Champion the bee – how you can save this amazing creature

Bee count

Nature-lovers are being urged by environmentalists, bee scientists and wildlife gardening experts to help the nation’s under-threat bees by creating pollinator-friendly gardens, schools and neighbourhoods, ahead of this year’s Great British Bee Count (19 May-30 June 2017). Now in its fourth year, the Great British Bee Count inspires members of … more

Compton Verney wins top restoration accolade

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Compton Verney has won the highly prestigious Brown Tercentenary Award at the annual Georgian Group Awards in London. The Georgian Group is an English and Welsh conservation organisationcreated to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Compton Verney is a … more

Paris House – Bedfordshire’s only Michelin-starred restaurant – review

Paris House Woburn Bedfordshire UK

Bedfordshire’s only Michelin star restaurant is tucked away in a corner of England’s finest countryside, within beautiful piece of parkland on the Woburn Abbey estate. It’s barely sign-posted on the A4012 so I miss the entrance and end up a few miles down the road in quaint Woburn village. I … more

Hughenden – Home of Benjamin Disraeli

Hughenden

Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. You can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia, and there’s even a Victorian playroom for younger visitors. A secret … more

West Wycombe Park

West Wycombe Park

West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP14 3AJ T: + 44(0)149 755571/513569 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/west-wycombe-park-village-and-hill/ E: westwycombe@nationaltrust.org.uk West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses and the Dashwood family home for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house as … more