England For Dummies, 4th edition (Dummies Travel) by Donald Olson

By Donald Olson

England bargains such a lot of royal palaces, giant cathedrals, excellent gardens, world-class museums, and old websites that you may crushed, yet this advisor is helping you 0 in at the belongings you are looking to see and do and plan the suitable journey for you! It offers updated information on: buying and antiquing; part journeys to points of interest; the place to pay homage to literary giants; very important castles and palaces; significant England, the picturesque Cotswolds sector, and northerly England.

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Smokers are no longer allowed to light up in restaurants, pubs, or any public place. For non-smokers, the legislation is literally a breath of fresh air. But traditionalists have nothing to worry about. You can still get your hands on all those wonderful Old English faves — eggs, kippers, beans, and fried tomatoes for breakfast; bubble and squeak; roast beef and Yorkshire pudding; meat pies; fish and chips; cottage pie; sticky toffee pudding; and trifle. ) When traditional, non-fancy English dishes are done well, they’re super satisfying and delicious.

Or you can make them part of an itinerary that showcases the country’s best cities. ߜ One of the most elegant of English cities is the former spa town of Bath, with its amazing Georgian crescents (row houses built in a long curving line) and 18th-century architecture (see Chapter 20). ߜ Oxford and Cambridge are famous university towns where centuries-old colleges cluster around quadrangles (see Chapter 13). ߜ For some laid-back fun beside the seaside, you can visit Brighton, on the south coast (see Chapter 14), or head up north to Scarborough, on the North Sea in Yorkshire (see Chapter 21).

Queen Anne (1689–1714): Buildings from the English baroque period mix heavy ornamentation with classical simplicity. ߜ Georgian and Regency (1714–1830): During these periods, elegant terraced houses were built; many examples survive in Brighton and Bath. Form and proportion were important elements; interior decoration inspired by Chinese motifs became fashionable. ߜ Victorian (1830–1901): A whole range of antique styles emerged — everything from Gothic and Greek Revival to pseudo-Egyptian and Elizabethan.

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