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Send your wish list up the chimney, feed Santa's reindeer and make sure your stockings are big enough .... a traditional Christmas in England starts early and offers more than just food.
Listen to Christmas music to get in the mood for the celebrations...
Looking for a day out in Norfolk? Ruined Baconsthorpe Castle is ideal for a picnic and a game of hide and seek.
Top Ten Christmas Gifts: What do you give the person who loves English history? Here are a few ideas...
Top Ten Christmas gifts for England lovers: there's 6000 years of history to choose from!
One of the quieter walks in Oxfordshire, our Bampton walk starts from the Downton Abbey village and follows the River Thames.
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, was a skillful diplomat who aimed to bring people together.
The English lover their puddings. So there are English desserts for every season. Here are some traditional English recipes to try during autumn and winter.
The English lover their puddings. So there are English desserts for every season. Here are some traditional English recipes to try in spring and summer.
The death of Queen Elizabeth is a time of ending and new beginning, a time for remembrance and looking forward. This article outlines what happens next.
Some kings and queens of England seemingly reigned forever. Do you know who they are?
Stroll through the amazing ruins of Binham Priory and explore the surviving medieval St. Mary and Holy Cross parish church.
Things to do in England: we're taking a day out to explore the battlefield of Bosworth, where the English crown changed hands.
Want to cook afternoon tea or Sunday lunch like grandma used to? Find out here how to prepare traditional English recipes, the Classics of English Cookery.
Escorted London tour packages do not get much better than the 8-day London Explorer by Trafalgar.
Escorted England Holidays - if you want to see the best of England without having to worry about the logistics!
Taking in sights in England, Wales, and Scotland - the Real Britain is one of the best tours of Great Britain available right now!
Things To Do in Shropshire? From countryside to museums to historical sites, you can spend weeks and not run out of things to see!
The home of industrialist and inventor Lord Armstrong, Cragside is a house ahead of its time.
Sheringham: home to steam trains, blossom clouds, and burning Viking ships. Plus miles of sandy beach and lots to do and see.
Rothbury is a small market town in Northumberland that makes an ideal base to explore the National Park and coast.
Explore three hundred years of Romano-British life at North Leigh Roman Villa, including a fabulous mosaic floor!
Alnmouth is a wonderful small coastal village in Northumberland and a great place for a beach stroll.
Visit Long Mynd for challenging walks and great views.
Barter Books, based in Alnwick Station in Northumberland, is one of the largest secondhand bookshops in England.