Celebrating the best of our nation, every issue of Discover Britain is packed with features from history to travel. Read about the events that changed history, as well as British traditions and their origins, or be inspired for your next trip with great ideas for where to go and what to see. Whether you’re planning a weekend city break or an escape to the countryside, Discover Britain is your essential guide to getting the most out of your stay.
Wish you were here... • Inspiring postcards from around the British Isles
Crossing History • There are 25 and a half bridges across the River Cam in Cambridge and each contributes to the fascinating story of this historic city, says
Landmark ESCAPES • Charitable trusts help restore many unique, historic buildings across Britain that are now available to let. Chris Beanland and Florence Sheward check in to 10 of the best
Good Man, Bad King? • Honest, courteous and diligent, the young Henry VI appeared a perfect fit for the throne. So what went wrong, asks Diana Woolf, and should we reassess his legacy?
What Lies Beneath • The story of how an Anglo-Saxon ship burial was unearthed at Sutton Hoo in the 1930s has been brought to life in a new film, but what made the discovery so significant asks Angharad Moran?
DISCOVER LONDON • The Waterloo Churches Secret stories of historic libraries A Queen’s guide to the capital
Hope of Spires • As the flames of the Napoleonic Wars were distinguished, a phoenix in the form of London’s Waterloo churches rose from the ashes, as Jenny Rowe explains
Turn Up for the Books • London’s best libraries are more than just a collection of books; these historic spaces are secular cathedrals filled with interesting stories, says Nancy Alsop
QUEEN ELIZABETH II • Her Majesty may rule over Britain and beyond, yet at heart she is a born and bred Londoner with a longstanding love of her home city, as Florence Sheward discovers
BURFORD • Our new series of guides to Britain’s most cultured and storied old towns continues with a chance to explore the “Gateway to the Cotswolds”
Living with Heritage • The 11th Duchess of Rutland and her daughter Lady Violet Manners give Martha Alexander a very intimate introduction to Belvoir Castle’s secret rooms and modern challenges
Edge of the WORLD • The Western Isles may be remote and rough around the edges, yet Jenny Rowe discovers a distinctive way of life and unforgettable landscapes
5 places to visit in the Western Isles
Suite Dreams • Check in to five of the most impressive hotel rooms in Britain
The Season • TV’s Bridgerton has shone a spotlight on this important part of the British social calendar