This is an another indispensible companion from the author of England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses. England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this lavishly illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks one hundred of the very best from the white cliffs of Dover to Hadrian's Wall - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to breathtaking sights 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.
"'Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece' (Independent Books of the Year) 'Beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car' (Daily Mail) 'The perfect guide to England's best houses' (Country Life)"
Simon Jenkins is the 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 is also chairman of the National Trust.