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Discover the best of Britain and beyond with our selection of travel books. Covering countries all over the world, our range includes Holiday Guides, Rough Guides and Insight Guides to help you start planning your next holiday - whether you want to go on an adventure or something more relaxing. We have travel books for city breaks, camping trips and beach holidays. You'll find all the information you need!

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Discover the best of Britain and beyond with our selection of travel books. Covering countries all over the world, our range includes Holiday Guides, Rough Guides and Insight Guides to help you start planning your next holiday - whether you want to go on an adventure or something more relaxing. We have travel books for city breaks, camping trips and beach holidays. You'll find all the information you need!

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    200 Amazing Places - and how to do them

    Sunday Times Travel Magazine

    Product Code: THAP
    Hardback
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    Find out in which season you're guaranteed to see humpback whales off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands; why you should stay up until 2am to marvel at New York's Empire State Building; and how you can samba your way into the Rio Carnival in Brazil with 200 Amazing Places and How to Do Them.

    Whether you want to climb a mountain or find paradise on a private island, there are so many trips profiled in this gloriously illustrated hardback. Compiled by the editors of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, each destination includes personal recommendations and essential travel advice.

    Jetsetters and well-rounded travellers are sure to find inspiration for their next trip away in this beautiful book.
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    AA Road Atlas 2020

    Product Code: RATT
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    Despite the popularity of satnavs and Google Maps, there is still nothing better than a physical map to help you get where you need to go while navigating Britain's roads and motorways.

    This spiral-bound 2020 atlas, brought to you by the experts at the AA, features clear mapping and 102 city, town and port plans. Each page has been titled with its geographical location so that you can find the page you need with ease and there is also a comprehensive 31,500 entry index with airports, tourist sites and motorways services listed.

    Static speed camera locations are also indicated, along with their speed limits, while National Trust, English and World Heritage and tourist attractions are also all featured. The AA even highlight their top 300 AA-inspected caravan and camping sites!
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    North Korea Journal

    Michael Palin

    Product Code: NKMP
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    Take a glimpse inside North Korea with Michael Palin...

    Accompanying the popular Channel 5 documentary, this book finds the globetrotting Monty Python star (and national treasure) exploring the most secretive country on the planet - the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He finds a place that is full of gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious train stations while barely having any internet or phone signal.

    Michael recalls his daily escapades and recounts the conversations he had with both residents and officials. There are also beautiful photographs to pore over as you learn just what one of the world's most notorious countries is really like.
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    Marathons of the World

    Hugh Jones

    Product Code: MOTW
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    This guide to the best marathons in the world covers over 50 events that take place across all seven continents.

    All of the races are complemented by stunning photography and have details on when and how to enter plus information on when they take place alongside essential training tips. The race routes are also rated for difficulty and fact boxes tell you when you should apply to take part.

    London, New York, Boston, Berlin and the Midnight Sun (Norway) are just a few of the marathons featured.
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    Tiny Castles

    Dixe Wills

    Product Code: TCST
    Hardback
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    Tiny castles with huge stories to tell...

    Following the success of Tiny Britain, Tiny Churches and Tiny Histories, Dixe Wills provides another compelling compendium of small sites you'll want to explore. This time around, he's focusing on castles - and although they're on the small side, there is still plenty to discover...

    The delightfully diminutive attractions include Henry VIII's beautifully preserved St Mawes Castle in Cornwall and Scalloway Castle in Shetland, where it is said the blood and hair of the cruel Earl Patrick's tenants were used in the mortar.

    There is also essential information on how to get to each fortress using public transport and highlights of all the special features you wouldn't want to miss.
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    Coastal Britain

    Stuart Fisher

    Product Code: CBEW
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    Bestselling author Stuart Fisher brings you a comprehensive survey of the British coastline, exploring every stretch of the shores of England and Wales.

    From the clear blue waters of serene Cornish bays to the tempestuous seas around rugged Pembrokeshire headlands, this fascinating book visits all the places of interest along the entire coastline of England and Wales - spanning almost 8,000 miles!

    Stuart journeys from industrial hubs to small villages and fishing communities, offering a keen insight into what makes each stretch of Britain's shoreline unique and special. It features evocative photography as well as maps, stamps and local artefacts to help convey the character of each area.
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    Dadventures

    Alex Gregory

    Product Code: DDVE
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    Alex Gregory, a two-time Olympic gold medallist rower and dedicated dad, shares some of his favourite things to do with the kids in this inspiring book.

    From after-school adventures to marvellous memories, his ideas will help you enjoy some quality family time. From working on homework up a tree to building an ancient bridge, this is a practical and easy guide for all ages.

