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Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys

Welsh escapes: the best places to stay in Wales

Explore historic sites, empty beaches and wildlife-rich coastal paths, before staying in one of these inviting boltholes, writes Carol Davis Meandering down from the forbidding towers and hulking walls of Conwy Castle, built by Edward...

Discover Dorchester

From Thomas Hardy to teddy bears, there's plenty to occupy visitors in Dorset's handsome county town Just eight miles from the Jurassic Coast (renowned for its fossils and seafood) and surrounded by Iron Age forts...

Help unearth one of England’s last surviving Tudor gardens

History lovers are being invited to help archaeologists unearth a long-lost Tudor garden and banqueting house at Sudeley Castle. A two-week excavation will be held in the grounds of the Cotswold castle in May, to...
Hill Top, Cumbria, Beatrix Potter

In photos: Beatrix Potter’s Lake District

To mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, we take a look at the lovely Lake District landscape she fell in love with and inspired her stories.
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Greatest romantic gestures in British history

Take some inspiration from these historic figures, who went to extraordinary lengths to prove the depth of their affection... Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Queen Victoria’s adoration for her husband, Prince Albert, is well documented. During his lifetime they...

Cromlix: Scotland’s country house idyll

As tennis superstar Andy Murray prepares to retire, why not book a stay in his country house hotel – the epitome of old-school hospitality, Scottish-style He’s made millions on the court, plus countless more through...
Charles Darwin/public domain/Wikipedia

10 facts about Charles Darwin

Through his theory of evolution, Charles Darwin became one of the most eminent scientists in the world. Here are 10 things you should know about him. Charles Darwin is credited with changing the way we...
Lake District - Wasdale

The Lake District: an insider’s guide

Home to poet and artist John Ruskin and children's author Beatrix Potter, the Lake District continues to charm visitors with its breathtaking landscapes, picturesque pubs and award-winning attractions Tucked away in one corner of north west...
Hall's Croft, Stratford

Romantic literary British escapes

Whisk your loved one away on one of these British escapes with a literary twist, including fairytale castles, quaint cottages & glorious landscapes Destination: Stratford-upon-Avon Lovers of Shakespeare will adore a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, a stunning setting for...

Hotel review: Hever Castle’s Luxury B&B

Ever dreamed of staying in a castle? Hever will exceed all expectations Set within the grounds of the historic Hever Castle estate near Edenbridge, Kent, are 28 beautifully presented B&B rooms. With plush fabrics, opulent...

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James Davis