Was Castle Ashby in Northamptonshire the “real” Mansfield Park? Recent research shows it might be and the latest issue of Discover Britain jumps at the excuse to explore Jane Austen’s sublime settings from the sweeping grounds of Chatsworth, said to be the inspiration for Pemberley, to her beloved Bath, where Austen, and her heroines, danced in the Assembly Rooms.
We also go behind the scenes at Kensington Palace, home of Queen Victoria, Princess Diana and, today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to learn more about its exquisite sartorial treasures, take a insider’s spin around Oxford’s dreaming spires and meet the architects who built Britain and their wondrous creations from Banqueting House to St Paul’s Cathedral.
In our dedicated London section, we wander down Portobello Road, the street made famous by Richard Curtis’s Notting Hill and, inspired by the recent BBC production of Sherlock, we pop in to 221B Baker Street to pay Mr Holmes a home visit.
All that, plus discover why Dover Castle was dubbed “England’s key”, roam the majestic Yorkshire moors with Cathy and Heathcliff, take a whisky-tasting tour through the stunning Scottish Highlands and don’t miss your opportunity to WIN the holiday of lifetime to Britain…