    There are different ideas for different time slots, so you'll always have something to do - whether you only have half an hour to spare or are itching for an overnight experience.

    Get ready for the Dadventure of a lifetime!
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    Lost Railway Walks

    Julian Holland

    Product Code: LRAI
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    In this extended second edition of Lost Railway Walks (complete with eight new routes including Canterbury to Whitstable and Jarrow to Tanfield), Julian Holland details over 100 of Britain's lost railways and reveals how you can explore them by foot or bicycle.

    Presented in a vintage style, this book covers railways from all over the country and includes maps of every single one. Each route is accompanied by a brief history of the railway that used to be there and points of interest you can spot while walking along the route.

    With historical and modern-day photography featured throughout, this is a great book for ramblers and people who love trains. In his previous books, Julian has kept track of The History of Britain's Railways and provided us with a first-class commentary of the Great Railway Journeys of the World - this book is just as compelling, you could say it's just the ticket!
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    The Usborne Travel Journal

    Product Code: ST2818
    Other 7 years +
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    From different words for 'journey' to ideas for things to do on a trip, The Usborne Travel Journal is a beautifully illustrated hardback full of facts about the countries of the world.

    It has ample space to add in your own notes and sketches and is a very handy book to keep on you to make notes and keep track of plans. It's definitely one to take on your travels this year.

    HB, 215 x 150mm, 104 pages
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    London for Dogs

    Sarah Guy

    Product Code: LFDG
    Paperback
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    If you're a dog owner living in London (or even if you're planning a visit with a pooch in tow), this pocket-sized book contains over 120 ideas for things to do in the nation's capital (and beyond) with your four-legged friend.

    Organised around each borough from north to south and east to west, this book highlights a selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants that are dog friendly and a whole host of walks for you to enjoy.

    It showcases some of London's lesser-known green spaces and is also bursting with ideas for weekend activities such as the Lee Valley dog agility course (which features jumps, hoops and a high walk). There are also suggestions for lazier weekends with recommendations of behaviourists, groomers and dog boutiques for when you really want to treat your canine.
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    Wild and Free

    Dominic Couzens

    Product Code: WAFR
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    Go wild for the day - and then drive back home or to a cosy hotel within a couple of hours - by exploring the trips and adventures featured in this inspiring guide.

    The 100 British destinations featured in this book are accessible and not completely remote but are bursting with an abundance of wildlife that you can get close to - including wild mammals, birds, insects and flowers.

    All the sites can be found within a short walk of where you park the car, but many do not have facilities - making them perfect for picnics. You could even enjoy a pub lunch before you go exploring.
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    501 Must-Visit Destinations

    D. Brown

    Product Code: FDES
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    Have you planned your next trip away? This book has all the inspiration and information you'll need, wherever you're planning on going.

    Covering 501 of the world's finest destinations - from Sydney Harbour to the Taj Mahal and the Matobo National Park to the Bay of Fundy in Canada - it explains all about the cities' landscapes, cultures and points of interest.

    Every city is accompanied by a jaw-dropping photograph and detailed description.
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    Urban Rambles

    Nicholas Rudd-Jones

    Product Code: URBR
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    From Brighton to Bath and Lincoln to London, this illustrated city walking guide will inspire you to get outside and start exploring our urban landscapes on foot.

    With 20 walks to choose from across England (which all include a link to a GPS-enabled map full of photos, facts, illustrations and recommendations), this book looks at the cities' finest green spaces and pedestrian routes. It's a great way of keeping fit and seeing things you might normally miss.

    Whether you want to see cathedrals, trading ports or beaches, there's a walk to suit you. There is also a focus on industrial cities and an overview of a 25-mile circular route through London that takes you through the Olympic Park and past stunning rivers, parks and palaces.
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    Tiny Britain

    Dixe Wills

    Product Code: TNYB
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    Dixe Wills, a Book People favourite author, looks at Britain's tiniest treasures in this eye-opening book.

    He examines the smallest counties in the land, crosses the shortest river and enjoys a ride on the tiniest ferry. Covering castles, cathedrals, cinemas, pubs, museums, theatres, woods and stately homes, he explains how these gems are united in their lack of size and many of them are only known to locals.

    He explains how although these attractions and sites are all small in stature, they offer big fun.
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    Family London

    Jimi Famurewa

    Product Code: FMLN
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    Whether you have tots or teens, this essential guide showcases the best - and most affordable - experiences London has to offer.

