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The Most Amazing Places of Folklore and Legend in Britain : Where to Discover Our Living Heritage and Traditions - Reader's Digest

The Most Amazing Places of Folklore and Legend in Britain

Where to Discover Our Living Heritage and Traditions

Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers

Published: 1st January 2011
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Britain is alive with customs and celebrations, from the Stonehenge solstice to Up Helly Aa in Shetland.

The Most Amazing Places of Folklore and Legend is a travel guide with a difference, taking you around England, Scotland and Wales to places where the folklore and legends of the past are alive and thriving today.

Visit the Cornish town of Padstow, where the townsfolk parade at midnight on 1 May with the black-caped Obby Oss, or Hallaton in Leicestershire, whose villagers go bottle-kicking in a brawling spring festival on Easter Monday

Go to Bolam Lake Country Park in Northumberland, where a modern legend tells of a Yeti-like creature - the Beast of Bolam - that lurks in the woods. See the Essex Giant, depicted in plaster on the gable of the Old Sun Inn in Saffron Walden, or climb the highstone ridge at Alderley Edge in Cheshire, where magical knights are said to lie sleeping.

Evocative text, practical information and superb photographs make this a great touring companion, as well as providing a fascinating insight into many British custom

Wherever you go, you can find fascinating living examples of traditions that date back centuries - and some new ones too.

Introduction; 1 South-west England; 2 Southern England; 3 London; 4 East Anglia; 5 Central England; 6 North-west England; 7 North-east England; 8 Wales; 9 Scotland; Index.

ISBN: 9781780200057
ISBN-10: 1780200056
Audience: General
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.76