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Big Ben’s bong: the science behind its sound

Engineers from the University of Leicester have discovered why London’s iconic Big Ben produces such a distinct bong It’s the centrepiece of the London skyline, the Elizabeth Tower, fondly known as Big Ben, which has been keeping Londoners on...

The gardening book that inspired King Henry VIII

We take a look at Henry VIII’s gardening manual, said to have inspired the Great Garden at Whitehall Palace that was destroyed by fire in 1698 The Royal Collection includes some of the earliest and rarest surviving records...
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Royal Mint marks Queen Elizabeth II’s historic Sapphire Jubilee

As HM The Queen becomes the first British monarch to celebrate her Sapphire Jubilee, the Royal Mint has released a special collection of commemorative coins Today marks 65 years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne...
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Chatsworth: Dress like a Duchess

A new exhibition at Chatsworth House celebrates the style and fashion of some of its most glamorous residents, while also revealing one or two secrets and scandals of its former duchesses. Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, is...

Royal Mint coins celebrate pioneering Britons

New 2017 coins from Royal Mint celebrate Britain’s pioneering spirit, marking Sir Issac Newton and Jane Austen, among others.
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BRITAIN claims Gold in the British Travel Awards

We’re delighted to reveal that we were awarded Gold in the Best Consumer Holiday Magazine category at the British Travel Awards.

Poppies tour reaches Caernarfon Castle

The Weeping Window, first seen as part of the hugely popular Tower of London art installation, has opened at the medieval fortress and World Heritage Site Caernarfon Castle.
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Get a FREE London audio walking tour

We’ve teamed up with DK, publisher of the new Eyewitness Travel Guide: London 2017, to bring readers a FREE London audio walking tour.

North Wales ‘one of best locations in the world’

North Wales named in top 10 of the prestigious Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2017 list – and it is the only British region included.

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