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Britain’s castles are endlessly fascinating, both from their intriguing history to their extraordinary architecture. This issue, we’ve indulged our castle obsession with some of the most beautiful examples. 

From the Norman hilltop castle at Durham to the Queen Mother’s childhood home, in the January/February issue we take a tour of some of the most extraordinary castles in Britain. We’ve even found some you can spend the night in and there’s a competition to win a stay in Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle. Also in the issue, find out what Henry VIII’s wives were really like, meet the family at Cornwall’s Prideaux Place and discover the history of Nelson’s column.

Durham – the North’s loveliest city

Durham: The Cathedral above River Wear

The historic castle and cathedral are the undisputed stars, but this little city on the River Wear has plenty of surprises in store.

The Queen and the Bowes Lyons

The Sitting Room at Glamis Castle

The story of the Queen Mother’s family is sometimes strange, always fascinating and seldom told.

Stay in a castle

A bedroom at Thornbury Castle

With romantic four-posters, antiques galore and even the odd suit of armour, spending a night in a British castle is a magi experience.

Plus, we have a brilliant competition:

  • Enter for your chance to win the fine gourmet break for two at Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle

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