111 Places in York that you shouldn't miss

Author: Chris Titley

Publisher: Emons Verlag

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Category: Travel

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What sort of curious place would give its shortest street the longest name? Or build a dazzling gold-lined dome - and hide it from view? The same mixed-up metropolis that was once the capital of England - and also birthplace of its most infamous terrorist... Even if you were the world's most imaginative storyteller, you couldn't make York up. The city is stranger than any fiction. But to find its oddities and secrets you'll need to step off the beaten tourist path and explore its footstreets and alleys, known locally as snickelways. Be warned, the journey might throw up a few dark moments, from the Bitchdaughter Tower to the spikes upon which traitors' heads were impaled. Yet you'll also encounter the traces of many local colourful characters, from an Oscar-winning actor to a dastardly plotter, from assorted stone cats to a rather rude ghost. You can browse the shops in the street that inspired Harry Potter's Diagon Alley and tour remarkable retailers like Duttons For Buttons and the Banana Warehouse, which sells pretty much everything - except bananas; or celebrate in the city that hosted Britain's first Christmas and is home to Ulph's Drinking Horn. With 2,000 years of history to discover, there is a surprise around every corner - if you know where to look... Welcher kuriose Ort gab der kürzesten Straße den längsten Namen? Wo feierte man das erste Weihnachtsfest Englands? Und wieso kann man im Banana Warehouse (fast) alles kaufen - nur keine Bananen? York ist seltsamer als jede Geschichte, die man sich ausdenken kann. Wenn Sie seine Kuriositäten und Geheimnisse entdecken wollen, müssen Sie sich abseits der Touristenpfade bewegen. Aber Achtung: Die Reise könnte ein wenig schaurig werden! Besuchen Sie den Bitchdaughter Turm. Oder die fähle, auf die die Köpfe von Verrätern gespießt wurden. Finden Sie die Spuren der vielen lokalen und schrägen Charaktere - vom Oscar-Preisträger über eine Reihe von Steinkatzen bis hin zu einem ziemlich ruppigen Gespenst. Chris Titley is an award-winning journalist and writer. During his time as features editor at the Yorkshire Evening Press he wrote a weekly column, two books, and a number of supplements on the history of York. Since turning freelance in 2006 he has written for the Guardian, the Times Educational Supplement and Yorkshire Life. Chris also researched and wrote the 50,000-word text for the History of York website on behalf of the city's Museums Trust, and a biography of the city's confectionery pioneer Joseph Rowntree. He is co-founder and editor of the online news magazine YorkMix. Chris Titley ist ein preisgekrönter Journalist und Schriftsteller. Während seiner Zeit als Feuilletonredakteur bei der Yorkshire Evening Press schrieb er eine wöchentliche Kolumne, zwei Bücher und eine Reihe von Aufsätzen über die Geschichte von York. Seit 2006 arbeitet er freiberuflich unter anderem für den Guardian, das Times Educational Supplement und Yorkshire Life. Er ist Mitbegründer und Herausgeber des Online-Nachrichtenmagazins YorkMix.

111 Places in Edinburgh that you shouldn't miss

Author: Gillian Tait

Publisher: Emons Verlag

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Category: Travel

Page: 240

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The ultimate insider's guide to Edinburgh features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides. Edinburgh is rightly celebrated for its famous historical and cultural attractions. But for the discerning visitor it has much more to offer away from the well-worn tourist trail. This book takes you to hidden corners and secret sights in this city of contrasts, exploring fascinating locations unknown even to most residents, and revealing unexpected aspects of some familiar local landmarks. Marvel at a unique underground temple hewn out of the living rock; learn how a world-famous illusionist came to be buried here - with his dog; find out why the city council once commissioned an enormous electric blanket; look out for the ordinary Edinburgh post box with an explosive history. Discover the human stories behind a wide range of places, both exceptional and commonplace, bringing to life the greatly varied cityscape where people have been leaving their mark for at least 5,000 years. Entdecken Sie versteckte Orte und Geschichten abseits der bekannten Pfade, die den wahren Charakter Edinburghs enthüllen. Edinburgh ist berühmt für seine historischen und kulturellen Sehenswürdigkeiten. Aber es hat abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade noch viel mehr zu bieten. Dieses Buch führt Sie zu versteckten und geheimen Plätzen in dieser Stadt der Gegensätze, es zeigt faszinierende Orte, die selbst den meisten Edinburghern unbekannt sind, und enthüllt unerwartete Aspekte bekannter Wahrzeichen. Bestaunen Sie einen einzigartigen unterirdischen Tempel, der aus einem Felsen gehauen wurde. Erfahren Sie, wie ein weltberühmter Zauberer hier gemeinsam mit seinem Hund beerdigt wurde. Finden Sie heraus, warum der Stadtrat einst eine riesige Heizdecke in Auftrag gegeben hat. Oder halten Sie Ausschau nach einem gewöhnlichen Edinburgher Briefkasten, hinter dem eine explosive Geschichte steckt. Gillian Tait was born in Edinburgh, and studied at the University of Edinburgh and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She was employed for many years in the field of fine art conservation, and has written and edited several technical publications. More recently, she has been working as a researcher and editorial assistant, while continuing to indulge her passions for foreign travel and singing. She has lived in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town for the past 30 years. Gillian Tailt, geboren in Edinburgh, studierte an der »University of Edinburgh« und am »Courtauld Institute of Art in London«. Sie arbeitete einige Jahre im Bereich der Kunstrestauration und hat verschiedene technische Publikationen geschrieben und veröffentlicht. Zurzeit arbeitet sie im Bereich Recherche und Redaktionsassistenz, während sie ihren eigentlichen Leidenschaften, dem Reisen und Singen, nachgeht. Seit 30 Jahren lebt sie im Herzen von Edinburghs Altstadt.

