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Travels Beyond Downton is a guide to 25 great houses in Britain, with 25 compelling stories and 25 reasons to visit.The popular television series Downton Abbey is just the start. Britain is filled with historic houses, castles and palaces. Join us as we take you beyond Downton Abbey to dozens of the grandest, most romantic, quirkiest great houses in England and Wales.ThisTravels Beyond Downton is a guide to 25 great houses in Britain, with 25 compelling stories and 25 reasons to visit.The popular television series Downton Abbey is just the start. Britain is filled with historic houses, castles and palaces. Join us as we take you beyond Downton Abbey to dozens of the grandest, most romantic, quirkiest great houses in England and Wales.This travel guide includes nearly 70 color photographs and links to additional information. Travels Beyond Downton continues in our second book Beyond Downton Abbey (Volume 2): A Guide to Great Houses. The second book features the history and stories of another group of great houses in England and Wales.Travels Beyond Downton was originally published in paperback as Beyond Downton Abbey (Volume 1). The e-book edition continues to be available as Beyond Downton Abbey (Volume 1)....

Title : Travels Beyond Downton: A Guide to 25 Great Houses
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ISBN : 9781492746249
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 134 Pages
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Travels Beyond Downton: A Guide to 25 Great Houses Reviews

  • Margaret Metz
    2019-04-02 19:58

    I'd say this is a strong 3 1/2. I think I expected a bit more -- this is more like a travel brochure than a book. It does give out some interesting info about the homes and the families though. I enjoyed the trivia, but really loved the pictures. I wish there had been more of them.

  • Pamela Foster
    2019-03-29 21:02

    If you are planning an extended visit and are looking for other activities to escape the crowds in London, you might be interested in this great new book Beyond Downton Abbey, featuring 25 great Manor houses. Even if you aren't planning a trip, this is a great book to add to your Downton Abbey collection.Authors Deb Hosey and her husband David Stuart White have the same amount of respect for the grand English Manor houses that you find in Jessica Fellowes book The World of Downton Abbey which I reviewed last Friday. As the title of the book would suggest, the first house featured is Highclere Castle where Downton Abbeyis filmed. But where Jessica's book stops, Deb and David move forward to introduce us to other grand houses, which are just as worthy of our attention.But this isn't another stuffy tour book; the homes featured are noteworthy in the ways that us fickle Downton fans demand. We are reminded that we have seen many of these houses on film before (revenue which helps pay for their upkeep); film credits are listed for each house. The houses chosen for us are noteworthy in the ways that interest us, for example;Most Romantic Wedding Venue — Combe HouseAward Winning Afternoon Tea — The Manor House HotelBest Lord And Lady Of The Manor Photo Op — Lyme ParkIf You Only Have Time For One— Blenheim PalaceMost Scandalous—Ickworth HouseThis is a great book to take with you on your travels, and particularly if you own a Kindle. I have just acquired my own and have this book downloaded on it. Ebooks are cheaper than print and you can enjoy the hyperlinks to websites through wifi connection.

  • Heidi
    2019-04-11 17:53

    When they say "guide book" they mean brochure - a beautiful, well put together brochure. The short sections on who built and owned these properties are very interesting, but the photos are too few and too small. You can actually see better photos by visiting the National Trust website. It's a nice free download, but the main purpose is to get you to visit the locations. This would be a nice reference for anyone planning a trip to Great Britain.

  • Tammy Raue
    2019-03-28 22:02

    Thank you, David Stewart White and Deb Hosey White for the lovely book! I loved the inclusion of the movies that have shown these beautiful houses! I have visited Knole, so only 24 to go! It is so wonderful that the National Trust and others have preserved this vital part of English history for people to visit and for others to read about.

  • Leslie
    2019-04-08 19:14

    Since I got this book on my kindle, what pictures there were, were in black and white. Thank goodness for the internet, I can search out these places to my heart's content.

  • Laura
    2019-04-25 18:58

    A good little guidebook of great houses in England and Wales. Lots of good information and beautiful photos.

  • Donna Cantrell
    2019-04-02 17:07

    Very interesting made me want to visit some of these places.

