Ward Lock Red Guide: Bath

Ward Lock Red Guide: Bath


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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 170mm x 21mm | 196g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844036545
  • ISBN 13: 9781844036547
  • Illustrations note: B/w with colour plate sections

Product description

"There is in the aspect and situation of Bath a charm which not only appeals at once to the visitor, but is the joy and pride of those most familiar with it. The beautiful city in its garb of soft grey, as it nestles aimd the encircling hills, presents a picture of which the eye never tires". Drawing on a delightfully nostalgic experience of travelling in Britain during a more innocent age, the Ward Lock "Red" Guides offer local information on everything from Angling Rules to population figures and Post Office opening times. As well as providing details on some surprises medicinal attractions...Radium Inhalatorium - the radioactive gas which acts as a tonic and a germicide may be inhaled through the nose or mouth, eye sprays have also proved affacious, especially in gout iritis.With broad sweeps of history and wonderfully quaint details on what appealed to the British holidaymaker at the time, the "Red" Guides are perfect gifts for anyone who loves the nostalgia of a gentler by-gone age or has fallen for the charms of Bath. The first selection of eight titles includes: London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and North Cornwall. Each title has a newly-written introduction from a locally-known author.

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Table of contents

Introduction and preliminary information Historic Bath Walks around Bath: Beechen Cliff, Twerton, Newton St Loe, Corston, Charlcombe, Bathampton, Claverton, Sham Castle, Combe Down, Englishcombe, Batheaston, Bathford, Weston, Prospect Stile, North Stoke and Kelston, Bitton, South Wraxall Longer excursions: Box, Corsham, Chippenham, Norton St Philip, Farleigh Castle, From, Downside Abbey, Malmesbury The Baths The Abbey Famous Bath residents The Bath Stone Quarries Bristol and Clifton Wells Wookey Hole Glastonbury Cheddar Motoring around Bath Directory of hotels, boarding houses, schools, estate agencies and business establishments