Fans and pundits alike have long discussed the Death of Test Cricket, but longest format still has plenty to give – and plenty to feel optimistic about. James Fisher explains
Roll up, roll up! The tricks, flicks and show-stopping stunts of the modern circus owe their existence to the vision of Philip Astley, who marked out a circus ring 250…
Rich with areas of ancient woodland and extensive wildlife, this stunning island off Argyll’s secret coast provides the opportunity to build the ideal country retreat.
Country Life August 8 2018 looks at British dog breeds, the Oxford of Inspector Morse and how to build your own Tiger Moth.
Symmetry is regarded as the secret to creating a calm, coherent space, but for many designers, it’s more about creating balance, says Arabella Youens.
Set on 1.5 acres of land on the edge of Bourne Wood, Lobswood House has been sympathetically renovated to retain the charm that inspired one of Britain’s best-loved literary characters.
Our columnist reflects on the ups and downs of the typical modern wedding.
On a fine spot overlooking the Bristol Channel, Shirenewton Hall is a magnificent 19th century home which has come up for sale in Monmouthshire, within easy reach of Cardiff and…
Actress Caroline Quentin chooses a haunting image of childhood by Augustus John.
The Old Rectory is a quintessential Cotswolds house dating back to the 16th century – with a very 21st-century attraction that's sure to turn heads, as Penny Churchill explains.
Charles Quest-Ritson offers advice on this incredibly vibrant plant.
Beautiful, delicate and harmful to no-one, our iconic butterflies are facing an increasingly perilous existence – that's the conclusion reached by John Wright after dissecting the myriad statistical evidence.
This week's Living National Treasure is Marcus Bracey, the man behind the neon signs that light up our cities. He spoke to Tessa Waugh; portraits by Richard Cannon.
If you're looking for a two-bedroom home that offers something a bit out of the ordinary, the Windmill at Barnham could be ideal. William Hosie-Lissac reports.
Woodpeckers submit their poor heads to punishment which would devastate most creatures, yet as far as we know they fly off quite happily after hammering away at tree trunks. Martin…
If you worry about health and safety, please look away now…
Our columnist takes aim at everything from Remainers and Leavers to Donald Trump and the weather – and ends up remembering that the world has ground to a halt many times…
Cherries are at the height of the their season right now, so make the most of Melanie Johnson's recipe for cherry pie.
Within the splendid walls of Ashiestiel House, Sir Walter Scott enjoyed the happiest years of his life as he wrote the works that made him a literary and publishing phenomenon.…
The world-famous Concours of Elegance is coming to Hampton Court Palace in a few weeks' time – and we've a ticket offer for Country Life readers.