Just what are Queen Elizabeth's hobbies for this period of self-isolation?
Have you seen this charming clip?
On May 8, 1945, King George VI delivered a victory speech celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany and paid tribute to those who lost their lives in World War II.
Due to visit Britain this year, don’t let walking restrictions stand in your way! Here are 10 of the best tourist sites suitable for those with mobility issues.
In Nov 1948 Julie Andrews became the youngest solo artist to perform at a Royal Command Variety Performance, British Pathe captured the moment.
The Welsh valleys have a long and storied history within the mining industry. Read more to find out about it.
Have you been to Somerset?
About 1,300 years ago, the Venerable Bede was early medieval Europe's greatest scholar and the first to record the history of the English nation.
Many monarchs in the long history of Great Britain have been mediocre and worse. Some few have been quite good indeed. However, only Alfred, the 9th-century king of the West Saxons, has been honored by history with the sobriquet “Great.”
Some of the greatest historic sites in Britain that illustrate how the world changed during the Industrial Revolution.
Many and various tales about the legend of King Arthur have continued to arise throughout history - but what can we take as real and what can we dismiss as lore?
If you're in the capital for a visit this is the essential guide of free things to do in London.
Here are five of London's most beautiful buildings built during the reign of Queen Victoria.
For those who love the mystery and the magic of the Royal Family, let's take a walk in their shoes.
Our knowledge of Druidism is often full of misconceptions, here's everything you need to know about the history of Druidism and Druids in Britain
Archie turns 2 today.
Queen Elizabeth will be setting off on her holidays to Balmoral Castle very soon. How much do you know about this incredible place?
Kate and William have launched a new YouTube channel.
King George VI died on this day in 1952. Let's take a moment to remember him.
The pastoral garden county of Kent houses an extraordinary collection of historic fortresses, from Canterbury Cathedral to Battle Abbey and Dover Castle there's something for every Anglophile.
At the National Maritime Museum's Nelson Gallery, visitors catch a glimpse of the personality of England's greatest naval warrior Admiral Horatio Nelson
Have you seen this amazing clip?
The latest royal wedding was attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Prince Philip - but left royal watchers wondering just who is Lady Gabriella Windsor?
She's the Queen's aunt and a character in the new Downton Abbey movie, but who was Princess Mary?
Yorkshire's Dales and Moors present any curious traveler with a myriad of things to see and do.
How shall we ever know if it’s morning if there’s no servant to pull up the blind?
We asked our contributors to tell us a little bit about some of their favorite spots in Britain. Here's what they said.
Queen Elizabeth sent a heartfelt message regarding her last trip to Northern Ireland with Prince Philip.
King Henry VIII ruled England for 36 years, yet his reign remains known for his love affairs and marriages more so than his achievements - how much do you know?
... And all because Edward VIII abdicated his throne for the woman he loved.
Is Queen Elizabeth immune to the law? Lets find out...
On Nov 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Watch this historic footage of the Queen paying her respect.
Who was Mary Tudor and why was she the world's most unhappy Queen?
She calls Downton Abbey home and lives the real lady of the manor life, so what is it like to be Lady Carnarvon of Highclere Castle?
The Royal family's connection to Sandringham is long and varied, but just what is it about Norfolk that brings them back generation after generation?
Princess Charlotte turns 6 on the 2nd of May.
There have been some fascinating British Prime Ministers over the years. Here's some of the more notable ones.
Have you seen this footage of Queen Elizabeth in Ghana?
The tragic death of Kick Kennedy in a 1948 plane crash was covered up by her family because of the scandalous details that surrounded the young Kennedy's love life.
The pair who ruled during World War II enjoyed a deep and enduring friendship despite their differences.
York is one of the UK's premier travel destinations. It combines history, culture, and architecture to make it something special.
Jack the Ripper is one of Britain's most notorious and mysterious figures. Who was he?
On Feb 11, 1975, Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for the leadership of the British Conservative Party.
As Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton's title as Duchess of Cambridge will automatically change when Queen Elizbabeth II either dies or steps down
Are you visiting the UK soon? Here are seven simple ways to avoid being a tourist and make sure you get the most from your trip.
You know that The Battle of Hastings was a bloody fight between the Normans and the Saxons, but do you exactly how the Normans were armed?
The true history of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, the life of Alice Liddell, and what remains in real life of these fantastical tales.
Are these the prettiest streets in Britain, get the cameras ready because we think so
Incredible the mutiny of 1789 on the Bounty was only one of three set against Lieutenant William Bligh but was his a victim or a villain.
Martin Luther is synonymous with Protestantism in Germany. In France, John Calvin led the reform movement. Scotland, too, had its giant of ecclesiastical reform in John Knox.
“The art of the butler is seen by many people as being old-fashioned, but nothing could be further from the truth,” says Grant Harrold— and he should know.
Britain once produced half the world's cotton cloth without growing a single scrap of, so just how did British textiles come to clothe the world?
Follow the Roman Road from Exeter to Lincoln and walk through years of history - ramble the Fosse Way.
The Academy Award-winning film Braveheart managed to propel Sir William Wallace through nearly seven centuries. Through the magic of Hollywood, the infamous 13th-century Scottish hero has returned to his homeland and has once again created quite a stir.
Joan McKenzie, a survivor, recalls World War II's Hitler's V-weapon offensive during the Blitz.
From Cardiff to Castle Coch the most stunning historic castles to explore in South Wales.
The Royal Opera House is always worth a visit.
What began as a family mission in East London in 1865 with soup kitchens and “Food for the Millions” shops spread to become a worldwide organization.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photos for their 10th wedding anniversary, looking natural and happy outside Kensington Palace.
In 2019 Britain celebrated Prince Albert's 200th birthday, here are five unknown facts about Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria.
How accurate is the The Crown's depiction of the 1961 meeting of the Kennedys and Queen Elizabeth II?
What was life really like for people in Britain during the 1600s, those British who emigrated to America?
Devoteés of great literature pass by John Andre's monument at Westminster Abbey's Poet's Corner in puzzlement. Yet his death, more than two centuries ago, caused a sensation both in England and the United States.
Here in the early 16th-century moated manor house, dreams of a permanent English colony in America took shape, and the Virginia Company was born.
Have you seen this incredible British Pathé footage Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip from their engagement party?
Foyle's War has beated Downton Abbey as the most missed British TV show of the 21st Century, according to a new poll from The Radio Times
We know Queen Victoria was devoted to Prince Albert, but did she really have an affair with a servant after his death? Historian Julia Baird certainly thinks so
In April 1770, Captain James Cook and his crew became the first known Europeans to reach the east coast of Australia, making landfall near present-day Point Hicks, and then proceeding north to Botany Bay.
Eboracum to Jorvik to York - Where the streets are called gates, the gates are called bars and the bars are called pubs.
