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Guides, travelogues and historical background for travelers to and aficionados of Great Britain. Cover art may vary.

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  • The National Geographic Traveler: Great BritainThe National Geographic Traveler: Great Britain
    National Geographic Society

    In-depth site descriptions and background information for both famous and lesser known places, insightful features on history, culture, and contemporary life, mapped walking and driving tours. Includes visitor information, 32 detailed, full-color maps, and features over 280 color photos.

    Paperback: 400 pages

  • Lonely Planet Great BritainLonely Planet: Great Britain
    David Else

    Complete guide to famous sights and intriguing, out-of-the-way places that are hard to find on your own. Provides 160 maps; useful notes on British history, literature, theater, film and music; accommodation and eating options for every budget; details on public transport, long-distance walks, cycling, and driving; and more. Covers England, Scotland and Wales.

    Paperback: 1012 pages

  • Frommer's Road Atlas BritainFrommer's Road Atlas Britain

    Atlas of Great Britain with a scale of one inch to four miles. Developed in association with Britain's Automobile Association. Features detailed city center maps and clearly defined attractions.

    Spiral-bound: 192 pages

  • Lonely Planet EnglandLonely Planet England
    David Else

    Up-to-date information on places to stay and eat, handy pre-departure advice and useful suggested itineraries. Includes an in-depth chapter on the country's history, geography, economy, politics, people and arts. Features more than 120 detailed maps, including 11 full-color London city maps.

    Paperback: 780 pages

  • England For DummiesEngland For Dummies
    Donald Olson

    Down-to-earth trip-planning advice including what you shouldn't miss and what you can skip, understanding pounds and pence, and the best restaurants and hotels for every budget. Everything singles and families need for a great vacation including architectural and historic sites, nightlife, dining, accommodations, and much more.

    Paperback: 452 pages
  • The Unofficial Guide to EnglandThe Unofficial Guide to England
    Stephen Brewer

    A complete planner for all of England, including London, all three southern regions, plus Bath, Oxford, the Cotswolds, the Heartland and Welsh border, Cambridge, East Anglia, York, Yorkshire, and the Lake District. Advice that lets you make informed, comfortable choices, whether you're a repeat visitor to England or a first-timer.

    Paperback: 501 pages
  • Hidden Places of EnglandHidden Places of England
    Peter Long and Joanna Billing

    This beautifully illustrated guide explores the country in a relaxed narrative style, by guiding the reader to some of the established visitor attractions but also by focusing on the more secluded and less well-known places of interest and places to stay, eat and drink.

    Paperback: 656 pages

  • Divided by a Common LanguageDivided by a Common Language
    Christopher Davies

    Humorous commentaries on topics that illustrate the differences in language and lifestyles between the US and UK. Includes airport and hotel tips for the tourist, practical information about automobiles, driving terminology, gas/petrol, currency, restaurants, etiquette, and more. Features lists of terms in US and UK equivalents.

    Paperback: 200 pages

  • England as You Like ItEngland as You Like It:
    An Independent Traveler's Companion

    Susan Allen Toth

    The author, who has made repeated journeys "across the pond," reveals the secrets of impeccable preparation, while leaving plenty of room for surprising discoveries. Ever practical, she offers her experience on how to keep a travel journal, how to be your own travel agent, how much time to allow for your visits, as well as the pleasures of bed-and-breakfasts, supermarket souvenirs, and hidden gardens.

    Paperback: 256 pages

  • My Love Affair with England: A Traveler's MemoirMy Love Affair with England: A Traveler's Memoir
    Susan Allen Toth

    An American author reflects on the endearing qualities of England, which draw her back time and again. Each of the twenty chapters covers a single subject from getting around in cities to exploring remote countryside villages. Not intended as a trip planner, this personal account of the author's many trips provides invaluable insight for travelers to England.

    Paperback: 336 pages

  • Castles and Ancient Monuments of EnglandCastles and Ancient Monuments of England
    Damien Noonan

    A county by county guide to over 350 historical sites in England.

    Paperback: 256 pages

  • English Castles: A Guide by CountiesEnglish Castles: A Guide by Counties
    Adrian Pettifer

    Over five hundred main entries in county order, each giving a brief history and description of the castle. A short introduction supplies the historical background to the explosion of castle-building in the middle ages. Includes a glossary covering all aspects of castles. Full Ordnance Survey map references.

    Paperback: 368 pages

  • Manor Houses of EnglandManor Houses of England
    Hugh Montgomery-Masingberd

    Often of more ancient origin than the "great houses," manor houses range from simple Norman halls to picturesque Tudor manor houses and handsome buildings from the reign of the Stuarts. Most are still privately owned and lived in as a home. Covers 40 manor houses, each one beautifully illustrated with photographs and accompanied by descriptions of the families that created them.

    Hardcover: 256 pages

  • The Most Beautiful Country Towns of EnglandThe Most Beautiful Country Towns of England
    Hugh Montgomery-Masingberd

    Twenty-five ancient towns in which the true heart of England lies are featured. All the places included here embody a long, pre-industrial heritage; they are also communities of a well-preserved beauty, widely visited by travelers from all parts of the world. Market towns, river crossings, small ports, centers of religious activity and more are documented with stunning photographs.

    Hardcover: 208 pages

  • The Most Beautiful Villages of EnglandThe Most Beautiful Villages of England
    James Bentley

    Explores the richness and diversity of the English village, from Cornwall to Cumbria. Grouped by area and subdivided by county – northern, midland, eastern, southern, and western. Over 250 color photographs.

    Hardcover: 208 pages

  • The Traveller's Guide to Sacred EnglandThe Traveller's Guide to Sacred England:
    A Guide to the Legends, Lore and Landscape of England's Sacred Places

    John Michell

    An informative companion for travelers seeking the ancient spirit of England. A renowned expert on sacred places takes readers on an unforgettable journey to ruined abbeys and cathedrals, pagan sites, megalithic temples, shrines of saints and visionaries, holy wells and more.

    Paperback: 350 pages

  • The Cistercian Abbeys of BritainThe Cistercian Abbeys of Britain
    David Robinson

    Guide to the 86 Cistercian abbeys in Britain. Each entry describes the history and architecture of the site and the people connected with it. Includes plans of all the abbeys, a detailed bibliography, practical details such as grid references and information on access to each site, and chapters on the overall history and architecture of the Cistercian order.

    Paperback: 244 pages

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