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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


The Great Castles of North Wales

Jim Hargan | Published: December 20, 2007 at 3:54 pm
The magnificent castles of North Wales were meant to inspire terror and awe and to help Edward Longshanks unify Britain.

Dover: Still the Gateway to the Continent

James Graham | Published: November 01, 2007 at 3:30 pm
Despite dire predictions, the Channel Tunnel did not spell the demise of Dover, England's famous ferry port.

The Royal Shakespeare Company: Still Playing The Part

Jennifer Dorn | Published: August 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm
All the world's a stage, and the Royal Shakespeare Company still struts upon it, keeping the works of William Shakespeare alive for modern audiences.

Margaret Thatcher: Iron Lady

Siân Ellis | Published: August 24, 2007 at 3:12 pm
Both loved and hated, Europe's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was something of a political outsider, but she reinvigorated national pride and achieved iconic status in the Conservative Party.

St.Fagans: Time for Welsh History

Jim Hargan | Published: June 29, 2007 at 4:23 pm
St. Fagans National History Museum contains more than 40 historic buildings from all over Wales on its 100 acres of parkland, behind the Elizabethan manor house known as St. Fagans Castle.

Timeline: The Abolition of the Slave Trade

Andrea Curry | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:38 am
William Wilberforce waged a long campaign to convince Britain to abolish the slave trade.

The Cornwall of Daphne du Maurier

Jean Paschke | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:36 am
Alfred Hitchcock and other film directors found inspiration in the works of author Daphne du Maurier. She found her own inspiration for "Rebecca," "The Loving Spirit," and other stories in her beloved Cornwall.

Dorchester: A Step Back

Jim Hargan | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:33 am
Surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful scenery, the town of Dorchester is a pleasant step back in time.

Manchester: Queen of the North

Claire Hopley | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:31 am
The long history of Manchester, England, includes a dichotomy of music and literature contrasted with horrible working conditions in 19th-century cotton mills that exemplified free trade at its most extreme.

Timeline: The World of 1607

Dana Huntley | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:29 am
The settlers of Jamestown, Virginia, left behind an England that was experiencing political and religious changes in 1607.

Prince Charles Poundbury

Jim Hargan | Published: April 05, 2007 at 4:49 pm
How the built environment can be more human for the 21st century.

The Fens: England Below Sea Level

Jim Hargan | Published: April 05, 2007 at 4:29 pm
England's Fens, like the Louisiana Delta, formed over the last 10 millennia as rivers dumped sediment onto a sinking plain, forming wide marshes and creating a unique landscape and lifestyle.

Ancient Chepstow: Gateway to Wales

Dana Huntley | Published: April 05, 2007 at 4:04 pm
Whoever controlled Chepstow controlled access to South Wales. Once protected by Chepstow Castle from invaders, today the town happily welcomes hoardes of tourists.

Onward Christian Soldiers: The Story of the Salvation Army

Siân Ellis | Published: November 08, 2006 at 1:31 pm
Long recognized as one of the most efficient and effective private charitable organizations in the world, the Salvation Army works in 109 countries and 175 languages across the globe.

Bartholomew Gosnold: The Man Who Was Responsible for England's Settling the New World

Dana Huntley | Published: October 04, 2006 at 11:07 am
The vision, enthusiasm and organization of Bartholomew Gosnold, of Otley, Suffolk, resulted in the Virginia Company and the settlement of Jamestown now 400 years ago.

British Textiles Clothe the World

Published: July 29, 2006 at 5:47 pm
How did Britain come to dominate the global production of cloth?By Claire Hopley
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