Your July/August 2021 issue is here!

Indulge your appetite for scandalous stories and tales of British royals past and present with our July/August issue, which won’t fail to pique your curiosity

Summer is upon us, the sun is making an appearance and attractions across Britain are reopening their doors once more. This issue, we’ve embraced our new-found freedoms with a scenic road trip over Argyll’s lochs and glens, castle-spotting along the way. We also enjoy a serene wander through Dorset’s prettiest and curiously named – villages. You’ll certainly learn your Piddles from your Puddles.

Elsewhere, our features are linked by a royal theme. One of our favourites is an exclusive extract from a new biography, in which we look back at a special time in the life of the Queen and Prince Philip: their engagement in 1947.

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A taste of the issue…

Highland beauty

Inveraray Castle in Argyll. Credit: Iain Masterton/Alamy

Argyll’s wild mountains and tranquil lochs are a stunning refuge for a host of precious sights, from ancient forts to pods of porpoises.

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The power of the portrait

‘Queen Elizabeth I’ (‘The Ditchley portrait’) by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger c.1592. Credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

A new exhibition brings visitors face to face with the kings and queens who have shaped 500 years of British history.

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Sisters in scandal

The Pursuit of Love is a BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel of the same name. Credit: Theodora Films Limited & Moonage Pictures Limited/Robert Viglasky

A new TV adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love puts the lives of her infamous sisters in the spotlight once again.

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Win a relaxing stay at a historic country-house hotel

Don’t miss our latest competition, which gives you the chance to win a two-night stay in a luxury room at the quintessential Priory hotel set in the beautiful county of Dorset.

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