The great and ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world. What visitors see today are the substantial remnants of the last in a sequence of such monuments erected between circa 3000BC and 1600BC.
At 18:57 hours on 26 May 1940, the signal was received to start Operation Dynamo - the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and French troops from Dunkirk's beaches on the northern coast of France.
After her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840, Queen Victoria felt the need for a family residence in the country.
The romantic ruins of a once-royal castle overlooking the Essex marshes. Hadleigh was begun in about 1230 by Hubert de Burgh, but extensively refortified as a strong royal residence in 1360-70 by Edward III.
With its spectacular location on one of England's most dramatic coastlines, Tintagel is an awe-inspiring and romantic spot, a place of legends.Joined to the mainland by a narrow neck of land, Tintagel Island faces the full force of the Atlantic.
Long commanding the especially turbulent western end of the Anglo-Scottish border, Carlisle has witnessed many conflicts and sieges.
On the pivotal intersection of Roman Dere Street and Stanegate near the Tyne crossing, Corbridge played a vital role in every Roman campaign in northern Britain.
In 1068-9, William the Conqueror built two motte and bailey castles in York, to strengthen his military hold on the north.
One of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th-century English manor house, Aydon Castle stands in a secluded woodland setting.
Perched high on a cliff, the gaunt remains of this once magnificent abbey stand high above the picturesque seaside town of Whitby.