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British Travel Journal

British Travel Journal

Autumn/Winter 2020

British Travel Journal is the UK’s finest independent travel magazine for holidays in Britain, delivering inspirational destinations and travel ideas for individuals, couples and families, seeking unique and enriching travel experiences. Content includes ideas for unforgettable holidays, weekend breaks and amazing days out whether taking a staycation or visiting from overseas on vacation. This subscription is perfect for you if you are looking for new adventures, experiences and British destinations to explore.

Pays:
United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Contista Media Ltd
Fréquence:
Quarterly
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2 min.
welcome

THE RISE IN staycations, brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, has opened many more eyes to Britain’s amazing travel destinations. Some are discovering for the first time, as British Travel Journal readers have always known, that our beautiful countryside, sandy shores, spectacular landmarks and world-class hotels are far from a 'second choice' holiday option. Our latest issue - brimming with inspirational travel ideas from around our glorious island - should be enough to convince even the most hardened of international traveller, that a holiday in the British Isles won’t feel like a compromise. That’s why this year we’re offering a special discount on our ‘gift’ subscriptions for families and friends (p68), spreading the word, and hoping that this surge we are seeing in popularity for UK travel experiences will be here…

1 min.
travel news

LARGEST UK EXHIBITION OF OUTDOOR SCULPTURES Influential works of British sculptor Anish Kapoor will exhibit in the grounds and historic interiors of Houghton Hall in Norfolk. The exhibition features 24 mirror and stone sculptures as well as drawings, challenging the classical architecture of the house and the idyllic beauty of the grounds, whilst being in continuous dialogue and engagement with Houghton’s history. Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors working today, known for creating ambitious public sculptures adventurous in both form and engineering across vastly different scales and materials. Exhibition runs until 1 Nov 2020, tickets for adults £16, students £10. houghtonhall.com…

2 min.
viewpoint

OTTER ISLAND “THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN AT OTTER ISLAND IN ABBOTS BAY NEAR THE SOUTHERN END OF DERWENTWATER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK. I TOOK THIS ON A MORNING IN LATE OCTOBER WHEN THE SURFACE OF THE LAKE WAS STILL ENOUGH FOR REFLECTIONS TO BE CAPTURED.” ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT “THE CAUSEWAY TO ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT IN CORNWALL PARTIALLY COVERED BY THE INCOMINGTIDE. THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN SHORTLY BEFORE SUNSET USING A ONE-SECOND SHUTTER SPEED TO BLUR THE MOVEMENT IN A BREAKING WAVE.” BLACK ROCK COTTAGE “BLACK ROCK COTTAGE ON RANNOCH MOOR IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS WITH SNOWCAPPED MOUNTAINS IN THE BUACHAILLE ETIVE MOR RANGE, AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE PASS OF GLENCOE IN THE DISTANCE. THE IMAGE WAS CAPTURED ON A STORMY AFTERNOON IN EARLY NOVEMBER.” PISTYLL RHAEADR WATERFALL “PISTYLL RHAEADR, A 240-FOOT WATERFALL IN POWYS,…

8 min.
cultural agenda

WE LOVE The Belles Two steel sculptures dotted around the town mark Scarborough as Britain’s first seaside resort. Made by Craig Knowles, an early Bathing Belle steps down from a bathing machine (changing room) on sandy North Bay. Whilst next to the Vincent Pier lighthouse, a modern Diving Belle heads into the sea. discoveryorkshirecoast.com WHAT WE’RE BOOKING Michael Clark 07 OCTOBER 2020 – 03 JANUARY 2021 To celebrate dancer and choreographer, Michael Clark’s 15 years as the Barbican’s artistic associate, the centre’s art gallery is holding a retrospective of his avant garde oeuvre from 7 October. Alongside films of his mesmerising moves, the exhibition highlights his visual artistic collaborations, says curator, Florence Ostend, including his naked body sculpted by Sarah Lucas for her installation, Cnut. barbican.org.uk Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul 15 NOVEMBER 2020 – 28 FEBRUARY…

7 min.
wild wales

THERE IS AN OLD SAYING that if the steep hills and deep valleys of Wild Wales were smoothed out, England’s western neighbour would actually be the bigger country. Wales used to be considered a dangerous place full of mountains and precipices, deluged with rain and populated by superstitious druids who spoke a strange language. Then in the eighteenth century, the English found it was no longer safe to travel to revolutionary Europe in search of inspiring landscapes. So Wales became popular with poets and artists, clutching their notebooks and phrasebooks. Once the railways arrived in the nineteenth century, Wales became a place for affordable holidays, with the Welsh coastline turning into a string of pretty Victorian seaside resorts. Today Wales remains another country to be discovered just across the English border and…

5 min.
rail trails

TAKING TO A former railway line trail makes for an easy-to-follow route that’s easy on the legs, whether you’re walking or cycling. That’s because you can rely on ‘rail trails’ to be reasonably level (as trains struggle with steep gradients) with no stiles to negotiate, which makes it possible to walk the dog or push a pram. They’re well marked, and dotted alongside are cycle-hire centres, pubs, cafés, picnic areas and artworks. You’ll see traces of the stations they used to serve along the way – like platforms, signal-boxes and ancient rolling stock – as you go along, over and through embankments, cuttings, viaducts, bridges and tunnels. There are over 100 ‘rail trails’ in the UK, stretching for over 10,000 miles, and some of them are dauntingly lengthy – but…