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On Foot in Bath By Andrew Swift

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Bath is not only one of the best cities in the world to explore on foot; it is surrounded by unspoilt countryside. This fully revised and updated edition of the classic walking guide to the city does full justice to that unique inheritance, and includes much new information, along with over 200 new photographs.

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On Foot in Bath: Fifteen Walks Around a World Heritage City by Andrew Swift

Bath is not only one of the best cities in the world to explore on foot; it is surrounded by unspoilt countryside whose beauty is matched by its variety. This fully revised and updated edition of the classic walking guide to the city does full justice to that unique inheritance. It not only reflects the many changes that have taken place since the first edition was published, but also includes much new information, along with over 200 new photographs.

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This gives a really in depth guide to the city, sights and architecture of Bath. It is entertainingly written and is also a good clear walking guide. It works whether you read it at home or on foot. I've lived in Bath for 35 years and have taken an interest in its architecture and history, but have learned so much from this book. I never knew about the surviving East Gate for instance. I would recommend this to anyone planning to spend more than a couple of days in Bath, and to any Bath resident wanting a refreshing renewal of their love for this city. Paul Cheshire on Amazon: Andrew Swift's On Foot in Bath (Bath: Akeman Press, 2012) takes us on fifteen walks around the city exploring the familiar as well as seeking out hidden treasures in out-of-the way corners, and the old villages now absorbed into the city itself. One walk (a 6.5 mile trek) is devoted to William Beckford. In 'The Caliphate of Lansdown: A visit to Beckford's Tower' the walker is guided from the city centre, through the lower slopes of Lansdown to the Crescent, and then up to Beckford's Tower and, finally, by way of Charlcombe, back to the starting point. With splendid illustrations, this volume is perfect for walkers wanting to explore Bath. It is a perfect foil to Michael Forsyth's Pevsner's Architectural Guide to Bath. The Beckford Society

About Andrew Swift


Dr Andrew Swift has written extensively on the Victorian and Edwardian periods, having studied English literature at Oxford and McMaster Universities, and the history of English Art of the 18th and 19th centuries at Birmingham University. He is particularly interested in the history of railways, and is a member of the Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society (BIAS). With his wife, Kirsten Elliott, he has also made a study of pub history in Bath and beyond.

Table of Contents


CONTENTS Introduction 1 Within the Walls: The Old City (1.25 miles) 2 Palladian Pleasures: The Georgian Expansion (3 miles) 3 A Constellation of Crescents: The Northern Slopes (3 miles) 4 Beyond the North Gate: Walcot Street, the Paragon & Broad Street (2 miles) 5 Into the East: Larkhall & the London Road (5 miles) 6 A Place in the Country: Lyncombe & Widcombe (3.5 miles) 7 The New Town of Bath: Over the River to Bathwick (3 miles) 8 A Glimpse of Tivoli: Combe Down & Prior Park (6.5 miles) 9 The Caliphate of Lansdown: A Visit to Beckford's Tower (6.5 miles) 10 River, Rail & Industry: Westwards to Twerton ((7 miles) 11 A Pastoral Idyll: Over the Fields to Weston (5.5 miles) 12 Hidden Vales and Untrodden Ways: Sham Castle & Smallcombe (4.5 miles) 13 Dreaming of Suburbia: Bear Flat, Oldfield Park & East Twerton (4 miles) 14 The Green Roofs: Snow Hill & the London Road (2.5 miles) 15 Where Every Prospect Pleases: With Jane Austen on Beechen Cliff (2.5 miles) Postscript: The Metamorphosis of Bath Acknowledgements Further Reading

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GOR011103822
On Foot in Bath: Fifteen Walks Around a World Heritage City by Andrew Swift
Andrew Swift
Used - Very Good
Paperback
AKEMAN PRESS
2020-07-15
288
0993398839
9780993398834
N/A
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