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10 fantastic quotes about Britain

Part of what makes Britain great is its wonderfully diverse people. Here, we round up quotes from writers who have captured the nation and its spirit perfectly.
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BRITAIN’s top 10 Lewis Carroll quotes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are more than just children’s stories, they are also full of philosophy and truisms.

Visit the real Downton Abbey on a private tour

Visit the ‘real Downton Abbey’ and enjoy culture and fine-dining with British Heritage Chauffeur Tours.

Photos of our most spectacular stately homes

As these photos show, we have some gorgeous grand houses in Britain, from giants such as Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth and Highclere Castle to lesser-known gems. From Downton fantasies to dreams of Mr Darcy, nothing captures...
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BRITAIN’s top 10 Jane Austen quotes

Here, we gather her greatest pearls of romantic wisdom from one of Britain’s best-loved writers. Here are our favourite Jane Austen quotes.
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Take a video tour of the Cotswolds

Famous for its honey-coloured stone buildings and rural charm, the Cotswolds is a must-see for any visitor, and now you can take in the sights before you leave home. The Cotswolds, which stretches from Chipping...
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Beautiful photos of Oxford

With its prestigious university, established in the 12th century, and the city’s medieval centre, Oxford’s architecture led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the City of Dreaming Spires. Here are some of our favourite...

Beautiful photos of Shakespeare’s England

To celebrate the Shakespeare 400 – the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death – we take a photographic tour of Shakespeare’s England with VisitBritain.

Your Letters

We love receiving your letters, and hearing your views on Britain, your travels and the magazine. Check back here for regular updates from our mailbag Proof We're Not Perfect We've received numerous letters and emails about our...

Aerial Britain: photos from above

View some of the best aerial photography from across Britain, including iconic sites such as the White Cliffs of Dover and St Michael's Mount. Britain is a land of contrasts and nowhere is that more...

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