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  • Celebrate a British Tradition on 24th June

    Celebrate a British Tradition on 24th June

    Did you know that the last Friday in June is National Cream Tea Day? An annual celebration of all things cream tea? It is a staple of British tradition, so we thought we’d make sure you are prepared by giving you a quick lesson in how to best enjoy a Cream Tea.

  • History of Pride Month

    History of Pride Month

    June marks Pride Month – a time where we can celebrate LGBTQA+ achievements and their history. Now we’re in June, we thought we would highlight the history of Pride and some of the achievements of the LGBTQA+ community throughout British history.

  • Celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II

    Celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II

    This year the whole of Britain is celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee – not only is this an amazing achievement for Her Majesty reaching such a milestone, but she is also the first British monarch to have done so!  

  • Celebrate World Topiary Day at Elton Hall

    Celebrate World Topiary Day at Elton Hall

    The second ever World Topiary Day is fast approaching, this year falling on 12th May. Launched in 2021 by Levens Hall, home to the world’s oldest Topiary Garden and EBTS UK, the day is a celebration of the timeless art of clipping and shaping trees.

  • Image shows a family at easter

    British Easter traditions

    As Easter creeps nearer, you might wonder why we, as a nation, do some of the things we do. There are a host of British traditions that take place at Easter, so here are some of them and why we do them.

  • The UK’s most eccentric traditions

    The UK’s most eccentric traditions

    Everyone knows that us Brits are charmingly eccentric and our traditional events are no different. Yes, we have all the regular festivals that you might expect, but there are a few that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.

  • History of St Valentine’s Day

    History of St Valentine’s Day

    All across the world on 14th February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day – a day where we celebrate the loved ones in our lives – but where did the tradition come from and how did it become such a staple part of our calendar?

  • The best of historic York

    The best of historic York

    As one of the largest counties in England, it is hardly surprising that Yorkshire has an abundance of history to explore. From ties to the War of the Roses to world famous churches and even a ghost shop, there is loads to explore in the city of York!

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