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Travel & Leisure Guide Books

  • TRLG
    Alastair Sawday
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    Campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday has spent his life travelling all around the world and in this book he celebrates the joys of slow travel. His musings will inspire you to take a breath and embrace all the beauty that surrounds you on your next trip away.

    This travelogue finds Alastair looking back on his own travels and recalling stories from those who have travelled to provide ruminations and reflections about people, places and ideas. He contemplates how much slow journeying adds to the appeal of France profonde, the darker side of Sicily and even the woodland, flora, fauna, views and silence of rural Britain.

    This is the perfect book for armchair travellers who haven't climbed mountains, swam in rivers and don't really change, but are eager to understand our world and its infinite variety of joys.
  • FMLN
    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.
  • AARD
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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 atlas, brought to you by the experts at the AA, features clear mapping and 112 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!
  • RGCT
    Matthew Teller
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    With full-colour photography and illustrations, The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds is a must-have for anyone who is planning on visiting this breathtaking area of the country.

    Fully up to date, this book showcases the best places to eat, drink and stay and also contains information on getting around by pubic transport. It also focuses on food, telling you where you'll find the best farmers' markets, farm shops and unforgettable restaurants.

    This guide also provides in-depth detail on attractions including stately homes, wildlife parks and country walks. It contains a series of easy-to-use maps so you'll never lose your place next time you visit the Cotswolds.
  • LFDG
    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.
  • RGLK
    Jules Brown
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    Beautifully illustrated with stunning photography and full-colour maps, The Rough Guide to the Lake District is a must-have book for anyone planning on visiting this gorgeous region.

    It contains a series of personal recommendations and comprehensive reviews of the area's best sites. Whether you want to stay in a hostel or are looking for a boutique hotel, it will have the answer.

    It also contains information on public transport and special features on the great outdoors and tips on the best places to walk, hike and climb mountains. It's ideal whether you're going on a family holiday or taking a walking trip.

    This book even provides information on the area's history, culture, nature and wildlife.
  • RGBB
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    The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset showcases the region's most rewarding areas. It contains advice on what to see, what to do and where to eat, sleep and drink.

    This book has full-colour photography and clear maps so you will know exactly what to look for and where to go. It also reveals tthe best local festivals, most colourful pubs and finest restaurants.

    Among the must-see attractions this guide covers are Wells Cathedral and its architectural glory; the best places to cycle along the Somerset Levels; and it reveals just where you should hike in the Quantock Hills.
  • RGYK
    Jos Simon
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    Yorkshire is not only England's largest county, but also one of the most beautiful. Not only does it have stunning landscapes and wildlife, but it's also home to some vibrant cities bursting with culture.

    The Rough Guide to Yorkshire is a comprehensive guidebook that contains personal recommendations and reviews of everything from the Dales to the county's market towns and rural villages. It also provides insights into the cities of Leeds, Sheffield, York and Hull (the UK City of Culture 2017).

    This guidebook contains full-colour maps so you'll never get lost when you're in the area and highlights the area's stately homes, cathedrals, churches, railways, museums, hotels and restaurants.
  • RGDH
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    The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight reveals all the area's most beautiful attractions. It provides personal recommendations for everything from country pubs to hotels by the sea and medieval forests to brilliant beaches.

    The authors of this book showcase the region's hidden highlights and reveal how to get around on public transports. Clear, full-colour maps are also included.

    Among the sites highlighted are areas harking back to the prehistoric era, chocolate box villages and a host of literary landmarks. It also explains where to see historic manors and the best places to enjoy walks surrounded by wildlife.
  • RGDC
    Robert Andrews
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    If you're planning on visiting Devon or Cornwall anytime soon, don't forget to pack this book. The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall provides the perfect introduction to this stunning peninsula.

    It reveals everything from the best places to hike in Dartmoor to the perfect spot to see a puffin in Lundy Island. It even explains where you can catch some surf in Newquay!

    With full-colour maps and personal recommendations, this book also lists the best galleries, cathedrals and restaurants and even highlights a number of sites off the beaten track - who wouldn't want to visit a rock-hewn theatre or a witchcraft museum?
  • RGWL
    Rough Guides
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    The Rough Guide to Wales is bursting with awe-inspiring photography and lively reviews and recommendations of the best places to visit in this incredible country.

    Containing full-colour maps and inspirational ideas, this guide showcases the country's bustling cities, tiny village towns and cultural attractions. It features everything from the best walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to the best restaurants and hotels.

    Covering the whole country, this book also highlights the best museums, festivals and entertainment venues in the country.
  • RGSC
    Greg Dickinson
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    The Rough Guide to Scotland is the ultimate travel guide for anyone who is planning on visiting this stunning country. It not only focuses on the vibrant cities but also highlights some of the best places to see incredible wildlife.

