New issue: Issue 235 is here!

    Our new issue is out now! Join us for our ‘Discover’ travel special which this issue transports you to the honeypot towns and villages of the Cotswolds

    Is there a part of Britain that exemplifies the rural idyll better than the Cotswolds? This issue we bring you a bumper 45-page Cotswolds travel special that will have you daydreaming of perfect honey-hued cottages, cosy village pubs and cute tea shops.

    From honeypot towns to villages that look like they’ve fallen out of the pages of a fairy-tale book, we bring you the best villages in the Cotswolds, meanwhile Jeremy Flint goes inside Blenheim Palace, one of the most famous of the Cotswolds’ big estates, to find out about the work that goes into keeping everything running like clockwork.

    Elsewhere, we tell the story of Henry VIII’s cherished ship, the Mary Rose, lost to the sea for centuries before being reclaimed and turned into an incredible visitor attraction and we explore why King Henry III’s contribution to Britain’s architectural landscape is not to be underestimated.

    Plus you could be in with a chance of winning a luxury break in the Cotswolds!

    Get your copy here.

    Also inside the issue:

    • As Baroque Dyrham Park reopens after extensive restoration, we uncover some uncomfortable truths about how the property was initially funded
    • We discover what a tomb found in the Gloucestershire countryside has taught archaeologists about early Cotswolds residents
    • Our pick of some of the places you should include in your tour of the Cotswolds, from glorious gardens to historic houses
    • We visit the historic town of Malmesbury, the final resting place of England’s first king, Æthelstan, and home to a unique tradition
    • We delve into the tradition of the humble picnic

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