To launch our new series on Britain’s heritage, author and design…

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How Edinburgh inspired Britain’s literary greats.

Besides boasting castles, history and festivals, Scotland’s capital is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. Read all about some of its locations that have inspired Britain’s literary greats.

Scotand’s Finest Whiskey Distilleries

Join us in raising a glass and wishing ‘good health’ to whisky as we take a tour of some of the finest distilleries around Britain.

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