An early peek at the upcoming issue of British Heritage! Dana Huntley provides the perfect vacation itinerary of this often-overlooked region–with some added content just for online readers.
WEB ORIGINAL: To us, he’s the king of the castle! Our new favorite guide on his favorite rooms, the best and worst visitors, and how to deal with the occasional runner.
It’s festival season in Edinburgh. Blair pleads for his party. The Welsh are working. Plus, the A-level results are in! Check out the front pages from across the pond!
Editor Dana Huntley provides “a Liverpudlian primer” to help you explore the birthplace of the Beatles!
WEB ORIGINAL: A moneysaving stop in Dublin, a worldwide phenomenon and some random thoughts on unity in a strange new land.
The modern world got you down? Let this modest home at number 7, Blyth Grove take you back to an earlier era.
WEB ORIGINAL: Sandra has your August trip to London all planned out with theater, chocolates and a garden in the sky. Plus, celebrate Sinatra’s 100th birthday with a free concert!
Though it seems like a perfectly quaint English town, Rye’s surprising criminal past will provide an added layer of intrigue to your visit.
Ironmasters of Wales
“At Blaenavon Ironworks, the world’s most advanced ironworks when it opened in 1789, hulking remains of furnaces, chimneys and cast house confront you with the gigantic scale of operations, all glowered over by the monstrous-magnificent balance tower.”
“Scott himself described Abbotsford as “Conundrum Castle” and it has rather unfairly been described as his “finest historical novel.”
Mists Over Glastonbury
Have more spiritual claims and legends attached to Glastonbury than any other place in England?
Lizzie Bennet Tours the Peaks
Jane Austen knew the Peak District. Pemberley might be fictitious, but you can still follow in Lizzie’s footsteps.
Expedition to Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands
We’re told that England’s first monks formed monastic communities for quiet, but they were surely also attracted by the beautiful landscape on Lindisfarne.
Haltwhistle: Still the Center of Britain
In the heart of Roman Wall Country, the Northumbrian market town bristles with pride
Home Port: Where English Maritime History Berths Up for Fun
Home of the Royal Navy, seat of the Empire’s maritime power, and beautiful Hampshire cathedral city--Portsmouth has got it all.
Marches Market Town: Where Food Is King
Morsels of Spanish tapas tempt among many ethnic and national cuisines in Ludlow.
Chepstow and the Little Church in the Vale
St. James’ church stands roofless in splendid isolation, eerie traces of the abandoned medieval hamlet that it once served discernible only as bumps in the riverside fields.
The Weird Suffolk Coast
Things are a bit weird on the Suffolk coast.
Somerset’s Thankful Villages
A place where all who served in the Great war returned home safely. Somerset county has nine thankful villages, more than any other county.
Join Pilgrims on the Mayflower Trail
They left everything behind for faith and liberty. Learn the little-known early history of these courageous explorers.
There is no surer way of absorbing yourself in Scottish culture than having a dram or two.