With their soaring spires and a multitude of architectural styles under every roof, Britain’s world famous cathedrals are soaked in a history so expansive that is spans the millennium. Though their primary function was spiritual, their size, grandeur and opulence was an important part of their purpose, becoming something of a symbol of the Church’s wealth, power and prosperity.
Sir Christopher Wren: Life and legacy
Christopher Wren – astronomer, mathematician, physicist and inventor – is best known as the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral, one of Britain’s most iconic buildings Words: Neil Jones Sir Christopher Wren’s legacy One evening in…
Top 10 TV and film locations in Britain
Country homes and rugged landscapes make the perfect settings for our favourite TV series and films. From Downton Abbey to Game of Thrones, marvel at the wonder of Britain on the silver screen. Here are…
History of Suffolk county’s architecture
The architecture of the county of Suffolk is a mix of colour and character, with timber-frame and flint, pargetting and thatched roofs, moats and chimney stacks By Jenny Woolf Scattered around the flinty-grey churches of…
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries open at Westminster Abbey
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, set some 52 feet above the Abbey’s floor in the 13th-century triforium, has opened to the public for the first time in 700 years The triforium, tucked beneath the vaults,…
Windsor Castle: The largest inhabited castle in the world
How much do you know about the history of the largest inhabited castle in the world? Though the origins of Windsor Castle go all the way back to 1070 when William the Conqueror ordered the construction…
Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting.
BRITAIN’s Top 10 British cathedrals
Britain is home to some of the oldest and most spectacular cathedrals in the world. Here are 10 of our favourites There are 42 British cathedrals, who welcome more than 11 million visitors a year…
The English cathedral
The interiors of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals are strikingly different. We examine the history and design of these majestic buildings
A weekend in Winchester
We take a tour of this wonderful city and discover an incredible history, beautiful architecture and a thriving foodie scene.
City Spires: London’s churches
Kings and queens lie in their grounds, they tell the story of the capital’s history, they’re immortalised in art and literature, and they create a skyline like no other