History & heritage

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, England

Where was The Crown filmed?


November 8 2016 in History & heritage

Set in the 1950s, the no-expense-spared Netflix series The Crown features some of England’s most regal locations, all providing a lavish backdrop for the story of our reigning monarch’s early years. Here, Ali Grice rounds up five key filming locations…

Muncaster Castle on Halloween

Five gruesome murders in England's historical homes

by Louie.kenyoncrockett

September 21 2016 in History & heritage

England is full of dramatic castles, grand stately homes and impressive halls. Many of these have rich histories, filled with intrigue and mystery, as well as some more unsavoury stories of murder, deception and revenge. This autumn, why not head out to explore…

Crowds watch the colourful Obby Oss parade on a sunny street in Padstow

Six eccentric events for the early May bank holiday

by KatieRowe

April 5 2016 in History & heritage

No-ones does eccentricity quite like England, and the early May bank holiday is when you’ll be able to see a whole load of weird and wonderful fetes and fairs celebrating the coming of spring. Feather crowns and trouser bells at the ready folks…

A silver armour costume on display at the RSC costume store

10 ways to celebrate William Shakespeare

by KatieRowe

March 30 2016 in History & heritage

We pick out some of our favourite Shakespeare-themed events and experiences to mark 400 years since the passing of the world’s greatest playwright. Be on your best behaviour for a Tudor school lesson, peek inside the world-renowned RSC costume store for…

Costumed actors reenact the Battle of Hastings, East Sussex

England through the ages:
from Hadrian's Wall to Wolf Hall

by KatieRowe

March 2 2015 in History & heritage

Discover a piece of historic England this spring. From Hadrian's Wall's flushable toilets to Wolf Hall’s grand historic houses, Alex Williams takes a look at some of the country’s best heritage sites and attractions.  Find more heritage attractions…


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