Britain 2019



The enchanting landscape and intriguing heritage of Britain has inspired kings, queens, authors, poets and artists for thousands of years, owing to its rolling hills, crystal-clear lakes, rugged coastline and beautiful ancient monuments.
Boasting 29 UNESCO World Heritage sites, hundreds of dramatic castles and some of the most stunning countryside in the world, it’s little wonder that millions of visitors fall under Britain’s spell every year.

Your May/June issue

This May marks 200 years since Queen Victoria’s birth. Much has been written about her extraordinary reign, but less is known about Victoria’s unusual path to the throne: we explore the history in our...

5 Famous Attractions to visit whilst camping in the UK with The Camping and...

Whether you know Britain’s hills and heritage like the back of your hand, or you’re visiting for the very first time, there’s always a wealth of new places to explore and fresh experiences to...

10 best Roald Dahl quotes

We celebrate what would have been beloved children’s author Roald Dahl's 100th birthday by picking our favourite quotes from his fantastic books.

10 of Britain’s best historic hotels

From ancient coaching inns and grand ancestral homes, to lodgings in the precincts of a ruined priory, The Good Hotel Guide is our go-to for properties steeped in history, with stories to tell. Here...
Mallards Pike in the Forest of Dean

Explore the Forest of Dean, the magical woods that inspired JRR Tolkien

This picturesque part of the Wye Valley offers woodland walks, steam trains and real-ale pubs, writes Karen Campbell This sweet corner of western Gloucestershire, used as a royal hunting ground even before William the Conqueror and...

Your essential guide to Durham

The historic castle and cathedral are the undisputed stars, but this little city on the River Wear has plenty of surprises in store Getting there There are trains every half-hour from London King’s Cross to Durham;...
shakespeare's globe, bankside, london

Explore Shakespeare’s Britain

To mark 400 years since his death, Chris Fautley explores Shakespeare’s Britain – the places mentioned in his plays – and separates fact from fiction.

A Literary Land

Famous for the rural retreats of the influential Bloomsbury Group, idyllic East Sussex has inspired some of the country's leading writers   With chalk cliffs and patchwork fields, medieval woodland and picturesque villages, East Sussex offers plenty...
Emmeline Pankhurst, portrait of the leader of the British suffragette movement, May 1912. Greatest women in British history

10 greatest women in British history

It was only 30 years ago that Britain acquired its first female prime minister but women have nevertheless made their mark throughout British history. Here are 10 of the most notable.

The Wild Wild West

Scotland's west coast is the place to visit of you want to see the country's Big Five – red deer, golden eagles, otters, harbour seals and those elusive red squirrels Scotland is a country of...

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