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
Over to you... • Storms, royal ancestry and cross-stitching: it’s your time to shine
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Bodices & Bonnets • With a new series of Bridgerton here and an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion due later in the year, Sally Coffey heads to the City of Bath, to experience the enduring charm of its Georgian grandeur
BRIDGERTON’S BATH • Live like Daphne and the Duke with these Bridgerton-themed experiences
JANE AUSTEN’S BATH • Fill up on everything Austen at these sites in the city centre
No Expense Spared • As Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, Clemmie de la Poer Beresford explores how previous monarchs celebrated significant milestones of their reigns, and their coronations
Brideshead Revived • Castle Howard has been one of the great palaces of Europe for hundreds of years, but as the lady of the house, Vicky Howard, tells Eleanor Doughty, the pandemic threw up new possibilities
Jams & Jeely Pieces • How a popular childhood snack of the interwar years evolved to cater for modern-day tastes, by Derek Guthrie
CARDIFF • Proclaimed as the first official Welsh capital in 1955, Cardiff is one of Europe’s youngest capital cities, but its rich history goes back millennia, writes Emma Sparks
PLAYING PUFFIN PEEKABOO • It’s high season on Britain’s coastline for these loveable seabirds, so we asked photographer Bella Falk for her top tips on capturing them on camera
TAKE FIVE • Here are Bella’s top tips for photographing puffins...
Summer celebrations • Rooted in ancient traditions, Adrian Mourby looks at how the longest days of summer have been celebrated in Britain for millennia and explains how you can join festivities this year and next
MIDSUMMER REVELRIES • Here are some ways for you to join in the summer celebrations across Britain yourself
Drawn to the Lakes • A new exhibition at London’s V&A Museum in collaboration with the National Trust examines the life and work of Beatrix Potter, from storyteller to natural scientist to conservationist, by Sally Coffey
HISTORIC TOWNS WHITSTABLE • Fresh oysters, colourful beach huts, and coastal walks make this Kent seaside resort a must-visit, writes Nichola Daunton
The Volcanic Coast • Easily accessible from Edinburgh, a walk along the Fife Coastal Path is a walk through the region’s geological and industrial past, writes Lizzie Enfield
My Britain • English Heritage cares for over 400 historic sites across the country, from world-famous prehistoric sites such as Stonehenge to grand medieval castles, Roman forts, and Georgian cottages. We spoke to Justine Locker, Head of On-site Visitor Experience at the organisation, about her role and why it’s so important to maintain these heritage sites and tell their stories
Sutton Hoo • Discoveries at this awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon burial site changed the way historians view early English medieval history forever, says Henrietta Easton