Despite devastating bomb damage during the Second World War, Canterbury offers visitors a wonderful mix of 2,000 years of history within the framework of a modern city. Millions of visitors come every year to experience the rare flavour of its ancient streets and buildings, and to visit its spectacular cathedral. It was here in 1170 that Norman knights struck down and killed Archbishop Thomas Becket; pilgri...
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Situated in the Hampshire chalk downs in the green Itchen Valley, Winchester basks in an atmosphere of beauty, tranquillity and calm. This well-researched and beautifully illustrated book is all the visitor needs to stroll around this ancient city, to soak up both its history and present day sights. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel, particularly for mo...
Durham is an amazing county with breathtaking dales, a dramatic coastline, a vale steeped in history and a vibrant city at its heart. From award-winning attractions, museums and historic buildings to natural wonders and breathtaking scenery, the county has something for everyone and is yours to explore. This guide explores the key places of interest across the county, and includes a walk to admire the must...
Come to Cambridge today and you won't be bored by its antiquity or overawed by its cleverness. You will fall in love with the beauty of the city encircled by its river, the lively feel of the streets, the independence of the businesses and the easiness of access to the heart of the city - its university. Most of the 31 colleges welcome visitors and you can spend happy hours marveling at their ancient beauty...