One Hundred & One Beautiful Towns in Great Britain (101 Beautiful Small Towns)

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A sequel to the extremely successful One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy as well as One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France, this book is a distinct photo scenic tour of the most gorgeous communities in every area of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. The towns of Britain's countryside are amongst one of the most captivating and the same in Europe's history. Readers will certainly intend to stroll the countryside: from the Norman castle towns of the southeast to the incredible Roman architecture of Bath and St. Albans, and from Celtic cottage farms in the Scottish lowlands to the rock and also iron communities of the Welsh boundaries and the north, One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Great Britain is as much about the background of the Isles as it is about their appeal today. Tom Aiken's eloquent and also insightful message not just accentuates aesthetic, natural, and also building points of interest in every area, however also brings to life the history of each location, from Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon to the royal Cowes, the monastic abbeys of Yorkshire to prehistoric Ireland, as well as from the Pagan past of the Scottish Highlands to the tales of Roman Britain. A complete appendix provides travel suggestions and also details as well as places for resorts, restaurants, and also shops of passion in all the communities. Whether you're an armchair tourist or an Anglo-phile planning yet another journey, this quantity is the overview of the varied heritage as well as concealed treasures of Britain.

Product Details

  • Series: 101 Beautiful Small Towns
  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (October 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847830500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847830503
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 1 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars20 customer ratings