South West England's Best Views (Ebook)

Simon Jenkins

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.

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.

Publication date: 03/10/2013


ISBN: 9781782830603

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00F63Z54C

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Travel & Nature

Reviews for South West England's Best Views


Praise for England's 1000 Best Churches:

'Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece


 Independent Books of the Year


Praise for England's 1000 Best Houses:

'Beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car


 Daily Mail

'The perfect guide to England's best houses'

 Country Life

'A book to treasure from the supreme champion of Britain's heritage.'

Alan Titchmarsh 

'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.'

Alan Titchmarsh Sunday Telegraph

'A beautiful book... One knows what one is getting here, but the mix of photographs and prose, covering everything from Dartmoor to the Cheviots, is still stirring.'

Andrew Holgate Sunday Times

'You can almost hear the Elgar soundtrack strike up as you pore over this homage to old Blighty'

 Sunday Express

'Simply stunning.'

 The Sun

Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling A Short History of England (Profile), England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses, Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations and most recently A Short History of Europe. From 2008 to 2014 he was the chairman of the National Trust, and the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the
Guardian. He lives in London.

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