Britain's Best Buildings

Britain's Best Buildings

2002 - 2004, History
Dan Cruikshank explores famous buildings.

Episode Guide

  • Britain's Best Buildings - Forth Bridge (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Forth Bridge

    Designed by Benjamin Baker and John Fowler, the Forth Bridge was the greatest symbol of the Victorian railway age.

  • Britain's Best Buildings - Roman Baths (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Roman Baths

  • Britain's Best Buildings - The Circus (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    The Circus

    A perfect circle of palatial terraced houses in the centre of Regency Bath becomes one of the most fashionable addresses in the country.

  • Britain's Best Buildings - Windsor Castle (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Windsor Castle

    The largest inhabited castle in the world also served as a lunatic asylum.

  • Britain's Best Buildings - Hardwick Hall (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Hardwick Hall

    The honey-coloured walls of Harwick Hall in Derbyshire hold the secret to one of the country's golden ages.

  • Britain's Best Buildings - Durham Cathedral (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Durham Cathedral

    Dan Cruickshank investigates the engineering feat of Durham Cathedral, the thinking behind which was a century ahead of any other British building; the cathedral's secrets and the lives of the monks who worshipped there.

  • Britain's Best Buildings - Harlech Castle (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Harlech Castle

    A visit to Harlech Castle in North Wales.

  • Britain's Best Buildings - Blenheim Palace (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Blenheim Palace

    Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is a monument to militarism and human pride.

  • Britain's Best Buildings - Palace of Westminster (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Palace of Westminster

    The Palace of Westminster was born out of extreme crisis and the highest idealism of the 19th century.

  • Britain's Best Buildings - Tower Bridge (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Tower Bridge

    The Tower Bridge appears to be a stone structure but is actually made of steel.