UK Travel and British History
Guides, travelogues and historical background for travelers to and aficionados of Great Britain. Cover art may vary.
- Manchester: 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 Yorkshire
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 Air
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 Towns
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 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 Memory
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 Durham
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 Durham
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 England:
Including Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria
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 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 District
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 Cumbria
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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Exploring the Middle AgesResearch articles about life in the Middle Ages. Ballads, religion, heraldry, medicine and more.
In the Exploring the Middle Ages section.
DownloadsBackgrounds, letters, avatars and more for websites, blogs, and newsletters. Desktop wallpapers for personal use.
In the Downloads section.
Travels in the UKTravelogue of a journey through northern England and Southern Scotland. Visits to castles, cathedrals, ruins and more.
In the Travels in the UK section.