Explore ... England
Whittington Castle, Shropshire

'This green and pleasant land'

From picturesque villages and quiet country lanes to the bustle of historic London, there's so much to see, and so much history to explore! Here are some popular areas:

Explore ... Scotland
Glamis Castle, Aberdeenshire, scotland

'A land of Romance'

Nowhere in Britain can match the scenic beauty of the Scottish Highlands and islands, but there is so much more to Scotland than romantic visions of pipers on lonely hilltops:

Explore ... Wales
Caernarfon Castle, north Wales

'Castles, Coast, and Scenic Splendour'

From the stunning mountain scenery of Snowdonia to magnificent medieval castles, ancient monuments on Anglesey to sacred St David's and wonderful coastal walks:

A Passion for British Heritage

For over 20 years, the Britain Express family have toured England, Scotland, and Wales, visiting historic sites, taking thousands of photographs, and sharing our passion for Britain with the world. We love exploring the UK, and hope that whether you're a Brit or a tourist, you'll take every chance to discover British history and landscape for yourself, and enjoy the wonderful heritage that awaits in every corner of this wonderful country. Get inspired - Explore Britain's Heritage!

Most of our family travelling is done via stays in self catering cottages, where we can unwind and tour one area in-depth for a week or even 2 at a time.

Stay ... in England
Holiday cottage, Cornwall, England

Holiday cottages at thousands of popular locations throughout England


Popular Areas

Lake District, Peak District


Devon, Cornwall, Northumberland, Yorkshire

Stay ... in Scotland
Thatched holiday cottage, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The best of Scotland, from remote glens to popular tourist destinations


Popular Areas

Isle of Skye, Cairngorms


Scottish Highlands, Fife, Dumfries and Galloway, Borders

Stay ... in Wales
Self-catering cottage, Wales

Our family usually stays in a self-catering cottage so we can tour one area in-depth for a week or even 2 at a time.


Popular Areas

Anglesey, Pembrokeshire


North Wales, South West Wales, Glamorgan, Powys

Historic Sites
Eilean Donan Castle, Lochalsh, Scotland

Our family has visited over 5000 historic sites in Britain, from Cornwall to Caithness and Anglesey to Norfolk, from castles to picturesque villages - there's so much to see!

Callanish stone circle, Isle of Lewis

History of Britain - the full text of the 1912 book

English Culture
What makes England so ... English? From hedgerows to the history of tea, pastimes to traditional crafts.

British Battles

British Biography
Our look at the lives of famous people in art, architecture, science, and literature.

English Architecture

Illustrated Dictionary of Church History and Architecture

Best of Britain Express Art Prints
St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

London, Greater London, England
There was a church here as early as 604 AD. The first Norman cathedral was begun in the 11th century, and it took two centuries to finish. That huge building fell into disrepair and became a market place and pedestrian thoroughfare. In the 17th century Inigo Jones was commissioned to rebuild it, but the Civil War put a halt to that. Charles II asked the young Christopher Wren to draw up plans for remodelling, but before any work was done, the entire structure was burned to the ground in the Great Fire of 1665.

Heritage Rating: 5 Heritage Rating
More Highlights

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse - Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Bridge over the Atlantic - Seil, Argyll

Achmore Stone Circle - Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Dun Eistean - Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Clach an Truiseil Standing Stone - Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Aberchirder - Grampian, Scotland

Rhuddlan Castle - Rhuddlan, Clwyd, Wales

Lamport, All Saints Church - Lamport, Northamptonshire, England

Passionate about British Heritage!