The March/April 2024 issue of BRITAIN is here!

Welcome to the March/April issue of BRITAIN! Here’s what to expect from the new issue…

As the days lengthen, our thoughts always turn to the seaside. This issue we explore the beautiful Suffolk coast, where you’ll find a string of characterful towns and villages (not to mention England’s best fish and chips).

We also delve into the noble history of Berkshire, which numbers Windsor Castle, Royal Ascot and the King’s swans among its royal attractions.

Sticking to the royal theme, did you know that the King is both a skilled hedgelayer and an accomplished artist? In this issue find out about the hidden hobbies of King Charles and his royal predecessors, from painting to pigeon-racing.

Elsewhere this issue, we celebrate the 200th birthday of one of London’s most iconic landmarks, the National Gallery, and we’re offering you the chance to win a luxurious stay at the historic Monkey Island Estate on the Thames. 

Get your copy of the March/April 2024 issue here!

A taste of the issue

The Suffolk Coast

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The Sole Bay Inn in Southwold is the perfect pit stop for a seaside pint. Credit: Anthony Cullen

We explore the picturesque seaside resorts and rural villages at England’s eastern edge.

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Royal Berkshire: County of kings

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WIndsor Castle. Credit: Doug Harding

Berkshire’s royal seal of approval stretches back to the time of William the Conqueror. Soak up the ages-old pageantry and ceremony at Windsor Castle, but don’t miss the historic county’s quieter side.

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Royal hobbies

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Queen Victoria’s diary sketch of herself and Prince Albert at the Stuart Ball, 1851 Credit: Stephen Chung / Alamy Live News

From medieval jousting to King Charles III’s penchant for hedgelaying, discover the hidden royal hobbies of our kings and queens.

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The National Gallery London celebrates its 200th birthday

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The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square. Credit: Chris Mouyiaris / AWL images

The National Gallery celebrates its 200th birthday in 2024. Discover the evolution of this London icon, from its surprising origins to its plans for this landmark year.

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Win a luxurious stay on a historic estate

Monkey Island Estate

We’re offering you the chance to win a luxurious stay for you and a guest at the historic Monkey Island Estate in Berkshire.

Read more here.

Also inside the March/April 2024 issue:

  • In the late 19th century, an influx of glamorous American heiresses arrived in Britain and married into the impoverished aristocracy. Their impact can still be felt today
  • Magnificent Stowe House has had a tumultuous history, from its days as a ducal palace for one family to its current life as a boarding school

  • Shakespeare plays have been staged on a tiny Dorset island for decades. A member of the theatre company tells us how the tradition came about

  • Edinburgh is packed with historic and cultural sights. Our 2-day itinerary is your essential trip-planner to the Scottish capital

Get your copy of the March/April 2024 issue of BRITAIN, here. 

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