Inspiration

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.
British book settings

British book settings you can visit

To inspire our summer reading, we visit these British book settings that inspired iconic summer scenes in the works of some of our favourite authors With sun and warmth (hopefully) filling our days, now is...

6 things to do in Bristol this summer

Bristol is a charming city, brimming with culture, history and stunning architecture. This part of the South West is well worth a visit at any time of the year, but if you find yourself...
real tennis

Real Tennis: the sport of kings

Literally the game of kings, real tennis is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike Lawn Tennis and Squash, it’s the genuine article: proper tennis Henry VIII was into it, wasn’t he? Like many pastimes, tennis became...
Wimbledon history

The history of Wimbledon Tennis

We look back at the history of the tennis championships, which bring Wimbledon to a standstill every year.

Top events of the British Summer Season 2022

In early summer there is a veritable frisson of excitement in the British air as hats are ordered and diaries fill up. It can only mean one thing: it’s the start of the Season Like...

King Arthur’s Cornwall: Searching for Camelot

The timeless legends of King Arthur and his brave knights live on in the magical landscapes of North Cornwall Words by Natasha Foges Knights and dragons, warriors and wizards, swords and stones: the ancient myths and...

Cottages for couples: Some of the best self-catering stays for two

Beautiful cottages for couples are abundant in Britain, and self-catering stays have never been more popular. Here is a round up of some of the best self-catering cottages for couples from 101 Holidays During the...

Platinum Jubilee afternoon teas

What better way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than with tea and cake? If you're wondering where to book a Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea, we've cherry-picked the best places for a regal twist on...

Platinum Jubilee 2022: the Queen’s jewellery to go on display

As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, incredible jewellery from the Queen's personal collection will go on display at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse As each palace celebrates this year's Platinum...

Visit No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

Visit the only dressed Georgian house, No. 1 Royal Crescent, in the historic city of Bath Sponsored post No. 1 Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored townhouse museum where you can explore fashionable life in 18th-century...
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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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