England For Dummies, 4th edition (Dummies Travel) by Donald Olson

By Donald Olson

England deals such a lot of royal palaces, huge cathedrals, excellent gardens, world-class museums, and old websites that you may beaten, yet this advisor is helping you 0 in at the belongings you are looking to see and do and plan the right journey for you! It delivers up to date details on: purchasing and antiquing; part journeys to points of interest; the place to pay homage to literary giants; very important castles and palaces; imperative England, the picturesque Cotswolds quarter, and northerly England.

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Gill, a British social critic, skewers his countrymen in The Angry English, arguing that beneath all that cool English reserve lies a boiling rage. Thousands of tomes have been written about the history of England. One recent and noteworthy offering is Simon Schama’s three-volume History of Britain, which accompanied a program of the same name on the BBC History Channel. For popular biographies of historical figures, try Antonia Fraser’s The Wives of Henry VIII and Cromwell. You can find many good biographies of Elizabeth I, including Alison Weir’s The Life of Elizabeth I.

Part IV: The Southeast In this part, I outline the highlights of Kent and Sussex, counties close to London that border the English Channel. I also recommend over night destinations, such as Canterbury, with its ancient cathedral; the swinging seaside resort of Brighton; and the cobblestoned town of Rye. I devote a chapter to Kent’s greatest castles, stately homes, and gardens — including Knole, Hever Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Dover Castle, and Leeds Castle. Part V: The West Country This part explores the West Country counties of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon, and Cornwall.

SHROPS. WALES LINCS. PEAK DISTRICT NAT'L PARK Chester Anglesey Fishguard Kingston upon Hull W. YORKS. Holyhead Cardigan Bay Aberystwyth E. YORKS. qxp 28 2/1/08 11:30 PM Page 28 Part I: Introducing England been a seaside destination since the early 19th century, when the prince regent built the remarkable Royal Pavilion, now the town’s major tourist attraction. With its long beach, amusement pier, promenades, and latenight club scene, Brighton remains a favorite weekend getaway spot. In addition to the preceding towns, I devote a chapter to the castles, stately homes, and magnificent gardens of Kent (see Chapter 15), which are all special places that you can visit as day trips from London or as part of a car tour.

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