National Trust - Britain’s Landmarks and Legends: The Fascinating Stories Embedded in our Landscape

Hardback

Discover the history, legends and folklore of Britain’s most intriguing landmarks

This beautifully illustrated book reveals the secrets and stories of fifty icons of Britain’s landscape.

Some are natural wonders, such as Cheddar Gorge, Sherwood Forest and the white cliffs of Dover. Others were made by our distant ancestors: the standing stones of Avebury and Calanais, the Uffington White Horse, the burial mounds of Sutton Hoo.

Discover how they came to be, the legends and traditions that surround them, and how they have inspired famous writers and poets. Reconnect with our ancient landscape with this fascinating and surprising guide.

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RRP: £12.99

ISBN

978-0-00-856764-4

Publication Date

14-09-2023

Format

Hardback

Pages

224 pages

Dimensions

142x198mm

Author

Jo Woolf and National Trust Books

Jo Woolf is a writer with a particular interest in landscape, wildlife and nature. She is also fascinated by ancient sites, and the stories and legends connected with them.In 2015, Jo was invited to become Writer in Residence at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. In this role she investigates the lives and experiences of explorers past and present; her first book about explorers, 'The Great Horizon', was published in 2017. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Society.

Product Description

Discover the history, legends and folklore of Britain’s most intriguing landmarks

This beautifully illustrated book reveals the secrets and stories of fifty icons of Britain’s landscape.

Some are natural wonders, such as Cheddar Gorge, Sherwood Forest and the white cliffs of Dover. Others were made by our distant ancestors: the standing stones of Avebury and Calanais, the Uffington White Horse, the burial mounds of Sutton Hoo.

Discover how they came to be, the legends and traditions that surround them, and how they have inspired famous writers and poets. Reconnect with our ancient landscape with this fascinating and surprising guide.

.

ISBN

978-0-00-856764-4

Publication Date

14-09-2023

Format

Hardback

Pages

224 pages

Dimensions

142x198mm

Product Description

Discover the history, legends and folklore of Britain’s most intriguing landmarks

This beautifully illustrated book reveals the secrets and stories of fifty icons of Britain’s landscape.

Some are natural wonders, such as Cheddar Gorge, Sherwood Forest and the white cliffs of Dover. Others were made by our distant ancestors: the standing stones of Avebury and Calanais, the Uffington White Horse, the burial mounds of Sutton Hoo.

Discover how they came to be, the legends and traditions that surround them, and how they have inspired famous writers and poets. Reconnect with our ancient landscape with this fascinating and surprising guide.

.

Author

Jo Woolf and National Trust Books

Jo Woolf is a writer with a particular interest in landscape, wildlife and nature. She is also fascinated by ancient sites, and the stories and legends connected with them.In 2015, Jo was invited to become Writer in Residence at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. In this role she investigates the lives and experiences of explorers past and present; her first book about explorers, 'The Great Horizon', was published in 2017. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Society.