We pay tribute to the life and work of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and then journey down south to reveal some of Britain’s balmier summer holiday destinations
The creation of this issue of Discover Britain was, of course, overshadowed by the sad news of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh. His state funeral was watched by millions around the world, as he was finally laid to rest at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Over the years, the Greece-born Duke of Edinburgh has come to embody something of the British spirit. He was a character, yet one who knew his part to play. When we decided to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, we chose to highlight his role as dutiful consort to the Queen throughout the royal couple’s 73-year marriage, while looking back at those who fulfilled that role before him.
Within our pages you’ll also find our usual armchair-travel offering. We begin with a deep dive into the legacy of the Howard dynasty at their family seat, Arundel Castle, which sits high on a West Sussex hilltop. Heading even further south, our writers take in Cornwall’s charming St Ives and the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the English Channel, both ideal holiday destinations if you prefer a healthy dose of sunshine on your summer holiday.
Also inside the issue:
- Explore the Midlands and Coventry, UK City of Culture, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of George Eliot’s epic novel Middlemarch
- Survey Britain’s fashion museum archives to discover the clothes and accessories resigned to the history books
- Visit Oxford Botanic Garden, England’s first scientific garden, which inspired JRR Tolkien, Lewis Carroll and more
- Admire Georgian Hampshire, where romantic writings, grand voyages and an urge to reconnect with nature shaped many of its country homes
- Tour Pembrokeshire, a spellbinding coastal corner of Wales
- Meet the Retail Manager at Lock & Co, the world’s oldest hat shop at James’s, London
- Win an island-hopping prize to holiday on Guernsey and visit Sark and Herm during your stay
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