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Lonely Planet Great Britain by David Else, James Bainbridge, Oliver Berry, Fionn Davenport,

By David Else, James Bainbridge, Oliver Berry, Fionn Davenport, Belinda Dixon, David Atkinson, Nana Luckham, Andy Symington, Neil Wilson, Etain O'Carroll

No one is familiar with nice Britain like Lonely Planet. no matter if you are after prehistoric websites in Orkney, hiking in Snowdonia, the tastiest fish and chips in East Anglia, or a quiet seashore in Cornwall, this eighth variation promises the entire details you must benefit from the better of Britain.

Lonely Planet publications are written through specialists who get to the guts of each vacation spot they stopover at. This totally up to date version is choked with actual, useful and sincere suggestion, designed to offer you the data you must utilize your trip.

In This Guide:

Top insider suggestions from a star chef, the King of Hay and a ghost-tour guide
Detailed itineraries assist you notice the highlights of Britain
Unique eco-friendly Index identifying the pinnacle sustainable trip options

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Uk. ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL mid-Jun Successful revival of the 1960s rip-roaring hippie happening; Click here. WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS late Jun Two weeks of rapid-fire returns; Click here. uk), an often mud-soaked extravaganza of music, street theatre, dance, cabaret, carnival, ecology, spirituality and general all-round weirdness that’s been held on and off on Piltdown Farm, near Glastonbury. PRIDE Jun/Jul Formerly Mardi Gras and Pride in the Park, and occasionally EuroPride – Britain’s major gay and lesbian festival, held in London.

And no visit north of the border would be complete without sampling a single malt whisky – Dufftown is at the heart of the Speyside distillery region. Return to beginning of chapter History FIRST ARRIVALS IRON & CELTS ENTER THE ROMANS THE EMERGENCE OF ENGLAND THE WAKING OF WALES THE STIRRING OF SCOTLAND THE VIKING ERA HIGHS & LOWS IN WALES SCOTLAND BECOMES A KINGDOM 1066 & ALL THAT NORMAN IMPACT ON WALES & SCOTLAND ROYAL & HOLY SQUABBLING EXPANSIONIST EDWARD HARD TIMES STEWARTS ENTER THE SCENE HOUSES OF YORK & LANCASTER DARK DEEDS IN THE TOWER MOVES TOWARDS UNITY THE ELIZABETHAN AGE MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS UNITED & DISUNITED BRITAIN THE RETURN OF THE KING KILLIECRANKIE & GLEN COE FULL FINAL UNITY THE EMPIRE STRIKES OUT THE INDUSTRIAL AGE WWI DISILLUSION & DEPRESSION WWII SWINGING & SLIDING THE THATCHER YEARS NEW LABOUR, NEW MILLENNIUM THE FUTURE’S BROWN?

The biggest crowds are in London’s Trafalgar Sq and Edinburgh’s Princes St. Return to beginning of chapter Itineraries CLASSIC ROUTES HOORAY FOR HIGHLIGHTS One to Two Weeks / London to Cambridge THE GRAND TOUR One to Two Months / London to Cambridge (The Long Way) PASTORAL PLEASURES Three to Four Weeks / New Forest to Outer Hebrides ROADS LESS TRAVELLED URBAN ODYSSEY One to Two Weeks / Bristol to Manchester RURAL RETREATS Two to Three Weeks / Norfolk to Fife TAILORED TRIPS BRITAIN ON LOCATION BRITAIN’S WORLD HERITAGE BRITAIN FOR KIDS GREAT BRITISH GRUB CLASSIC ROUTES HOORAY FOR HIGHLIGHTS One to Two Weeks / London to Cambridge This is an unashamed tour of Britain’s top tourist attractions.

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