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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  Getting there Oxford is about 50 miles (90km) from London. If you drive, use...
Borde Hill Garden. Credit: Derek St Romaine/gardenphotolibrary.com

Five stunning English country gardens

Spring is in full bloom, here are some of our favourite English gardens across the country. Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent At this beautiful garden you can see the fruits of the labour of poet and gardener Vita...
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 St Michael’s Mount, a tiny island 500 metres off the coast of Cornwall, was...

In photos: Britain’s beautiful walled gardens

There is nowhere more charming and quintessentially British to while away the hours than a walled kitchen garden. Here are some of the most lovely.
HMS Belfast

Royal Navy warship HMS Belfast turns 80

HMS Belfast was launched into service 80 years ago this March. Here, we chart the history of this heroic ship from the Second World War to her home on the Thames There's glamour and gravitas...

Inside Buckingham Palace: take a behind-the-scenes tour

The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace open to the public each summer. Don’t miss your chance to go behind-the-scenes at the Queen’s London home Buckingham Palace is a world-famous icon of Great Britain and its...
Ice rink at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London. Credit: Visit Britain

Britain’s best winter ice rinks

It's that time of year again when we prepare to don our skates at one of the many outdoor ice rinks around the UK. So, for this season's coolest activity, get your gloves, scarves...
Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire | Sir Isaac Newton drawing discovered 350 years later

Revealed: Sir Isaac Newton drawing discovered on the wall of his Lincolnshire home after...

A drawing by English scientist Sir Isaac Newton has been found etched into a wall at his childhood home, 350 years later A sketch of a windmill, said to have been etched by Sir Isaac...
Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square

What is Trafalgar Day? And why do we celebrate it?

Nelson’s Column is one of the most iconic statues in London, with the vice admiral towering over Trafalgar Square. Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. But what really happened at the...
Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6

Charles I’s art collection reunited for first time since Civil War at London’s Royal...

King Charles I had a huge art collection. After his execution, it was split up and sold off across Europe. Now, for the first time since the 17th-century, more than 100 paintings and sculptures...
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If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN – The Official Magazine.

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