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  • AARA
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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 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.
  • LNBT
    Christopher Winn
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    London's Tube system is the world's first ever underground transport system. With over 250 miles of track and 270 stations, it's an attraction in itself. This book showcases some of the hidden delights you can find on each line.

    The tube can take you wherever you want to go in the ever-fascinating city of London and this book inspires you to venture a little further afield to discover even more surprises.

    With over 600 square miles to explore, the book highlights some of the iconic sights, historic buildings, marvellous museums and vibrant markets you'll find just a short walk from some of the famous stations.
  • FGTJ
    Anthony Lambert
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    Travel writer Anthony Lambert showcases a diverse and exciting selection of train journeys that are just the ticket in this celebratory book.

    Carefully chosen and full of character, the journeys range from the Orient Express to the Trans-Siberian railway and also include those closer to home including one that travels through North Yorkshire's Esk Valley and the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route.

    An unmissable selection for any traveller who loves their journey as much as the destination, Lambert talks about each route's sublime scenery and history in detail.
  • Standfords Travel Classics Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909612860
    SFTC
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    With books from Captain Joshua Slocum, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edith Wharton, this collection features some of the finest historical travel writing of all time.

    Edith Wharton, the author of The Age of Innocence, travelled to Morocco in the final days of the First World War. A time before guidebooks, she recorded her encounters with the country's people, traditions and ceremonies and described the mosques, palaces and ruins she visited in In Morocco. Very observant and brimming with passion, her work will transport you to another era.

    Captain Joshua Slocum sailed the world for over 35 years and embarked on the first solo circumnavigation of the globe. For more than three years, he battled stormy seas, attacks from raiders and loneliness and in Sailing Alone Around the World, he documented it all. Travels with a Donkey in Cevennes is Robert Louis Stevenson's humorous and heart-warming memoirs of a walking trip (with a donley named Modestine) he took in his early 20s.

    This is an eye-opening collection for people interested in travel, history and classic authors.
  • BPBR
    Susanne Kries
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    Whether you live in London or the Outer Hebrides, this second edition of Bus-Pass Britain covers 50 of the nation's favourite bus journeys - all chosen by members of the general public.

    Proving that bus journeys can take you on incredible adventures, the routes take in crowded city streets, remote valleys and winding coastal paths. It even provides recommended walks, pubs, cafes and museums you can visit along the way.

    With sketch maps and colour photographs featured throughout, the book shows how bus journeys can be celebrations of both Britain's character and its communities.
  • BBTT
    Simon Weir
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    The only collection of biking tours of its kind in the UK, Bikers' Britain: The Tours features over 40 all-new routes that you'll love riding along.

    Compiled by Simon Weir, the man behind the routes featured in RiDE magazine, the wiro-bound book has been especially designed to it can fit into a motorcycle tank bag. The clear routes are based on AA atlas mapping from expert cartographers and range from circular day tours to multi-day regional tours.

    As well as practical advice on preparing for a trip including clothing, safety and bike maintenance, each route in the book is accompanied by sights to see and things to do.
  • TABC
    Billy Connolly
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    In this companion to the hit TV series Tracks Across America, Billy Connolly travels the United States via some of the nation's greatest railroads.

    With a clear love for the nation shining through, Billy describes his experiences with great insight and humour. Travelling on the railroads that built the country, he heads from Chicago to California (the route the first European settlers undertook) before heading south and eastwards through Arizona, Alabama and ending in New York.

    In a journey of over 6,000 miles and 26 states, Billy introduces a number of US residents who have seen so many things and are more than happy to provide an insight into their lives and the pride they share in their homeland.
  • LRWK
    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!
  • The History of Britain's Railways - Hardback - 9780007950010 - Julian Holland
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    Julian Holland
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    From the development of Britain's railways in 1603 through to the present day, this book is endlessly fascinating. Drawing on a lifetime of railway research, Julian Holland offers a first-class commentary complete with photographs and archive material.

    Showing how Britain has claimed many achievements including the first steam railway locomotive, the first inter-city railway and the world speed record for steam in 1938 (126mph, in case you were wondering).