Now more than ever we have ample time to sit back and enjoy these modern classic British films.
On Apr 27, 1828, The Zoological Society of London opened a zoological garden in Regent’s Park, still a major attraction for visitors to Britain's capital city today.
The Saturday Night Fever star made the Queen of Hearts blush during her 1985 visit to Washington with Prince Charles.
Queen Victoria ruled Britain for over 60 years, but just what effect did her reign have on her subjects?
The Queen reportedly has a number of secret hand signals. Did you know about them?
How much do you know about Hampton Court, the home of King Henry VIII?
William Penn founded the Province of Pennsylvania. Read more to discover the history behind the man.
On April 26, 1923, The Duke of York and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, were married in Westminster Abbey, London.
Given the fact that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have now opted out of their royal duties the advice the Queen once handed down to her grandsons, Prince William and Harry, seem even more poignant.
On Jan 26, 1926, John Logie Baird, the forgotten pioneer of television, first demonstrated his invention, the colour television, changing the world forever.
A five-day drive from London to Wells will take you on a picturesque road trip with a wonderful destination.
Jermyn Street is the place to go if you're in need of a fresh new suit.
Travel through the countryside which inspired H.E. Bates' novels and one of the most popular British TV series ever made - The Darling Buds of May.
St. George's Day is upon us.
She was the first woman monarch to rule in her own right, and also one of the most unpopular, but what did Mary I achieve and why is she known as Bloody Mary?
Lord Macdonald leads the far-flung Clan Macdonald as High Chief, and he and Lady Macdonald also preside over their own fair and hospitable corner of the “Garden of Skye.”
"A man neither very good nor very bad, the fool of fortune and the tool of politicians, a pirate in spite of himself."
Have you seen this amazing clip?
Queen Elizabeth has shared a heartfelt birthday message following the death of Prince Philip.
Queen Elizabeth spends a huge amount of time meeting people. At 94 years old, how on earth does she remember their names?
A new ABC documentary looks at racist letters written by Edward VIII during a royal visit to Australia
Today Prince William and Kate Middleton's third and youngest child celebrates his third birthday. Here's everything you need to know.
William Wilberforce, "The Saints" and the political events in Britain which led up to the abolition of slavery in 1833 across the British Empire.
Kent has been the entry point of visitors and invaders from the Continent for many millenniums.
Meet the man who ordered the execution of Mary Queen of Scots while working as a spymaster for Queen Elizabeth I - Francis Walsingham
Is everything we know about The Bard, William Shakespeare, true?
British citizens in Germany at the onset of WWI soon found themselves in the Ruhleben prison camp.
Caroline, Charlotte, and Augusta, who had never visited Britain before taking the on Royal duties, played a major role in developing royal palaces, and gardens hugely promoted their own personal interests.
How a church in Lincolnshire inspired the city of Boston and the story of John Cotton
Victorian workhouses were a common institution throughout Britain's history. How much do you know about the controversial buildings?
Follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots by visiting the houses, castles, and areas she stayed in while imprisoned by her cousin Elizabeth I.
"From cloth to grain to the industrial revolution, the story of Northern entrepreneurial effort is seen throughout the city."
British Heritage Travel magazine's May / June 2021 issue is out now! Check it out.
Have you ever wondered why Queen Elizabeth celebrates her birthday twice?
It's no secret that the Brontë sisters were inspired by their surroundings, but was it their hometown of Haworth that inspired them or the nearby moors?
Have you ever been to Ludlow?
Do Scotland by train and leave the driving. Elegant Edinburgh, the floral city of Aberdeen and west to the Highland capital of Inverness.
Downton Abbey will be hitting the big screens this year.
Here's how Queen Elizabeth will be marking her birthday tomorrow.
After suffering a number of strokes, Stoker died at No. 26 St George's Square, London on 20 April 1912.
Two decades after her death, Princess Diana's legacy lives on in both her sons and the daughter-in-law she never had the chance to meet
Explore The Barbican and play bowls on The Hoe with Drake.
George Thomson, whom history remembers best as the organizer and director of the first Edinburgh Music Festival, also deserves credit as a collector of Britain's national folk songs.
Take a trip through English history, from the 5th to the 11th centuries from the end of Roman Britain until the Norman conquest in 1066.
Prince Philip's funeral was held this weekend.
Have you heard these facts about the National Trust?
The Royals are just like any other family, which means they all have nicknames for each other, yes, even Queen Elizabeth!
Since the Neolithic period, inhabitants of Wiltshire have trekked this pathway across the Marlborough Downs and through thousands of years of England's history.
General William Howe was Commander in Chief of the British Army during a crucial period of the War of Independence. How much do you know about the British leader?
Did you know Queen Elizabeth enjoyed this food so much?
Ever wondered who are the most popular Royals? Thanks to YouGov, now we can find out. And you might just be surprised at who made the top ten!
Have you seen this incredible footage of Queen Elizabeth at the opera?
What is the 'Queensberry Curse', an affliction that has permeated one of Britain's oldest families for generations?
Documents explaining how the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond, the largest ever found, was cut for the crown jewels were auctioned in 2019.
"Lloyd George... asked her to become his secretary but explained that he could work with her only if he made her his mistress as well."
An exploration of the history of the British picnic and what wonderful treats such as Pimms and scotch eggs you should pack on your next outing.
Lights, camera, action at places we love to recognize from the small and silver screens
On this day, Jan 8, 1806, Lord Nelson, naval commander, and hero of the Battle of Trafalgar was buried at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Anthony Ashley Cooper opened people's eyes to the oppression of the weakest and poorest among them and led the way to easing their misery.
Dozens of ships unload their cargo onto the docks at the port of Manchester, some of it bound for nearby warehouses, some straight for the local mills and factories.
It's one of the United Kingdom's most visited cities but what exactly can be achieved by spending 24 hours in Bath?
The Royals will not be wearing their uniforms for Prince Philip's funeral but what do you know about the Royal Family's military service?
Unearthed footage of Queen Victoria in Ireland is clearer than any other thought to be in existence.
Look outside the Victoria & Albert and The British Museum to some of England's quirkier museums and you may be very surprised by what you discover. Here are eight of Britain's most underrated museums.
A look at the life and influence the lexicographer and scholar, Dr. Samuel Johnson, has had on how we communicate.
Have you ever wondered how long it took an 18th-century lady to get dressed?
The period mellow drama has fans around the world but today we ask just how realistic is Downton Abbey?
A touching moment between the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, and John F Kennedy Jr in the wake of JFK's assassination, in 1963.
Cockney rhyming slang is known around the world but how much do you know about this East London language construct?
In one battle, William the Conqueror led the Normans in sweeping away Anglo-Saxon rule.
Why bother telling someone they’re a dummy when you can just call them a "daft git"?
The food of Yorkshire is world-renowned for good reason.
Prince Philip's funeral will be held this Saturday.
