There’s been a revival of interest in recent years in the distinctive history and character of London’s individual local areas and their history as separate towns and villages. Before the sprawl of the 20th century, our inner urban areas were more tightly defined, and beyond the city centre conurbations were made up of a cluster […]
Britain’s quirky towns and picture-postcard villages offer a perfect location for period dramas and blockbusters. Some towns have become iconic for hosting films such as Harry Potter and Notting Hill. Nothing can give you a greater insight into your favourite film or TV programme like exploring the location it was filmed. At Discover Britain’s Delightful Towns […]
Bournemouth is a great place for those who enjoy exploring the outdoors, it has several gardens and walks along the coast to discover. Visitors can also get close to nature by visiting nearby Poole harbour and its islands or visiting the New Forest.
Since modern tourism began in the C19th, guide books and maps have been essential for planning visits and exploring destinations. The digital revolution has had a major impact upon the production and use of guides, but there’s still a role for imaginative and stimulating books such as Maps of the United Kingdom. In reality that’s […]
In the past, townsfolk were reliant on a resident Town Crier – who would relay information on multiple topics: proclamations, bylaws and market days.
Banbury is a historic market town in the north of Oxfordshire. It sits on the edge of the Cotswolds, Britain’s second largest protected landscape.
The picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac is one of North Cornwall’s more popular ports. The village provides lovely walks along the coast due to its position in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its Heritage Coastal Area status. The village port From the Middle Ages until the middle of the C19th, Port Isaac […]
Twenty towns where breweries are a key part of their history and significance Britain has been brewing beer for hundreds of years, the art dates back to before the Domesday Book. Until the middle of the C20th most towns had a local brewery, many of them independent family firms. Sadly, mergers and takeovers of big international brands has seen a lot of […]
The picture-postcard village of Beer is nestled on the South West coast of England facing Lyme Bay. Located on the 95-mile Jurassic Coast, the village sits on England’s first Natural World Heritage Site.
According to a newly released YouGov poll, including data from over 55,000 people questioned, York is Britain’s favourite town or city. Given a list of 57 places to choose between, more than 9 out of 10 Britons say they most like the historic city based on the original viking settlement.