National Geographic : 1954 Oct
ROYAL GOAT HOTEL BEDDGELERT LUNCHEON 6/ _(Three courses) VEGETABLE SOUP POACHED TURBOT HOLLANDAISE GRILLED HAM STEAKS, SWEET CORN BEEFSTEAK & KIDNEY PIE The Cold Table RIBS OF BEEF ROAST LAMB JELLIED VEAL OX TONGUE BLACKBERRY & APPLE TART & CUSTARD BAKED RICE PUDDING ICES Throughout Britain, as here in ancient Rye, old hos- CHESHIRE CHEESE telries display their signs of welcome. At many fine hotels and inns, bed and breakfast can cost under $3. Typical menu: lunch in Wales for 840 How little would a vacation in Britain cost you today? THERE was never a better time than now for visiting Great Britain. Her New Elizabethan Age is still in its first splendor. Her people's spirits are riding high on the surge of a great renaissance. Maybe you've dreamed of making such a trip-but never dreamed how little it need cost you. You can spend two wonderful weeks in Britain for less than $600-including round-trip trans-Atlantic fare during the "Thrift Season." The fact is, British prices today are stagger ingly low by American standards. Indeed, it's the modest cost of things that now gives Ameri can visitors to Britain their first startling im pression of having really arrived abroad. Your Dollar Goes Further Wherever you go in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you'll be struck by this welcome change in your cost of living. "Scaled down" prices of rooms, meals, travel and enter tainment will all seem pleasantly in keeping with Britain's miniature villages, tiny fields and toy-like trains and automobiles. At first, you can hardly believe that your dollar goes so far. For instance, almost anywhere in Britain you can find roast beef on the menu for $1 or less. Theater tickets cost from 700 to $2.45. London bus fares start at 2 #-for about a mile. For 350, you can get a first-class haircut. Same thing when you shop. You can buy a genuine Scotch tweed jacket for $20: and real bargains await you in cashmeres, Irish linen, leather goods, silver, glass and china. For less than $200, you'll be able to stay for two thrillingweeks in Britain-thencome back with a wealth of memories and treasure. Your round-trip ticket by sea or air needn't cost you more than $500-and, during the "Thrift Season," you can travel to Britain and back in very comfortable accommodations for as little as $330. Write for Free Literature So start things moving. Drop in for a chat with your Travel Agent, and write for free illustrated literature-including the folder, "What Does it Cost?"-to the British Travel Association, Box 182, 336 Madison Ave., New York 17, N. Y.