Queen Elizabeth and Patrick Plunket enjoyed a special relationship. Read more to find out about their close bond.
The Great British Bake Off’s first winner shares a northern treat her nanna's very own gingerbread recipe.
Discover specific locations from wonderful novels you'll find around the great city of London.
Cornwall’s Penwith Peninsula has what may be the finest coast in all of Britain: nearly 40 miles of continuous, unbroken sea cliffs, with fine sand beaches washed into narrow cuts, and water the deep turquoise of the Bahamas.
The Palace of Hampton Court is so splendid that two of its 16th-century residents have seemingly refused to leave, for it is said that their ghosts walk its halls to this day.
First Sea Lord is the highest position in the British navy, and Prince Philip couldn't take on the role because of his wife
The Royals have released several statements about Prince Philip's death.
The concept of Monarchy has struggled to survive around the world, but not in the mighty United Kingdom.
The world's best-loved cheese comes from a Somerset village.
The lost city of the legion is always worth a look.
Is Arundel the best town in Britain?
Choirs have always been closely associated with Wales. Join Sian Ellis as she looks into what makes that connection so special.
Let's take a trip to some of the places made famous by Harry Selfridge.
The sad news has emerged that Prince Philip passed away on Friday morning at Windsor Castle.
London city's markets date back to Roman times and today's markets filled with energy surrounded by wonderful architecture and bountiful with treasures will not disappoint.
With the sad news that Prince Philip has passed away, we take a look back at the Duke's incredible life.
David Attenborough and HRH Queen Elizabeth are both national treasures aged in their 90s but did you know they were pals. This clip of the pair will make you smile.
From 1832 Queen Victoria, kept detailed personal journals for 69 years mapping out the monarch's reign but her secrets were edited out after her death.
Here's some expert advice on how to get the best shot of Britain's most famous landmarks - to make sure you can make all your friends jealous!
Prince Philip has passed away aged 99. Often known for his sharp wit, and often public gaffes, he did love a joke.
A royal insider recently revealed that the Queen's favourite grandchild is Lady Louise Windsor, eldest child of Prince Edward and his wife Sophie. Here's everything you need to know about Lady Louise.
We've all seen the Great British Bake Off, but how much do you know about these British delights?
There are many places in Cornwall and Devon where walkers can enjoy the scenery and heritage of the Southwest Coast Path without expending too much energy, the Lizard Peninsula is such an area.
Located on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park of Derbyshire, Chatsworth is repeatedly named as Britain's favourite stately home.
Though separated from the Scottish mainland by only 10 miles across the Pentland Firth, Orkney is one destination that really feels a world away.
The Queen’s summer ‘progresses’ throughout her kingdom endeared her to her people, burdened her hosts, and left a legacy of royal lodgings for us to enjoy today.
Jane Austen may have written her books over 250 years ago, but their themes remain as relevant today as ever before. But what do we know about her? What do we know about the life and times of Jane Austen?
Kate Middleton has always drawn admirers due to her stylish fashion sense. How did she become Britain's Queen of style?
Following in the footsteps of this tragic young Queen.
Dana Huntley looks at the lives of Britain's most famous undersung heroes who made a big difference to the world.
Sunshine or showers, there’s always lots to see and do in Pembrokeshire, on the Welsh coast.
Footage used is primarily from the 1950s and serves to show the Queen as a mother, wife, and head of the household.
The new book "Finding Freedom" reveals Queen Elizabeth II refused to allow Meghan Markle to wear the tiara she picked out for her wedding day.
From sales of work in post-World War II to the modern archetypal feature of rural British village life here's everything you need to know about British fêtes.
One of the "greatest peasant dishes of the world" this traditional British potato and cabbage dish dates back to the 18th century.
Is a trip to Bristol on your calendar? Here are some top tips on what to do in the southeastern city on the River Avon,
A Royal coat of arms and the statement “By Appointment” mark a product favored by the Royal Family and allow anyone to sample the material comforts of the Royals. Ever wonder how you might pretend to be Queen Elizabeth forb a day?
Through the middle decades of the 17th century, aristocrats and adventurers sought a new life in a new world.
Ever wondered how travelers would get rest while crossing countries on horseback? In this article we look at coaching inns, which provided a place to rest for travelers and horses alike
A roundup of what to do, where to go, and what you have to see in Canterbury
Have you seen this footage of Queen Elizabeth in Ethiopia?
Despite two attempts to overtake Britain, Caesar ultimately returned home emptyhanded. Here's a look at the history of Julius Caesar in Britain
Are you planning a visit to the UK and wondering what to do in Devon and Cornwall? Let us help plan your visit
An interview with our favorite storyteller, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes published ahead of the launch of Belgravia, and his latest book release.
Dominick West, who resides in Limerick, is set to take over the role of Prince Charles in Netflix’s hit series The Crown.
Did you know that the Royal Family members are called different names in different regions with in the United Kingdom?
A look at what Scottish food is all about. Think Scottish food is all haggis and potatoes? Well, you wouldn’t be far wrong...
From Rotherhithe, southeast London, the ship, the Mayflower, first set sail on its famous pilgrim's mission. It's all commemorated on the banks of The Thames.
King Edward I’s chain of stone fortresses, across Wales is as imposing today as it was 700 years ago.
For more than two centuries, “Burton” meant “beer” in the United Kingdom just like “Hollywood” meant “movies” in the United States. So what happened?
While it’s true Yanks and Brits both technically speak the same language, it’s a slight stretch to say we share a common tongue.
A gem of a visit on the Grampian Line, in Scotland.
Everything you need to know about the "Queen of Heart's" life.
On June 2 1953 Princess Elizabeth was crowned as Queen Elizabeth II. Here are some top facts about the her coronation 67 years ago.
A documentary set to air on Channel 5 has made a fascinating claim about Prince Charles and Princess Diana's relationship.
A house fit for an Earl! The history of Dumfries House in south-west Scotland largely revolves around two men, separated in time by almost 250 years.
Check out this clip!
The perfect recipe for an Irish family Easter Sunday lunch - a hearty springtime meal with room for something sweet to break Lent.
Which members of the royal family live in which castles? We take a look at the homes of Queen Elizabeth and her family
Simply put, tea is the quintessentially British pastime.
From the Clifton Suspension Bridge to the Great Western Railway and then the "Atmospheric Caper". Here's what really happened when Isambard Kingdom Brunel tried out the Atmospheric Railway.
Visions of a secret paradise only partially found.
Strangely, the highest mountain in the world has probably been visited most frequently not by the native Nepalese and Tibetans who have lived for centuries in its shadow, but by British explorers and surveyors.
The slave trade was abolished across the British Empire in 1833. This piece explores the lead up to this historic event
Exploring the castles, mountains, winding roads, and valleys of the mystical Wales where so many tales of princes, heroes, villains, and saints live on.
