Frommer's Great Britain by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

By Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

Frommer's nice Britain is an excellent first version consultant choked with assistance for making plans the proper journey to nice Britain. we are going to convey you the simplest of London, together with the world-class theater scene, then trigger to discover the remainder of nice Britain. you are going to recognize the spires of Oxford, sit back within the comfortable pubs of Edinburgh, move rambling within the Cotswolds, journey the excellent gardens and parks of Cardiff, and chow down at the most sensible seafood in Scotland.

you will find candid reports of a big choice of lodgings in all expense levels, from stylish boutique lodges and stately nation apartment accommodations to homey B&Bs. it is all observed via dozens of colour maps, the newest trip-planning recommendation on every little thing from cut price airfares to rail passes, money-saving guidance, and an entire shopper's consultant. you are going to even get a loose colour fold-out map and a web listing that makes trip-planning a snap!

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Highlights are the artists’ colony of Kidcudbright, the baronial Threave Garden, Sweetheart Abbey outside Dumfries (the ruins of a Cistercian abbey from 1273), and the Burns Mausoleum at Dumfries. ” Of course, part of the fun of going to Glasgow is enjoying meeting Glaswegians and, if only temporarily, becoming part of their life. But there are plenty of museums and galleries, too, 35 notably the Burrell Collection, a wealthy shipowner’s gift of more than 8,000 items from the ancient world to the modern; the Hunterian Art Gallery, with its array of masterpieces by everybody from Rembrandt to Whistler; and the Art Gallery and Museum at Kelvingrove, home of Britain’s finest civic collection of British and European paintings.

In 1861 Queen Victoria commissioned George Gilbert Scott (1880–1960) to build this massive Gothic canopy to memorialize her beloved husband. 32 C H A P T E R 2 . A T R AV E L E R ’ S G U I D E TO A RT & A R C H I T E C T U R E • Castle Coch, Cardiff (1871). Built on the site of a 13th-century castle destroyed by fire, this fairy tale structure by William Burges (1827–81) contains vaulted ceilings, beautiful friezes, and a gloomy dungeon. THE 20TH CENTURY For the first half of the 20th century, Britain was too busy expanding into suburbs (in an architecturally uninteresting way) and fighting wars to pay much attention to architecture.

Com/ucc). See what your dollar or pound is worth in more than 100 other countries. org. uk (official online guide to England). S. citizens, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, and South Africans must have a passport with at least 2 months validity remaining. No visa is required. The immigration officer will also want proof of your intention to return to your point of origin (usually a round-trip ticket) and visible means of support while you’re in Britain. If you’re planning to fly from the United States or Canada to the United Kingdom and then on to a country that requires a visa (India, for example), you should secure that visa before you arrive in Britain.

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