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.
Brit Edit • Your curated guide to Britain this season
Over to you... • Earl Grey makes it to space and a reader asks us to dig a little deeper: our pick of our reader letters this issue
DISCOVER THE SOUTH WEST
Get your kicks on the SOUTH WEST 66…0 • A new tourism route offers up some real coastal gems, from Dorset to Somerset via Cornwall and Devon, writes Simon Heptinstall
Powderham Castle • Jeremy Flint meets the modern Earl of Devon for a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic castle and family home
A legend is born • Inextricably linked to the legend of King Arthur, Cornwall’s Tintagel Castle is one of the most mysterious historic sites in Britain, and has fired the imaginations of visitors for centuries
The ROMAN BATHS • Forget the Georgians, the Romans frequented the spa town of Bath much earlier, writes Sarah Baxter
Time for TEA • Few things are more English than tea and scones, but, ponders Henrietta Easton, should the jam go on first or the cream?
Exeter • Henrietta Easton explores Devon’s vibrant, ancient capital city and its scenic surroundings
Drinking in the DEVON SCENERY • Sally Coffey meets the sustainable drinks producers who are diversifying the rural economy in Devon
Cornwall’s WILD WEST • From St Michael’s Mount to the Minack Theatre, our local expert gives the skinny on the best experiences in the far South West
Devon’s bohemians • The fruits of a cultural experiment that began in Dartington in the 1920s can still be enjoyed today finds Nancy Alsop
Know your Kernow? • Bert Biscoe, President of Truro Old Cornwall Society and committee member of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, gives us a brief lesson in Cornish identity
The CORONATION • As the nation prepares to crown its new King, Charles III, we outline how you can join in the celebrations, plus what you can expect from this historic ceremony
CELEBRATE THE CORONATION • King Charles III’s coronation celebrations will take place from 6-8 May, here we outline how you can join in with the festivities.
The turbulent priest • On the 850th anniversary of his canonisation, Diana Wright assesses where it all went wrong for Thomas Becket
Cotswolds Diary • Our columnist, Caroline Mills, looks forward to the arrival of spring on her farm and the carpets of bluebells that will sweep the Cotswolds, many of which are open to the public
May merriment • The first day of May has been celebrated as the beginning of summer for thousands of years. Lara Dunn explores the history of this joyful annual celebration…
London SPOTLIGHT • Follow Londonphile Russell Higham each issue as he takes an insider’s look at the past, present and future of Britain’s capital city and everything it has to offer – this issue he focuses on the capital’s concert halls
THIS BEAUTIFUL EARTH - CREATED FOR A PURPOSE
CROSSWORD & QUIZ