A genuine narrative of the deplorable deaths of the gentlemen who were suffocated in the Indian prison known as the Black Hole of Calcutta.
Making merry once more at the classic amusement park, Dreamland! Margate’s lost soul was reborn.
Here's six of the best British Easter traditions.
A report in 2019 revealed that Queen Elizabeth II and her family cost the British people £67 million during the previous year.
Three hundred years ago, a remarkable woman travelled alone through every county in England. Today, her journal provides us with a glimpse of 17th-century England.
The Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy, is the single work that readers in the early 21st century can recognizably walkthrough virtually scene by scene, in Dorchester, Dorset.
How Britain fell in love with Britain and Chicken Tikka Massala become the United Kingdom's official favorite dinner.
Prince Charles is quite particular with his tea...
Did you know Princess Anne was nearly kidnapped?
On this day, March 30, 2002, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, passed away aged 101, today we remember her and how her daughter recently honored her mother.
These spiced and fruity sweet treats, traditionally eaten during Lent, are said to have mythical properties
Writers have loved London for as long as London has existed. Here's a look into it's fascinating history.
The votes are in -here are the best places to live in Britain.
Are the remains of Queen Emma of Normandy among the 1,300 bones found at Winchester Cathedral?
From honoring King George to artistic expression here's everything you need to know about Britain's incredible white chalk horses and walkers or warriors.
The death-defying daredevil life and flights of Amy Johnson a pioneering English pilot who was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia.
Fancy a day perusing grand sights of quaint scenes? Visit Sherborne in Dorset and you can do both.
Letters have revealed that in order to protect the royal jewels from the Nazis, they were hidden In a biscuit tin, 60 feet below Windsor Castle on the order of King George VI.
The River Thames is so much more than just a London waterway. Lets get on the road!
Tragic WWII passenger ship sunk in 18 minutes killed 1,198 souls. American owner and team work to uncover secrets of the wreck.
A new biography about Lord Mountbatten details how "devastated" he was with his wife Edwina's affairs.
What was The Ventilator and what role did it play during the suffrage movement?
Just a few Underground stops from the West End, heath and village are a world apart.
He lay beneath a Leceister car park for over 500 years, so how did historians discover King Richard III's skeleton?
On this day, Dec 2, 1697, Sir Christopher Wren, the man responsible for London's St Paul’s Cathedral, was born.
We know Winston Churchill as a hard-nosed, inspirational Prime Minister who led Britain through one of its toughest periods. How did that come to be?
Germans abandoning their mission to attack British shipping were intercepted, and a showdown began between the British Home Fleet and Bismarck, the German navy's most powerful warship.
It's a quiet place today, this Mortimer's Cross. Few clues remain to indicate that on a bitter cold Tuesday, Feb 3, 1461, this sleepy hollow shook to the sounds of war and ferocious battle.
For four decades the gadabout diarist reported on the epic events of London city, most notably the Great Fire of London.
"I have been — and remain — very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love."
A look at the life and works of Charles Darwin, the English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.
Have you seen this footage of Queen Elizabeth playing as a young child in Windsor?
Have you been to these cathedral cities?
The father of Methodism led a charmed life, narrowly escaping death from fire and angry mobs, and winning converts by his quiet dignity and unquenchable (some would say heretical) enthusiasm.
Staffordshire was the home of the pottery industry and one with a fascinating history and legacy.
Have you always wanted to visit Britain but could never quite make the journey? Well 2020 is the year, and here are four reasons to visit Britain, especially if you're American.
Zara and Mike Tindall have welcomed a third child into the world.
We often think of Queen Elizabeth II as a stern, serious figure, who's known for her stiff upper lip but not according to some!
Each of these provincial ecclesiastical fortresses merits a place on our list of the ten best cathedrals in England
Forbes Inglis takes a look at Gretna Green, the little Scottish village of love.
Interested in visiting the UK? Then check out Britain's best tourist attractions to make sure you're getting the most from your trip
Have a look at this clip as Stephen Fry describes the wonder of reading.
Wishing a very Happy 30th Birthday to Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York!
Thomas Blood, believed to have been some sort of double secret agent, engineered an insane plot in the only close attempt in history to steal the priceless jewels from the Tower of London
The Royal Family may be employing a diversity chief.
We look at the special relationship the city has with the ill-fated liner, which sunk on this day, April 15, 1912.
Prince Philip told his wife that her father had died and she was now Queen, his cousin has revealed
On Sept 2, 1666, the Great Fire of London was ignited and burned for four days gutting the medieval city.
They're one of Britain's most unique landscapes and provide plenty of challenges for local, what it's really like to explore The Fens
The Cliffs of Dover are one of Britain's most iconic attractions. Join us as we take a look into what makes them so special.
Did you know these facts about Queen Elizabeth?
A letter believed to be the last written on board the Titanic went on display, in March 2015, at Titanic Belfast, a visitor attraction dedicated to the tragic White Starliner.
Friday 13th, a day that sends shivers down everyone's spine, and is known for bringing bad luck. Even to the Royal Family and never more so than during World War II, in 1940.
Are you visiting London soon? Here are five of our favorite things to do and see in England's capital.
Fruited confections fit for a Queen! We take a look at the history of Royal wedding cakes - from Queen Elizabeth II to Prince William and down to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Put the pedal to the metal on Britain's motoring circuit and explore the history of the UK's most famous car brands.
Immerse yourself in more than 2,000 years of British history at some of the finest open-air museums in the world.
A look at Sherlock Holmes London and the life of his creator Arthur Conan Doyle.
Are you in love with Britain’s favorite comfort food? Then here's everything you need to know to make sure you're eating Britain's best fish and chips.
Who were the Puritans? What do you know about them? We explore David Hackett Fischers' Albion's Seed.
King Richard III lived a fascinating life and was embroiled in controversy and mystery. The greatest mystery of all being, was he really a villain?
Did you know about this fascinating school?
Jim Corbett visits York and discovers more than enough to entertain between Castle Howard and York Minster.
Dana Huntley examines what makes the great British pub just so special.
The funeral of Queen Victoria broke royal protocol in every way and changed the way we mourn monarchy forever
How better to celebrate International Beer Day (Aug 7) by revelling in the wonder of British pub names! Cheers.
Back in fashion nowadays but with its history dating back hundreds of years, this Scottish homely meal is still a favorite.
The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library is located in Fulton, Missouri. Do you know why? Read more to find out.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, sent a special message to Ireland for March 17.
Siân Ellis visits the historic town Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire and discovers a destination with lots to offer visitors.
William and Kate have made sure to mark St. Patrick's Day in recent years.
Two years after the end of the Second World War Elizabeth purchased her wedding dress using ration coupons.
She's been on the throne for 67 years, but what is the secret to Queen Elizabeth II's good health?
