Un guide très bien illustré de Chilterns et la vallée de la Thames (en anglais). Des adresses, des bons plans etc. pour découvrir le pays.
Description de l'éditeur :
This new title from Bradt forms part of its distinctive ‘Slow Travel’ series and is the only title available to cover the Chilterns and Thames Valley in depth. The area does not correspond to the specific boundaries of one county or region, old or new. Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire all have a share. Included are iconic places such as Windsor, Eton and Runnymede, as well as the Meetings House in Jordans village, the burial place of Pennsylvania founder William Penn.
Divided into six easily manageable sections, Bradt’s The Chilterns and the Thames Valley lifts the lid on what makes this area so distinctive. Chalk grasslands, beech woods, streams and wooded valleys provide a perfect landscape for walking and are easily accessible from London. About half of the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the closest such area to London. Rare plants such as fleawort and numerous orchid varieties, and birds including red kites, lapwings and skylark flourish. The Thames Valley follows the route of one of the world’s most famous rivers. You can find key sites of monarchical and parliamentary power, the location of Magna Carta’s sealing at Runnymede and the birthplaces of men and women who have led dissent down the ages. A host of well-loved authors has lived and written here, depicting Paradise, defining our childhoods and painting timeless images of England and its people. Eminent chefs own restaurants with national and sometimes international reputations.
The Chilterns and Thames Valley offers a wonderful blend of world-famous places and lesser-known gems, awaiting discovery.In short, the Chilterns and the Thames Valley together represent a wonderfully paradoxical mixture of world-famous tourist sites and lesser-known attractions full of quirkiness and character. From Waddesdon Manor to Whipsnade Zoo, Britain’s oldest road – The Ridgeway – to National Trust properties such as Hughenden, the Henley Regatta to the Grand Union Canal, Bradt’s The Chilterns and the Thames Valley is the perfect companion.
ISBN / EAN : 9781784776138
Date de publication : 2019
Pagination : 256 pages
Dimensions plié(e) : 13,5 × 21,6 cm
Langue : anglais