An indispensible companion to England's most beautiful places from Simon Jenkins, author of A Short History of England, England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses.
About the book
England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from South West England, including Dartmouth, Dartmoor's Haytor, Plymouth Hoe, Tintagel, Bath (Royal Crescent and Prior Park), Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge, Chesil Beach, Exmoor, Glastonbury Tor, Little Bredy, Lyme Regis, Salisbury, Stourhead, and much more - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to South West England's breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered. Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.
Praise for England's 1000 Best Churches:'Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece
Praise for England's 1000 Best Houses:'Beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car
The perfect guide to England's best houses
A book to treasure from the supreme champion of Britain's heritage.
With superb photographs by Paul Barker it is a timely reminder, if one were needed, of the beauty of this country of ours and the need to savour what we so often take for granted.