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Discover Britain

Discover Britain October/November 2019

Celebrating the best of our nation, every issue of Discover Britain is packed with features from history to travel. Read about the events that changed history, as well as British traditions and their origins, or be inspired for your next trip with great ideas for where to go and what to see. Whether you’re planning a weekend city break or an escape to the countryside, Discover Britain is your essential guide to getting the most out of your stay.

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Welcome to a slightly mystical edition of Discover Britain. Our cover feature this month (p10) is a round-up of Britain’s most fascinating sacred sites, from the famed megaliths of Stonehenge and Avebury, to the remote delights of Lindisfarne and the Ness of Brodgar. To visit either requires something of a pilgrimage even with modern transport links, making for a purposeful experience that will never be forgotten. Continuing that theme, we also present a city guide to Canterbury (p58), home of countless pilgrimages to the cathedral, as well as an in-depth look at the medieval art of heraldry (p28). Keeping things seasonal, we also re-evaluate Guy Fawkes (p34), the star of so many British bonfires, and ask whether he really was an evil traitor or just the fall guy for an unpopular…

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Get the bunting out I thought you might like my picture of Haworth in West Yorkshire, which I took on a visit in June. Karl Hammett, via email Restoration game My husband and I visited Chillingham Castle [Issue 211] when the restorations were just beginning. It looked totally ruined and I could not believe restoration was possible. It was wonderful to read the article and see the pictures so many years later. Sharron Hembroff, Oshawa, Canada Back on the map Just wanted to thank you very much for including the map showing the locations of the articles on page 4 of Issue 211. It’s one of my favourite and useful bits. Judy Hoey, Canada City dwelling I love subscribing to Discover Britain and noting names of cities and towns you highlight for future trips, which I’ve done several times –…

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wish you were here...

Beckenham, Bromley Historic England grants “David Bowie bandstand” a grade II listing The Growth Summer Festival took place in Beckenham, south London, on 16 August 1969. Exactly half a century later, Historic England has granted a grade II listing to the Victorian bandstand in which it took place. This small festival would have been long forgotten were it not for the fact that it was organised by a young David Bowie and friends. The soon-to-be world-renowned musician [left] was living on nearby Foxgrove Road and headlined the fundraising festival in front of a crowd of just a few hundred people. It is even claimed he wrote hit song Life on Mars while sat on the bandstand, which was built in 1891 and still hosts local performances today. www.historicengland.org.uk Seven Sisters, East Sussex Famous chalk cliffs…

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mystical britain

Tintagel Castle In August, the charity English Heritage succeeded in completing a miracle worthy of an Arthurian legend. The two halves of Tintagel Castle, separated by a 190-foot gorge, have finally been reunited after more than 500 years. The narrow strip of land that once connected the 13th-century gatehouse with the main courtyard on the headland had long since eroded away, so it has taken the installation of a jaw-dropping suspended footbridge to reconnect the two. The castle’s old Cornish name even makes reference to the precarious path, with “Din Tagell” apparently translating as “the Fortress of the Narrow Entrance”. Tintagel is inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, after Geoffrey of Monmouth, writing in the 12th century, claimed the monarch had been conceived here. And it was this claim that almost…

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princes & puffins

The opening of a remote Scottish B&B is usually a relatively low-key affair, but when The Granary Lodge recently launched, it attracted vast media attention, numerous headlines and multiple hits across social media. This remote and luxurious accommodation is set on the rugged Caithness coastline near Scotland’s north-easterly tip, with panoramic views across the Pentland Firth over to Orkney. But the reason this coastal B&B made waves is the fact that it’s managed by HRH Prince Charles’s charity, The Prince’s Foundation. The heir to the British throne personally attended the opening ceremony, ensuring that this quiet and beautiful corner of Caithness was the centre of attention. However, once the photographers and journalists headed home, a tranquil seaside escape awaited discerning guests seeking to combine luxury with Scotland’s great outdoors. Despite the quite…

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my britain

“There are so many British painters that inspire me, such as Stanhope Forbes and Lucian Freud” Tom Hughes Landscape painter I grew up in the Oxfordshire village of Ewelme, near Wallingford Castle. I walked myself to and from school from about age seven and it was my favourite part of the day. Those daily trips definitely contributed to my love of nature and the landscape. We holidayed in a small cottage on Dartmoor. It felt impossibly wild and exciting to be huddled up next to my mum at a stone circle, drinking tea from a flask, and watching huge rain clouds roll over the landscape. I think I’ll end up in the Scottish Highlands eventually. Maybe Glen Coe. The Highlands is a pretty exciting place, both for cycling and painting. If I’m not in Bristol,…