Why Britain Blog

New Year, New You

As we wave goodbye to turkey-guzzling and bubbly poppin’, and the Christmas jumper is tucked into drawer for another year, it’s time to start the New Year as we mean to go on. We’ve rounded up the ways in which we can stick to those Ne... Read more

10 Afternoon Teas with a twist

1. Rolling Scones at London Hilton on Park Lane Celebrating its own 50th anniversary this year as well as that of the Rolling Stones (who played host to two sell-out Rolling Stones concerts in Hyde Park this month), the London Hilton o... Read more

Ten great family adventures in Britain’s countryside

Walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Wiltshire, west England Did you know that Longleat, just 80 minutes by train from London, was the first safari park outside Africa? One of Britain’s top animal attractio... Read more

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Exactly what they say they are, AONB are landscapes whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so precious that it is in the nation's interest to safeguard them. Visit them all to experience Britain's most luscious, living, working la... Read more

24 Free Things To Do In Britain

1. Many British museums and galleries offer free entry. Try former brewery The Tetley for modern art in Leeds, northern England or, for something tangier, Colman's Mustard Museum in Norwich, eastern England. There's also the British Museu... Read more

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park completes new visitor experience

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, which stretches for 720 square miles and lies within an hour's drive of Scotland's two biggest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, has added the final installation of its four architecturally designed... Read more

Britain’s must-do sporting experiences

With a sporting heritage as long and robust as Britain's, try out one of these classic sporting experiences; whether you follow in the footsteps of revered mountaineers or paddleboard in a bustling port city, you won't find anything quite lik... Read more

8 ways to experience heritage on a budget

There are hundreds of smaller heritage sites in Britain that are free to visit, plus plenty of passes, vouchers and schemes to ensure you can enjoy the very best of Britain's heritage, and still stretch to tea and cake at the end of a visit -... Read more

Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Sweeping across mile-long beaches, rolling hills and ancient remains, Britain's 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty showcase the destination's most spectacular landscapes. Here are some of the highlights. Gower Peninsula The ... Read more

Beckham's Britain

Footballer, father and fashion icon, Beckham’s top tips reflect his interests and lifestyle with family friendly activities as well as sporty suggestions. Here are his exclusive tips: 1. Take a tour of Buckingham Palace . Beckham s... Read more