The new issue of Discover Britain on sale today in the US

    Derwentwater in the Lake District, Cumbria
    View across Derwentwater in the Lake District, Cumbria. Credit: www.robertharding.com/Sebastian Wasek
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    In the June 2017 issue of Discover Britain we explore Britain’s iconic buildings, from the beautiful castles and stunning stately homes of Kent, to humble thatched cottages and London’s grand Somerset House. Also in this issue, the myths and legends of Wales, Cumbria’s gorgeous places to visit, including the Lake District, plus lots more

    Lords, Ladies & Kent: Diana Wright explores the heritage homes of Kent’s famous residents, including Hever castle with its fascinating history as the family home of Tudor Queen Anne Boleyn and Chartwell, the beloved house of former prime minister Winston Churchill.

    A thatched cottage in the Cotswolds – Discover Britain
    An example of a pretty thatched cottage in the Cotswolds. Credit: VisitEngland/jameskerr.co.uk

    Pitch Perfect: Our cover star this issue is Britain’s picturesque thatched cottages, the quintessential symbol of village life. Steve Pill roams the countryside in search of these beautiful, unique properties to discover the art of thatching

    Twr Mawr Lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, north Wales – Discover Britain
    Twr Mawr Lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, north Wales. Credit: Alamy/Adam Burton

    Land of Legend: 2017 marks Wales’ Year of Legends. Nicola Rayner investigates the country’s rich tradition of myth and magic from the legend of King Arthur to the history of dragons and the Welsh flag

    Into the Wild: We head into the Scottish wilderness with Geoff Allan author of The Scottish Bothy Bible, who explains the simple pleasures of staying in the remote Highland retreats

    Bodiam Castle, East Sussex – Discover Britain
    14th-century Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. Credit: Alamy/eye35.pix

    A knight’s tale: Nicola Rayner delves into the rich past of 14-century Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, the wistfully beautiful relic from the age of chivalry

    Down by the lake: Romance is in the air in our Cumbrian county guide, packed full of where to go and what to see, including the stunning Lake District

    Ham House, London – Discover Britain
    The north front of Ham House, London. Credit: National Trust Images/John Hammond

    Discover London: We uncover the varied past and secrets of Somerset House, take in the historic sites along the River Thames (including Ham House) and celebrate the spirit of 1967 with Summer of Love-themed events.

    The June 2017 issue of Discover Britain is now on sale.

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