Britain has a rich variety of spa towns – which became popular from the 17th century as the health benefits of local mineral waters were realised. As drinking and bathing became fashionable, the towns developed additional facilities, and a tourism boom resulted. Discover Towns profiles a number of towns that could provide a focus for […]
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 […]
In the past, townsfolk were reliant on a resident Town Crier – who would relay information on multiple topics: proclamations, bylaws and market days.
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 […]
In early September the doors will be open on hundreds of unusual and exceptional historic and iconic properties. We start you off with some ideas of where to visit around the country.
Thaxted church, described as the cathedral of Essex, is very grand. It is a ‘cathedral style’ church with a narrow crossing between the nave and the chancel. The medieval stone spire, unique and tallest in the county, is now 181 feet high, and so dominates the countryside. For more information visit The church has 3 […]
Discover Towns has enjoyed trying some real ales and fine food from the East Kent Triangle. Kent is famous for its hops including East Kent Goldings. Sold under that name since 1838, it is now a Protected Food Name. Grown only in East Kent by a few growers, it is one of the local varieties […]
HMS Nelson Royal Navy Band on Bexhill prom Many towns put on a colourful festival especially during the summer, with musical, historical and dancing themes – here’s a few to consider including in your travel plans. Hastings May Day May Day in Hastings is a unique, dynamic and very exciting day out for first time visitors […]