Fodor's Exploring Britain (4th Edition)

Fodor's Exploring Britain (4th Edition)

by Fodor's Travel Publications, Barnaby Rogerson, Richard Cavendish
     
 

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Fodor's Exploring Britain

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"Authoritatively written and superbly presented...Worthy reading before, during, or after a trip." — Philadelphia Inquirer

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Fodor's Exploring Britain

Praise for Fodor's Exploring Guides

"Authoritatively written and superbly presented...Worthy reading before, during, or after a trip." — Philadelphia Inquirer

"Absolutely gorgeous. Fun, colorful, and sophisticated." — Chicago Tribune

Fodor's Exploring Guides are the most up-to-date, full-color guidebooks available. Covering destinations around the world, these guides are loaded with photos, essays on culture and history, descriptions of sights, and practical information. Full-color photos make these great guides to buy if you're still planning your itinerary (let the photos help you choose!) and they are perfect companions to general guidebooks, like Fodor's Gold Guides.

What to See

  • Extraordinary coverage of history and culture
  • Itineraries, walks and excursions, on and off the beaten path
  • Architecture and art

Where to Stay
  • Quick tips in every price range

Where to Eat
  • Savvy picks for all budgets

The Basics
  • Getting there and getting around
  • When to go, what to pack

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679004738
Publisher:
Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/14/2000
Series:
Fodor's Exploring Guides Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.75(d)

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Britain Is... Variety

Britain is by no means a uniform entity: the more you travel around this compact island, the more there is for you to see and enjoy. Within the boundaries of its 88,000 square miles Britain shows an astonishingly rich variety of landscape, architecture, climate, regional accents and cuisine, cultural traditions, social make-up, and economic activity.

Britain constantly reminds us that it is an island. Once a mighty naval power and the center of a huge empire, it still has a rich heritage of its historic past, and plenty of unmistakably British hallmarks. The Industrial Revolution began here, as did punk rock, railways and soccer, and it's only in this country that you will find the quintessentially British village fête complete with striped tents and bring-and-buy stalls, the seaside pleasure pier, the pub, the English stately home in its landscaped park, Scottish haggis, Welsh cakes, and leafy suburbs dotted with Tudor-style semi-detached houses and the odd fish and chip shop. British contributions to world culture include an incomparable and all-embracing literary output, from Shakespeare to Winnie-the-Pooh.

The Diversity

Many newcomers to Britain are surprised by how quickly the urban scene gives way to beautiful urban landscapes. Factors include the compactness of many urban centers, restrictive zoning laws, and the constant variations in the natural environment: low-level arable fens, rolling hedgerow-lined pastures, craggy dales, blustery moorland, post-glacial mountain scenery, and shingle shores.


Britain's major assets for visitors include its sense of history and variety, all of whichare packed into one accessible island where the driving distances are never too long between distinctively different landscapes and cultures.


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