In the Feb/March issue of Discover Britain we go in search of the amazing people and places which have helped shape the country as we know it today, from Bonnie Prince Charlie in the Highlands to fearless, groundbreaking women from history.
In a fascinating tale made famous by the hit TV show Outlander, Marianka Swain follows the trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie through the Highlands as he tried and failed to reassert the Stuart dynasty during the long-running Jacobite Rebellions.
Katie Gregory explores five of Britain’s prettiest villages, from Scotland to the West Country, while Diana Wright investigates Queen Elizabeth I’s royal progresses, the extravagance of which were the stuff of legend.
Our cover star this issue is the stunning Bamburgh in Northumberland, one of the most dramatic castles in Britain, where Rose Bateman discovers the long and fascinating history of this important – and beautiful – site.
2017 is year that will be awash with literary anniversaries, starting the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. We explore her life in lovely Hampshire to mark the occasion. And for even more literary adventures, we visit a few of the haunts of the Bloomsbury Group in London and untangle the famous groups of artists and writers’ complicated relationships, before dropping in on their close neighbour the British Museum, a national treasure trove that’s one of the world’s most beloved and visited attractions.
Inspired by the amazing sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell at the heart of the Bloomsbury group, we mark International Women’s Day by unearthing the extraordinary tales of pioneering British women throughout history and celebrate their legacies.