NEW ISSUE OUT NOW: featuring Cambridge, Winnie-the-Pooh and the Peak District

King's College and punting in Cambridge
King's College and punting are key appeals of Cambridge. Credit: VisitBritain / Britain on View

In our November/December 2017 issue, we uncover some of the most spectacular secret grottoes of our stately homes, we tell the story of King Charles I’s art collection and we go punting in the historic city of Cambridge

Here are some of the highlights:

Going on a bear hunt: As an exhibition opens at the V&A Museum, we track down Winnie-the-Pooh in Ashdown Forest

A royally good bed: What could be more extravagant than a stay in a room that once hosted royalty?

The grotto at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
The grotto at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. Credit: Mark Ivkovic/

Underground wonderlands: Today we associate grottoes with Santa Claus, but at one time no English country house was complete without one. We highlight some of the best

The king’s collection: In a final insult, following his execution, King Charles I’s art collection was dispersed across Europe, never to be seen again… until now

Heady heights: Gothic cathedrals once dominated our skylines. Here are some of our most awe-inspiring

Cambridge city guide: Go punting or in search of the perfect pint in the historic university city

Burbage Moor, Peak District
Burbage Moor offers just one stunning view of the Peak District. Credit: VisitEngland/VisitPeakDistrict

Peak places: We explore the villages of the Peak District, which inspired both Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austen

Hay-on-Wye: With dozens of bookshops, pubs and riverside walks, this Welsh town takes life at a leisurely pace

This issue is on sale in the UK from Friday, October 5 and available to order here