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best castles in the UK

The best castles in the UK

The country’s abundance of mighty fortresses – some ruined, some palatial, some still lived in today – are an enduring  reminder of our turbulent past. Read on for the best castles in the UK...

Win a stay at Thornbury Castle Hotel

If you've ever dreamt of staying in a castle, here's your chance to win a stay at Thornbury Castle Hotel, a luxury castle retreat in Gloucestershire Have you ever dreamt of staying in a castle?...

Christmas film locations

Watching a classic Christmas film is surely one of the best ways to get into the Christmas spirit, but why not  take a trip to one of these Christmas film locations? A new report from...

Happy 74th birthday to King Charles III

King Charles III turns 74 today. Believe it or not, this little chap is King Charles as a baby, sitting on his mother, Queen Elizabeth II's lap. Today, he turns 74 and to celebrate his...

Britain remembers the fallen on Armistice Day

Two-minute silences take place each year in Britain on 11 November as the country remembers fallen soldiers of the First World War on the date the armistice was signed. The silence is an annual ritual,...
Victorian Christmas traditions

Victorian Christmas traditions: The origins of some of our favourite festivities

Why do we send cards, eat turkey and decorate a tree at Christmas? Here’s our run down of how and why we celebrate the festive season the way we do.

7 cosy Cotswolds winter hideaways

From Oliver Cromwell’s favourite retreat to the home of a scandalous beauty, check into one of these historic inns for a Cotswolds winter break you'll never forget The Cotswolds is a picturesque region of rolling...
best stately homes at christmas

The best stately homes at Christmas

There's nowhere better to soak up the atmosphere of Yuletides than in a stately home decorated for Christmas...   Here are Britain's best stately homes at Christmas...   Stately homes at Christmas: in the past That festive scene in...

Cosy winter breaks in Cornwall

Could there be anything cosier than snuggling up in front of a glowing wood burner, hot chocolate warming your hands, after a windswept walk along the beach? Plan one of these cosy winters break in...

Big Ben: The time machine

Big Ben, the world’s most famous clock has been under wraps for four years, its iconic bell silenced. This year, restored to its former glory, Big Ben once again shows its face Words by Rose...
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