In a letter to Ireland's President, the Queen of England wrote 'Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir".
We finally get to see inside the recently renovated Buckingham Palace and it looks incredible
Did you know there are four Cistercian abbeys in Yorkshire, including a World Heritage site? Visit all four with our expert guide
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Did you know that there are 7 locations in the UK that have appeared in the hit show?
Charles II was a polarizing figure. How much do you know about the former King?
Pride in the Cornish pasty runs deep throughout Cornwall, so much so that in 2018 they launched the Cornish Pasty Week.
The Great North Road was the only way of traveling the 409 miles from London to Edinburgh, or Edinburgh to London, for centuries before the A1 and the motorways of today.
Riding the great British rails guarantees the adventure of a lifetime!
The secrets of the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India including the love for women and the high-life.
This is Outlander country! Forbes Inglis delights Outlander fans with a visit through the spots used in the popular drama.
Did you know English wine had so much to offer?
Kate Middleton is often touted as being middle class. Is this really true?
We take a look at what's inside the March / April issue of British Heritage Travel's print magazine.
Queen Elizabeth II is a Guinness Book of Records seven times over but what kind of records does the Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith hold?
Here's what's on the horizon for Kate Middleton!
Reports have emerged that claim Prince Charles is planning on scaling back the Royal Family. What do you think?
Did you know that Princess Margaret bought her own tiara rather than borrow one from the royal jewels?
There are dozens of unsolved murders and curious causes throughout Britain's noted history, we take a look at three of the best.
Captain Robert Flacon Scott, Royal Navy officer, and the explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions. Today we celebrate his life and incredible adventures.
Jane Austen knew the Peak District and the journey of Ms. Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice illustrates that brilliantly.
For a different side of Britain, head up north, to the wonderful Scotland.
This exciting former seaport melds a wealth of arts and history. A day in Bristol is a day well spent.
Cornwall is known for it's stunning scenery and beaches. Is it the most beautiful place in Britain?
From the Black Death to Henry VII and Cromwell's eventual suppression of monastic life and prise in Britain.
Welsh prince Owain Glyndwr arguably became the most famous and highly regarded figure in Welsh history.
A British Heritage report from the stern of the Bridge Deck - seeing Britain from a cruiseliners luxury.
Breakfast: It's Britain's answer to soul food. The art of the proper fry up is still alive today and can be found in kitchens all over the United Kingdom.
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Wetlands, woodlands, and waterfowl, Dana Huntley looks at the best nature experiences in the British countryside.
There was one royal tradition that ended with the birth of Prince Charles, and it may surprise you
Once a center of ecclesiastical and political power, the modest modern city lives comfortably with its history.
The Welsh Marshes always guarantee an adventure
Exciting new discoveries cast fresh light on the world’s most famous henge.
Is Queen Elizabeth's diet the secret to her good health?
On this day, August 27, in 1979, Mountbatten and three members of his holiday party died after the IRA blew up his boat
Queen Elizabeth has responded.
Long the focus of folklore and legend, including Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, what about an email from Mary Magdalene? Why not?!
Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle have moved abroad and stepped away from their royal duties. Does this mean that the Duke of Sussex, Harry, is no longer a prince?
Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were crowned on 12 May 1937 following the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII
Today, March 10 (1964), marks the birthday of HRM Queen Elizabeth II's third son, Prince Edward, a full-time working member of the Royal Family.
Watling Street is a historical route dating back to Celtic and Roman times. Join our writer as he takes a trip along the road.
Have you seen these classics? Here's 10 great British war movies that you need to check out.
The upbringing, genius and eventual demise - everything you need to know about the Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas.
Queen Elizabeth shared her Commonwealth Day message yesterday.
Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on Sunday night and bombshells were dropped.
Did you know Queen Elizabeth has a sweet tooth? Here's what she likes best.
Happy Birthday Tower Bridge! After 125 years, we take a look at some of the defining moments in the history of Tower Bridge
Winston Churchill, an icon to many, and certainly the United Kingdom's most revered Prime Minister, funeral recalled.
Spending seven days in the "heart of England" - trails through the Cotswold Hills, and encompassing Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.
Britain's oldest pubs have many a story to tell.
How much do you know about these lesser known royals?
Did you know that these baby names were so popular?
Was Mary Queen of Scots involved in the murder of her husband Lord Darnley?
As the word's longest-reigning monarch, there's an entire generation of people who have never known life without Queen Elizabeth.
Did you know the Royal Family had to follow these rules?
To celebrate the Duchess of Cambridge's 8th wedding anniversary, the Queen made her a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order - the highest honour she can bestow. But what exactly does it mean?
Does the discovered letter from 1511 prove that the White Queen died from the plague?
From Cartimandua to Florence Nightingale and Nell Gwyn to Margaret Thatcher, we look at famous women throughout English history.
On this day, Jan 15, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth took place, but was this monarch's reign fraught with lies?
Bring British literature to life by visiting the setting of one of your favourite novels, from Jane Austen to D.H. Lawrence we take a look at ten of the best.
From obscure farming villages to the shores of New England
The scone undoubtedly, the perfect British treat. Clotted cream, jam, butter? However, you take yours this recipe is dreamy.
“Gloucester Cathedral is looking for a Senior Stonemason. 39 hours a week. Reporting to the Master Mason at the Cathedral.”
Have you seen this clip of the Royals?
From Barataria to Titipu, the rollicking, madcap light operas of Gilbert & Sullivan parodied Victorian England and still delight audiences around the world.
Explore the hard lives of workers and families of Georgian England at the Quarry Bank Mill's, Apprentice House, in Wilmslow.
The Duchess of Cornwall has never sought out the limelight, so how much do you really know about Camilla?
It formed the basis for America's Bill of Rights but what is the Magna Carta, and how did the Great Charter come to be?
Cambridge - Undoubtedly one of Great Britain's best-kept secrets.
Belgravia, based on the 2016 book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is set to premiere on ITV later this year
How much does the coronation crown cost? Let's find out
London gangster William 'Billy' Hill helped shape the criminal career of the notorious Kray twins.
The history of Oxford University, Sommerville College, and the woman who inspired it, the Scottish science writer and polymath, Mary Somerville.
It's been called the epicenter of modern Royal London, so Sandra Lawrence shows us around St James's Palace and surrounding attractions.
Have you ever wondered why only some royals wear tiaras and others never have? We know!
Looking to brush up on your Welsh slang? Check this out!
Take a day-by-day trip with us through Somerset, a county loaded with history and scenery, so often overlooked.
Oscar Wilde is one of the most quotable writers of all time, and here's his most famous quotes used to tell his life story
Did you know that Ireland was presented with crown jewels by both Henry II and Henry VIII?
Today, March 1, is St. David's Day, the Christian feast celebrated annually in Wales. Here's what you should know...
The Crown has been picking up awards this weekend!
