With its irresistible mix of storied heritage and cosmopolitan pizzazz, England attracts more than 3 million Americans each year. Fodor's England 2014 captures the most memorable sights and experiences in dazzling color, from fabulous historic houses and age-mellowed towns to cozy country pubs and London's cutting-edge galleries.
Expanded Coverage: This edition includes fresh city and country restaurant and hotel picks, along with popular sights such as Highclere Castle, which stands in for Downton Abbey in the Masterpiece Classic series. London's hot hotel and restaurant scenes get attention too, with best bets for different price categories and experiences.
Illustrated Features: Stunning magazine-style color features highlight must-do experiences, from making the most of a visit to the Tower of London, Stonehenge, or York Minster to planning a perfect garden tour, Lake District walk, or pub visit. Features clue readers in to England's fresh culinary scene, presenting the best desserts, cheeses, seafood bounty, and Indian food--plus a guide to afternoon tea.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Creating a great trip to England and Wales is easy using "Top Attractions" and "Great Itineraries." Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and detail-rich chapter planning sections have on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by car, bus, and train. Color city and regional maps, and a map of travel times by train, help travelers get around.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's England 2014 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Pullout Map: A handy take-along map of London provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.