It's an oft-repeated truisim about rats, but is there any truth in it? Martin Fone, author of 'Fifty Curious Questions', investigates.
Holman Hunt was one of several pre-Raphaelites inspired by Jan Van Eyck's iconic The Arnolfini Portrait. Lilias Wigan takes an in-depth look at the painting, which is part of a…
What better day than St David's Day to take a look at Wales's newest whisky distillery – the first in the north of the country for a century.
In honour of St David's Day, we take a look at some of the finest properties currently for sale across the Principality.
The national obsession with weather kicked into overdrive on Thursday as people across the nation were gripped by Thundersnow fever.
Wild daffodils grow all around Britain, but nowhere more so than the towns of Dymock and Kempley on the western border of Gloucestershire.
Tim Crump, one of the UK’s leading authorities on timber-framed buildings explains why oak is enjoying a revival.
Michael Sissons visits Tresco, a beautiful, tranquil, family-owned island off the coast of Cornwall.
Our kitchen garden cook Melanie Johnson makes the most of delicious green, leafy vegetables and makes yummy Swiss-chard rolls.
Beaucamp de Haut is a haven of rural tranquillity enjoying sea views and total privacy.
Fine Art number: The rise of the conversation piece; interview with the RA president; plus schools that nurture talent.
The Pointer has won all sorts of awards in the last few months, but does it justify all the acclaim? Toby Keel paid a visit to find out.
A beautiful cottage has come to the market which offers a magical mixture of old world charm and easy access to the city.
Forget brickbats for greengrocers' apostrophes – let's instead concentrate on those who take signwriting up to a new level, says our columnist Jason Goodwin.
Kate Green, who has been skiing in Courcheval for 30 years, explains why the French resort still cuts it.
Dolphins is a clifftop retreat on an iconic peninsula of Guernsey, on the market for the first time in 60 years.
'It expresses a yearning for a bygone age (which some of us remember), echoing a landscape.'
Aberdeenshire – £2,600,000 An estate extending to 528 acres, Mains of Rhynie is situated due south of the market town of Huntly in the county of Aberdeenshire in the north…
‘Do pigeons have brains?’, the wartime Air Ministry once debated. BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera recounts the daring feats of these birds during times of conflict.
The Earl of Elgin, celebrated for securing the sculpture from the Parthenon, spent 40 years toying with the reconstruction of his house, which has recently been restored for the 21st…