101 Beautiful Small Towns in Great Britain

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A sequel to the highly successful One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy and One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France, this book is a unique photographic tour of the most beautiful towns in every region of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. The towns of Britain’s countryside are among the most charming and unchanged in Europe’s history. Readers will want to roam the countryside: from the Norman castle towns of the southeast to the spectacular Roman architecture of Bath and ...
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Overview

A sequel to the highly successful One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy and One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France, this book is a unique photographic tour of the most beautiful towns in every region of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. The towns of Britain’s countryside are among the most charming and unchanged in Europe’s history. Readers will want to roam the countryside: from the Norman castle towns of the southeast to the spectacular Roman architecture of Bath and St. Albans, and from Celtic cottage farms in the Scottish lowlands to the stone and iron towns of the Welsh borders and the north, One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Great Britain is as much about the history of the Isles as it is about their beauty today. Tom Aiken’s eloquent and informative text not only draws attention to aesthetic, natural, and architectural points of interest in every region, but also brings to life the history of each place, from Shakespeare’s Stratford-on-Avon to the royal Cowes, the monastic abbeys of Yorkshire to prehistoric Ireland, and from the Pagan past of the Scottish Highlands to the legends of Roman Britain. A thorough appendix provides travel tips and details and locations for hotels, restaurants, and shops of interest in all the towns. Whether you’re an armchair traveler or an Anglo-phile planning yet another trip, this volume is the guide to the varied heritage and hidden treasures of Britain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847830503
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Series: 101 Beautiful Small Towns Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 10.32 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Aiken is a writer, poet, editor, theater director, musician, and critic. A cultural historian of Britain and Europe, he is a past winner of the Lincoln Memorial Essay award, author of two young adult novels, and has contributed to the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, and The Spectator.
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Table of Contents

Abergavenny
Aberystwyth
Aldeburgh
Ambleside
Armagh
Ayr
Bamburgh
Barnstaple
Bath
Beaumaris
Berwick Upon-Tweed
Beverley
Bradford On-Avon
Burford
Bury St. Edmunds
Buxton
Caernarfon
Cambridge
Canterbury
Cardigan
Carlisle
Cheltenham
Chester
Chichester
Chipping Campden
Chipping Norton
Cirencester
Colchester
Conwy
Cowes
Derry
Dorchester
Durham
Eastbourne
Enniskillen
Exeter
Gloucester
Guildford
Harrogate
Hastings
Haworth
Helmsley
Helston
Hereford
Inverness
Kendal
Keswick
Kingston Upon Hull
Knighton
Lancaster
Lavenham
Lerwick
Lincoln
Linlithgow
Llandrindod Wells
Llandudno
Llangollen
Ludlow
Masham
Matlock
Melrose
Minehead
Norwich
Oban
Oxford
Penrith
Penzance
Perth
Pitlochry
Poole
Ripon
Rochester
Rye
Salisbury
Scarborough
Sherborne
Shrewsbury
Southwold
St. Albans
St. Andrews
St. David’s
Stamford
Stirling
Stoke On-Trent
Stornoway
Stratford Upon-Avon
Stromness
Swaffham
Tenby
Tewkesbury
Tobermory
Truro
Tunbridge Wells
Warwick
Wells
Whitby
Winchester
Windsor
Woodstock
Worcester
York
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