Read our guides to Devon and The Lake District, plus the best country houses to visit in Yorkshire, gardens to see in Gloucestershire and some of the best hotels in Britain

In our January 6 issue Country Life travelled the length and breadth of the country to find some of the most inspirational places to stay in 2016, from Devon to Gloucestershire, plus we have reviewed some of the best hotels in Britian. As well as exploring the delights of coastal Devon, we have located the most awe-inspiring places to visit in the Lake District.

Our Architectural Editor John Goodall has compiled a list of the most fascinating smaller country houses to visit in Yorkshire, while our Gardens Editor Kathryn Bradley-Hole has written a guide to the most fantastic gardens in Gloucestershire.

With recommendations of where to stay in each area, read on and discover some of the best of what Britain has to offer this year.

** Heaven in Devon

A leisurely guide covering North Devon, South Devon and Dartmoor, plus where to stay

guide to devon

** An English Country Garden

Gloucestershire is a wonderful place to see so many great English country gardens

english country gardens to visit in the cotswolds

** Falling in love with The Lakes

Discover the area which inspired so many great painters and poets

guide to the lake district

** Countryside hotels in the UK

A fine selection of wonderful places to stay, from Wales to Ayrshirepatrishow farm1

** Read more travel pieces from Country Life