London’s Victorian landmarks are among the capital’s most iconic sights Trafalgar Square (above). Although its name and most famous historic figure – Admiral Horatio Nelson
The Victoria and Albert Museum has just triumphed as the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year With over 4.5 million objects and seven miles of
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” – Samuel Johnson Double Trouble Shakespeare’s romantic comedies Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much
Let’s visit Blenheim Palace, one of Britain’s most spectacular stately homes and the birthplace of Winston Churchill “At Blenheim, I took two very important decisions:
This Month … celebrate Halloween in New York State, track wolves in Spain and enjoy the last of the sun in Cyprus Dubrovnik, Croatia –
Why Stay? Because it’s a surprisingly affordable country hideaway in a handy spot for snooping around the historic and handsome village of Broadway in the
Ludicrous lodgings, from a giant Scottish pineapple and a floating coconut, to a Trojan horse and ghost-filled garrison. In a pineapple in Falkirk Surely Scotland’s
This is England at its best. The scent of blousy pink roses, a vegetable garden like a Mr McGregor pastiche (fat cabbages, rows of ruby
The great British pub culture goes back to an untraceably long history of inns and taverns of the Victorian era. But now, the drab wooden
Born 300 years ago this summer, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was England’s greatest gardener, and his visionary landscapes changed the face of the British countryside. At
Make your own home a sought-after dinner ticket by mastering classic French menus, moreish Greek nibbles and the art of beer Brewing in London The
The City’s Crowning Glory A must-visit on the cathedral city circuit, ancient York is surrounded by 3 miles of beautifully restored medieval walls built on
Grand, Stately, Elegant Although best known today as the location for the BBC’s 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Castle Howard has been respected
One of the World’s Great Mysteries Stonehenge can still be the magical, mystical, mysterious kind of place it was probably meant to be—but only if
A Masterpiece of Medieval Technology The paintings of Turner and Constable long ago familiarized the world with Salisbury Cathedral and its remarkable 404-foot spire. The
England’s Finest Medieval Castle For nine centuries at the heart of British history, the magnificent feudal fortress of Warwick is the country’s finest medieval castle.
Drama, the Bard, and Ghosts at Shakespeare’s Birthplace The timeless appeal and universality of William Shakespeare’s work have made his hometown a point of pilgrimage.
Queen of the High Seas In 1840, Samuel Cunard secured the first contract to carry mail by steamship between Britain and North America, and to
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