Lonely Planet Great Britain (Country Guide) by David Else

By David Else

EXPERIENCE the simplest of serious BRITAIN

London’s Tower Bridge, historical tub, Edinburgh fortress – we’ve chosen the main iconic attractions and amazing locations so that you can benefit from the genuine nice Britain with the minimal of fuss.

Highlights demonstrate the must-see points of interest and unbeatable experiences
Itineraries make making plans your journey less complicated than ever
Local Experts suggest what to not miss
Pull-Out Map places the streets of London on your pocket

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Here’s a lucky dip of typically British chart-topping pop and rock from 1960 onward. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield (1966) Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones (1969) Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who (1971) Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols (1976) Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division (1980) House of Fun by Madness (1982) Wonderwall by Oasis (1995) Wannabe by the Spice Girls (1996) If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next by the Manic Street Preachers (2000) The Dark of the Matinee by Franz Ferdinand (2004) Return to beginning of chapter INTERNET RESOURCES The internet is a wonderful planning tool for travellers, and there are millions of sites about Britain.

Return to beginning of chapter HIGHS & LOWS IN WALES Meanwhile, as England fought off the Viking threat, Wales was also dealing with the Nordic intruders. Building on the initial cooperation forced upon them by Anglo-Saxon oppression, in the 9th and 10th centuries the small kingdoms of Wales began cooperating, through necessity, to repel the Vikings. King Rhodri Mawr (who died in 878) defeated a Viking force off Anglesey and began the unification process. His grandson Hywel the Good is thought to have been responsible for drawing up a set of laws to bind the disparate Welsh tribes.

Retrace to the Brecon Beacons and through book-mad Hay-on-Wye to reach the cosy Cotswolds, charming Oxford, spectacular Warwick Castle, and Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon. Continue north to Chester, then divert into north Wales for the grand Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle; and equally stunning mountains of Snowdonia National Park. Then ferry across the Mersey to Liverpool and to Manchester for a taste of city life, followed by a change of scenery in the Lake District and a journey back in time along Hadrian’s Wall.

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