Great Britain

Great Britain

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The allure of Great Britain's natural beauty, famously refined culture, and storied history has long attracted visitors. The guide explores all regions, including the countries of Scotland and Wales, covering every corner of this diverse and beguiling land. From venerable Westminster Abbey and the cutting edge art at the Tate Modern museum in London to Shakespeare's scenic hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon to John Lennon's boyhood home in Liverpool, it's all here. Veteran travel author Christopher Somerville, a native Englishman, guides you shire by shire through the fascinating landscape that is 21st-century Britain, beginning with a detailed introduction to the island's history, food, land, and culture--factors that have clearly shaped the distinctive tongue-in-cheek character of the British people. Special features give comprehensive information on diverse topics such as the relaxing parks of London, Wedgewood and the potteries, Thomas Hardy's Dorset, and golfing in Scotland.
 
The book also offers seventeen guided walks and drives through many of Britain's most scenic and historic regions, including tours of the ancient cities of Oxford and Bath and drives around Snowdonia National Park in Wales and Wordsworth's beautiful Windermere in the hugely popular Lake District.
 
This newly revised, completely updated edition is illustrated with more than 150 vivid photographs and 30 detailed, full-color maps, and provides recommendations for hotels and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic ;, [2016]
Edition: Fourth edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781426215667
1426215665
Branch Call Number: 914.1048 Somervil 2016
Characteristics: 398 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wright, Alison 1961-- Photographer

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