Your January/February 2022 issue is here

Curl up with the new issue of BRITAIN and indulge in some nostalgic train travel and spooky tales

This issue, we’re embracing the best wintry pursuits that Britain has to offer: cosy up in a vintage train, enjoying the country’s most scenic landscapes from the comfort of your carriage; tour the castles of County Durham, at their most impressively forbidding in the winter months; and explore the ancient streets of London, where the ghosts of ages past still lurk in the shadows.

History buffs are in for a treat too. In the first of a two-part series we delve into Elizabeth I’s eventful childhood and the precocious political games she learned from an early age. We also tell the little-known tale of Britain’s last invasion – centuries after 1066.

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A taste of the issue…

Romance on the rails

Credit: John Chard St Ives Cornwall/Alamy

From the majestic Highlands of Scotland to the stunning cliffs of Cornwall you can enjoy some of the most heart-stirring views of Britain from the comfort of a carriage. Here’s our pick of Britain’s best rail journeys.

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Land of the Prince Bishops

Credit: Micheal A Hill

The northeastern county of Durham is full of remarkable treasures that tell the tale of 1,000 years of English history.

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The Last Invasion

The memorial plaque and Pembrokeshire Coast path heading towards Carregwastad Point near Fishguard. Credit: Simon Whaley

While 1066 is the date scored into Anglophiles’ minds as the last major invasion of Britain, a lesser-known offensive centuries later has all but escaped the history books.

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Win a two-night break in historic Leicester

Enter our competition for the chance to sample the finest experiences Leicester has to offer, including a dining experience for two on the vintage Great Central Railway!

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