Author(s): Matthews, Helen,
Date of Publication: 11/07/2022,
Pagination: 288 pages,
Imprint: Bradt Travel Guides,
Published By: Bradt Travel Guides,
Book Classification: United Kingdom, Great Britain, Regional & national history, Travel & holiday guides
History and heritage are among Britain's greatest passions. Travel writers and historians Helen and Neil Matthews have selected 52 places that are wonderful examples of natural, architectural, industrial or cultural heritage. Some are neglected or under-rated and deserve more attention.
Others are famous locations waiting to be enjoyed from new perspectives. Heritage Weekends is here to help you explore and indulge your passion for Britain's past: from the Prehistoric era, through ancient, medieval, Tudor, Regency and Victorian times to the 20th century. With their inspirational guide you'll meet some of our greatest creative geniuses, monarchs and heroes, eccentrics and legends, giants and saints.
And you'll find everything from the world's most famous map to a vision of Hell!As well as detailed descriptions of the sites, Heritage Weekends includes suggested itineraries, directions and top tips for accommodation and eating out. England, Wales, Scotland, Jersey and the Isle of Man are all covered, with weekends divided into in-depth and shorter entries. All weekends include detailed information on how to get there, as well as suggestions for further places to visit if you have time to spare.
From St Albans' Roman remains at Verulamium to Avebury's stone circle, Windsor Castle to York's Jorvik Centre, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon to the Neolithic sights of Orkney, there's more than enough to entice, stimulate and entertain. Chester's impressive city walls are also included, as is Portmeirion, the war tunnels and underground hospital on Jersey, and Margate's mysterious Shell Grotto. Literary buffs can explore Jane Austen's Bath or visit the home of Sir Walter Scott at romantic Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders.
Ideal for all the family, whatever your interest, Bradt's Heritage Weekends lets you create your own magical tour of Britain.