Discover Britain – December 2021-January 2022
English | 86 pages | pdf | 83.19 MBTravel the world all you like, yet you will never find anything else quite like a quintessential British village. Picturesque, quaint and quiet, yet no two are the same; whether filled with Georgian shop fronts, lush stone cottages or lobster pots on harbour walls, variety is truly the spice of life. Scale is important too. The great Welsh poet RS Thomas put it best when he wrote: “Scarcely a street, too few houses/To merit the title; just a way between/The one tavern and the one shop/That leads nowhere and fails at the top”. The perfect British village is an exercise in economy that should leave visitors wanting more.
In this issue, we’ve paid a visit to nine of our favourite British villages (p10) yet we could have chosen countless others. We’d love to hear your tips too. Drop us a line at the addresses in the orange box opposite and we’ll publish your stories and recommendations in the next issue.