    From Edinburgh to the Highlands, its authors provide personal recommendations and confirm that Scotland has something for everyone. From outdoor activities including hiking and biking to the country's legendary live music venues, so many attractions are covered.

    This guide even has advice on where to eat, where to drink and even where to find the best whisky distillery tours.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
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    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
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    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
  • SMLT
    Chris Arnot
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    Eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot's incredible and informative book provides an exploration of the joys and idiosyncrasies of Britain's one-off narrow-gauge railway lines.

    He talks about a miniature railway on the Kent coast that was once used for Home Guard military trains during World War II and is now a school commute for dozens of children; the UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway that scales one of Britain's highest mountains (Snowdon); and even five different gauges of railway that circle one man's landscaped garden.

    Chris explains why narrow-gauge railways are so revered and talks about their various roles in preservation, volunteerism, tourism and local history. He also explores why they draw such enthusiasm from so many.
  • HTRL
    Chris Rogers
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    Providing a crash course in the nation's capital city's architecture, How to Read London is a pocket-sized guide that covers all the famous buildings and reveals their significance and secrets.

    London is one of the world's most-visited cities and also one of the most architecturally diverse. Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, a third of the city was destroyed and the renewal helped the city emerge as a centre of commerce, finance and culture.

    This book covers iconic buildings including Somerset House, Canary Wharf and the Shard and explains how they came to be and their influence.
  • Stanfords 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.
  • 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.
  • ERAE
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    Are you thinking of taking a trip to Europe? We've all heard horror stories about using a sat nav, so the experts at Collins have put together this fully revised guide to Europe - Collins Big Road Atlas Europe 2015.

    Presented in a detailed, spiral-bound A4 format, this European road atlas is sure to come in useful for any kind trip to the Continent (be it business or pleasure) and highlights 16 thorough routes through Europe's major cities, including: Amsterdam, Munich, London, Paris and more...

    Featuring a 1cm to 10km scale, Collins' Big Road Atlas Europe 2015 contains clear and detailed road mapping across the country, as well as detailed and indexed town and city centre plans making it essential for any trip whether you're travelling by car or bike.
  • AG1058
    Pete Brown
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    A connoisseur of beer, Pete Brown has visited hundreds of pubs across the UK and and in this book he reveals his favourites.

    From country inns to craft beer bars and the traditional local, he showcases those pubs that simply ooze atmosphere and charm - whether it's for their food, people, architecture, location or decor.

    From grand Victorian palaces to oh-so-cool gastropubs, Pete also gives credit to some of the truly eccentric pubs - the ones that have outside toilets, limp sandwiches and disturbing decor that just add to the atmosphere.

    With 300 pubs featured, 50 of which have full features, the book focuses on each one's local history and provides pen portraits of punters, publicans, legends, yarns and myths.
  • LTGT
    Matthew Green
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    Take a step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London throughout six of the city's most fascinating eras.

    Illustrated and told with charm and charisma, Dr. Matthew Green will transport you back to the time of Shakespeare and the swinging 60s in just a few pages. He also relives the nightmare of the plague; and considers what is must have been like to have lived in medieval England.

    Taking you off the beaten track and revealing little-known snippets about England's capital city, this is an engaging social history which will make you view the streets of London in a very different way.
  • MMTE
    (1)
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    Rough Guides' authors have hand-picked their 1,000 favourite travelling experiences to help inspire yours in the fantastic Make the Most of Your Time on Earth.

    Packed with stunning, full-colour photographs, this book has advice and tips on everything from enjoying breakfast in a Burmese teahouse to witnessing the world's most intense storms in Venezuela. With entries divided into regions, it's easy to find the destination you're after and there are even Need to Know sections at the end of each chapter to offer the practical advice you'll need.

    Buy this book and then book your plane ticket... this is a Rough Guides book bursting with inspiration.
  • Unforgettable Walks - Hardback - 9781784298845 - Julia Bradbury
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    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.
  • TOCL
    Time Out Guides Ltd.
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    Combining 25 great bike rides for all abilities in and around London, this is the book for anyone who loves to get on their bike and discover more about their surroundings.

    Celebrating the pleasures of road cycling, the journeys are organised according to types of bike riding - from commuting to family afternoons out to weekend excursions.

    Taking you into the centre of London and beyond, the book also includes rides, bike and kit advice so you can make the most of your fantastic journeys.
  • WKTH
    Levison Wood
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    An explorer and writer that has led expeditions on five continents, this inspirational book follows Levison Wood as he attempts to walk the entire length of the Himalayas.

    Tying in with a hit Channel 4 show, this is a powerful and enigmatic tale of survival and endurance. Levison reveals how he managed to form strong bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds as he embarked on his quest.

    By travelling on foot and following the same footpaths as the locals, Levison uncovers hidden stories that reveal the history of the Himalayas and stretch back over two millennia of exploration.