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AAA, 63, 66, 84, 93 AARP, 63, 84, 93 The Abbey (Penzance), 299-300 Abbey Restaurant (Penzance), 300 Abbot's Fireside Hotel (Elham), 228 Abode Hotel (Exeter), 280 Abraham's (Keswick), 400 The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), 174 accommodations Bath, 334-336 bed-and-breakfast inns (B& Bs), 89-90 cost of, 2-3, 57-58, 89-91, 93-94, 134 432-433 Internet access, 112-113 Lake Windermere, 388-389 landmark hotels, 92 London, 88-89, 134-144 Penzance, 299-300 reservations, 88, 94-96 Rye,...

Visiting Englands Past An Itinerary for History Buffs

Many travelers thrill at the experience of standing in a place where history was made. England, as you probably know, is loaded with these hallowed spots. In this ancient realm, you can see places that span roughly 5,000 years of human history. My suggested itinerary covers only a fraction of the sites you can visit. Using London as a base for several day trips, this itinerary is geared for an eight-day stay in England. With this itinerary, you don't need a car. On Day One, you arrive in...

Building Blocks An Overview of English Architecture

You can determine the period in which a building was constructed or reconstructed by its architectural and decorative details. In a country like England, where the age of buildings can span a thousand-year period a few Anglo-Saxon churches are even older than that , many different styles evolved. The architectural periods are often named for the monarch or royal family reigning at the time. You can enhance your enjoyment of England's abundance of historic buildings if you know a few key...

Weather patterns

Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 , When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather. Things haven t changed much since then. The unpredictability of the English climate has led to another sound British maxim There is no such thing as bad weather only inappropriate clothing. For an Englishman and woman , appropriate foul-weather gear includes a mac short for mackintosh, a raincoat , a brolly umbrella , and Wellingtons rubber boots . Spring comes earliest...