    The book also looks at trains and railways' effect on the Great Victorian Age and the early 20th century before its nationalisation and modernisation from 1948 onwards. It also covers the Beeching Report in detail and the privatisation of the high-speed railways in the 1990s.
  • SCTB
    Peter Irvine
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    Peter Irvine provides a quirky, personalised and informed overview of the great nation of Scotland in this insider's guide.

    Whether you live in Scotland or are planning a visit, this guide will prove essential. It reveals the best places to stay for all budgets, the best hill walks and beaches, the best spooky places and perhaps most importantly of all, the best places you can find ice cream.

    This is the 12th edition of the book and has been fully updated to show you the best things that Scotland has to offer right now.
  • FGWW
    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.
  • BPBT
    Lonely Planet
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    This book from Lonely Planet features 365 of the most amazing experiences on Earth - and the perfect day on which to see or do them.

    From watching wolves in Yellowstone (31 January) to kayaking with killer whales in Canada (21 August) and joining the 300 Club (16 July) - a naked run around the Ceremonial South Pole - to celebrating the Day of the Dead in Mexico (1 November), there is something adventurous and unique for all tastes.

    Also including festivals, sporting events and cultural highlights, this is a great book for you if you're an intrepid traveller and looking to find inspiration for your next trip, anniversary or birthday!
  • UWLK
    Julia Bradbury
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    Tying in with the popular TV show Best Walks with a View, Julia Bradbury presents eight of the country's most-loved walks in a book that is part-practical guide and part-love letter to walking.

    Complete with maps and landscapes, the walks take in the likes of the South Downs, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. As she writes about each walk, Julia focuses on the sights and sounds, flora and fauna and past and present of each path.

    They may be well-trodden, but each walk is still full of wonder and discovery - and a few pubs! Accompanied by maps and illustrations, each walk is under 10 miles showcase the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Great Britain.
  • AAIR
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    Full of things to do and see, this will become an essential guide for anyone planning to visit Ireland.

    It focuses on the best food and drink and features both popular tourist destinations and lesser-known gems. The book is also a handy size to keep in the car.
  • PRRW
    Jon Bounds
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    Jon Bounds and Danny Smith - two friends from the landlocked Midlands - have a drunken idea to visit all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. Recruiting a driver called Midge and revving up a 10-year-old Clio, they embark on this most British of road trips...

    Full of the kind of oddball humour that has made Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman so popular and beloved, our heroic duo provide a funny and nostalgic look at Britishness at the beach, amusement in the arcades and friendship on the road.

    As they approach the end of their youth, Jon and Danny have a list of 55 piers to visit and are determined to fulfil their hare-brained destiny - no matter what gets in their way. Full of peculiar people, local interests and fun facts, this is an eccentric read celebrating a British tradition.
  • LNST
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    Did you know that part of Scotland is actually in London? How about the fact that Big Ben isn't really that big at all? And that London actually has a surprising history of human lavatories..? You can read about all these and more in London's Strangest Tales.

    Full of outlandish oddities from England's capital city, the book looks at some of the most surprising and eccentric traits of London over the past thousand years. It reveals why pepper pots sit atop the National Gallery, discusses why there was a railway devoted entirely to the dead called the Necropolis Railway and uncovers the strange modern-day case of carnivorous pelicans...

    A great little hardback for anyone interested in the unseen side of London's history.
  • TDIL
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    Love London? This fully revised and updated edition of Time Out's 1000 Things to Do in London for Under #10 provides inspiration for things to do for both locals and visitors.

    There are well-known Londoners' top ten inexpensive things to do; ideas for cheap nights out; budget shopping and dining experiences; quirky walks; and unbelievably priced cultural experiences.

    Packed with photos and specially commissioned illustrations, this is a much-loved guide to London life that will help you make the most of your next visit or day out in England's brilliant capital city - for under #10.
  • Tiny Islands - Hardback - 9780749574468 - Dixe Wills
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    Dixe Wills
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    Not only is Britain an island, but it also rejoices in hundreds of islands of its own and Dixe Wills' Tiny Islands: 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain is a book that celebrates them.

