From spooky tales of highwaymen roaming dark winter roads to the delights of Christmas shopping in one of London’s historic arcades, this issue we wholeheartedly embrace the joys of the new season
The days may be getting colder, but this issue we bring you warmth, cheer and a dash of festive sparkle to keep the chill of winter at bay. We visit Wiltshire, a county of such celebrated attractions – not least a certain stone circle – that we could have dedicated an entire issue to it; we get into the festive spirit at London’s historic shopping arcades; and we pay a visit to Chatsworth, perhaps Britain’s favourite stately home, which this year celebrates 20 years since its first Christmas opening.
It’s also time to look ahead to future travels; if you’re planning a trip in 2022 be sure to read ‘Capital escapes‘, our selection of charming and historic towns within easy reach of London. We also explore the Wye Valley, Whitby and the university city of Cambridge. We hope you enjoy the issue!
A taste of the issue…
The stateliest of stately homes, Chatsworth House has beguiling good looks, an extraordinary art collection and a remarkable history.
Within a short radius of the capital lie bustling market towns and grand cathedral cities, home to a treasure trove of royal palaces, Roman ruins, cobbled backstreets and peaceful water meadows.
With its timeless landscape of chalk hills and gentle valleys, and an array of chocolate-box villages and stately manors, Wiltshire is brimming with charm.
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