Stately Homes

The magnificent stately homes that decorate our country’s landscape represent a world of decadence, luxury and nobility that many of us will never know. Predominantly built between the mid-16th century and the early part of the 20th century, they were the ultimate status symbol for the great families of Britain and provided ideal settings to entertain aristocratic, noble and esteemed guests.
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King Charles III’s homes: Royal residences

From grand palaces to country cottages, these are King Charles III's homes across the country Words: Sandra Lawrence King Charles III's homes: Buckingham Palace In September 2022, the United Kingdom was rocked by the passing of its...
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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...
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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...
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Most haunted places in Britain: 10 spooky spots

Whether it’s Halloween hokum or supernatural manifestations, we find 10 of the most haunted places in Britain, with headless horsemen, screaming woods and a lady in white rising from the walls of a centuries-old...

Autumn in Britain: the 10 best places to see stunning autumn colours

Celebrate autumn’s arrival with a visit to these beautiful places where the season’s beautiful browns and blazing reds, vibrant oranges and golden yellows create an incredible landscape of colour.

Abandoned houses: Britain’s lost property

The sight of abandoned houses - whether a palatial mansion or once-idyllic village - cannot fail to stir the imagination. And each has its own human story to tell... Abandoned houses: Witley Court Procol Harum’s 1967...
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Regency London: Where did the Ton spend their time?

Where did the Ton, the high-living aristocrats of the late Regency period, spend their time? Discover the addresses of Regency London that still tell thrilling tales of this exuberant era When it came to recreating...
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The Queen at Balmoral: Her Highland haven

On 8 September, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle, her beloved holiday home in the Highlands... Words: Sally Coffey When the Queen’s coffin left Balmoral, it passed slowly through the villages...
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Experience autumn at Blenheim Palace gardens

There is no better place to experience the changing of the seasons than at Blenheim Palace gardens in Oxfordshire... Autumn is spreading its long arms over the UK and bringing with it a stunning kaleidoscope...
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The Queen’s favourite places: Royal retreats

As we pay tribute to the remarkable life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we look back at the homes and landscapes Her Majesty has returned to most over the years Words by Natasha Foges Balmoral Every...
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Every issue is packed with our inspirational photography, fascinating features, shopping and travel advice.

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