Inside the new issue: Secret Cotswolds to afternoon teas (Dec 2017/Jan 2018)

    The Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue of Discover Britain
    The Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue of Discover Britain is out now. Credit: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam/ ABIPP / Alamy
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    In the new issue of Discover Britain, we explore the hidden villages of the Cotswolds, highlight the best London afternoon teas and take a trip to the historic city of York

    We will be introducing a letters page in the next issue and we’d love to hear from you. If you’ve visited an interesting part of Britain recently, taken part in any of the events in our Great British Year calendar before, or any of our other articles have triggered memories of a favourite holiday, please email your thoughts to 


    24 hours in York
    York Minster
    York Minster Credit: Kippa Matthews

    Our whistle-stop guide to the historic Northern English city, takes in the Jorvik Viking Centre, the York DungeonYork Art Gallery – and the much-loved Minster  


    London’s best afternoon teas
    Afternoon tea at The Mondrian
    Afternoon tea at Mondrian London

     We review tea at scones, Earl Grey tea and cake at Mondrian London, the Connaught, Fortnum & Mason, The Ritz, Sketch, The Langham, Rosewood London


    The great British year
    Rochester Dickensian Christmas
    The Rochester Dickensian Christmas celebrations

    From grand social occasions including Royal Ascot and the Last Night of the Proms to quaint local festivals that champion unusual pastimes such as worm charming and black pudding throwing, this social calendar provides an enlightening insight into the British psyche


    Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow
    House for an Art Lover Mackintosh window
    House for an Art Lover is based on Mackintosh’s designs Credit:

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s elegant designs have come to define the Scottish city. On the eve of the architect’s 150th birthday, we explores his creative legacy. Enter our competition to win a stylish break for two to Glasgow  


    Secret Cotswolds
    Rosebank Cottage, Slad
    Rosebank Cottage in Slad was the childhood home of author Laurie Lee. Credit: Stephen Dorey ABIPP/Alamy

    While many visitors head to Bourton-on-the-Water or Castle Combe, there are dozens more Cotswolds villages waiting to be discovered. Carolyn Boyd reveals five of the best, including Bisley and Slad. In our preview, we also also a local for her tips

    Look out for our new issue in the shops or order a copy here

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