What to see, where to eat, gardens and country houses to visit, when to look up at the night sky: make the most of 2016 by putting these dates in your diary.

The snowy-white pages of a new diary can quickly turn from being thrilling to being disconcerting in their emptiness. Here, we bring you the ultimate diary dates and ways to make 2016 a year to remember: the country houses and gardens to visit, Britain’s most interesting shops, enchanting country shows and some new places to eat drink and stay in 2016.


Star gazing dates

Special places to stay