111 Places in Newcastle That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: David Taylor

Publisher: Emons Publishers

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Category: Travel

Page: 240

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- The ultimate insider's guide to Newcastle - Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides - Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide - Appeals to both the local market (more than 268,000 people call Newcastle home) and the tourist market (more than 18 million people visit Newcastle every year!) - Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs Newcastle is England's most northerly city and shares a long history with Gateshead, its neighbour on the south side of the River Tyne. The two, city and town respectively, are a heady mix of the old and new; both were industrial powerhouses during the 19th Century that have successfully embraced recent change, reinventing themselves as vibrant places of entertainment and culture. With this book in hand, journey over and under the Tyne to discover treasures such as the steam turbine ship Turbinia, a sleekly streamlined example of north-eastern mechanical know-how; wander across the wide-open space of the Town Moor, where President Jimmy Carter has the right to graze cattle; take in Saltwell Towers, an eccentric castle in the leafy surroundings of Saltwell Park; then top it all off with a pint in a pub where the ghost of Charles I may well make an appearance. Written by a Geordie, this book will help you explore the quirkier side of both Newcastle and Gateshead, and discover their hidden gems.

111 Places Along Hadrian's Wall That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: David Taylor

Publisher: Emons Publishers

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- The ultimate insider's guide to the secrets along Hadrian's Wall for locals and experienced travelers - Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides - Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide - Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs Hadrian's Wall once marked the northern edge of the Roman Empire, and was built to intimidate the uncouth tribes of hostile local natives. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, Hadrian's Wall is the largest and most important Roman site in Britain. Use this book to explore Hadrian's Wall Country, from Tynemouth to the Solway Firth. You'll discover how the Romans took a bath - and where they went to spend a penny; why aliens came to stay in a small rural town; where King Arthur lies sleeping until his country needs him; and whether Robin Hood really did take a wrong turn on his journey from Dover to Sherwood Forest. You can also find out if Hadrian was a great emperor or a ruthless tyrant; why pubs were state-owned in Carlisle; where to find the Centre of Britain; and why treasure may lie unclaimed at the bottom of a deep, dark lake. Written by someone with extensive knowledge of the region, this book will help you discover the delights of Hadrian's Wall Country, and even learn some local dialect along the way.

111 Places in County Durham That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: Elizabeth Atkin

Publisher: Emons Publishers

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- The ultimate insider's guide to County Durham for locals and experienced travelers - Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides - Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide - Appeals to both the local market (more than 860,000 people call County Durham home) and the tourist market (more than 19.7 million people visit County Durham every year!) - Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs 111 Places in County Durham That You Shouldn't Miss will unveil Durham's secret depths and lesser-known delights, allowing it to step out from the shadow of its spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral and its highly-ranked university. This small, hilly city has its gems, but the county's historic towns (Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle, Newton Aycliffe), by the water (Hartlepool, Seaham) and nestled away in its tiniest villages (Kelloe, Tow Law, Urpeth) are home to Durham's true hidden wonders. Discover the mysterious sea caves at Blackhall Rocks, or wander up Nose's Point. Traverse Durham city's wonkiest staircase, or make your own mind up about the county's most controversially-designed estate. Marvel at Killhope's working Waterwheel, and uncover the county's famous coal mining past. Unearth disused collieries and quarries reclaimed by the overgrowth surrounding them. Spot the six stone boar heads at Barnard Castle. Hear the real story behind Hartlepool's most baffling local legend, and try to stand atop a haunted copse... if you dare.

Leslie's

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The Examiner

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A Weekly Paper on Politics, Literature, Music and the Fine Arts. 1844

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

The Spectator

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A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.

The Oxford English Dictionary

Author: J. A. Simpson

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Page: 1013

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Provides definitions of approximately 290,500 English words, arranged alphabetically in twenty volumes, with cross-references, etymologies, and pronunciation keys, and includes a bibliography.