23 Travel File

Travel for a Few Dollars a Day

Bringing You Closer to Europe – England Edition


In our search for people and places to share with you, we are more interested in the goodness of the human spirit than in bathrooms.  Of course, we like modern plumbing, steam heat, and elevators, But we have never made these things our gods, and we assume that you feel the same way.  We value charm, the artful touch of creative people who have dared assert their individuality who scorn the ordinary and show a respect for the good things of life.  We are attracted by personal gestures, such as a proudly made, deep=dish apply pie, or wood surfaces scrubbed clean with years of loving care, or the smile of hostess who is sincerely concerned with their guests’ welfare.


Would you like to live in a black-and-white timbered, 17th-century home, one hour from London; to sleep in a wooden, four-poster bed; to enjoy festive, multi-course meals while seated at a polished, black oak refectory table in front of a 15-foot wide fireplace, where cherry logs burn brightly both day and night.


We will take you to the cottage of a sea captain where you can experiance genial country hospitality and hear tales of the deep—or to a hillside farm, perched on a wild moor, where you’ll be served a four o’clock tea accompanied by home-churned butter and crusty bread, warm from the oven, and tick-clotted cream piled high on a bowl of tin strawberries that you yourself have just picked in a nearby field.


Section 1:  How to get to England

We offer some various modes of transportation within England.  Naturally, our focus is on the least expensive means of transport on such items as excursion fares and off-season discounts.


Section 2:  London – where to stay, eat, and shop

We list first the budget hotels, then the restaurants and pubs, concluding with data on low-cost transportation, the major sights (including a personal list of the Top 10), shoping bargains, inexpensive night life, and one-day trips from the capital to Windsor, Woburn Abbey, Hampton Court, and lots more.


Section 3: Visiting the South and the West of England

Moving away from the city to the South will include Kent, Surrey, then Hampshire (Bournemouth) and Dorset (Thomas Hardy country), then “The West” (Cornwall and Devon).  Here you’ll find our descriptions of inexpensive thatched cottages, hillside farms, Elizabethan manor hourse, which you can use for exploring the varied, historically rich English countryside.  A preview of the most important tourist attracts is given with each “shire” introduction.


Section 4:  Visiting other parts of England.

Less-visited, though magnificent, points for tourist exploration:  East Anglia (Cambridge, of course, but also Ely, Norwich-the “fen” and the “broads” country); the cathedral cities of Lincoln and York in the great northeast, Cheshire (with its historic, half-timbered Chester and Nantwich), and finally the romantic Lake District in the Northwest.


Section 5:  Scotland.

We conclude with Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, one of the most beautiful cities of Europe.  You’ll find not only budget accomodations, but tips on sightseeing, shopping, and the International Festival.


After you contact us, we will send you:

The latest editions of traveling books for England and Scotland.

A coupon book for discounts in New York City while you wait for your plane

A one-year subscription to the quarterly newsletter of “The Wonderful World of Budget Travel” which keeps members up-to-date on fast breaking developments in low-cost travel to all areas of the world.

A 20 percent discount for National Car Rental.

A voucher entitling you to a $25 discount with your travel agency.

Your personal membership card.



Roundtrip from New York Off-Peak Season Peak Season

London  $1,297  1,357

Frankfurt  $1,412  1,572

Stockholm $2,190 3,267

Paris $1,345 $2,345


This book has not been written for the North American tourist who likes only the expensive and the gaudy and who goes through Europe rudely demanding “a room, a private bath, and a good cuppa coffee.”  There are those of us who have other values, and in our holiday in England we want the experience of the country’s true charm, its precious traditions, its authentic food


We hope you will travel with us.  Your suggestions can be of tremendous aid to other American tourists.  Therefore, if you come across a particularly appealing hotel, restaurant, shop, bargain, please don’t keep it to yourself.  We’ll send free copies of the next edition of this book to readers whose suggestions aer used.  And this applies to any comments you may havae about the exciting listings; the fact that a hotel or restaurant is recommend in the edition doesn’t that it will necessarily appear in furutre editions.  If readers report that its service has slipped or that is prices have risen too drastically.  Send your comments or finds to Budget Travel, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10071


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