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Step away from the obvious - the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain, or the wonderful We The Curious where science and art collide - and discover unexpected treasures such as secret gardens, hidden memorials to the past and unusual modes of transport. Journey through the old haunts of world famous pirates; past the Oscar-winning animation studio home to Morph and Wallace & Gromit; along shopping streets that sell everything from handcrafted vioin bows to locally-made gin. If you know where to look, Bristol will unravel its secrets in front of your eyes.
Oxford is the dream city, the celestial city, the city of dreaming spires; an architectural treasure trove in honey-coloured Cotswold stone, dedicated to love and learning. Here is the world's most famous university nestling among glorious streets, surrounded by delicious riverside walks astride the beautiful Thames and Cherwell, and bucolic countryside. And it's all captured in Ed Glinert's 111 Places in Oxford That You Shouldn't Miss.
Few, if any, cities have a literary history as rich as that of London. Writers have written about it; and lived, loved, stayed and died there.In this guide, there are 111 stories to be revealed. Among them are the lives of writers and their characters, and the plots and venue. Where can you see the first printed book in the western world, or visit the library with no books? Where did two poets marry secretly and then flee to Italy; and what happened when Sigmund Freud met Salvador Dali?
Victoria has been described as the Garden City, and it has so much more to offer, including a rich indigenous culture, links to the old British Empire and Queen Victoria, and its origin as an old fur trading post. Authors Dave Doroghy and Graeme Menzies take you to find the cool, the quirky, and the unusual places hidden here amidst the fascinating architecture and glorious outdoor scenery. Explore the exceptional local food scene, quirky stores, and strange museums, and beyond. You are unlikely to run out of things to do in Victoria with this unique guidebook.