An indispensible companion to England's most beautiful places from Simon Jenkins, author of A Short History of England, England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses.
England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. With his usual insight and authority, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks 100 of the very best from the white cliffs of Dover to Hadrian's Wall - and explains the fascinating stories behind each. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to breathtaking sights - all beautifully illustrated - both iconic and undiscovered.
From Gold Hill, the Dorset village street so famously picturesque it was used in a Hovis advert, to the view of the City of London famously depicted by Canaletto and the wilds of the Yorkshire moors. This book will inspire you to discover the treasures of England's sea, city and landscapes for yourself. Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.
About the Author
Simon Jenkins is the chairman of the National Trust, author of the bestselling A Short History of England  (Profile), England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He lives in London.
A book to treasure from the supreme champion of Britain's heritage -- Alan Titchmarsh With superb photographs by Paul Barker, it is a timely reminder, if one were needed, of the beauty of this country of ours and the need to savour what we so often take for granted * Sunday Telegraph * A beautiful book ... the mix of photographs and prose, covering everything from Dartmoor to the Cheviots, is still stirring. -- Andrew Holgate * Sunday Times * Book of the year * Mail on Sunday * Picture book of the Week * New Statesman * From the pretty and picturesque to the awesome and sublime, Jenkins is a perfect your guide to town and country * Saga * A lovely book, to read and to look at * Choice *
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 16.0 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1