“Downton Abbey has certainly been the salvation of Highclere, for the Earl of Carnarvon. That estate was well-known for being in trouble.”
From our January/February issue, a look at the life and the work of the greatest landscape architect ever.
It’s an early peek at our upcoming January/February issue: Editor Dana Huntley has a surprising adventure on a voyage around our sceptered isle.
Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech, Jim Carter, Kevin Doyle and EP Gareth Neame on the show’s legacy, the final episodes and their emotional goodbyes.
“Looking out at this landscape, I could well imagine how its beauty had inspired Charlotte [Bronte] and her sisters when they wrote about it in their many books.”
In 2007, as speculation mounted (prematurely, as it transpired), that Prince William would propose to his long-term girlfriend, Catherine Middleton,…
With just over a week to go before the advent of Christmas and Boxing Day, there are precious few days…
Warning: You might never be able to hear Lady Mary and Lord Grantham in the same way ever again.
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.
A Pocketful of Rye
Rye's surprising criminal past will provide an added layer of intrigue to your visit.
Civil War Comes to Newark
Sandra Lawrence takes us to the nation’s first museum devoted to the English Civil War.