Britain 2019



The enchanting landscape and intriguing heritage of Britain has inspired kings, queens, authors, poets and artists for thousands of years, owing to its rolling hills, crystal-clear lakes, rugged coastline and beautiful ancient monuments.
Boasting 29 UNESCO World Heritage sites, hundreds of dramatic castles and some of the most stunning countryside in the world, it's little wonder that millions of visitors fall under Britain’s spell every year.

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Enter our competition to win an overnight stay at luxury boutique hotel No.15 Great Pulteney, including a pampering treatment in the hotel’s spa, as well as breakfast and dinner with a bottle of wine...
Bateman's, the home of the writer Rudyard Kipling

A Literary Land

Famous for the rural retreats of the influential Bloomsbury Group, idyllic East Sussex has inspired some of the country's leading writers With chalk cliffs and patchwork fields, medieval woodland and picturesque villages, East Sussex offers...
Strawberry Hill House

Lost & Found

Horace Walpole’s precious collection of art, antiques and curios once filled his Gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill. Sold at auction by a profligate heir, the scattered treasures, now reunited, are set to return home On the...
The Great Bath

The Roman Baths

Bath’s magnificent ancient Roman bathing complex, complete with plunge pools, saunas and underfloor heating, set the scene for the city’s heyday as a Georgian spa resort Hot Bath Street. Quiet Street. Comfortable Place. Perfect View....

A River Runs Through It

We journey through landscapes and time following the River Avon, which gathers along its banks the stories of three momentous English battles and the nation’s greatest bard The word ‘Avon’ derives from the old Brythonic...

Escape to nature: 6 autumn minibreaks

When the word holiday is mentioned, people often imagine sun-soaked beaches or poolside sunbathing. But why restrict yourself to the busiest time of the year? Autumn is known for having glorious weather, and many...
Blenheim Palace

25 of Britain’s best stately homes

We’ve toured the British Isles to bring you 25 of our most magnificent manor houses and stately homes - each with their own story to tell.
Grasmere in Cumbria

On the trail of William Wordsworth

Following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, Lawrence Alexander explores the poet’s beloved Grasmere and other Lake District haunts On the evening of 15 April 1802, Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of the poet William, wrote her journal as...

BRITAIN’s top 10 autumn food festivals

As the summer harvests are collected, Britain starts to prepare for the winter ahead with a whole host of fabulous autumnal food festivals. In honour of British Food Fortnight, which runs from 22 September...
The water maze at Hever Castle in Kent

Get lost in Britain’s best mazes at stately homes

From mystical labyrinths to planted puzzles of twists, turns and dead ends in stately home gardens, Lawrence Alexander gets lost in Britain's best mazes  There's a scene in Jerome K. Jerome’s classic Three Men in...

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Britain Magazine


Natasha Foges
James Davis