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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.

Festive feasts: A history of royal Christmas food

We serve up mouthwatering moments from history, tucking in with kings and queens as they have feasted through the centuries. Wild boar’s head cooked in wine, boiled capon, roast goose, peacock, swan, fruit jellies, syllabubs...

8 Great historic art collectors

Felicity Day examines the legacy of eight prolific patrons of the arts, from art-loving royals to private collectors of curios. Many of Britain’s finest museums owe their existence to the magpie instincts of a private...

10 of the best hotels for Christmas and the New Year

Don’t be run ragged by the demands of the festive season. Book a hotel break for Christmas or New Year and let others take care of you from morning to night, while you relax...

Best British winter experiences 2019

Winter experiences that embrace the seasonal atmosphere without celebrating Christmas... not just yet Bonfire night has been and gone but we're reluctant to welcome Christmas too eagerly this early in November. We've found some perfectly-pitched,...

Remember, remember, the fifth of November

Whether you’re eager to learn the history behind Guy Fawkes and his failed gunpowder plot or you just want to indulge in toffee apples while watching the sky sparkle, VisitEngland has chosen the top...

Beautiful Britain calendar

It's not long now until the end of the year, so order your Beautiful Britain calendar now while stocks last Enjoy a new image of Britain each month. Celebrating the country’s most picturesque landscapes and...

Britain’s best country house hotel spas

When body and soul need soothing, there’s nowhere more restorative than a country house hotel spa Hippocrates knew how to live. The ancient Greek philosopher declared that “the way to health is to have an...

Oliver Cromwell and the English Civil War: Part II

Oliver Cromwell was quick to seize control after the shocking death of Charles I, but was he hero or villain? On January 30, 1649 48-year-old King Charles I said goodbye to his children at St...
Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo, Stratford upon Avon review

While house-hunting in 1597, William Shakespeare would have known the handsome pub opposite his New Place. The Falcon was not a five-minute walk from Shakespeare’s Birthplace and across the road from Shakespeare’s Schoolroom. The world-class theatres built...

How to celebrate a very British Halloween

Stuck for how to celebrate Halloween in Britain? We bring you a handful of the spookiest ways to mark All Hallows’ Eve... Observed annually on 31 October, All Hallows' Eve – a Scottish term better...

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