In the June/July 2017 issue of Discover Britain we explore the mystery of some of Britain’s iconic areas, from crime-writer Agatha Christie’s South Devon to our guide to Somerset, England’s most mystical county where Romantic poets once roamed. Also in this issue, the forgotten Tudor and would-be monarch, Lady Arbella Stuart, London’s lost pleasure gardens, behind-the-scenes at Longleat plus lots more
Murder, She Wrote: Crime Writer Agatha Christie remains the best-selling novelist and, as Nicola Rayner discovers, many of her greatest works were inspired by Greenway, her home on the English Riviera. We take a spirited jaunt around South Devon and the places Christie was so fond of
Ideal Homes: Britain’s many model villages are masterpieces of Victorian philanthropy and architectural vision. We explore the small, beautiful and carefully planned towns created for the workers of British brands including Cadbury and Colman’s.
Rhyme or Reason: From pitiless Tudor monarchs to the English Civil War, Martha Alexander explores the people and places that inspired Britain’s best-loved nursery rhymes, as well as dispelling some common myths
The Queen Without a Crown: Primed to succeed Queen Elizabeth I, Lady Arbella Stuart missed her calling in tragic circumstances. We delve into the oft-forgotten story of the Lady who was raised at Hardwick Hall and died in the Tower of London.
Into the Mystic: Discover the prehistoric sites, Arthurian legends and grand architecture of the English county of Somerset, plus the best places to stay and things to do
The Wild House: The Elizabethan manor Longleat House in Wiltshire has long been filled with eccentric aristocrats, wild animals and ghostly figures. We take a walk on the wild side with a behind-the-scenes visit to this illustrious house
Sea View Stays: Make a break for the British coast with our pick of the best waterside accommodation with stunning views
Discover London section:
London’s Lost Gardens: The capital’s pleasure gardens were the centre of Georgian society – the place to see and be seen. We uncover the story of these forgotten pleasure places
Plus we take a walk through 500 years of British Art at Tate Britain, make a reservation at London’s oldest restaurants and meet the Covent Garden florist who holds a prestigious Royal Warrant to supply flowers to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.