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 of giants and mermaids. We also explore Ashdown Forest, the real-life ‘Hundred Aker Wood’ that was home to Winnie-the-Pooh and friends, and reveal how you can find the locations from the much-loved stories.

Sound the trumpet! This issue is also our Royal Special. As a new exhibition opens at the King’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, we tell the stories behind some of the most famous royal photos ever taken and from taverns and playhouses to markets and slums, we discover what London was really like in the reign of Elizabeth I.

All this, plus your chance to win a stay in Oxford’s elegant new hotel!

Enjoy the issue!

Get your copy of the July/August issue here. 

Cover image: Ashdown Forest in Sussex inspired A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories © Lloyd Lane/Alamy

A taste of the issue

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

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Scots pines and heather near Wren’s Warren in Ashdown Forest. Credit: Oliver Pyle / Alamy

Magical Ashdown Forest was the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books. A century on, it is as enchanting as ever.

Read more here. 

West Penwith: Cornish myths and legends

St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall. Credit: travellinglight / Alamy

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.

Read more here. 

Elizabethan London: Royals and rogues

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An illustration of Elizabethan Bankside in 1572, before The Globe was built there. Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy

From taverns and playhouses to markets and slums, what was London really like in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I?

Read more here.

Royal portraits: Photos at the palace

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Princess Margaret by Cecil Beaton, 1949. Credit: Royal Collection Trust/© His Majesty King Charles III 2024

A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace reveals the stories behind some of the most iconic photographic royal portraits ever taken.

Read more here. 

Win a luxury hotel stay in historic Oxford

Adam Lynk/Lynk Photography Studios

We’re offering you the chance to win a luxury stay at newly opened The Store, in the heart of historic Oxford.

Enter now here. 

Read more from BRITAIN:

Pitchford Hall: A day in the life of a historic home

Ceremonial events in London: From Changing the Guard to the State Opening of Parliament

Royal hobbies