What’s hot in Britain for 2016

Friday 01 January 2016
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It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to travel plans and exciting new adventures. Tudor cottages where Shakespeare lived, resplendent English gardens, and hilltop Welsh castles could all be on your travel horizon. Get the low-down on what you can’t miss in Britain in 2016:

Discover Shakespeare Lives

Mary Arden's House, Stratford upon Avon With 2016 marking the 400th anniversary of the great Bard’s death, get into the Tudor spirit and experience Shakespeare in Britain this year. In the pretty town of Stratford-upon-Avon you can visit remarkable sights like his birthplace, while in London you can see his plays how they were meant to be seen – in the Globe Theatre. We’re offering you the chance to win an amazing trip to Britain taking in key Shakespeare sights in London and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Coming up roses

The garden at Powis Castle © National Trust Images _Arnhel de Serra

 

There can be no other country in the world that boasts so many beautiful gardens open to visitors and so 2016 celebrates the Year of the Garden in Britain. From vast, landscaped grounds at the likes of Stowe or Blenheim Palace, to cute cottage gardens like Great Dixter and Sissinghurst, come smell the flowers in Britain.

Embark on an adventure into the past

Castle in Wales Wales is Britain’s land of adventure – with fairytale castles, chapels carved into rugged coastline, and mountains laced with legends and folklore all waiting to be explored. Find out more about Wales.

Celebrating our children’s book authors

Beatrix Potter's house, Hill Top, in the Lake District Beatrix Potter's house, Hill Top, in the Lake District © National Trust Images Arnhel de Serra

 

This year also sees key anniversaries of 2 of our most beloved children’s book creators – the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl. Discover the places in Britain where these talented writers found their inspiration for their enduring characters.

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