Our new issue is out now! Join us for our Discover Cumbria special, where we uncover the beauty of the Lake District, from lakes and valleys to cottages and stately homes
This issue our travel special takes us to Cumbria in the far northwest of England, and the magical Lake District. This land of water and mountains has long drawn admirers, enchanted by its natural beauty and rural way of life, from William Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter.
To set the scene and encourage you to follow in their trail, we take a tour of some of the Lake District’s loveliest towns and villages, from Ambleside to Pooley Bridge, and we uncover some of the surprising stories behind one of the region’s grandest stately homes, Levens Hall.
We also hear about an island that upholds one of the quirkiest traditions in England and has its very own king in Piel Island.
Elsewhere this issue, we go behind the facade of the real-life Bridgerton house to, Ranger’s House in London, to discover a world of scandal that could fill its very own drama series.
Plus, you could be in with a chance of winning a luxurious hotel stay in the Lake District!
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Also inside the issue:
- Extend your visit to the Lake District for a night or two with a stay in one of these lovely, luxurious hotels with breath-taking vistas
- Jean Scott-Smith of the Lakeland Dialect Society gives us a fascinating lesson on local Cumbrian words and language
- From Beatrix Potter’s house to a rather unusual museum, we round up some of the best things to see and do on your visit to the Lake District
- We take a tour of Wallingford, the little-known Oxfordshire town where Agatha Christie spent most of her life