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.

Who was Emmeline Pankhurst?

In the centenary year of women first gaining the vote, we celebrate the northern roots of one of the leading suffragettes Given Manchester’s reputation as a hotbed of social and political revolution, it’s somewhat surprising that...

The best places for a festive afternoon tea in London’s West End

With only six weeks left until Christmas, what better way to celebrate the start of the season than with a festive afternoon tea. Here's eight places in the West End for a sweet treat...
View from High Stile of Buttermere. Credit: Joe Cornish/VisitBritain

Top 10 walks in Cumbria

Cumbria has long charmed visitors with dramatic landscapes, lovely lakes and characterful pubs. Here are our top 10 walks, in no particular order…  Cumbria, located in the northwest of England, is a wild pocket of unassuming beauty and...

Britain remembers the fallen on Armistice Day

Two-minute silences take place each year in Britain on 11 November as the country remembers fallen soldiers of the First World War on the date the armistice was signed. The silence is an annual ritual,...
Shopping in London - Harrods

Best shopping in London

Forget your endless malls and out-of-town retail parks. For a unique, enticing shopping experience, London remains a world-beating destination Words: Martha Alexander When it comes to retail therapy, killing all of your birds with one stone and...

Remembrance Sunday: round-up of events 2018

As Remembrance Sunday approaches, here is a round-up of some of the events being held across the UK to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War   The National Service of Remembrance...

Wear your poppy with pride for the Armistice Centenary

People across Britain are preparing to pay their respects  as this Remembrance Sunday marks 100 years since the end of the First World War Events are being held across the UK on 11 November to mark...
John Rylands Library, Manchester

Hidden British Libraries

We take a tour of some of the most historic and beautiful British libraries to find reading rooms worthy of our literary greats Oxford’s university libraries are among the oldest and most celebrated in the world....

10 places to see stunning autumn colour

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.

Explore the untold story of the Victorian brother and sister who saved a Tudor...

National Trust mansion The Vyne in Hampshire has re-opened, following a £5.4m project to save its roof Visitors can now explore the untold story of Caroline Wiggett and William Wiggett Chute – the siblings linked...

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.




Britain Magazine


Natasha Foges
James Davis