History

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.
cadbury's chocolate

The history of Cadbury’s chocolate: Britain’s sweet history unwrapped

Founded by kind-hearted Victorians, and the inspiration for one of Roald Dahl’s most famous books, how did Cadbury’s become Britain’s best-loved chocolate brand? We explore the history of Cadbury's chocolate here... Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory...
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The Little Ice Age in Britain: Winter Warmers

During the Little Ice Age Britain's cold winters were a time of hardship, but our resourceful forebears found ways to make the best of the icy conditions What was the Little Ice Age? Ensconced in our...
Buckingham Palace

The Crown filming locations you can actually visit

To commemorate the iconic royal show's return to our screens this autumn, here we list some of the The Crown filming locations around Britain you can actually visit... Words by Kaeah Sen The Crown, Netflix’s über-successful...
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Best London pubs for cosy vibes

LONDON IS HOME TO SOME OF THE COSIEST PUBS IN THE COUNTRY - HERE ARE OUR BEST PUBS IN LONDON FOR COSY VIBES... Words by Kaeah Sen As summer draws to a close and the weather...
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Pembrokeshire: Land of enchantment

With its ancient ruins, hidden coves and seaside villages, Pembrokeshire is surely Wales's most enticing region Words by Natasha Foges Pembrokeshire, the beautiful coastal county at Wales’s southwestern tip, feels wonderfully Welsh, with its green lanes...
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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...
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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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If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN – The Official Magazine.

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