Inspiration

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.
historical bookshops

Six historical bookshops to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week, here are six historical bookshops from across the country Independent Bookshop Week will take place from 15 to 22 June this year, with exciting initiatives and events celebrating independent bookshops...

The July/August 2024 issue of BRITAIN is here

Welcome to the July/August 2024 issue of BRITAIN! Here's what to expect from the new issue... Welcome to our summer issue! Travel with us to sunny Cornwall, where the wild west coast swirls with legends...
D-Day

D-Day secrets: Stately homes during the Second World War

80 years ago, D-Day marked a turning point in the Second World War.  Far from the Normandy beaches, a number of stately homes played a pivotal – and top-secret – role in wartime operations Words...

Win a luxury hotel stay in historic Oxford

We're offering you the chance to win a luxury stay at newly opened The Store, in the heart of historic Oxford Dreaming of a stay amongst Oxford’s ‘dreaming spires’? The Store, a newly opened hotel...
Bletchley Park

Secrets of D-Day: Bletchley Park codebreakers

On the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Bletchley Park veteran Pat Davies looks back at her time working for Station X, the hidden home of the Second World War codebreakers Words by Natasha Foges Pat Davies, Second...

The D-Day Landings

80 years ago, On 6 June 1944, over 4,000 Allied soldiers lost their lives fighting to free Europe from Nazi oppression during the D-Day landings What were the D-Day landings? The Allied D-Day landings on the...
royal portraits

Royal portraits: Photos at the palace

A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace reveals the stories behind some of the most iconic photographic royal portraits ever taken Words by Rose Shepherd Photographic royal portraits In March 2024 a storm blew up in a teacup when...
elizabethan london

Elizabethan London: Royals and rogues

From taverns and playhouses to markets and slums, what was London really like in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I? Words by Neil Jones Elizabethan London A French visitor to England in 1578 waxed lyrical that “rumour...
penwith

West Penwith: Cornish myths and legends

West Penwith at Cornwall’s southwestern tip is a little land apart, with a landscape of craggy cliffs and windswept moors that swirl with Cornish myths and legends Words by Elizabeth Dale Cornish myths and legends in...
ashdown forest

Ashdown Forest: In Winnie-the-Pooh’s footsteps

Magical Ashdown Forest was the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books. A century on, it is as enchanting as ever... Words by Natasha Foges Who wrote Winnie-the-Pooh? The stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, the bumbling “Bear of Very Little...
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If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN – The Official Magazine.

Every issue is packed with our inspirational photography, fascinating features, shopping and travel advice.

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