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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


Follow the Trail of the Buds of May

Dana Huntley | Published: December 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm
Still darling after all these years. "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May And summer's lease hath all too short a date." -William Shakespeare It is a classic motif of English literature dating back to before Shakespeare: the …

Downton Abbey: Why we love it— and where it went

Editor Dana Huntley | Published: August 14, 2012 at 10:59 am
All the world loves Downton Abbey.

The Olympics of Much Wenlock: How the modern games were inspired in the Shropshire Hills

Published: March 30, 2012 at 10:38 am
Where the modern Olympic games got their flame.

Westminster Confession: The Working Life of an MP

Dana Huntley | Published: January 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm
Rhythms of working in Westminster.

Newark at the Crossroad

Published: January 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm
A look at the historic market town with it's local MP.

Weaving Life at Quarry Bank Mill

Dana Huntley | Published: November 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm
It's hard to believe that for the workers and their families of Georgian England, however, the mills meant a way of life far superior to that available to agricultural laborers, crofters and the subsistence farming of the time.

At Home with the Wesleys

Dana Huntley | Published: November 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Often it feels as if history is the monopoly of politicians, monarchs and military men. Understandably enough, they do seem to get the headlines. In truth, we know that the larger tides that change social and intellectual history sometimes swell from quieter waters.

The King James Bible: Still The Word After 400 Years

Siân Ellis | Published: June 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm
n the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, King James received the petitions of the Puritans in January 1604. Though he completely rejected their requests, he authorized what would become known as the King James Bible.

From a Dock to a Wharf: A Walk in East London

Staff | Published: March 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm
A three-mile stroll from St. Katharine Dock to Canary Wharf takes in some unexpected delights as the history of the East End is laid out along the Thames

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.

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.

Table of Contents - May 2010 British Heritage

Published: February 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm
The May 2010 issue of British Heritage magazine features The Raven Inn, Hadrian's Waal, and Glamis Castle. Take a peek.

Table of Contents - March 2010 British Heritage

Published: February 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm
The March 2010 issue of British Heritage magazine features the cuisine of Ludlow, the baths of Harrogate, English composers and London for the entire family.

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.
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