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Discover Britain’s amazing royal palaces, battlefields and secret retreats in new guidebook
A unique new guidebook to the palaces, battlefields, castles and hiding places of Britain’s royals – perfect for exploring in this Jubilee year

For more information, or requests for review copies or pictures, email susiehallam1@gmail.com
The Most Amazing Royal Places in Britain
The palaces, battlefields and secret retreats of Britain’s kings and queens
As The Queen and the Royal Family visit British regions this year as part of the Jubilee celebrations, this new guidebook acts as a reminder of the many places in Britain with royal associations. Walk in the footsteps of the kings and queens who have ruled over Britain’s landscape for over 1000 years, from Celtic warlords to our present-day monarch and her family. This fascinating, beautifully illustrated guidebook takes you on a round-Britain tour of the places that have made royal history, from famous royal castles to forests and caves, and from stately homes to secret hiding places.  Most of the places are open to the public for at least part of the year.

Discover, for example:

  • In a Cornish roadside streambed, the 6th-century stone where King Arthur met his nemesis;
  • London’s many royal treasures, including the famous palaces and over 50 other locations with royal connections – among them the restaurant Maggie Jones, formerly frequented by Princess Margaret;
  • Boscobel House in Shropshire, where the uncrowned Charles II hid from Cromwell’s men in a nearby oak tree;
  • Plas Dinas in Gwynedd, a country-house hotel owned by the Armstrong-Jones family. Prince William recently dropped in for a lunchtime aperitif;
  • The Cistercian abbey where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night in Scotland in 1568, Dundrennan Abbey in Dumfries & Galloway;
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh, so much enjoyed by the Queen and her family for many years, and decommissioned in 1997.

If you would like to interview Rose Shepherd, the author of this book, please contact susiehallam1@gmail.com.

The Most Amazing Royal Places in Britain
The palaces, battlefields and secret retreats of Britain’s kings and queens
ISBN: 978-1-78020-102-3  RRP: £14.99
Paperback with flaps  100 colour photos, 10 maps  224 pages
Published by Reader’s Digest
For more information, requests for review copies or extracts, or to arrange an interview with the author of the book or a discounted reader offer, please contact:
Susie Hallam Marketing and PR
susiehallam1@gmail.com  T: 07761 836782
Reader’s Digest UK trade books are distributed by F&W Media International

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