The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241263662

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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The definitive, full-color guide to this alluring region, illustrated throughout with striking photographs and packed with insightful information on everything from Beau Nash to Banksy, and from state-of-the-art spas to walking in the Mendip Hills. Clear maps help you explore cosmopolitan Bristol and historic Bath, the Georgian city par excellence, while detailed descriptions of the best accommodations, restaurants, pubs, and clubs give you the inside track on exactly where to eat, drink, and be merry. From the iconic cities of Wells and Glastonbury to the dramatic landscapes of Exmoor and the Levels, Somerset is covered in unparalleled detail, along with popular destinations just across the border in Wiltshire, such as Lacock, Longleat, and the unforgettable and mysterious ancient site of Stonehenge. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol and Somerset. Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.
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The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset

Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge

Author: Keith Drew,Robert Andrews

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1409358852

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol and Somerset is the ultimate guide to this alluring region. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol and Somerset: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol and Somerset.
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The Making of Poetry

Coleridge, the Wordsworths, and Their Year of Marvels

Author: Adam Nicolson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374721270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Brimming with poetry, art, and nature writing—Wordsworth and Coleridge as you've never seen them before June 1797 to September 1798 is the most famous year in English poetry. Out of it came Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and “Kubla Khan,” as well as his unmatched hymns to friendship and fatherhood, and William Wordsworth’s revolutionary songs in Lyrical Ballads along with “Tintern Abbey,” Wordsworth's paean to the unity of soul and cosmos, love and understanding. In The Making of Poetry, Adam Nicolson embeds himself in the reality of this unique moment, exploring the idea that these poems came from this particular place and time, and that only by experiencing the physical circumstances of the year, in all weathers and all seasons, at night and at dawn, in sunlit reverie and moonlit walks, can the genesis of the poetry start to be understood. The poetry Wordsworth and Coleridge made was not from settled conclusions but from the adventure on which they embarked, thinking of poetry as a challenge to all received ideas, stripping away the dead matter, looking to shed consciousness and so change the world. What emerges is a portrait of these great figures seen not as literary monuments but as young men, troubled, ambitious, dreaming of a vision of wholeness, knowing they had greatness in them but still in urgent search of the paths toward it. The artist Tom Hammick accompanied Nicolson for much of the year, making woodcuts from the fallen timber in the park at Alfoxden where the Wordsworths lived. Interspersed throughout the book, his images bridge the centuries, depicting lives at the source of our modern sensibility: a psychic landscape of doubt and possibility, full of beauty and thick with desire for a kind of connectedness that seems permanently at hand and yet always out of reach.
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The End to End Trail

Land's End to John o' Groats on foot

Author: Andy Robinson

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 178362759X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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This guidebook to UK's ultimate challenge walk, the End to End, describes a 1956km (1215 mile) walking route from Land's End in Cornwall to John o' Groats in Scotland's far north - the two points on mainland Britain that are the furthest apart. The recommended route avoids road walking as much as possible and frequently takes advantage of existing long-distance trails, including the South West Coast Path, Pennine Way and West Highland Way. Passing through remote terrain at times and keeping to the hills where practical, it is intended for experienced hill-walkers. The guide includes route description and maps, concentrating on the 'gaps' between the major long-distance trails covered in other Cicerone guides. There is also a wealth of advice to help you prepare for and undertake your walk, covering equipment, safety, supplies and facilities. Notes on history, geography and local sights, along with anecdotes from those who have successfully completed the journey, add interest and inspiration. The route is presented in 61 daily stages (each averaging around 32km), divided into 6 sections; an alternative three-month schedule is also provided. The End to End Trail promises a magnificent adventure through some of the best the British countryside can offer, and a unique sense of achievement on completion of your walk.
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On the writer's trail

20 great literary journeys

Author: Christina Hardyment

Publisher: Natl Trust

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Literary Trails, published by the National Trust in 2000, is a richly-illustrated, entertaining and informative read. It provides a fascinating insight into the lives of some of Britain's greatest writers by focusing on the places where they lived and the landscapes, houses and gardens that inspired them. The twenty themed trails cover a wide variety of locations throughout the British Isles -- from Hardy's Wessex, Jane Austen's Hampshire and the Lake District of Coleridge and Wordsworth, to the Cornish coastline, running like a golden thread through the history of English literature -- the Arthurian romances of medieval times to the poetry of Tennyson and the novels of Virginia Woolf and Daphne du Maurier. This handbook provides the reader with the best of both worlds: a fund of background knowledge and insight into writers' lives and work, and a practical, easy-to-follow guidebook. Each trail is illustrated by color photographs and maps and contains detailed instructions for routes to follow. The book,also contains a comprehensive gazetteer of all National Trust properties with literary connections.
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Literary trails

writers in their landscapes

Author: Christina Hardyment

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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