Issue 218, our ‘Romantic Britain’ issue, is now on sale

    From quaint Cotswolds village life along the Romantic Road to the love interests of British kings, this issue shows the nation’s softer side

    Love is in the air at Discover Britain. We’re all a bunch of old romantics around here, so we thought we would share some of our favourite love stories in this issue.

    We begin with a look at six of the greatest British romances, a feature so bursting with infatuation and desire that it disproves the stereotype that we are a nation of repressed individuals. Elsewhere, the controversial affair between Edward and Mrs Simpson is reassessed and we take a drive along the Cotswolds’ Romantic Road, before the issue concludes with a brief history of the Welsh love spoon, perhaps the world’s only cutlery-based token of affection.

    Also inside the issue:

    • Explore Aberdeenshire, Scotland’s ‘castle country’
    • A 24-hour whistle-stop tour of the historic Somerset city of Bath
    • Highlights of the beautiful Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB
    • The legacy of diarist and iconic Londoner, Samuel Pepys
    • Inside Montacute House, a Tudor gem
    • How Thomas Cubitt, a carpenter’s son, came to redesign Buckingham Palace
    • Jack the Ripper tour guide, Katie Wignall, shows us around East London
    • Cornwall’s St Michael’s Mount in facts, figures and lesser-known stories

    Buy your copy here (available from 11 September) or subscribe online to have Discover Britain delivered direct to your door six times a year.


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