Historic and cultural

Castles, country houses and historic estates, packed with amazing collections and boasting beautiful views.

UNESCO World Heritage sites

From romantic orangeries to sooty relics of the industrial age, these UNESCO World Heritage sites reveal England’s architectural history to be both diverse and uncompromising.

Five Pre-Raphaelite houses to explore across the UK

From artists' homes to the Brotherhood's favourite countryside haunt, discover a chapter of the Pre-Raphaelite story at each of these vibrant venues, all free with a National Art Pass.

Ten museums for children

Dinosaurs, code-breaking machines, shrunken heads and Apollo 10, who says museums are stuffy? Here's 10 great family friendly museums for budding culture vultures.

Ten Capability Brown gardens

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's surviving landscapes surround some of our greatest stately homes and mansions. Here's 10 to discover.

Seven unmissable artists’ studios and houses

From a Modernist masterpiece in London to a Bloomsbury Group refuge in Sussex, find inspiration in these artists’ studios and houses.

Ten country houses and gardens

From gorgeous gardens to awesome architecture, we've hand-picked our favourite country houses for the perfect day out.

Ten Victorian houses

Victorian grand houses were often characterised by impressive Gothic Revival architecture, lavish Arts and Crafts interiors and superbly manicured grounds.

Five spectacular politician's homes

British politicians have occupied some of the most impressive mansions in the country.

Ten Georgian houses

Palladian villas, Capability Brown gardens, the Gothic Revival: the Georgian era gave rise to some of Britain's most iconic architecture.

Five Tudor treats

From Henry VII to Elizabeth I, the Tudor monarchs presided over one of England's defining eras.

Five royal palaces

Whether in a Jacobean mansion or an oriental pavilion, one thing's for sure; the royals know how to live in style.

Ten castles

Whether in the Black Mountains of Wales or on the coasts of Cornwall, no buildings are closer to Britain's heart than its castles.

Ten military museums

Everything from fine art and poetry to comic books and toy soldiers.

Five beautiful ruins

We've picked our favourite ruined buildings across the UK, from derelict abbeys to Tudor palaces converted to Art Deco homes.

Seven literary landmarks

Whether you prefer Jane Eyre or Oliver Twist, we've picked our seven favourite authors' homes.

Ten coastal galleries and museums

The UK coast isn't just about beach cricket, soggy sandwiches and sandcastle competitions – see some great art too.

Six film locations

We've picked the sets of our favourite films, from small-screen gems like Pride and Prejudice to Hollywood hits like Never Let Me Go.

Five poets' homes

Visit the homes of five influential British bards for inspiration to get your own rhyming couplets flowing.

Five unmissable small museums

Our favourite intimate museums and galleries across the UK.

Places to remember the First World War

We've picked our favourite venues and works of art that commemorate the First World War.

Five Second World War museums

We've rounded up Britain's best museums exploring the Second World War, from artillery in Hampshire to Spitfires in London.

Five country castles

Whether you want to see Walter Raleigh's family artefacts or a wild boar at feeding time, we pick the most fascinating country castles in the UK.

Pendennis Castle, Cornwall

Five castles by the sea

Feel like the king or queen of the castle on your next trip to the seaside, if only for one day.

Five coastal museums

Plug in your sat-nav and make a beeline towards one of our favourite seaside museums.