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British Heritage

Travel, history & contemporary life in England, Scotland and Wales. British Heritage is the magazine of travel and life in England, Scotland and Wales, written for those who love Britain. This is a must-read for serious Anglophiles who want to know their way around Britain’s history and landscapes.

British Heritage

In Search of Lorna Doone: The Romance of Exmoor and the North Devon Coast

Staff | Published: March 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm
Exmoor and the lush, sheer coastline of North Devon may be the most famous landscape never visited. Atlantis, Avalon and Camelot: For most people, this "Lorna Doone Country" has that same mystical quality.

Love Me Do, in Liverpool: Celebrating 50 years of the Beatles in the city they called home

Dana Huntley | Published: November 08, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Exmoor and the lush, sheer coastline of North Devon may be the most famous landscape never visited. Atlantis, Avalon and Camelot: For most people, this "Lorna Doone Country" has that same mystical quality.

The Senghenydd Explosion: In the Valley of the Shadow

Published: June 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm
The coffins of men who died in the pit were carried by the hands of their comrades more than four miles, to be buried in this churchyard at Eglwysilan. The work was hard, dirty, dangerous and often deadly For more …

Derbyshire's Glorious Peaks

Published: June 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm
Visitors stroll down the pretty riverside walk from the Peak Cavern to the village of Castelton. The secret of the Peak District's location is not the beauty of its landscapes Even if you have never visited the Peak District, you …

London for the Family

Jennifer Dorn | Published: March 08, 2010 at 10:18 am
Looking for a family vacation that isn't just like last years? Take the entire family to London and enjoy its culture and history while visiting The Tower of London, Covent Garden, museums and palaces.

Saving the Village Pub

Dana Huntley | Published: February 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm
As pubs decline one community has come together to keep their village pub in business, The Raven Inn is a community run pub in Llanarmon-yn-Ial saved from the brink.

The Culinary Treasures of Ludlow

Dana Huntley | Published: February 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm
Follow Dana's journey as he eats his way through Ludlow enjoying the highly-rated, to-die-for (mostly) locavore cuisine.

The Morris Men of Bampton

Published: December 10, 2009 at 3:43 pm
Morris dancers from different towns wear distinctive costumes and dance to slightly different steps. Three things say a man is in England, four things make his location sure: cream teas, roundabouts, pay and display—and morris dancing on Spring bank holiday.…

Greenway House - At Home With Agatha Christie

Dana Huntley | Published: August 27, 2009 at 4:37 pm
Greenway House in Torbay, England, the home of bestselling mystery novelist Agatha Christie, is now open to the public for the first time.

On the Trail of Sherlock Holmes

Siân Ellis | Published: August 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm
Through London's cityscapes and England’s countryside, British Heritage magazine visits locales associated with Sherlock Holmes and investigates the fictional detective's creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The United Kingdom of Beer - Land of Hops and Glory

James Graham | Published: August 20, 2009 at 11:09 am
Beer in all its forms remains the national drink of Britain, predating by centuries the arrival of that upstart, tea. A look at brewing in Great Britain from British Heritage.

New C. J. Sansom Novel, Revelation - WIN A COPY!

HistoryNet staff | Published: May 01, 2009 at 10:02 am
Read an excerpt from Revelation, the latest Shardlake mystery by bestselling author C. J. Sansom, get a 20% discount—or perhaps win a free copy!

Discovering the Historic City of York

Dana Huntley | Published: March 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm
Why Medieval York remains a must-see of British travel.

Yonder the Isle of Wight!

Dana Huntley | Published: September 02, 2008 at 1:30 pm
Just 23 miles long and 13 miles deep, the Isle of Wight has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times. It's a delightful cross-section of quirky amusements, natural wonders and historic sites. For sheer scenic wonder, travel over the …

The Lake District: A Landscape in Amber

Jim Hargan | Published: June 22, 2008 at 8:55 pm
Britain's Lake District is 900 square miles of hard, ancient mountains, surrounded on all sides by rich, level farmland. Immortalized by William Wordsworth, preserved by Beatrix Potter, Lakeland draws 14 million tourists a year.

St. Botolph's and a Tale of Two Bostons

Published: March 18, 2008 at 7:31 pm
The towns of Boston, England, and Boston, Massachusetts both owe their name to a seventh-century cleric, St. Botolph.
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