Catherine Austen explains why this annual National Hunt racing extravaganza is held in such affectionate reverence.
There have been Maitlands at Thirlestane since the mid 13th century. The family formerly occupied what is today a ruin about two miles from the present castle at Old Thirlestane.…
'I find it inspirational to look at and think about how wondrous Rembrandt was to be able to capture God, music, light and silence in one scene.'
Country Life's experts have delved into their little black books to bring you the finest architects, builders, interior decorators and garden designers in Britain.
Here are the people you can trust to deliver the modern English country look.
Country Life delves into its bulging little black book to bring you our list of the elite architects you need if you're considering serious work on your home.
Whether you're embarking on a new-build or painstakingly restoring a listed building, here are the craftsmen with excellent foundations.
A beautiful country house is as much about its surroundings as its bricks and mortar.
There’s treasure in them thar hills.
It's rare to come across a book of such stupendous beauty as Phaidon's 'The Gardener's Garden'.
Enjoy the great outdoors from the back of bicycle.
Just thinking about it is enough to get any country-house owner hot under the collar, but when it comes to fire, prevention is key.
Clive Aslet meets the chairman of the Georgian Group, and hears why the 18th century was best.
The River Itchen and surrounding areas in Hampshire are under threat by a new development.
The iconic board game reimagined with a modern twist.
This ‘deliciously slithery’ dish of aubergines can be enjoyed with rice or simply on its own.
You never know what you might find when you open the front door of a historic country house these days.
If walls could talk, these ones would have all sorts of tales about Hollywood A-listers thanks to its ownership by novelist and film producer James Clavell.
Our guide to the 100 best builders, interior designers and gardeners; Cheltenham preview: plus meals for March.
An eerily beautiful picture of a lighthouse in Wales has won the inaugural '400ft Britain' award for aerial photography.