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Royal Gunpowder Mills

Visit Royal Gunpowder Mills and discover the story of gunpowder at this many-faceted site on the outskirts of London

Helmingham Hall

Discover Helmingham Hall, an impressive Tudor house complete with stunning gardens and a 400-acre deer park

Dawyck Botanic Garden

These gorgeous historic gardens at Dawyck contain botanic treasures brought back from distant parts of the globe

Conwy Castle has stood sentinel over the town since the 13th century © Dreamstim

Julian Humphrys marvels at the architecture of a North Wales town that has frequently found itself at the forefront of national affairs since it was built on the command of Edward I

Strangers' Hall, Norwich

Strangers’ Hall in Norwich gained a new lease of life when it became one of England's first social history museums

Goodrich Castle

Visit Goodrich Castle by the River Wye to explore the most complete medieval castle in Britain

Rollright Stones

Visit Rollright Stones, an intriguing Neolithic henge in the Cotswolds that is the subject of some lively local legends

Visit Warwick: Lord Leycester Hospital © Rex Features

Julian Humphrys visits Warwick, one of England’s most attractive towns, and remembers the fire that so radically changed its appearance.

Grosvenor Museum

Visit Grosvenor Museum and explore Cheshire's history highlights – from Roman troops and racing trophies to bizarre medicines – over 2,000 years


Polperro Museum tells a compelling tale of smuggling, fishing and community on the south coast

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