Remarkable British Pathé footage shows the Royal Family, including Queen Elizabeth and newborn Prince Andrew, arrive at their Scottish castle in 1960.
The Royal Family's love for Scotland is very well documented and this footage at the Highland Games illustrates that wonderfully.
Silky-voiced Stephen Fry old the most brilliant story about recording the Harry Potter audiobooks.
Planning a trip to Britain? Here are some things to think about while you're over there.
Oxbridge really hasn't changed much!
Looking for the perfect staycation spot? This list will help!
Cruising the capital city's crowded canals, exploring London's life on the waterways - its challenges, history, and different point of view.
Liverpool is best known as the home of The Beatles, but there's more to the city than that. Join us as we take a trip through Merseyside.
The English monarchy has lived at Buckingham Palace since the reign of Queen Victoria, but how much do you know about its history?
Some of these scenic drives will take your breath away.
In every season, there are gardens in Britain well worth the adventure. In spring, however, the countryside comes awake from its winter hibernation and blooms into a riot of color against the deep greens of the landscape. Here are some of the most acclaimed gardens to enjoy in the promise of the season.
Think you know everything there is to know about your favourite stars? Think again.
Here's how to make one of Prince William's favorite dishes.
Real tea fanatics will know that there's nothing quite like a correctly brewed cup of loose-leaf tea, but how can you keep it fresh?
When it comes to slang in the United Kingdom, it has to be said that the Scots do it best.
Bath's sacred spring at the ancient Roman bath and temple complex in the Somerset city reveals that cleanliness really was next to godliness.
On this day, Feb 23, 1633, Samuel Pepys was born in London.
Dana Huntley went on a 715-mile road trip through the Western Highlands and discovered the most spectacular landscape he’s ever seen.
For his 55th birthday, in 2019, Queen Elizabeth II gave Prince Edward a brand new title, but what does it mean for the rest of the family?
If you have any questions concerning British Army protocol --“the nuts and bolts side of the military"--Taff Gillingham is your man.
It is unimaginable to picture Longleat House in any setting other than the one it so perfectly occupies.
Sian Ellis put the question to Gloucestershire-based garden designer Jacquie Gordon, winner at the Chelsea Flower Show for Mr. McGregor’s Garden, inspired by Beatrix Potter’s Tale.
The Scots have placed their affections in some strange places throughout their battle-worn history
The Monsal Trail is amazing to cycle.
Four black brooches among the collection owned by the British monarch who lived in mourning for 40 years.
If you're looking for a single whistle-stop tour take a trip to “Scotland in miniature”, the Isle of Arran.
Prince Philip was brought to hospital as a precautionary measure this week.
For 200 years, mudlarks scrounged a living in the tidal flats of the River Thames. Today, intertidal archaeology can be a fun London adventure.
Following in the trail of John and Charles Wesley in their hometown of Epworth, in North Lincolnshire.
Harry and Meghan will be conducting an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Staggering figures associated with the White Star liner - from deaths during construction to the number of lifeboats on board
Dr. Christopher Warleigh-Lack is filled with stories of Hillsborough, and not just ones about its artifacts and artwork.
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
Have you ever been to Leeds?
Some of these Winter visits are incredible.
Was Warbeck just another in a long line of pretenders to the throne of England, or did his appearance in Ireland in 1491 prove the innocence of Richard III, whom most historians accused of murdering his nephews, the Princes in the Tower?
Meghan and Harry will be welcoming another child into the world this year!
Olivia Colman may play the monarch in the movie The Favourite, but what do we need to know about the real Queen Anne?
The Royals love to ski. Here's our favorite photos of them on the slopes.
English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist, Sir Edmund Halley is best known for his discoveries surrounding Halley's Comet. How much do you know about this scientific giant?
The tale of the notorious outlaw has lived on long after he and his band of merry men have gone.
When Britain's most famous Prime Minister met further HRM Queen Elizabeth II even as an infant he thought she was something special.
Dating back to the early 1700s Sian Ellis takes a guided tour through the atmospheric Baroque mansion and explores its "heart-tugging progress from luxury to the faded glory."
What was for centuries the roofing of the poor has now become the roofing of the rich. Thatched roofs are stylish, expensive, and quintessentially English.
Compact and picturesque Wells makes a great visit.
Harry Potter fans will love this.
A trip along the Heads of the Valley road certainly unwraps a rich story, of visionary ironmasters and hard-grafting workers, who forged industrial, social and political revolution.
Five regiments of British Foot Guards have the privilege of protecting the Queen. These are the soldiers who get to wear those imposing bearskin hats.
Prince Charles and Camilla have been vaccinated.
Ronald Brittain was known as 'The Voice'. How much do you know about the intimidating Sergeant Major?
A British Library curator chooses the institution's most valuable items along with the treasures she most enjoys.
The faiths of Henry VIII's wives are well known, but did you know that each is associated with at least two castles?
The Royal Family has welcomed a new addition!
From Shakespeare to Conan Doyle, this southern county has known the poets and storytellers of England’s past.
Think you know everything there is to know about the Royal Family? Take this quiz!
Scotland is a country filled with some incredible sights. The Scottish Borders in particular offer up some stunning views.
The prices of some of these pieces of jewelry will surprise you!
New letters written by Edward VIII to a former girlfriend show that the Queen's uncle had little faith in the monarchy and didn't want to become king
Take the Journey with Saint Cuthbert, off the Northumberland coast.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was "the greatest of England's engineers", a "man with the greatest originality of thought and power of execution, bold in his plans but right."
Production has begun on the controversial new biopic, Spencer, by Pablo Larrain, which will tell the story of the breakdown of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage.
The Royal Family has always shared a special relationship with Scotland and its people and this British Pathe footage from 1955 shows just that.
The Crown Jewels are consistently held up as one of the most impressive collections of their kind.
Have you seen this amazing footage of Queen Elizabeth's wedding day? Take a look!
A history, swashbuckling exploits and symbolic splendor of the role created in 1284 and carried out today by Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth's eldest son.
After over 300 years, the legacy of history’s greatest landscape architect remains.
Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple both visited this town on River Dart, in Devon, where the world's best-selling author, Agatha Christie, called home.
Have you seen this footage of the Royal family at Windsor?
The man who perhaps more than any other single individual is responsible for the establishment of British North America.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is still going strong today.
Have you seen this documentary from the 1960s? It briefly resurfaced last week.
What do Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Prince Harry always travel with?
100-year-old World War II hero and charity champion has sadly lost his battle with the coronavirus.
New Zealand, Barcelona, Egypt... they're all in the British Isles.
It was Queen Victora's summer home, but what else do we need to know about Osborne House?
Dr. Tony Pollard, historical advisor to the smash-hit period drama Outlander on Starz tells British Heritage Travel how his role works and how he keeps this TV show on the heritage straight and narrow.
