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BRITAIN claims Silver in the British Travel Awards

We’re delighted to reveal that we were awarded Silver in the Best Consumer Holiday Magazine category in last night’s British Travel Awards.

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Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire. Credit: National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Photographs of Britain’s winter wonderlands

From dazzling landscapes to peaceful parklands, the National Trust cares for some spectacular places just waiting to be discovered during the cold winter months. Here are a few of our favourites…

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Judi Dench in The Winter's Tale. Credit: Johan Persson

The Winter’s Tale: a festive feast in the West End

As Kenneth Branagh’s yearlong season in the West End’s Garrick Theatre continues, we review his seasonal programme, including The Winter’s Tale starring Judi Dench.

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Bradley House was the historic home of the Seymours after they moved from Wolf Hall

Hire your own private historic stately home

Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a castle or a stately home? Some 22,000 people in Britain list their homes on Airbnb but did you know that it’s possible to stay in a range of historic houses for a very reasonable price?

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Guy Fawkes and the other plotters. Credit: iStock

Guy Fawkes: the man behind the guy

The effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned throughout Britain at this time of year, but how much do we really know of the famous Gunpowder Plot conspirator?

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Hampton Court Palace Ghost Tours, Silverstick Stairs, Historic Royal Palaces

Ghost tours of Hampton Court Palace

Are you brave enough to take a tour of one of the most haunted places in Britain, where the spirit of Jane Seymour is said to linger?

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Pride and Prejudice at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2013. Credit: David Jensen

Britain’s acting icons before they were famous

The launch of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s new Heritage Project allows unprecedented access to its digital archives and fascinating snapshots of Britain’s acting icons before they became household names.

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HM Queen Elizabeth II, wearing fuschia, visits Liverpool’s Albert Dock during her Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012 Credit: Shaun Jeffers /

90 years of style: inside HM The Queen’s wardrobe

The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen’s wardrobe will mark our monarch’s 90th birthday in 2016.

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It’s London Poppy Day: wear yours with pride

Ever wondered how you should wear your poppy? As thousands of service personnel take to the streets of the capital in the largest one-day street collection of its kind, watch this video from the Royal British Legion, which should clear up the conundrum once and for all.

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Carved turnips at Dover Castle. Credit: English Heritage

Remember your ‘roots’ this Halloween

Amid fears of a pumpkin shortage after an unusually wet August, English Heritage is calling on Brits to return to the ‘roots’ of Halloween and rediscover the humble turnip.

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