Unofficial Guide to England

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Overview

The Unofficial Guides are trusted by millions of readers. Unlike other travel series, they're not selling fantasy. They're the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides--and the only series that rates and ranks every hotel, restaurant, and attraction with evaluations-based surveys and critiques compiled by a team of unbiased travel inspectors.
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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times
A Tourist's Best Friend!
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Indispensable
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764567193
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/13/2003
  • Series: Unofficial Guides Series , #2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Brewer is an editor and writer who has worked in magazines, books, and corporate communications for more than two decades. He has been a senior editor at Geo and Connoiseur magazines, and a contributing editor to Fitness, Home PC, Longevity, and New Choices. He has written for many other national magazines, including American Health, Better Homes and Gardens, Esquire, Family PC, and Good Housekeeping. In addition, he frequently writes about European destinations for Fodor's, Frommer's, and Berlitz travel series. He has written guides to Turkey, Sicily, and Tuscany for Berlitz Pocket Guides and has updated more than 50 other existing titles in the line.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps viii
Acknowledgments x
Introduction 1
Welcome to England 1
About This Guide 2
An Overview of English History 10
Part 1 Planning Your Visit to England 25
How Far in Advance Should You Plan? 25
When to Go 25
Travel Deals and Package Tours 28
Gathering Information 30
What to Pack 34
Special Considerations 36
Other Travel Concerns 39
Part 2 Arriving and Getting around in England 49
Arriving by Air 49
Arriving by Train and Ferry 53
Getting around in England 53
Tours and Exploring 58
Part 3 Lodging, Dining, and Shopping in England 61
Hotels in England 61
Dining in England 66
Shopping in England 68
Part 4 London 73
The Zones 73
Planning Your Visit to London 96
Hotels in London 96
Getting around London 115
Exploring London 118
Day Trips from London 158
Dining in London 165
Entertainment and Nightlife in London 177
Shopping in London 189
Exercise and Recreation in London 195
Part 5 The Southeast of England 201
Canterbury 201
Around Canterbury 215
Rye 221
Around Rye 230
Part 6 The South of England 239
Brighton 239
Around Brighton 256
Winchester 262
Around Winchester 273
Salisbury 274
Around Salisbury 283
Part 7 The Southwest of England 289
Exeter 289
Around Exeter 301
Fowey 305
Around Fowey 311
St. Ives 312
Around St. Ives 320
Part 8 Bath, Oxford, and the Cotswolds 325
Bath 325
Oxford 344
Around Oxford 360
The Cotswolds 361
Part 9 The Heartland and Welsh Border 375
Manchester 375
Around Manchester 389
Birmingham 393
Around Birmingham 399
Stratford-upon-Avon 402
Around Stratford-upon-Avon 412
Part 10 Cambridge and East Anglia 415
Cambridge 415
Around Cambridge 428
Part 11 York and Yorkshire 435
York 435
Around York 452
Part 12 The Lake District 461
Planning Your Visit to the Lake District 463
Arriving and Getting Oriented in the Lake District 463
Hotels in the Lake District 464
Getting around the Lake District 468
Exploring the Lake District 468
Dining in the Lake District 479
Shopping in the Lake District 481
Exercise and Recreation in the Lake District 481
Around the Lake District 482
Index 484
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