It’s 400 years since William Shakespeare met his demise. The latest issue of Discover Britain takes the cue to revisit his hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, and explore the place that fostered the greatest and best-known playwright that ever lived from his infancy.
We also banish historian Dan Jones to the Tower of London, where he considers its former inmates and intrigues, from the ill-fated Anne Boleyn to the notorious mystery of the missing princes in the tower, and celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday by heading for the source of her inspiration: the Lake District.
All that, plus we catch up with Hampton Court‘s joint chief curator to reflect on its milestone 500th year and guide you through the castles and coastlines of Dorset. We also consider the greatest mysteries from around the British Isles, from Stonehenge to the Giant’s Causeway. Finally, look out for the fantastic opportunity to win a luxury two-night stay at The Langham, London and celebrate some of the weird and wonderful sports invented by the Brits, and toast it all by taking a bibulous tour of London’s most historic pubs. Cheers!
The December 2015/January 2016 issue of Discover Britain is on sale now.