Country Life 28 December 2022

Country Life 28 December 2022 offers up a vision of the Grand Tour of Britain in 2023.

A Grand Tour of Britain

Celebrating an abundance of wonders, both natural and man-made, ancient and modern, Clive Aslet leads a rousing historic tour of 52 extraordinary places in the British Isles— from the Giant’s Causeway  and Stonehenge to Caernarfon Castle and Aberfeldy Bridge—one for every week of 2023.

Here’s to 2023

Don’t say we didn’t warn you… It’s time for Country Life’s annual glimpse into the future of the (improbable) year ahead. With tongue very firmly in cheek.

Property review

Penny Churchill assesses the stand-out sales from another breathless 12 months of activity in the country-house market

Shear genius

Christopher Stocks charts the fascinating history of topiary from its ancient origins and looks at how it shapes up today

The Duke of Northumberland’s favourite painting

The lifelong conservationist chooses an intriguing work from the collection at Alnwick Castle

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