The 100-year-old British Army veteran, who raised $45 million for charity during the pandemic as well as lifting the public's spirits, has tested positive for COVID-19.
HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles will meet with the new President of the United States Joe Biden in June 2021 at Buckingham Palace, London.
An incredible Elizabethan garden has been discovered by Wessex Archaeology.
Think you know everything there is to know about the Royal Guard? Join us as we take a look into the history of these mysterious men.
Did Prince Philip and Daphne Du Maurier have a relationship?
It was not cream teas and pasties, but metallic ore built Cornwall, on the in South West England.
With two babies on the way this year, some changes are in store for the Royal Family, specifically Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Zara Tindall, and Zara's children.
Today marks the birthday of George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India. How much do you know about his life?
Let's take a look at some of Britain's finest explorers.
Parsons, piracy and pints play along Kent’s southern coast
Occupied by the Romans from the 1st to the 4th century, Roman historic sites abound in modern Britain. Here's where to found them.
"While you won’t find one specific birthplace with a venerable monument to such a major historic undertaking, you can certainly add its genesis to your list of reasons to visit Oxford and Cambridge."
Neil Armstrong had quite the faux-pas on his trip to Buckingham Palace.
If you’re intrigued about visiting Scotland but don’t know where to start let this be your guide...
The daughter of the late Lord Mountbatten has revealed how her father struggled to recover family heirlooms from Wallis Simpson after they were taken by Edward VIII
Home to a plethora of educational institutions, foreign language schools, and museums, the London neighbourhood of South Kensington is a jewel in Prince Albert's crown.
For serious Anglophiles who want to see the classic Britain of yore and a gentler way of life, it is hard to beat the rural, agrarian landscapes of the border counties known as the Marches.
The only rotating boat lift in the world, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.
The isle of Iona is one of Scotland's best-kept secrets and most stunning tourist attractions.
Sotheby's have announced that these items will be going up for sale.
Still far from madding crowds, Sandra Lawrence explores the countryside of Dorset.
England’s far North Country and the Scottish Borders is a land of turbulent history and magnetic landscapes.
Queen Eizabeth II is officially the world's longest reigning monarch, but what comparisons can be made between her reign and that of Queen Elizabeth I?
Prince Harry has spoken about the role misinformation played in the events at the Capitol Building earlier this month.
From the beautiful game of football to the oldest sports in the world, these are some of the best sports museums across Britain.
Fans of Outlander have been wondering whether or not Captain Black Jack Randall was based on a real person or not.
This Jan 25th, lovers of Scotland and the bard Robert Burns are being invited to enjoy a very different Burn's Night, using #BurnsNightIn and #VirtualBurnsNight.
Prince Philip turns 100 this year. How does he stay so healthy?
One of the most traditional Scottish dishes, traditionally eating on Burns' Night, made with offal and usually washed down with whiskey, this is a must-try for people visiting Scotland.
Where ancient Roman history and legend make romance in the small Welsh town of Caerleon.
Jan 25 is Burn's Night a celebration of Scotland's most famous poet Robert Burns.
A stern Queen, overcome by grief, who oversaw 63 years as the Monarch of the UK, Britain, and Ireland, who would have thought that Victoria was so sentimental.
Meghan Markle has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism due to her involvement in politics but she isn't the first!
Has the Loch Ness Monster emerged yet again?
In the bleak years of World War II, Vera Lynn’s songs captured the spirit of their times and charged the morale of British servicemen everywhere
In 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright launched the world’s first piloted heavier-than-air flying machine, or so history would have us believe. But they were actually 50 years behind eccentric Englishman Sir George Cayley.
D-Day was not about a master plan executed perfectly; it was about walking straight into hell and hopefully finding a way back out.
Head west to the far west coast of Wales for a road trip adventure that is far less traveled.
Its fascinating history, with links to the Declaration of Arbroath, makes Arbroath a wonderful town to explore.
Have more spiritual claims and legends attached to Glastonbury than any other place in England?
Weaving the tapestry of Northern life. Visiting the historic textile mills opens windows onto the technological innovations of the 18th and 19th centuries.
From the Scottish highlands to the Norfolks coast, travel like the Royal family, as we explore where Queen Elizabeth and co spend their holidays.
Queen Elizabeth has reached out to Joe Biden ahead of him stepping into the White House.
Public art in the Pennines - The panopticons perched above East Lancashire’s valley-towns are building-sized sculptures set in the midst of stunning views.
Aberdeenshire has something for everyone.
Joe Wright orchestrated the wonderful Churchill biopic. Have you read our interview with the director?
How many of these British sayings do you know?
East Hampshire is often overlooked but the coast and countryside, towns, and villages around Southampton are worth exploring too.
Have you been to Hull?
The ancient history of clipped bushes and hedges and where to see topiary gardens at their best in Britain.
Queen Elizabeth has made some changes to the Royal Ascot 2021 schedule.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son, is the patron of over 70 charities and an active working member of the Royal family.
From the moment you catch the dramatic skyline view of the cathedral on its rocky bluff towering over the River Wear you will likely fall under a spell.
A medal awarded to those who 'perform acts of conspicuous courage and bravery' here is just a short history of some of the heroes who earned it.
Does Prince William really want to be king?
John Keat's house, Fenton House, Forty Hall and, Myddleton House just some of the wonderful small museums in north greater London.
Lundy Island is amazing.
Get off the main roads and discover some wonderful British sits that most holidaymakers won't make it to
Since the rediscovery of King Richard III under a Leicester car park, in 2012, attention has shifted to Britain’s other missing monarchs.
Take in the breathtaking countryside, fascinating history, and wonderful activities along the rivers and lakes of Norfolk.
The North British Migration was crucial.
The Royal Family and the Kennedys are more similar than you think!
The Declaration of Arbroath is of huge importance to Scottish history and at the time was called "the most eloquent case for a nation’s claim to freedom produced anywhere in medieval Europe”. Forbes Inglis takes a look.
Do you think William and Kate should have travelled to Scotland?
Britain’s past and present meet where we pass by, says Dana Huntley, so don’t avoid the lesser-known tourist spots.
Two decades after the famous 1995 BBC series Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth, British Heritage Travel caught up with Direct Simon Langton to get the inside scoop.
Prince Charles has launched the Terra Carta project.
Reports have emerged stating that Harry and Meghan may be returning to the UK!
Steve Roberts looks at the long-standing history between Queen Victoria and the south east county, and her earliest brush with death.
Take a look at this clip!
Hidden villages and sweeping vistas, windmills and waterfowl, tiny stone churches, and verdant undulating countryside: let's explore Suffolk and Constable country.
Take a look at this amazing clip!
Wishing Duchess Kate, wife of Prince William and mother of George, Charlotte and Louis a very happy birthday! Here are some interesting facts about Kate Middleton.
Have you heard any of these code words?
