Your November/December issue is here!

As the nights draw in and we approach the end of this turbulent year, BRITAIN brings good cheer to warm your autumn and winter

In this issue we tell the heart-stirring story of one of our best-loved authors, Beatrix Potter, and take a nostalgic look at how monarchs through the ages have celebrated the festive season.

Plus, if you’re planning a restful minibreak this season, you’ll find an abundance of inspiration and information in our pages. Seeking sand, sea, stately homes and seclusion? Like us, we’re sure you’ll fall for the charms of North Norfolk, a uniquely beautiful landscape that is particularly endearing now that the summer crowds have left for the year. Or browse through our discerning selection of the cosiest countryside inns in the land.

Elsewhere we visit the compact cathedral city of Wells – England’s smallest – and another key player in Britain’s history, Canterbury.

And that’s not all!

Also inside the issue:

Portals to the past

Ranger’s House in Greenwich Park. Credit: Jim Holden/English Heritage

Scattered across London in stately prominence and secret corners, the blue plaques scheme brings buildings to life.

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Heart and soul

Blair Castle in Perthshire. Credit: Scottishcreative/Alamy

A spectacular new touring route links Scotland’s two national parks, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Cairngorms, with historic sights galore along the way.

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Gunpowder, treason and plot

Guy Fawkes is interrogated by James I and his council in the king’s bedchamber. Credit: Hilary Morgan/Alamy

Was Guy Fawkes the original fall guy? We look at the flesh-and-blood man and unravel fact from fiction.

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Win a serene stay in the stunning Lake District

Now’s your chance to bag yourself two nights at a charming country house hotel right above Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

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