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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!

  • WHAS Toddlers

    National Trust: Who's Hiding at the Seaside? (Other)

    Katharine McEwen

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    A beautiful lift-the-flap book packed with fun facts about nature and gorgeous collage artwork.

    Little nature lovers will love discovering who is hiding under the tiny 20 flaps as they explore under shells, seaweed and sand dunes and learn all about seaside wildlife.

    In partnership with the National Trust, this book is the perfect introduction to the outdoors for inquisitive young minds!
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    The Usborne Travel Journal (Other)

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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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  • DDVE

    Dadventures (Hardback)

    Alex Gregory

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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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  • URBR

    Urban Rambles (Paperback)

    Nicholas Rudd-Jones

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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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    WGBI

    Where to Go When: Great Britain & Ireland (Hardback)

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    Explore the beauty of Great Britain and Ireland with this informative book from DK Eyewitness Travel. It shares the best places to visit - and when you should go to make the most of them.

    From family seaside breaks to walks and hikes in the country, this big hardback is packed with all the details you need, while the awe-inspiring photography will give extra insight into what you can expect from these sites and attractions.

    This book also has regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options. It's perfect for when you want to plan your next staycation, trip away or feel like discovering some more of the British Isles' hidden secrets.
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  • LRAI

    Lost Railway Walks (Paperback)

    Julian Holland

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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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    WTHI

    Walk Through History (Hardback)

    Christopher Winn

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    I Never Knew That About London author Christopher Winn takes you on a series of walks through central London that will open your eyes to the events that happened in the city during the Victorian era.

    Among the little-known facts he reveals are the 300-foot bell tower at the Houses of Parliament; a hidden chapel in Bloomsbury that was described by Oscar Wilde as 'the most delightful private chapel in London'; and the best Victorian loos in the world that are located near Old Street.
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    The 50 Greatest Walks of the World (Hardback)

    Barry Stone

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    Barry Stone, the author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, presents a showcase of some of the world's most famous - and soon-to-be discovered - walking trails.

    Presenting a personal history of his experiences on the walks, Barry reveals how slings and carabiners kept him from falling off the Sydney Harbour Bridge and how gaps are still being filled by countless grassroots communities on the continent-wide Trans Canada Trail.

    From British favourites including the Pennine Way and Dyke Path to more continental offerings like Italy's Cinque Terre Classic, the book is fascinating for those who love to ramble and those who want to learn more about the world.
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  • GWOR 7 years +

    National Trust: Go Wild on the River (Hardback)

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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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  • IGYO

    Insight Guides Great Breaks York (Paperback)

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    Discover the best of York on foot by completing the walks and tours highlighted in this pocket-sized Insight Guides book.

    From the best places to visit and where to eat to must-see attractions including the Yorkshire Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and the Grand Opera House, this book is a must-have for anyone visiting the grand city.

    It contains insider recommendations of active pursuits and themed trips and clear maps to help you get around the city with ease. It also includes an eBook app to help you make the most of your visit while on the go.
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  • GPUB

    The Good Pub Guide 2019 (Paperback)

    Fiona Stapley

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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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  • MOTW

    Marathons of the World (Paperback)

    Hugh Jones

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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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  • IGJE

    Insight Guides Great Breaks Jersey (Paperback)

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    Are you thinking of booking a trip to Jersey? Don't leave without this book from Insight Guides! It has a focus on great walks and tours and includes full-colour photographs.

    Presented in a convenient size, it highlights all the best walks and tours, sights and attractions and trips you should take when you visit this beautiful island. It includes insider recommendations for places to stay and practical maps to ensure you never get lost.

    It also features practical, informative tips for getting around the island and includes a free eBook app to help you make the most of your time there.
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  • CBEW

    Coastal Britain (Paperback)

    Stuart Fisher

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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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    Lost Railway Walks (Paperback)

    Julian Holland

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    In his latest book, Lost Railway Walks, Julian Holland explores 100 of Britain's lost railways and reveals how you can explore them by foot or bicycle.

    Presented in a vintage style, the 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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  • IGBR

    Insight Guides Great Breaks Brighton, Sussex & the South Downs (Paperback)

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    Discover the best of Brighton, Sussex and the South Downs on foot by following the walks and tours highlighted in this pocket-sized travel book from Insight Guides.

    Including clear maps so you never get lost, this book highlights all the must-see attractions including Brighton Pier, The Lanes and Lewes castle.

    This book also includes a link to a free eBook app that will help you make the most of your time in this beautiful area of the country.
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  • IGBA

    Insight Guides Great Breaks Bath (Paperback)

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    From the Roman Baths to lesser-known gems like Prior Park, this Insight Guides book will help you explore the beautiful city of Bath on foot.

    This pocket-sized book lists all the must-see attractions and also includes 10 walking itineraries to help you make the most of visits to sites like Stonehenge and the ancient centre. It also includes a link to a free eBook app that you can use on the go while on your visit.

    The best restaurants, hotels and rainy day recommendations are also featured alongside truly awe-inspiring colour photography. It has everything you need for a trip to beautiful Bath.
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    Family London (Paperback)

    Jimi Famurewa

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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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  • IGED

    Insight Guides Great Breaks Edinburgh (Paperback)

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    This Insight Guides book highlights walks and tours that will help you make the most of a visit to Edinburgh.

    It features all the must-see attractions and includes insider recommendations for things to do and places to eat. It also has informative tips for getting there and around and clear maps to ensure you never get lost.

    The book also includes a link to an eBook app that will answer all your questions while on the go.
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    Insight Guides Great Breaks Oxford (Paperback)

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    Make the most of a visit to Oxford and explore the city on foot by completing the walks and tours featured in this Insight Guides book. It includes a free eBook app so that you can make even more of your time in this wonderful city.

    Each detailed route highlights the best places to visit including museums, markets and waterways and there are also insider recommendations for sites and attractions to visit.

    This book includes full-colour photographs and clear maps to help you find your way around.
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    Insight Guides Great Breaks Guernsey (Paperback)

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    Heading off to the Channel Islands to visit Guernsey? Make the most of your time on this beautiful island by following the walks and tours featured in this pocket-sized book from Insight Guides.

    The detailed routes (complete with clear and concise maps so that you'll never get lost) feature the best places to visit while on your trip and the finest restaurants. Local attractions including Castle Cornet, Victor Hugo's Hauteville House and Fort Grey are also highlighted.

    This book also includes insider recommendations for things to to and practical information on getting there and around. A free eBook app is also included, so that you can make the most of your time while on the move.
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    Wild and Free (Paperback)

    Dominic Couzens

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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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  • LFDG

    London for Dogs (Paperback)

    Sarah Guy

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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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    Insight Guides Great Breaks Glasgow (Paperback)

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    This pocket-sized Insight Guides book contains everything you need to know if you're planning a trip to the gorgeous Scottish city of Glasgow.

    With a focus on walks and tours you can take, it has detailed routes and clear maps so you will never get lost. It also highlights all the best places to visit, where to eat and must-see attractions including the city's markets, football stadiums and theatre and music venues (including the world-famous Barrowlands).

    There are descriptions of the local highlights that make the area special, full-colour photographs and essential tips on travel and transport so you can make the most of your visit. This book also includes a link to a free eBook so you can explore more while on the go.
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