History

Your guide to the summer solstice and Stonehenge
Discover why humans have celebrated the solstice for thousands of years, and why you need to visit the prehistoric monument on this important day. Taking a GWR train is one of the most eco-friendly ways of reaching the ancient attraction. more >
17th June 2019
From cult hero to England’s bard: explore the London destinations that made Shakespeare
Every 23 April the world celebrates William Shakespeare’s birth, and to help mark the occasion, we explore the bard’s life as it was lived in the country’s capital, visiting some of the places and objects that helped define him. more >
15th April 2019
Fun things to do Hereford
Mix shopping with sightseeing in this cool cathedral city that is the perfect combination of town and country, with the fabulous Malvern Hills and Black Mountains right on its doorstep. more >
13th November 2018
What to see at Cheddar Gorge
Stunning views and cathedral-like caves await you at England’s largest gorge, where the country’s oldest complete skeleton was discovered in 1903. Find out how the Cheddar Man used to live 10,000 years ago. more >
27th August 2018
Win tickets to Bristol’s newest attraction!
Being Brunel on Bristol harbourside offers a fascinating journey into the mind of the pioneering engineer and former GWR employee Isambard Kingdom Brunel – and to celebrate its opening, we’re giving away three pairs of tickets. more >
4th April 2018