The Duchess of Cornwall goes back to school

THE DUCHESS of Cornwall was greeted by flagwaving when she visited Westonbirt's new school for its official opening. She also toured the gardens which are being restored by the Holford Trust. THE WESTONBIRT ESTATE...

Take a trip to Derby, me old China

Get a handle on the many looks of Crown Derby at the exhibition in the city of Derby, until 30 March 2010 The City of Derby will be showing-off its association with the Spanish surrealist...

Christmas Time-Travelling at the Geffrye Museum

DISCOVER HOW Christmas was celebrated in the English home over the centuries from 1600 to the present day at the Geffrye Museum. Christmas in 1935, photo by Steve Speller A NOSTALGIC exhibition called Christmas Past, running...

Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection

A celebration of Britain's greatest landscapes captured in a beautiful book. The Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is the brainchild of the UK's renowned photographer, Charlie Waite, who set up the competition to find...

Bill Bailey’s remarkable guide to the orchestra

IF YOU THOUGHT you knew how an orchestra works, then think again – it’s all turned on its head in the hands of quirky comedian and classically trained musician Bill Bailey, whose mercurial mind...
Portsmouth Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard celebrates the 10th birthday of Victorian Festival of Christmas

For its 10th birthday, the Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is planning a magical festive extravanganza, with Victorian entertainment and a huge Christmas market.

Guide to Christmas Shopping in Britain

If you're dreaming of a traditional white Christmas, of fairy lights, festive atmosphere and seasonal shopping, here's our guide on what to buy and where to go, from Christmas markets in historic towns and...

Places to stay along the River Thames (and fine dining, too)

If you were inspired by our feature on The Rural River Thames and would like to explore this beautiful part of the world for yourself, why not plan a holiday staying at several places along...

North Wales Borderlands: an insider’s guide

The North Wales Borderlands that nestle between Chester and Snowdonia have lush landscapes, famous fortresses and historic houses Walking along  the towpath admiring a gaily-painted bright narrowboat gliding ahead along the canal, I stopped short...

Best British Spa Hotels

Britain's hotels now offer even more than quality accommodation and fine fare: many now also have spa facilities so guests can pamper themselves during their stay. Here's our guide to some of the best. The...
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