England For Dummies (For Dummies Series)

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From the Lake District to the heartland of Bath to the lights of London and everything in between, England offers a million things to do and see. This complete guide covers everything singles and families need for a great vacation — including architectural and historic sites, nightlife, dining, accommodations, and much more:
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Overview

From the Lake District to the heartland of Bath to the lights of London and everything in between, England offers a million things to do and see. This complete guide covers everything singles and families need for a great vacation — including architectural and historic sites, nightlife, dining, accommodations, and much more:
  • Itineraries and plans for unforgettable day-trips from London
  • Must-see castles and stately homes from the North to the South
  • Tips for understanding pounds and pence
  • Where to see the most beautiful historic English gardens
  • Handy listings of famous writers’ homes and great English churches

Like every For Dummies travel guide, England For Dummies, Second Edition includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip
  • The best restaurants and hotels for every budget
  • Lots of detailed maps

Silver Winner of the 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for Guidebooks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764542763
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/16/2004
  • Series: For Dummies Travel Series , #42
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. His newest novel, My Three Husbands, was published in 2003 under the pen name Swan Adamson. An earlier novel, The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley, was published in the United Kingdom by Bantam Press, and his play, Beardsley, was produced in London. Donald Olson’s travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic books, and many other publications. He has also written guidebooks to Italy, Berlin, and Oregon; Germany For Dummies was published by Wiley in 2003. London is one of Donald’s favorite cities, and England is one of his favorite countries. England For Dummies won a 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for best guidebook.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of England.

Chapter 2: Deciding When and Where to Go.

Chapter 3: Presenting Five Great Itineraries.

Chapter 4: Planning Your Budget.

Chapter 5: Planning Ahead for Special Needs or Interests.

Part II: Ironing Out the Details.

Chapter 6: Getting to England.

Chapter 7: Getting around England.

Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations.

Chapter 9: Minding Your Pounds and Pence.

Chapter 10: Tying Up Loose Ends.

Part III: London and Environs.

Chapter 11: Settling into London.

Chapter 12: Exploring London.

Chapter 13: Day-Tripping from London.

Part IV: The Southeast.

Chapter 14: Kent and Sussex.

Chapter 15: Kent’s Best Castles, Stately Homes, and Gardens.

Part V: The West Country.

Chapter 16: Hampshire and Wiltshire: Old Wessex and New Sarum.

Chapter 17: Devon: Moors, Tors, and Sandy Shores.

Chapter 18: Cornwall: Saints, Salts, Sea, and Sun.

Part VI: England’s Heartland.

Chapter 19: Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle.

Chapter 20: Bath and the Best of the Cotswolds.

Part VII: Way Up North.

Chapter 21: Yorkshire.

Chapter 22: The Lake District.

Part VIII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Writers and the Places They Lived.

Chapter 24: Ten Great English Gardens.

Chapter 25: Ten (Or So) Great English Churches.

Appendix: Quick Concierge.

Worksheets.

Index.

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