THE GUIDE MAGAZINE Summer 2016

COASTING around BRITAIN

Sophie Campbell explores the joys and eccentricities of the seaside.

Every year in early summer, the PS Waverley (that’s PS for ‘Paddle Steamer’), edges out of her berth on the River Clyde where she was built 70 years ago this year, and sets off on her annual perambulation around the British Isles.

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Tour de force: Dressing the Part

Russell Nash takes us on a tour of London’s menswear district.

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Tour de force: Around the garden of England

Dawn Blee tells us about her favourite Kentish gardens.

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A Guides Guide to Yorkshire

1. FOUNTAINS ABBEY 800 years of history set in idyllic surroundings. In 1132 thirteen monks founded what became one of the richest and grandest abbeys in Europe. Join Blue Badge Guide Nick Smith as he brings the stories of this intriguing ruin to life. Explore the ancient mill that once powered the stone masons’ workshop and […]

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A Potted History of Gardens

Marc Zakian looks at the story of British horticulture, from the Romans to the Olympics The Romans were Britain’s first pleasure gardeners. They settled on this island of fertile soil and ample rain and filled it with exotic new species from across their empire. Sussex was once home to a magnificent garden. Rich in sumptuous […]

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The Guides Guide to Manchester

1. ASHTON CANAL Waterways were the arteries of Manchester’s industrial might. This picturesque ten-kilometre stretch is part of the popular 92-lock Cheshire Ring. Join Green Badge Guide Emma Fox for a canal side walking tour though Ancoats –the world’s first ‘industrial suburb’ –past Manchester City’s home at the Etihad Stadium and on to Portland Basin, where you can visit the canal museum […]

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Fit for a Queen

The exhibition for the annual summer opening of Buckingham Palace celebrates ‘90 Years of Style’ from HMQ’s Wardrobe. Described as the largest display of the Queen’s dress ever mounted, it includes over 150 outfits displayed at all three royal residences – the content changing for each location. Buckingham Palace – the setting for many state and family occasions during the Queen’s life – focuses […]

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