England

  • The best of Britain's castles

    A wonderful aspect of the British landscape and filled with tales of history and riches, seeing one of Britain's castles makes for a captivating day out. Step back in time...

  • Highclere Castle: Behind the scenes of Downton Abbey

    Since the debut of Downton Abbey, the thrilling turn-of-the-century TV drama that follows the trials and tribulations of the aristocratic Crawley family has transformed its venue into a world-wide hit.Highclere...

  • Discover the wizardry behind 'Harry Potter'

    If you thought the magic was over, you were wrong: from the end of March 2012, the Warner Bros. behind-the-scenes tour invites visitors see first-hand some of the most memorable...

  • Time for tea - and cakes, too!

    Quite simply, tea is our national drink, classless and timeless, and every day we drink 165 million cups of it. But 'tea' isn't just a drink: even the cricket commentators...

  • Capital eating around London

    Of the list of the world's 50 best restaurants, three are to be found in the British capital: The Ledbury, St. John and Hibiscus should be a clear indication to...

  • Super ideas for Valentine's getaways

    A touch of nostalgia
On the Devon coast, the privately owned Burgh Island – actually only separated from the mainland at high tide – is the site of Burgh Island Hotel...

  • The snow show comes to Europe

    The heavy snow across Europe may have provided the kids with outdoor fun and a few unscheduled days off school but the severity of the polar cold snap is especially...
  • What the Dickens is going on?

    The name of Dickens evokes a very specific historical period, and the great writer's cultural influence extends far beyond the literary with his stories being inseparable from the topic of...
  • The world's best toy shops

    Hamleys, LondonEstablished in 1760, the seven-storey toy shop on Regents Street is a treat for any family shopping day in the capital. Rocking horses, dolls and other traditional toys, educational...
  • Travel highlights for 2012

    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to...
  • A German Christmas market in the Midlands

    You don't need to travel to Germany to get a taste of authentic German Christmas traditions: our own city of Birmingham has been a partner city to Frankfurt for nearly...
  • The Elvis influence

    The link between Liverpool and Memphis goes way back to the days of the cotton trade, but, as the exhibition Elvis and Us clearly demonstrates, it didn't stop then. This...
  • Leonardo in London

    Under the title 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan', the exhibition draws together paintings from collections around the world in an unprecedented display of the rare surviving...
  • London, for the best in bespoke tailoring

    Fashions may come and go, but quality is always in style. And on Savile Row, the elegant London Street synonymous with fine gentlemen's tailoring, some of the most renowned tailors...
  • The best of British

    There are lots of places of cultural and natural heritage around the British Isles that UNESCO considers to have outstanding universal value. They range from the great megalithic blocks of...