Walking England's Cathedral Citiesby Rowland Mead
In Walking England's Cathedral Cities
Extraordinarily varied in style, England's cathedrals remain the supreme expression of English architecture. What's more, they often have as near neighbors the remains of associated abbeys and are surrounded by their city's historic heart, full of engrossing domestic architecture, defensive walls, and other sites of interest.
In Walking England's Cathedral Cities experienced travel writer Rowland Mead takes you on fourteen cathedral tours and fourteen related city walks -- all meticulously planned, and allowing ample time for exploration -- that reveal the archetypal English cathedral city in its many fascinating guises.
The latest title in Passport's highly successful series of walking guides. Walking England's Cathedral Cities covers a selection of the most appealing cathedrals in the country-chosen as much for the character of the surrounding city as for their intrinsic interest.
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Mead covers the following cathedrals and environs in great detail: London (St Paul's, Westminster, and Southwark), Canterbury, Rochester, St Albans, Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Norwich, Peterborough, Southwell, Lincoln, York, and Durham. These are many, but certainly not all, of the important English cathedral cities. The book is well written, detailed, and illustrated with maps and colour photographs. A similar volume covering Salisbury, Winchester, Wells, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, etc., would be most welcome.