BRITISH TRAVEL JOURNAL | SPRING 2019

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British Travel Journal is your indispensable ‘go-to’ for all your upcoming UK travel plans. Inside this issue we have a dreamy selection of seasonal holiday ideas, unique experiences, and wondrous days out. Highlights include the breathtaking landscapes of Orkney and the Outer and Inner Hebrides, discovering unique experiences, such as jumping into a hot tub as you sail down the River Thames, and our holy trinity of gastronomy ‘In The Stars’. So, whether you’re reading this from a far-flung airport lounge, a sumptuous hotel suite, or with your feet up at home on the sofa, we urge you to stop dreaming and to start treating yourself. Subscribe to our UK print edition and receive a luxurious Newby Teas loose-leaf selection box - and 4 issues - All for just £19! https://britishtraveljournal.com/subscribe/

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LIFESTYLE

54 GINAISSANCE

We take a look at the irresistible

rise of gin, artisan brands, and gin

distilleries offering memorable tour and

tasting experiences.

MINI REMASTERED

58 Behind the scenes at David Brown

Automotive, celebrating the iconic Mini in

its 60th year of production.

63 CRAFTED

We meet Roger W Smith, Bronze

Medallist of the British Horological

Institute, recently honoured with an OBE,

and the subject of a Netflix film, to discuss

the skill of British watchmaking.

67 INVESTOR

Investing in books can be lucrative

but it is not quite as simple as plain old

buying and selling.

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CONNOISSEUR

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IN THE STARS

The snug villages and bottle-green

fells of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire

have created a holy trinity of gastronomy

and a veritable constellation of Michelin

stars just waiting to be explored.

79 VICTUALS

Discover what’s new in the scene

of British hospitality, Michelin-star chefs,

restaurants, hotels and spas.

ESCAPE TO NATURE

80 Stay in a beautiful log cabin

or treehouse, from remote, windswept

locations to cosy clusters of cabins with

all the latest technology and mod cons.

FARMER, BUTCHER, CHEF

82 Discover a countryside gem in West

Sussex, and get the taste for a perfect

Sunday roast.

MIDDLETHORPE HALL

87 With superb surroundings and

closeness to central York, Middlethorpe Hall

offers the best of rural and city escapes.

DAY TRIPPER

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BLETCHLEY PARK

In a sleepy Buckinghamshire town

a window opens on this history-changing,

high-security WW2 operation centre, kept

secret for decades.

MIGHTY HIKES

94 Take part in a one-day hiking

marathon and experience some of the

UK's most breathtaking scenery, while

raising much-needed funds for Macmillan.

FOR YOUR JOURNEY

98 Latest books, travel gadgets and

our first British travel inspired crossword.

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