New issue: Vol 86 Issue 6 is out now

From the Roman Baths to Cardiff’s castles and much besides, this issue we visit some of the country’s most fascinating historic sites

We travel back in time in the Nov/Dec issue with a visit to the Roman Baths in the city of Bath and a tour of the idyllic villages along the River Avon, Shakespeare’s old stamping ground. We’ve also gone castle-spotting in Cardiff and shopped for bowler hats and fine wines at the historic shops of London’s St James’s, a bustling enclave dating back to the 1660s. Here are some of the highlights.

The Roman Baths

The Great Bath
The Great Bath. Credit: The Roman Baths

Bath’s magnificent ancient Roman bathing complex set the scene for the city’s heyday as a Georgian spa resort

A River Runs Through It

Pretty Evesham. Credit: Stuart Black/Robert Harding

We follow the course of the River Avon, which gathers along its banks the stories of three historic battles and the nation’s greatest bard.

Lost & Found

Portrait of the Ladies Waldegrave by Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of the Ladies Waldegrave by Joshua Reynolds. Credit: National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Horace Walpole’s collection of art and antiques, sold at auction by a profligate heir, are set to return to Strawberry Hill.

Plus, we have two competitions…

  • Enter for your chance to win an overnight spa stay at a Bath boutique hotel
  • Win a journey on the Belmond British Pullman luxury train

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