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The 13 best things to do in Whitby

Best things to do in Whitby<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/happymillerman<p>Whitby Abbey<p><b>What is it?</b> A gorgeously spectral 13th-century ruin that looms …

England

These are all the houses owned by the British Royal Family

It's official. The Queen has a seriously enviable property portfolio.<p>Not only does she call Buckingham Palace her official London residence, she also …

Royal Family

Then and now: How much has Britain changed in 100 years?

The British landscape has seen significant change over the last century. Cities have expanded, villages have disappeared, coastlines have eroded, bridges have been built and town centres have been, literally, bombarded.<p>In a brilliant new interactive tool, the National Library of Scotland has …

England

Top 10 tips for the BBC Proms

The BBC Proms encompass eight weeks of concerts over the summer, from the traditional to the contemporary. Forget watching it on TV; if you want the …

Best alfresco dining in London

When the weather's fine, spend a leisurely lunch or relaxed dinner at one of London's many outdoor eating places. From rooftop terraces and riverside …

What British People in 1776 Really Thought of American Independence

In the United States, the Fourth of July is time to launch some fireworks and eat some hot dogs in celebration of American independence. But in 1776, …

Beautiful landscapes less than an hour from UK cities

Anyone that lives in a city knows that it’s been fairly hot under the collar this week. The heat has been emanating from the pavement and any slight breeze has felt a little like being gently yet relentlessly attacked by a hairdryer.<p>If you’re looking for an escape, we’ve found some spectacular …

5 facts about Shakespeare’s Globe theatre

How much do you know about the first Globe theatre in London, where most of William Shakespeare’s played debuted before it burned down in a fire in …

The Surprising Finds At King Arthur's Legendary Castle

Recent research at Tintagel Castle (in Cornwall, England) has uncovered some fascinating finds. In addition to ceramics from what’s now Turkey (and maybe Cyprus) and glassware from the Iberian peninsula, archeologists from English Heritage working at the site have just uncovered a stone from the …

Archaeology

10 Best UK Family Attractions

<b>The UK's top attractions for families run the gamut from screaming thrill rides and totally immersive child-sized worlds to wonderful animal</b> …

25 of the best places to visit in the UK

<b>(CNN) —</b> From vibrant, culture-laden cities to peaceful areas of outstanding natural beauty, the UK is an incredibly diverse destination for travelers.<p>Here's our pick of 25 of the best places to visit in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:<p>Isles of Scilly<p>Situated 40 kilometers off the tip …

Scotland

Ancient doodle discovered on windowsill at Tintagel Castle is evidence of 'King Arthur's court'

For centuries, historians have searched for evidence that Tintagel Castle was the birthplace of King Arthur.<p>Perched on a rocky outcrop on the Cornish coast, the windswept site seemed an unlikely location for a royal court. But the discovery of a 1300-year-old windowsill has lent credence to the …

Secret London for kids - the best unsung family attractions

If you’re planning a trip to London, there are fantastic parks in which to picnic, world-class museums to visit, and attractions aplenty in the capital - here are a few that will cost you £5 or less. But if you want to head off the well-trodden routes to traditional entertainments, try these:<p>1. …

One-stop base to start exploring the most exciting city in the world.

June 10th, 2018 Vic Keegan<p><i>Elephant and Castle station</i><p>Shakespeare would have had to walk but we can visit the sites of three forgotten Elizabethan …

3 Days in London Itinerary

If you want to see the best of the world, then plan a trip to spend 3 days in London, United Kingdom. This is one of the most visited places on earth.<p>…

Revisiting London's iconic album cover images

<b>The most famous album cover shot in London is undoubtedly The Beatles' Abbey Road, which is a tourist attraction in its own right. Thousands of Fab Four fans flock each year to upmarket St John's Wood where the legendary zebra crossing photo was taken - and where Sir Paul McCartney still has a home.</b><p>…

Once-in-a-lifetime adventures that start on British shores

Close your eyes and think about sailing away on an adventure that starts on your doorstep. Where do you picture going? The Norwegian fjords, where glassy blue trails of water run deep between waterfall-studded cliffs? Canada’s maritime provinces, with their colourful oceanside towns? The majestic …

Northern Europe

Family-friendly hotels in London

Are you planning your family holiday in London? Book one of London's best family-friendly hotels, which have a range of special features to help your …

What to Pack for a Trip to the Cotswolds

Historic castles, stunning gardens and traditional British pubs all await you in the Cotswolds, and we teach you how to navigate all of it in our local guide. But before you run out to see the Roman ruins and ancient abbeys or eat homemade cakes and bread in the local bakeries, what should you …

Backpacking

Painshill Park, Surrey: A garden of the Golden Age

This year marks a decisive moment in the heroic restoration of a celebrated landscape garden. Clive Aslet reports. Photographs by Justin Paget.<p>In …

London ranked top city for students

<b>London has been ranked as the best city in the world for university students.</b><p>The top 30 rankings for student cities, produced by the QS higher education data analysts, has previously put Montreal and Paris in first place.<p>The ratings are based on factors such as the number of top universities in a …

Higher Education

The Way We Learn Is About to Change Completely

Big changes are on the horizon.<p><i>What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora:</b><p>…

Education Technology

Ten industrial sites that shaped England used in history campaign

<b>Ten industrial sites that helped shaped England have been chosen for a campaign to bring the country's history to life.</b><p>The Piece Hall in Halifax, Cromford Mills in Derbyshire, Castlefield Canal Basin in Manchester and the Lloyd's building in London made the list.<p>Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A …

10 of the best train station cafes and bars: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Royal Hotel, Hull, UK</b><p>The Royal Hotel Hull is known locally as the “Station Hotel, ’ull” because its rear entrance is within Paragon station. Look out for the statue of Hull notable, Philip Larkin. Its Victorian architecture is outstanding and afternoon tea, with Yorkshire tea loaf, is …

European Travel

Ten Treasures of the British Museum

What are the 10 best things to see at the British Museum? You can't see it all in a short visit, so where do you begin?<p>The British Museum is massive …

Top 10 Thames boat trips

There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to getting on board a Thames boat trip. Enjoy a Thames lunch cruise or Thames dinner cruise, …

England

20 of the best outdoor activity breaks in the UK

Sea kayaking, Highlands of Scotland<p><b>Difficulty: easy/moderate</b><b><br>Suitable for 16-plus (with accompanying adult)</b><br>Wilderness Scotland has an introductory kayaking trip in the Torridon region, which blends kayaking with gentle hiking, making it ideal for beginners and those looking to hone their paddling …

24 UK attractions you must take your kids to before they turn 16

If your children think they've seen it all, they're wrong. From rollercoasters to adventure trails, performances to experiments, there are plenty of exciting attractions out there. Here is our pick of the best attractions that your family must visit before the children grow up.<p>1. The Natural …

England

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