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.
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.76