Ward Lock Red Guide: The Yorkshire Dales
'The air is pure, healthful and bracing, the pace of life moves not too swiftly. In this wide and various district there is ample time to 'stand and ... Show synopsis 'The air is pure, healthful and bracing, the pace of life moves not too swiftly. In this wide and various district there is ample time to 'stand and stare'. No matter what the traveller or holiday-maker requires, here is God's plenty' - From the introduction. Published in an age when hotels boasted of the luxury of both hot and cold running water, the Ward Lock "Red" Guides offer a delightfully nostalgic view of the experience of travelling in Britain during the post war years.Stretching from Wharfedale in the south to Teesdale in the North, this guide is packed with historical information on every castle, abbey, church, park, stately home and ruin in between. With suggested excursions, walks and leisure activities it offers a unique window into a by-gone age. With wonderfully quaint details on what appealed to the holidaymaker at the time, the "Red" Guides are perfect gifts for anyone with connections to this much loved corner of the British Isles. The first selection of eight titles includes: London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, The Lake District and North Cornwall. Each title has a newly-written introduction from a locally-known author.