Buckingham Palace has announced that there will be no summer garden parties, offering the public a chance to visit with the Queen in 2021
Sir Thomas Becket changed from being a 'patron of play-actors and a follower of hounds to being a shepherd of souls.'
The Battle of Shrewsbury set the stage for the War of the Roses and ended Sir Henry ‘Hotspur’ Percy’s quest for England’s crown…and his life.
Here's how William and Kate may be spending the latest lockdown.
These amazing houses, the homes of heroes and statesmen, are wonderful tourist attractions to visit on your next vacation in Britain.
Welcome to the eccentric, exciting, weird and wonderful Suffolk coast.
Have you listened to Harry and Meghan's new podcast?
Do you know why Queen Elizabeth's Christmas tree will stay up until February?
Taking the family to London is undoubtedly one of the finest trips you will ever take.
The life, work and death of William Heath Robinson, best known for drawings of whimsically elaborate machines to achieve simple objectives.
Parliamentarians and Royalists finally have their story told at the National Civil War Centre.
The elder statesman of British cinema, Stephen Frears invites BHT into his home for a cuppa, a chat, and a few helpful corrections.
When Lady Baillie visited Leeds castle she could see what Hearst could not it was one of the most beautiful places on earth.
In the heart of Roman Wall Country, the Northumbrian market town bristles with pride.
Did you know a little slice of Italy could be found in North-Wales?
Sudeley Castle has quite the backstory.
The historic backdrop to the seasonal bazaar, that is Bath's Christmas Market, is stunning.
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has teamed up with Netflix to create a new six-part drama based around football, called The English Game.
On Christmas Day, Dec 25, Princess Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth II's cousin celebrates her birthday but how much do you know about this hard-working Royal.
In this ancient capital of the north, medieval holiday traditions live on, often blending happily with a dose of something new.
The shiniest, glitziest, most spectacular, Christmassiest place in town.
Ely is a gorgeous cathedral town. Join us as we take a trip!
Dickens might have written A Christmas Carol, but he did not invent the holiday. Londoners have celebrated Christmas for around 2,000 years.
Broadcast live from the Royal residence of Sandringham, in 1932, the King broadcast a special message to Britain's Empire on Christmas Day.
The Cambridges have released their Christmas card!
As the coronavirus pandemic is really hampering our British travel plans in 2020 we decided to pull together some ingenious virtual tours of Britain's top attractions.
Do you want to live in the house that inspired Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall? Because Ponden Hall is for sale
Illustrated wonderfully in literature, quaint, and idyllic, we explore the whimsy and history of Christmas in the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire.
There are many rivers in the world that serve as borders. Surprisingly the Medway, in the middle of Kent, is one of them. Man of Kent or Kentish Man — which are you?
A recent YouGov poll has raised some eyebrows.
This Christmas curl up on the couch, get cosy, and enjoy some British Christmas cheer with these wonderful movies, old and new, that'll leave you grinning ear to ear.
Who will the Queen be spending Christmas with?
While you might know J. R. R. Tolkien as being the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, this academic was also a doting father who penned "The Father Christmas Letters" for his children.
This is a fasinating discovery!
The show has been praised for its accurate and enthralling portrayal of Royal life. But does Queen Elizabeth watch The Crown?
From William the Conqueror to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's Christmas celebrations here how Britain's Christmas celebrations evolved through the ages.
On Dec 11, 1936, King Edward VIII addressed the British national, via radio, to announce his abdication from the throne, in favour of his brother.
Have a look at this amazing footage of Queen Elizabeth addressing Westminster in 1966
Toasted crumpets, Dundee cake and mince pies
Here's a great recipe for you!
Some good news for a change!
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
From surviving World War II to "back to the land" revival and even a Harrod's range, the history, and popularity of Britain's allotment plots.
Since 1909 every inch of Selfridges has been giving over to celebrating Christmas, in a most American way, including the infamous windows of the flagship department store along London’s bustling Oxford Street.
The January / February 2021 issue of British Heritage travel is filled with hope and adventure! It's time to get planning your next vacation to Britain.
William and Kate have arrived in Edinburgh...But should they be there?
It's a fractured fairytale full of knockabout, cross-dressing, audience participation, and gags as old as Methuselah. It's the inimitable panto!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a firm believer in the pursuit of justice. How much do you know about this case?
Have a look at this special Christmas recipe!
They've decked the halls at Windsor Castle!
The Cutty Sark, The Old Naval College, the historic covered market - up the Thames, London's Greenwich is a wonderland of British maritime history and Georgian and Regency surrounds.
Prince Harry has made some controversial statements about the world's suffering in 2020.
Helena Bonham Carter has given her take on the controversy surrounding The Crown.
The summer of 1951 was a special one in the United Kingdom. Why? The Festival of Britain.
When Winston Churchill went to Washington following Pearl Harbour, the world took notice.
Have a look at this wonderful footage of Christmas in London in 1955.
Are these concerns about the Crown's authenticity valid?
Even the British Royal Family isn't immune to lockdown restrictions.
Queen Elizabeth has a new gin coming out!
Today marks the birthday of King George III, King of Great Britain and King of Ireland, and we celebrate by taking a look at his official biography.
Kate and William have been doing their bit and chatting with members of the armed forces.
Warwick is always worth a visit.
Ever wondered who's behind the magical costumes of The Crown?
An online lecture as part of the Out of the Ashes Lecture Series, with David M Anderson Professor of African History at University of Warwick.
Christmas is right around the corner, and this is the perfect recipe for the occasion
The Tudor predilection for building in wood left few remains surviving. Sandra Lawrence uncovers the rarities of Elizabethan London.
America’s most famous Irish son loved all things English, so it possible he was a anglophile?
Deep in the Heart of England
Prince William has broken his silence on The Crown. Here's what he thinks.
Kate Middleton has been named as the most stylish Royal in a recent poll.
Some Royal observers believe the time might be ripe for Queen Elizabeth to consider stepping down.
Among the British icons known worldwide, up there with stately homes, pubs and gardens, are its unmatched and well-cared-for medieval cathedrals.
One of the most infamous murders in Irish history is the opening scene in The Crown the period-drama Netflix smash hit.
Manchester dominates the North of England on a plain separating the Peak District to the South from the sweeping moorlands of Yorkshire to the Northeast.
This is a must-see for fans of The Crown!
A quirky interlude in the Marcher Borderlands. “Queen sells church for £1” is one of the more curious newspaper headlines back in 2015.
Emma Corrin and Olivia Colman have sat down for a chat!
The break-in was one of the most severe breaches of royal security in history.
Manderston House in the Scottish Borders, almost completely rebuilt in Edwardian times, is described as being the swansong of that era.
The "war to end all wars" ended on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."
In 2019 the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Guinness Storehouse and Kate Middleton's dress made history.
The second part of the documentary airs tonight.
This Sunday marked Remembrance Sund