    London is a hugely exciting city, bursting with all kinds of culture and this book covers everything from bucket-list days out to under-the-radar attractions and cafes that are more than happy to welcome your children.

    There are also a selection of awesome outdoor spaces for you to explore. This is a must-have guide for anyone who loves London - whether you're a local or are planning a visit.
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  • The Good Pub Guide 2019

    Fiona Stapley

    Product Code: GPUB
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    The Good Pub Guide 2019 provides a list of over 5,000 town centre pubs, classic countryside inns and gastropubs for you to visit all over the UK.

    The 37th edition in this bestselling series, the pubs are listed county by county and many have been recommended by readers. There is also a focus on pubs that specialise in malt whisky and craft beers and the winners of the coveted Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year awards are recognised.

    The Good Pub Guide is packed with beloved favourites and hidden gems.
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    The AA Guides to Yorkshire

    AA

    Product Code: AAYK
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    You can trust the AA when it comes to visitor's guides to destinations all over the United Kingdom. This book covers Yorkshire and highlights the best places to visit alongside some lesser-known gems.

    Full of things to see and do, this handy guide also looks at the best pubs and restaurants. It includes full-colour town plans and locator maps and a clear A-Z of places in the region.

    The AA team take a lot of pride in giving you the inside track of places to visit and this is a must-have if you're thinking of heading to Yorkshire in the months ahead.
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    52 Great British Weekends

    Annabelle Thorpe

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    52 Great British Weekends celebrates the diverse range of events, attractions and activities that are on offer throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

    From walks in the woods to ice skating and skiing, there's something for every season. This book also showcases historic sites, man-made attractions and natural beauty spots.

    This book also contains a calendar of Britain's seasonal highlights and offers recommendations of places to stay and eat.
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    The AA Guides to Norfolk & Suffolk

    AA

    Product Code: AANR
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    You can trust the AA when it comes to visitor's guides to destinations all over the United Kingdom. This book covers Norfolk and Suffolk and highlights the best places to visit alongside some lesser-known gems.

    Full of things to see and do, this handy guide also looks at the best pubs and restaurants. It includes full-colour town plans and locator maps and a clear A-Z of places in the region.

    The AA team take a lot of pride in giving you the inside track of places to visit and this is a must-have if you're thinking of heading to Norfolk or Suffolk in the months ahead.
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    The AA Guide to Durham & Northumberland

    AA

    Product Code: AADR
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    You can trust the AA when it comes to visitor's guides to destinations all over the United Kingdom. This book covers Durham and Northumberland and highlights the best places to visit alongside some lesser-known gems.

    Full of things to see and do, this handy guide also looks at the best pubs and restaurants. It includes full-colour town plans and locator maps and a clear A-Z of places in the region.

    The AA team take a lot of pride in giving you the inside track of places to visit and this is a must-have if you're thinking of heading to Durham or Northumberland in the months ahead.
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    AA 50 Walks in Brecon Beacons & South Wales

    AA Publishing

    Product Code: FWBB
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    Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities and the Brecon Beacons & South Wales are fine areas to explore. With the AA's 50 Walks in Brecon Beacons & South Wales, you can combine the two!

    Designed to help you discover the areas at their finest, the book features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. With all the practical detail you need including information on the distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and landscape, there is also background reading on the history and wildlife of each area.

    Local points of interest are also featured, making this a handy guide if you're ever heading on a walking holiday to beautiful south Wales!
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    National Trust: Go Wild on the River

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    Learn what to pack, how to build your own raft and how to spot river animals and wildlife with this pocked-sized adventure guide from the experts at The National Trust.

    Also revealing how to catch a fish, this book is packed with fun games to play on and around a river and provides essential tips on staying safe. It also tells children what they should do if an emergency was to occur.
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    The AA Guide to The Cotswolds

    AA

    Product Code: AACT
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    You can trust the AA when it comes to visitor's guides to destinations all over the United Kingdom. This book covers The Cotswolds and highlights the best places to visit alongside some lesser-known gems.

    Full of things to see and do, this handy guide also looks at the best pubs and restaurants. It includes full-colour town plans and locator maps and a clear A-Z of places in the region.

    The AA team take a lot of pride in giving you the inside track of places to visit and this is a must-have if you're thinking of heading to The Cotswolds, Oxford or Stratford-upon-Avon in the months ahead.
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    The AA Guide to Wales

    AA

    Product Code: AAWL
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    Fully revised and up to date, this AA guide reveals the greatest places to visit in Wales.

    From the best restaurants in the cities to the finest campsites in the valleys, it will become invaluable. It also includes town plans to help you plan your routes accordingly.
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