Join us for a royal celebration, a sneak peak into one of Britain’s most famous stately homes and the chance to win a Great British Holiday worth up to £5000, this issue is the perfect companion to kickstart your spring and summer 2022 travel inspiration
Welcome to the latest issue of Discover Britain, the first for our new editor, Sally Coffey. It’s been a busy few months for us, establishing our small but excellent team and pulling together a band of brilliant photographers and writers to bring you some (hopefully) page-turning articles. Of course, we’re biased, but we think this issue is jam-packed with fantastic stories.
First up, would you like the chance to stay in five-star luxury in London, taking in the capital’s most famous sights? How about a trip to the quaint villages and rolling hills of the Cotswolds? Or even a visit to Edinburgh, Scotland’s stunning capital? You can win all of this and more in our fantastic Great British Holiday competition.
We couldn’t let the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pass by without fanfare, and we hope our article suitably captures the mood of the nation. We look back at the coronation celebrations of 1953 and look forward to events taking place this June to mark the occasion.
Harry Potter fans can now start plotting their next trip, thanks to our magical mystery tour. Grab your broomsticks and join us on a Harry Potter tour of Britain as we visit the places that inspired JK Rowling, and the beautiful locations that star on screen.
Meanwhile, photographer and writer Jeremy Flint was given exclusive access to Highclere Castle in Hampshire – the ‘real’ Downton Abbey. We meet the people who live and work at Highclere and discover how their lives differ from those in the TV series.
Also inside the issue:
Did King Richard III really kill his two young nephews, the Princes in the Tower? An intriguing new theory asks new questions of the centuries-old mystery
In the centenary year of his death, we examine the legacy of the Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton
Take a culinary tour of North Norfolk’s picturesque coast and discover the maritime history that has shaped it
Meet a modern-day thatcher who ensures this traditional craft not only survives, but thrives today
Buxton’s natural spas have attracted visitors for millennia, and it still lives up to its title, Capital of the Peak District
Journey along the North Wales Way with us, and enjoy castles, coastal scenery and cute villages along the way
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Cover Caption: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, photographed in 1957, four years after her coronation.
Cover Credit: Keystone Press Agency/Keystone USA via Zumapress.com/Mary Evans/Chris Jackson/Getty Images