Inspirational England: A Journey From Stonehenge to Hadrian’s Wall

Explore millennia of history as you journey the length of England and take in its majestic castles, cathedrals, stone circles, stately homes and more at numerous World Heritage Sites.
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Program No. 22364RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

Discover awe-inspiring cathedrals, minsters and chapels, castles, stately homes and ancient stone circles on this journey across centuries on a path from southern to northern England. Explore 5,000 years of history at World Heritage Sites Stonehenge, Avebury, Durham Cathedral and Hadrian’s Wall. Experience iconic buildings in English towns and in London and quintessential landscapes, as you journey the length of England.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing on uneven terrain up to three hours. Note: There will be opportunities to attend Evensong in Salisbury, London and York.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Traverse World Heritage Sites from Stonehenge to Hadrian's Wall and see some of England's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Explore inspirational sites: Salisbury Cathedral, King's College Chapel Cambridge, York Minster and Durham Cathedral.
  • Discover family homes and stately houses at Burghley and Castle Howard.
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A Short History of England
by Simon Jenkins
The definitive concise account of a nation's remarkable past
Brideshead Revisted
by Evelyn Waugh
The New York Times "Waugh's most deeply felt novel . . . Brideshead Revisited tells an absorbing story in imaginative terms . . . Mr. Waugh is very definitely an artist, with something like a genius for precision and clarity not surpassed by any novelist writing in English in his time."
Fifty Things You Need To Know About British History
by Hugh Williams
If you could choose the 50 things that define British history, events of significance not only in themselves, but in their importance to wider themes running through our past, what would they be? Hugh Williams has made that selection, and the result is a fascinating overview of Britain’s past.
How Christianity Came to Britain and Ireland
by Michelle P Brown
North York Moors, The Official National Park Guide
by Ian Mercer, Ian Sampson, Ian Carstairs
The main feature of the Park is the central tract of moorland, but it also includes dales and coastline. This diversity is refected in the wildlife found in it. This guide to the Park contains specially commissioned photography throughout and is written by a former Park information officer.
The English: A Portrait of a People
by Jeremy Paxman
What is it about the English? Not the British overall, not the Scots, not the Irish or Welsh, but the English. Why do they seem so unsure of who they are? As Jeremy Paxman remarks in his preface to The English, being English "used to be so easy". Now, with the Empire gone, with Wales and Scotland moving into more independent postures, with the troubling spectre of a united Europe(and despite the raucous hype of "Cool Britannia"), the English seem to have entered a collective crisis of national identity.
The North York Moors: Landscape Heritage
by D. A.Spratt, B.J.D.Harrison and N.R.Staley

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