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The enchanting landscape and intriguing heritage of Britain has inspired kings, queens, authors, poets and artists for thousands of years, owing to its rolling hills, crystal-clear lakes, rugged coastline and beautiful ancient monuments.
Boasting 29 UNESCO World Heritage sites, hundreds of dramatic castles and some of the most stunning countryside in the world, it’s little wonder that millions of visitors fall under Britain’s spell every year.
Worcester College

Your essential guide to Oxford

The university city in southeast England is easy to explore on foot and is a hub of museums, galleries and historic buildings 

Salcombe from Snapes Point

5 of the best places to stay in Devon

With two coasts and an interior laced with pretty English country gardens contrasted with wild moorland, Devon makes for a beguiling getaway, writes Chantal Borciani

Balmoral Castle

Royal Deeside: Scotland’s Victorian Heritage Trail

Janice Hopper follows the Victorian Heritage Trail in Royal Deeside, Scotland, to discover the land that Queen Victoria fell hopelessly in love with

St Michael's Mount

St Michael’s Mount: the myths and the magic

It’s only a few minutes from mainland Cornwall, but the tiny island of St Michael’s Mount seems like a world away

Harlech Castle, Snowdonia, north Wales. Snowdonia National Park

Stunning photos of Snowdonia

Discover Snowdonia, the ancient heart of Wales – a land rich in myths and legends

Stephen Hawking’s schooldays in St Albans

Following the sad news of his death, we visit the place where Stephen Hawking received his early education – the town of St Albans, 20 miles north of London

The Punchbowl Mayfair – one of London’s oldest pubs

The Punchbowl Mayfair: dine in one of London’s oldest pubs

It may be imbued with history but there is nothing outdated about this classy gastropub, hidden in well-heeled Mayfair

Emmeline Pankhurst, portrait of the leader of the British suffragette movement, May 1912. Greatest women in British history

10 greatest women in British history

It was only 30 years ago that Britain acquired its first female prime minister but women have nevertheless made their mark throughout British history. Here are 10 of the most notable.

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Big ben’s chimes sound for last time in four years

When was Big Ben built? The history of London’s biggest icon

It is a symbol of London the world over, but do you know the origins of Big Ben? If you’ve ever asked yourself, ‘when was Big Ben built?’ then read on for a potted history…

Hever Castle, Kent, was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Castles in England

10 of the most romantic castles in England

From the haunting beauty of isolated ruins to the majesty of some of Britain’s most ostentatious buildings, here are some of the most picturesque castles in England

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