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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 consultant is helping you 0 in at the belongings you are looking to see and do and plan the suitable journey for you! It promises up to date details on: procuring and antiquing; facet journeys to sights; the place to pay homage to literary giants; very important castles and palaces; important England, the picturesque Cotswolds sector, and northerly England.

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You may also stumble across some treasure at a rural car-boot (trunk) sale or jumble (rummage) sale. At these informal sales in schools or church buildings or parking lots, you can buy secondhand odds and ends. And of course, every major historic attraction in England — from Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent to Castle Howard in Yorkshire — has a gift shop. qxp 2/1/08 11:30 PM Page 15 Chapter 2 Digging Deeper into England In This Chapter ᮣ Running through the main events in England’s history ᮣ Building your architecture ap/preciation ᮣ Diving into English food and beer ᮣ Discovering books and movies about England T his chapter helps you find out more about England and deepens your experience of the country.

Farther north, just a few miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, is mighty Warwick Castle, surrounded by thick stone walls and towers. The wax artisans at Madame Tussauds have “peopled” the castle with its former owners and some of their famous guests (see Chapter 19). ߜ Castle Howard, in Yorkshire, is one of the most beautiful stately homes in England, an enormous domed wonder set amidst landscaped grounds with classically inspired buildings (see Chapter 21). qxp 12 2/1/08 11:29 PM Page 12 Part I: Introducing England The Best Cathedrals and Churches England’s mighty cathedrals, still in use 800 plus years after they were built, dominate the heart of England’s cities.

Neighboring Wiltshire is the home of Salisbury, with its towering cathedral, and that great prehistoric monument Stonehenge. In Devon, you find the unique moorland landscape of Dartmoor National Park; Torquay, a laid-back seaside resort; and Plymouth, where the Pilgrims set sail for the New World. Clovelly, on Devon’s northern coast, is a uniquely charming town with one steep main street that plunges down a cliffside to a picturesque harbor. Vacationers often flock to mysterious Cornwall, which includes Land’s End in England’s southwestern most corner.

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