Frommer's England and the Best of Wales (Frommer's Complete by Nick Dalton

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Whole publications provide the excellent review in their locations to offer travelers the utmost number of offerings and need-to-know neighborhood info of their selected urban or state, with out glossing over any of the main points. via itineraries, areas and components are damaged right down to let for certain courses to every of the parts and accompanying experiences and costs indexed all through; aiding travelers to discover the areas to stick, devour and discover which are most suitable for them anywhere they're or are making plans to go.
Frommer's England & the simplest of Wales information the simplest total shuttle stories, from pub crawls to vintage buying to theatre-going; the simplest of literary England (Stratford-upon-Avon, Jane Austen state, and more); the easiest old and Roman websites, together with Roman baths and "Hadrian's Wall"; the easiest museums and galleries, from the Tate sleek to the nationwide Museum of Wales; and the simplest motels and eating places in all cost different types. You'll additionally locate over a hundred thirty pages dedicated to the simplest of London, together with the easiest within reach using excursions and day journeys by means of train.

Contents:
1. the simplest of britain & WALES
2. ENGLAND & WALES IN DEPTH
3. instructed ENGLAND ITINERARIES
4. LONDON
5. THE THAMES VALLEY
6. KENT, SURREY & SUSSEX
7. HAMPSHIRE & DORSET
8. WILTSHIRE & SOMERSET
9. DEVON
10. CORNWALL
11. THE COTSWOLDS
12. the center OF ENGLAND
13. CAMBRIDGE & EAST ANGLIA
14. EAST MIDLANDS
15. THE NORTHWEST
16. THE LAKE DISTRICT
17. YORKSHIRE & NORTHUMBRIA
18. CARDIFF & SOUTH WALES
19. NORTH WALES
20. making plans YOUR TRIP

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499). Charles II was succeeded by his brother James II in 1685, an unpopular heir because he was openly Catholic (Charles was a secret Catholic). He appointed Catholics to key posts and dismissed Parliament so he could rule without interference. In 1688 his wife gave birth to a son, which was the last straw for England’s Protestant nobility. They invited James’s Protestant daughter from his first marriage and her Dutch husband William of Orange to take the throne. 23 Anne had 17 children but only one survived birth—and he died at age 11.

There are views of Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, and the Taf Fechan Reservoir. By 1811, 150 miles of rail track had been built in South Wales, the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution. George Stephenson, son of a colliery fireman in Northumberland, became an engineer after working on James Watt’s engine. He was appointed engineer of the Liverpool to Manchester Line in 1826—the first passenger railway line in Britain. Stephenson’s locomotive—The Rocket—reached 30mph, and the line was opened for business in 1830.

Its Bradley Manor station appeared in the 2005 movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, while Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire was where 1970’s The Railway Children was filmed. The line now has steam trains and Railway Children events. com. ENGLAND & WALES IN DEPTH every region had a slightly different time, based on the local sunrise and sunset. Now everybody in Britain kept the same time, so that rail timetables would work. After World War I, there were 120 rail companies in Britain, which were reduced to 4: the Great Western Railway; London, Midland, and Scottish Railway (LMS); London and North Eastern Railway (LNER); and the Southern Railway.

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