  • Katherine Coble
    2019-03-30 22:11

    This was an interesting book. It was a short, quick read about a lot of manor houses around Great Britain. It was, essentially, a Manor House Wikipedia in "book" form. And that's why I can't rate it any higher. It capitalises off of DA's popularity but doesn't offer anything beyond what one would get from a Wikipedia article or a tourist brochure from the hotel lobby. At least the $.99 I paid for this saved me the trouble of looking up each house individually through Google. That's why it gets 3 stars instead of 2.

  • Yazir Paredes
    2019-03-28 16:14

    Good informationLots of info on famous houses in the UK. A treat to Downton Abbey fans. i loved that it included in which movie the houses appear

  • Julie
    2019-04-19 18:03

    Fans of the show will find these other castles and homes interesting. If you are lucky enough to travel to London these are excellent tourist attractions. A photograph and history of each featured home is given as well as it's location and tourist information. There is also a recommended reading section at the end of the book for more detailed information. This book made me want to travel to England more than ever. Overall a B.

  • Sarah Beth
    2019-04-04 18:03

    Free ebook! This was a nice overview of many of the large homes in Great Britain, including Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed. I especially enjoyed the pictures and fun facts about each house, such as what movies were filmed on the property. It was sad to see how many were turned over to the National Trust as the families were unable to maintain the properties. This would be perfect for anyone planning a trip to England and considering where to sightsee.

  • Andrea
    2019-04-01 19:06

    This is really a travel guide, not a book of stories. That was disappointing and why I gave it 2 stars. The title, Beyond Downton Abbey, is deceptive. If you're looking for a tourist guide to British castles, this would be a great help in planning a trip. It's certainly not a "read" as it only contains very short (usually one paragraph) stories of events or people at these estates.

  • Naomi Blackburn
    2019-04-08 19:04

    This was a highly enjoyable book. A bit different than what I thought it was going to be, this book gave detailed histories on various English castles. I read it very quickly as it was a light read. If you read the ebook version of this, make sure to do it with a reader which has a color screen. I am sure that this book would be cool on that type of screen due to the pictures in it.

  • Steven
    2019-04-05 15:22

    Not terrifically deep but a fun and quick read (that was too easily set aside in favor of meatier reading) about other "great houses" of England/Britain. Some interesting sites and more than a few writing ideas / character snippets to borrow out of this one...

  • Sharon Maerten-Moore
    2019-04-04 14:56

    Interesting little book but I wish there were more pictures.

  • Jeannette
    2019-04-17 21:07

    Would definitely be helpful with trip planning and any book that has North Yorkshire's own Castle Howard is a winner in my book!

  • Jill
    2019-04-18 18:12

    Makes me want to leave tomorrow for a trip to England!!

  • Janet
    2019-04-02 20:03

    A definite book to take to Britiain when you visit. This book has inspired me to do a road trip in Britiain going from estate to estate.

  • Janet
    2019-04-20 15:06

    I'm ready for a trip to England to visit these great houses and castels.

  • Rebecca Huston
    2019-04-06 18:53

    This ia actually a paperbound edition.

  • Tania
    2019-04-05 22:00


  • Courtney Langley
    2019-03-30 23:18

    I thought this was interesting. More like a brochure. But I loved seeing the beautiful homes and reading about them.

  • Kelly Cliffe
    2019-04-06 14:55

    Really just wet my appetite...

  • Kilian Metcalf
    2019-04-23 18:15

    A handy, compact guide to an assortment of stately homes. Each entry is accompanied by photographs and links to web sites for further exploration.

  • Show
    2019-04-17 15:18

    Interesting free ebook. Not a lot of information or pictures. I liked the links to the websites for some houses, much more detailed info available if I wanted to know more.

  • Janet C.
    2019-03-30 18:56

    I was amazed at the wealth of information about castles in England. Enjoyable reading for anyone.

  • Lady
    2019-04-04 20:57

    I enjoyed this book. I liked the facts given for each place, the history of who owned it and when, etc. I only wish I lived close enough to all of them to visit whenever I wanted!