    From islands off the coast to those that are situated in lakes, lochs and rivers, each one is accessible to the public and they all have a captivating story to tell.

    With over 60 islands from in and around Britain featured throughout the hardback, each with its own hand-drawn map, there are a number of descriptions, reviews, maps and photographs to pore over.
  • CBEA
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    This spiral-bound, A4 road atlas is very popular and features detailed road mapping at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch.

    It includes a route-planning section including maps at a scale of 22 miles to 1 inch for long distance route planning, motorway services information and a handy distance calculator chart, 26 urban area approach maps at a larger scale which clearly show the best routes through and into the busiest built-up-areas and 64 street maps focused on town centres showing places of interest, car park locations and one-way streets.
  • The Times Concise Atlas of the World - Hardback - 9780007950782 - Times Atlases
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    Times Atlases
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    A stunning book that comes in a protective slipcase, this fully revised and updated edition of The Times: Concise Atlas of the World provides beautiful and comprehensive reference mapping for countries across the world.

    The atlas covers all the most important geographical issues we face and the populations of the major cities are also included. Historical maps show the political make-up of the world over the past 150 years and there are also plans for 41 of the world's major cities.

    The expanded satellite imagery section contains overview images of each continent, and they're all complemented by further detailed images. A wonderful addition to any household, the reference book helps you explore the world without even having to leave your armchair.
  • LBOL
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    An great purchase for both a visitor to, and resident of, the city of London and its surrounding area, this pocket-sized atlas displays an extensive area of coverage and shows the centre of London at an extra large scale - so you can find and navigate to exactly where you want to be quickly and easily. For such a little book, the maps are exceptionally clear and the colour coding makes finding any location a breeze...

    Featuring a fully updated tube map, tourist information spots and shops, hospitals, hotels and schools all pin-pointed, as well as the landmark Olympic Park, this book is bursting with information but is presented in a slim and compact format - making it ideal for those on the move and for slipping into a backpack or pocket.
  • Ann Cleeves' Shetland - Hardback - 9781509809790 - Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves' bestselling series starring Detective Jimmy Perez has been a favourite with crime fans for years and the BBC adaptation of Shetland has brought her many more fans. This companion to the novels shows the readers exactly what this incredible location can offer.

    An archipelago of more than 100 islands, Shetland is one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom and its 1,500 miles of shore means that wherever you stand, you'll have a view of the sea. Traditions are valued and celebrated on the islands, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced.

    Gloriously illustrated, this companion finds Ann Cleeves learning about the islands' past, people, the festivals that take place upon them and discovering how flora and fauna changes throughout the seasons. It's a lavish book that vividly captures Shetland in all its bleak and special beauty.
  • CHNL
    Tom Fort
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    Tom Fort took us on a road trip past Stonehenge in his bestseller The A303: Highway to the Sun and now he's taking us all to sea with this charming ode to the English channel - Channel Shore: From the White Cliffs to Lands' End.

    A Radio 4 Book of the Week, this book brings the history of the famous 350-mile coastline to life, covering all its quirks, nooks and crannies. From seaside trips to Brighton to Bournemouth and Eurostar and Ferry trips to France, the book looks at all that makes this so special and presents a case for why the busiest waterway in the world helps to define the term 'Englishness' as an island people.

    While there are stories of smugglers and shipwrecks, the fascinating book also looks at why the English seaside is just so special. We can't recommend this book enough!
  • AA National Parks of Britain - Hardback - 9780749576967
    AANP
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    From Dartmoor to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, this book will help you discover the beauty of Britain's national parks. Published by the AA, it also has detailed maps of each park for you to pore over and plan your next trip.

    Very much the jewels in the crown of the countryside, the national parks represent the finest protected landscapes in England, Wales and Scotland. You'll be able to discover the hidden secrets of each park and their wildlife, history, heritage and so much more.

    With breathtaking photography throughout, Roly Smith's lively text gives a comprehensive overview of all the beautiful parks including the mountains of the Lake District and wooded valleys of the south west.