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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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  • Manchester: An Architectural HistoryManchester: An Architectural History
    John J. Parkinson-Bailey

    Examines the growth of Manchester, England from village to metropolitan city. Explores the city's architecture from its origins in the Roman settlement at Castlefield to the present day.

    Hardcover: 352 pages

  • Hidden Places of YorkshireHidden Places of Yorkshire
    Joanna Billing

    Printed in full color with detailed directional maps and eye-catching photographs of less-well known visitor attractions throughout Yorkshire. Includes recommended lodging and dining.

    Paperback: 256 pages

  • Yorkshire From The AirYorkshire From The Air
    Jason Hawkes

    The varied landscape of England's largest county photographed from the air. Over hill and dale, and rugged moorland, richly vivid color photos of castles, historic towns, manor houses, abbeys, and more.

    Hardcover: 128 pages

  • Medieval Yorkshire TownsMedieval Yorkshire Towns
    George Sheeran

    This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a tour through the medieval towns of Yorkshire. Explores Yorkshire's medieval heritage through the nature of urban society: housing, trade, public health and the symbolic and dominating presence of the church in the medieval townscape.

    Paperback: 256 pages

  • The Building of Castle HowardThe Building of Castle Howard
    Charles Saumarez Smith

    A study of the circumstances which led to the building of Castle Howard. This text includes descriptions of how and why Charles Howard, third earl of Carlisle, decided to build it, how the architect Sir John Vanbrugh received his first commission, and how the building was paid for.

    Paperback: 240 pages

  • Rievaulx Abbey: Community, Architecture and MemoryRievaulx Abbey: Community, Architecture and Memory
    Peter Fergusson

    Covers the 800-year history of Rievaulx Abbey, its architecture, occupants, and influence on the community. Features a thirty-two page section of color photographs.

    Hardcover: 286 pages

  • The King's England: County DurhamThe King's England: County Durham
    Arthur Mee

    Durham, with its splendid cathedral, features strongly in this text, yet the reader also hears of the many other gems the county holds: Wearside Escomb, with its tiny Saxon church; Raby and the Vane family; Bishop Auckland and Brancepeth and their castles; and Blaydon.

    Hardcover: 208 pages

  • The Hidden Places of Northumberland and DurhamThe Hidden Places of Northumberland and Durham
    Peter Long

    Covers geographical and historical information, a comprehensive index of cities, towns and villages, well known, secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and more.

    Paperback: 200 pages

  • The Hidden Inns of the North of EnglandThe Hidden Inns of the North of England:
    Including Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria

    Peter Long

    Covers a wide selection of pubs and inns. Includes historical facts, important landmarks and places to visit. A full page is devoted to each pub or inn and contains location directions, descriptive narrative and a summary of hours, food served, credit cards accepted, accommodation provided, as well as local places of interest and local activities available.

    Paperback: 178 pages

  • Hadrian's Wall: History and GuideHadrian's Wall: History and Guide
    Guy de la Bedoyere

    Stretching for 73 miles from coast to coast, and reaching a height of about 13 feet, Hadrian's Wall attracts millions of visitors every year and is a designated World Heritage site. This book offers a detailed guide to Hadrian's Wall.

    Paperback: 181 pages

  • Rough Guide to the Lake DistrictRough Guide to the Lake District
    Jules Brown

    Covers all the major tourist spots and lesser known lakes. It includes background on the area's scenery and literary connections. Provides detailed information on how to get there, where to stay and eat, outdoor activities, festivals and more.

    Paperback: 298 pages

  • Hidden Places of the Lake District and CumbriaHidden Places of the Lake District and Cumbria
    Barbara Vesey

    Travel off the beaten path to Cumbria and the Lake District in England. Covers geographical and historical information, a comprehensive index of cities, towns and villages, secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and more.

    Paperback: 250 pages

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