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Inspiration

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.

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…

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.

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.

Capturing the beauty of Britain

The fifth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards celebrates the beauty of natural Britain. Take a look at last years stunning winning shots or engage with the environment by entering into 2011’s competition yourself….

A Green Gathering in green surroundings

Settled in the heart of the Wye Valley, Chepstow, Piercefield House Park will be the setting for The Green Gathering 2011

Midsummer bloom at Yorkshire Lavender farm

In summer, a sea of purple awaits you in the heart of the Howardian Hills. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Yorkshire Lavender farm offers the largest collection of lavender and herbs in…

South Yorkshire: an insider’s guide

Robin Hood, the Pilgrim Fathers, Mary Queen of Scots and world-famous steel. South Yorkshire hides its light under a bushel

Winterbourne House

A glimpse of Edwardian life

Winterbourne House is celebrating its first anniversary of opening to the public after an extensive renovation project that has restored the building to its original Edwardian Arts and Crafts appearance. Set in 7 acres of…

The English Music Festival

The English Music Festival is an annual celebration of music by British composers, held in a number of beautiful venues in Oxfordshire. Its 2012 festival will coincide with the Diamond Jubilee

Shakespeare Statue

Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations

The Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations have been taking place in Stratford for nearly two centuries. But it’s not just here that celebrates the birth of the Bard. Here’s our pick of 2011’s Shakespeare-inspired events.