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With striking photographs, lively text and a wealth of extras, the Britain TravelBook is as richly textured as the country it depicts. Get the lowdown on London, or find out why the Scots are so proud. In-depth country and city coverage along with entertaining feature articles evoke a strong sense of place. Colorful maps show the way. And listings of hotels, restaurants, shops, and must-see sights provide visitors with plenty of options for experiencing the beauty and culture of Britain. Seasoned and novice ...

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With striking photographs, lively text and a wealth of extras, the Britain TravelBook is as richly textured as the country it depicts. Get the lowdown on London, or find out why the Scots are so proud. In-depth country and city coverage along with entertaining feature articles evoke a strong sense of place. Colorful maps show the way. And listings of hotels, restaurants, shops, and must-see sights provide visitors with plenty of options for experiencing the beauty and culture of Britain. Seasoned and novice travelers alike will find this guide invaluable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595080950
  • Publisher: AAA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: AAA Travel Book Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.66 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Map of Britain 9
Introduction to Britain 8
Timeline 22
Survival Guide 24
Southeast England 26
Introduction and Map 28
London 32
Introduction and Map 32
Essential Information 34
London Sights A to Z 36
Walk: The South Bank of the Thames 40
Feature: London's Parks 44
Feature: Thames Cruises: Greenwich, Kew and Hampton Court 49
Regional Sights A to Z 50
Drive: Great Houses and Castles of Kent 58
Feature: Along the Pilgrim's Way 65
The West Country 66
Introduction and Map 68
Bath 72
Introduction and Map 72
Essential Information 74
Bath Sights A to Z 75
Feature: Life in Georgian Bath 77
Walk: Around Bath 80
Regional Sights A to Z 82
Feature: The End of England 85
Drive: Thomas Hardy's Dorset 86
Eastern England 94
Introduction and Map 96
Norwich 100
Introduction and Map 100
Essential Information 102
Norwich Sights A to Z 103
Feature: Churches of Norwich 105
Walk: Central Norwich 107
Regional Sights A to Z 108
Feature: Norfolk Broads 111
Feature: The "Wool Churches" of East Anglia 116
Drive: Constable Country 120
Heart of England 124
Introduction and Map 126
Oxford 130
Introduction and Map 130
Essential Information 132
Oxford Sights A to Z 133
Feature: Oxford Colleges 134
Walk: Oxford Center 137
Regional Sights A to Z 138
Drive: Three Cathedrals Country 142
Feature: William Shakespeare 147
Feature: Days on the River Thames 151
Wales 152
Introduction and Map 154
Cardiff 158
Introduction and Map 158
Essential Information 160
Cardiff Sights A to Z 161
Feature: Museum of Welsh Life 163
Walk: Central Cardiff 165
Regional Sights A to Z 166
Feature: Great Castles of Wales and the Borders 170
Drive: The Southern Borders 174
Feature: Market Towns 177
Northern England 178
Introduction and Map 180
York 184
Introduction and Map 184
Essential Information 186
York Sights A to Z 187
Feature: Museums of York 189
Walk: The Walls of York 190
Regional Sights A to Z 192
Feature: Haworth and the Brontes 195
Feature: Fine Pottery and Elegant China 204
Drive: The Yorkshire Dales 208
Scotland 210
Introduction and Map 212
Edinburgh 216
Introduction and Map 216
Essential Information 218
Edinburgh Sights A to Z 219
Feature: The Royal Mile 223
Walk: Central Edinburgh 224
Glasgow 226
Introduction and Map 226
Essential Information 228
Glasgow Sights A to Z 229
Feature: Charles Rennie Mackintosh 232
Regional Sights A to Z 234
Drive: East Lothian Coast 238
Feature: Whiskey on Speyside, and Sport in the Cairngorms 240
Feature: St. Andrews, Home of Golf 242
Feature: The Battlefield of Culloden 245
Drive: The Western Highlands 246
Hotels and Restaurants 254
Essential Information 275
Index 284
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