Secret Britain

Secret Britain

Unearth our hidden traditions and lesser-known sights

Looking for another Britain? Dig a little deeper and discover odd events, haunted houses and quirky corners. Celebrate the eccentric, the obscure and the down-right weird on our tour of Secret Britain…


Little big Rutland

Ladies and gentlemen, may we have your attention as we introduce the small, but mighty county of Rutland! Despite being Britain's smallest county, Rutland is absolutely brimming with things to see and do, and is one of the best kept secrets of the English countryside. In fact, the county motto is 'Multum In Parvo', which means 'Much in Little'.

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Hidden gem museums

Britain's national museums and galleries, with their world-class collections, certainly attract the crowds - the British Museum alone sees more than four million visitors pass through its doors each year.

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Unusual churches in Britain

Britain has a myriad of interesting and unusual churches to discover. Here’s a little taster of the treasures out there!

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Most haunted places in Britain

Did you know that half of all adults believe that ghosts might exist? It’s no wonder then that so many people come to Britain and visit one of the thousands of sites that are said to be haunted. And here are our top 10.

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Quirky British events

Traditional celebrations are a feature of British life. Some are straightforward and some are just plain weird.

 

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The Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre showcases a summer season of 18 plays in Britain’s most beautiful and original theatre.

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Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden is hidden away in the heart of the capital behind high walls next to the River Thames.

Destinations
  • City breaks
    • Giants Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Source:Andras Jancsik
      Belfast travel guide

      Learn everything about Belfast from its historic landmarks like Belfast Castle and Belfast City Hall to its unique blend of traditional and...

    • View of the City from banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland Source:© Britainonview / - Britain on View
      Glasgow

      Known as Scotland's style capital with its art deco brasseries, stylish shops and cultural centres, Glasgow boasts more than 30 museums and...

    • Wales Millennium Centre Source:© Britainonview / David Angel
      Cardiff

      Cardiff, vibrant capital city of Wales offers visitors fantastic shopping, lively nightlife, a thriving arts and culture scene and history dating...

    • Tate Liverpool Source:© e-peps (Flickr)
      Liverpool

      Liverpool is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. Awarded European Capital of Culture 2008, it boasts more...

    • Views to Tower Bridge from the south side of the River Thames at night, London, England Source:© Britainonview / James McCormick
      London City Guide

      This isn’t just another capital city, it’s a thriving metropolis with a unique personality formed by its iconic landmarks, centuries...

  • Discover the outdoors
    • Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Source:© Shadowgate (Flickr)
      Orkney

      The Orkney archipelago is an opportunity to explore prehistory, wildlife and seascapes, while enjoying the relaxed pace of life and genuine...

    • Sunset in Cornwall Source:© midlander1231 (Flickr)
      Cornwall

      Covering the furthest South West toe of the country, Cornwall has diverse terrain of coast, moors, and countryside. The landscape lends itself to...

    • Royal Pavilion at night, Brighton Source:© Britainonview / - Britain on View
      Brighton

      England’s favourite seaside city, Brighton is historic, elegant and offbeat and the perfect place for a break.

    • Mountain Y Garn in Snowdonia Source:© Richard0 (Flickr)
      Snowdonia

      Snowdonia is one of Wales’ most famous regions, known for its craggy mountains, brooding natural landscapes, rugged coastline and Wales and...

    • The Cotswolds Source:© Christopher Chan (Flickr)
      The Cotswolds

      The Cotswolds is an area of gentle hills lying between the enticing cities of Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, and Oxford.

  • History and heritage
    • Thermae Bath Spa is Britain's original and only thermal bath spa set in the busy city of Bath, England © Britainonview / Jon Spaull Source:VBimages - 21974131
      Bath

      Superb Roman remains, glorious Georgian architecture, spring water spas, and first-class shopping – the golden city of Bath has it all. The...

    • Shakespeares birthplace © floato (Flickr)
      Stratford-upon-Avon

      Stratford-upon-Avon is William Shakespeare's home town with glorious river setting, five houses associated with Shakespeare, The RSC Courtyard...

    • East Gate Clock Tower, Chester Source:© Britainonview / Ingrid Rasmussen
      Chester

      Ancient, dynamic, traditional, exciting, Chester is one of Britain's best breaks. The city offers classy architecture, world class heritage,...

    • Windsor

      Windsor, a short break destination combining history, fine shopping and dining, sports, leisure activities and events. Home to 13 attractions...

    • York Minster Source:© Nick Garrod
      York

      Step inside the medieval walls of York and experience one of Britain’s most impressive city. Home to over 2000 years of colourful history,...