The Guide to Lodging in Britain's Monasteries

The Guide to Lodging in Britain's Monasteries

by Eileen Barish
     
 
##Eileen Barish is the award-winning author of unique travel guides. Recipient of numerous awards, Eileen Barish's books have been reviewed by over 500 newspapers and periodicals world-wide.

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Lauded by virtually all major publications, "LODGING IN ENGLAND'S MONASTERIES" been added to the remarkable and unique travel

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##Eileen Barish is the award-winning author of unique travel guides. Recipient of numerous awards, Eileen Barish's books have been reviewed by over 500 newspapers and periodicals world-wide.

#Heavenly Accommodations At Sinfully Low Rates

Lauded by virtually all major publications, "LODGING IN ENGLAND'S MONASTERIES" been added to the remarkable and unique travel series which includes monastery lodging guides to Italy, Spain and France.

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"Highly recommended." -- Library Journal

"This guide will intrigue travelers on a strict budget looking for a holiday with a twist." -- Budget Traveler

"Forget high-priced hotels; think centuries-old architecture and step back into time." -- National Geographic Traveler

Library Journal
As alternatives to the usual hotels and B&Bs, monasteries and convents may be equally comfortable and convenient. The authors of these guides to such accommodations have invested a prodigious amount of research to insure that their readers find numerous possibilities for economical, educational, and possibly uplifting travel. Barish is the more experienced writer in this specialized genre, with previously published books devoted to Italy, Spain, and France, while Clark here covers three countries in her single volume. Both books follow similar formats, providing a wealth of information about the history of a monastery or convent, in addition to details of the surrounding area for sightseers. There are practical details as to costs, amenities, contacts, and location directions. Barish's book is packed with photos, while Clark provides only a few. Clark, however, offers an excellent index. Both books have sections devoted to spiritual-only accommodation, but neither provides site-specific maps of their selections. Readers will be pleased to note affordable accommodations in major cities as well as facilities scattered throughout the countryside. Barish includes sites in London, York, Norwich, Ryde, Salisbury, Birmingham, and on the Isle of Wight, with hundreds of others further afield (including in Scotland and Wales). Clark offers hundreds of locations including in Vienna and Salzburg, as well as in Prague and in Italy's Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, and Rome. Cautions to readers are noted with each entry, e.g., some accommodations in Britain lack towels but do include breakfast. Others, in Europe, may impose a curfew or silence during meals. Advance planning to make the most of this uniquetype of accommodation—and to find space available at a desired time—is a must for the savvy traveler. VERDICT These books are highly recommended both for those new to these possibilities and for experienced travelers.—Janet Ross, formerly with Sparks Branch Lib., NV

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884465284
Publisher:
Pet-Friendly Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,138,612
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Eileen Barish is the award-winning author of unique travel guides. Recipient of numerous awards, Eileen Barish's books have been reviewed by over 500 newspapers and periodicals world-wide.

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