New issue: Issue 231 of Discover Britain is here!
Welcome to the December/January issue of Discover Britain! Join us as we explore Windsor Castle, meet the custodians of Stonehenge, traverse some of Britain’s best journeys and learn the history of some quirky British games and pastimes…
There have been some big changes in Britain since our last issue and so this issue, we visit Windsor, home to our late Queen’s Berkshire castle, and now the hometown of our new Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, and their young family.
If you’ve been itching to book your next British adventure, then have a read of Robin McKelvie’s round-up of some of Britain’s best journeys, including the Caledonian Sleeper train that takes you into the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Plus, this issue our photojournalist Jeremy Flint visits Stonehenge to meet the custodians of the ancient site and to get a sense of what it’s like to work amid this prehistoric landscape.
And finally, Martha Alexander takes us through a brief history of British pastimes, from bladder football and Pall Mall to cockfighting.
Plus you could be in with a chance of winning a stay at historic Thornbury Castle!
Get your copy, now here.
Also inside the issue:
Diana Wright looks back at the life of Henry VIII’s only son, Edward VI, who became king at just nine years old
Combine a day exploring Bristol’s historic harbour with a stay in a nearby Tudor castle, where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn once stayed
We explore some of England’s best pubs, each with their own unique history and all serving up a perfect pint
We take a closer look at the annual rural celebration of wassailing and tell you how you can join in the festivities this year and next
We take a closer look at the four crowns of Great Britain and how they might be used in the upcoming coronation of King Charles III
Cover image: The Yeomen of the Guard, the monarch’s ceremonial bodyguard, march through the grounds of Windsor Castle. Credit: OLI SCARFF/POOL/AFP/CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY.