Find out what makes us Brits tick. From the history of the monarchy to the role of government through the ages, dip into our About Britain section for a whistle-stop tour of our ancient traditions and rich culture...
Britain is full of contrasts; whichever direction you travel you will find a wide variety of landscapes and diverse cultures to explore. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and tradition.
Birmingham is a diverse and dynamic city brimming with culture. This animated and lively metropolis is actually a former market town with a history stretching back 1,500 years. Today of course, Birmingham is one of Britain’s most exciting cities.
Known as Scotland's style capital with its art deco brasseries, stylish shops and cultural centres, Glasgow boasts more than 30 museums and galleries and an annual programme of performing arts and festivals.
Liverpool is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. Awarded European Capital of Culture 2008, it boasts more theatres, museums and galleries than any other UK city outside London.
Welcome to Manchester, the cool kid every city wants to be. This once industrial metropolis has transformed itself into England’s edgy northern capital – it’s the home of some of Britain’s biggest music legends, iconic landmarks, a thriving arts and culture scene and world-famous sports clubs.
Expect something different in this fast-moving cultural city. Newcastle-Gateshead has an energy and excitement that is distinctly, uniquely its own, blending world-class attractions with a history that stretches back over 2,000 years.