Don’t miss the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine

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Come with us as we go behind the scenes of the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle; take a tour of some of London’s most iconic buildings; and retrace the steps of the Battle of Hastings.

Berkeley Castle from the terrace. Credit David Bowd Exworth
Berkeley Castle from the terrace. Credit David Bowd Exworth

The November/December 2014 issue of BRITAIN magazine is now on sale in the UK (7 November for our international readers), so make sure you pick up your copy, which this month includes:

Cider with Rosie

We explore the Gloucestershire immortalised by Laurie Lee, whose poetic memoir is set here – and 100 years after his birth it’s every bit as beautiful as it was then.

Unseen London

Take a peek behind the scenes of some of London’s most well-known buildings with these stunning photos.

The Mermaid Inn, Rye
The Mermaid Inn, Rye

Cosy winter inns

Fight off the winter chill with a stay in a cosy inn. We’ve picked the best, with the tastiest local ales and log fires aplenty.

In the footsteps of 1066

We go on the trail of one of Britain’s most notorious conflicts, the Battle of Hastings.

Highclere Castle. Credit: Tony Harris/PA Pics
Highclere Castle. Credit: Tony Harris/PA Pics

The real Downton Abbey

We visit Highclere Castle and meet today’s mistress of the house, Lady Carnarvon, whose family history is the inspiration for the TV programme.

The men that built the city

In our final feature on London’s guilds we reveal the origins of The Worshipful Company of Masons whose expertise helped to make the capital the splendid city it is today.

King Charles I. Credit: Historic Royal Palaces
King Charles I. Credit: Historic Royal Palaces

Off with his head

We take a look at how the brutal and self-serving King Charles I came to be remembered as a royal martyr following his execution in 1649.

Christmas gift guide

Struggling for ideas for loved ones this Christmas? Our quintessential British gift guide gives you all the ideas you’ll need to spoil him, her or the little ones… plus we have plenty for foodies and whiskey and gin connoisseurs.

City getaway: Liverpool

The former second city of the British Empire is now a thriving cultural centre.

Competition

Win a two-night stay in a four-star hotel in Liverpool, home of the Beatles

Read all this and more in the November/December 2014 issue of BRITAIN (January 2015 issue for our overseas readers)

Related articles

11 of the cosiest winter inns in Britain
10 facts about the Battle of Hastings
Unseen London: behind the capital’s closed doors
Glorious Gloucestershire in photos

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