The rich tapestry of Britain’s history is full of fascinating characters, imposing castles and literary heroes. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Britain, the Tudor period to the Victorian era, Shakespeare to Dickens, Britain has a unique heritage like no other. Much of this historical treasure trove has been preserved to inspire us today.
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The best hotels with gardens in Britain

From grand estates with manicured lawns to Cotswolds manors with cottage gardens, here are our favourite hotels with gardens in Britain The best hotels with gardens in Britain The Newt, Somerset Garden-lovers rhapsodise about The Newt in...
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The best castles in Kent

The coastal county of Kent is home to no less than 30 castles. From magnificent homes to mighty military fortresses, each has its own fascinating story to tell. Here, we list the best castles...
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The Chelsea Pensioners

The Chelsea Pensioners, in their scarlet coats and tricorne hats, are iconic symbols of London. We visit their historic home, the Royal Hospital, to meet some of the Chelsea Pensioners and hear their stories Words...

Coronation outfits of King Charles and Queen Camilla go on display

The Coronation outfits worn by Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla go on display for the first time as Buckingham Palace opens for the summer The Coronation outfits worn by King Charles and...

British summer gardens: Our pick of the best

From grand landscapes to cottage gardens where rose heads hang heavy in full bloom and wildflowers here's our pick of our favourite British summer gardens... There is a diversity of garden styles in Britain that...
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West Sussex and the South Downs

West Sussex's rolling hills, dotted with castles, gardens and stately homes, soothe the soul Words by Catherine Jones With its glorious, undulating countryside punctuated by historic market towns and impossibly idyllic villages, it’s no wonder West...
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London street names: What do they really mean?

London is full of intriguing and sometimes puzzling street names. We navigate the history of some of the more unusual examples... Words by Felicity Day Stand in almost any spot in central London and you can...
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Smuggling in Cornwall: On the smugglers’ trail

Steeped in smuggling lore, Cornwall's hidden coves and tucked-away villages made ideal hideouts for the thriving trade. Here, we take a trip back in time to when smuggling in Cornwall was rife... Words by Elizabeth...

The Cary Arms Hotel and Spa: Review

In a picturesque spot on the English Riviera, the Cary Arms Hotel and Spa is nothing less than idyllic, and its tranquil spa, beach hut suites and proximity to bustling Torquay, are just the...
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The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla took place on Saturday 6 May 2023. Here we reflect on some of the highlights from a truly spectacular royal weekend… The Coronation of King Charles...
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If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN magazine – the official magazine for VisitBritain.

Every issue is packed with our inspirational photography, fascinating features, shopping and travel advice.

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