This fully updated new edition features illuminating text written by expert, local writers alongside over 250 brand new and inspiring full-colour photographs that will bring England's diverse people and places to life, at the turn of a page. The top attractions are highlighted in a dedicated, illustrated feature enabling you to plan your trip priorities and ensuring you see the very best England has to offer, from the striking landscape of the Lake District to the historical Tower of London. A brand new 'Editor's Choice' section features exclusive recommendations on many unique English travel experiences, including the finest stately homes, the loveliest gardens and the top attractions for families. An in-depth 'Places' section covers the entire country, from the bright lights of London to the vast wilderness of Northumbria. All the principal sites are conveniently cross-referenced by number to accompanying full-colour maps throughout the guide to enable instant orientation and easy navigation at a glance. You will also find a fascinating exploration of the country's long and intriguing history, from conquest and conflict, civil war and industrial revolution to modern times and the end of empire, alongside attractive, colour-coded features covering everything from country pubs to West Country Writers. In this guide you will also find detailed floor plans for some of England's most infamous cathedrals and other top sites, also a useful map of the London Underground. A comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides essential practical information, covering transport, accommodation for all budgets, eating out, the arts, shopping and much more, along with useful contact telephone numbers to help you book activities in advance. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.