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Tapestries line the walls of the hall at Cliveden

Grand stately homes of Buckinghamshire

The beautiful county of Buckinghamshire offers country estates and glorious gardens, and has intriguing wartime connections Bordering Greater London to the southeast, Buckinghamshire’s proximity to the capital made it a prime spot for the building...
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Four of the best Tudor houses

We tour four Tudor houses impeccably preserved by the National Trust and full of fascinating historical detail An age of ease and prosperity, the Tudor period saw a frenzy of competitive building: lavish, even ostentatious,...
The Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court

Real Tennis: the sport of kings

Literally the game of kings, Real Tennis is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike Lawn Tennis and Squash, it’s the genuine article: proper tennis Henry VIII was into it, wasn’t he? Like many pastimes, tennis became...
View of the woods in the Stanmer Country Park, Brighton. Credit: Visit Britain

British days out within an hour of London

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with one of these wonderful days out Every day, huge numbers of travellers converge on London by train. From all points of the compass, railway lines come...
Newby Hall. Credit: Andrew Harrison

Top 5 places to see Thomas Chippendale furniture

Thomas Chippendale is the most famous craftsman in British furniture-making history. Born in Yorkshire in 1718, Chippendale trained in York before transforming the rooms of countless of our favourite stately homes. To celebrate his...
Roch Castle, Wales. Credit: Marcus Oleniuk

WIN a stay in a spectacular castle in stunning Pembrokeshire

We’re offering one lucky winner and their guest the chance to win a two-night stay at the spectacular Roch Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The winner and their guest will also be treated to a...

Celebrate National Cream Tea Day

Spread the strawberry jam and dollop that clotted cream on a crumbly scone and serve it up with a perfect cup of tea to celebrate National Cream Tea Day today.
Battle Abbey, East Sussex, England. Credit: Visit Britain

Britain’s 5 major turning points in history

As Britain takes the historic decision to exit the European Union, we take a look at five other major turning point in the history of the UK which have helped to make it the fascinating country it is today.
Kenwood House also known as the Iveagh Bequest, a 17th century former stately home set in tranquil parkland by Hampstead Heath.

London’s Historic Parks

Known as the lungs of London, the capital’s parks and green spaces are steeped in history and ripe for exploration Words Steve Pill For centuries, London’s many parks and green spaces have been providing the capital’s...

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