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    The Shambles in York
    The Shambles in York is lined with timber-framed buildings. Credit: VistBritain/Andrew Pickett

    In the October/November 2017 issue we stroll down Britain’s prettiest streets and explore Oxfordshire’s dreaming spires. We also have an exclusive interview with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and uncover the secret spots of Edinburgh

    The Shambles in York
    Shambles in York is lined with timber-framed buildings. Credit: VistBritain/Andrew Pickett
    Britain’s prettiest streets

    We stroll down these photogenic thoroughfares to reveal charming architecture, chequered histories and cinematic vistas. Explore The Street in Castle Combe, Wiltshire; Shambles in York; Vicars’ Close in Wells, Somerset; Mermaid Street in Rye, East Sussex; Elm Hill in Norwich, Norfolk; Pier Road in Luss, Argyll and Bute; Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset; and Steep Hill in Lincoln. 

    Edinburgh’s hidden spaces and local secrets
    Edinburgh Castle seen from Princes Street
    Edinburgh Castle. Credit: VisitBritain/VisitScotland

    Escape the crowds in the Scottish capital with our guide to the best quiet spots and secret sights, including Dr Neil’s Garden, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Lauriston Castle and The Devil’s Advocate, a bar tucked away in the Old Town that serves more than 300 whiskies. We also pick three of the most tranquil places to stay.

    English gardens through the ages
    The Jacobean house and garden at Chastleton, near Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire
    The Jacobean garden at Chastleton, Oxfordshire. Credit: National Trust Images/David Sellman

    More than just horticultural wonders and showpieces, England’s gardens reveal our ever-changing fashions and interests. We take a tour through 1,000 years of history, exploring the miniature farmsteads of medieval times, the flamboyance of the Elizabethan age and today’s pre-occupations with the environment and ecology. See more inspiring pictures of English gardens through the ages here.

    County guide: Oxfordshire
    The Radcliffe Camera, part of the Bodleian Library
    The Radcliffe Camera, part of the Bodleian Library. Credit: Stephen Hebron

    The southeast county of Oxfordshire is home to one of the world’s oldest universities, the oldest public museum and a wealth of quaint market towns. In our county guide,  we highlight the finest stately homes, museums and places to stay.

    Exclusive interview: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
    Sadiq Khan: ‘One of the things that makes my job so rewarding is the chance I get to meet Londoners young and old every day’

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan talks about the ‘extraordinary year’ since he was elected and shares his favourite restaurants, attractions and sights in the capital.

    Download the digital edition of the October/November 2017 issue or subscribe to Discover Britain here 


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