Europe Travel Guides
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.
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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.
Simon Jenkins, the author of Britain's 1000 Best Churches, turns his attention to railways in this rail-ly good book. He's travelled all over the country to select the best ones and talks about them with insight and authority.
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Simon is the founder of the Railway Heritage Trust and his passion is second to none. He reveals each station's history, geography, design and significance and how they have impacted on social history.
Railways are a place where people come, go, meet, greet and part. They're also a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture and this beautifully illustrated book celebrates the engineers, architects and companies that have built them.
Acclaimed photographer Peter Dazeley has gained access to the hidden interiors of 50 of London's most iconic buildings and showcases them all in this stunning book.
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Accompanied by Mark Daly's concise, thoughtful and informative text, among the buildings you can look inside are the royal palaces of Hampton Court, the Tower of London and the Supreme Court. Some of the relics and structures are derelict, but many are still working. What's for certain is they're all extraordinary.
This beautiful book explains how each place was created, how they are used and what each ones reveals about the currents of power that flow through the city. You can find out all about the boiler room of London's infrastructure and peek inside everywhere from the changing rooms of the top sports stadiums to the heart of the establishment.
Ireland: The Autobiography offers a fresh, vivid take on the last century of Irish life through a brilliant collection of eyewitness accounts and recollections. Broadcaster and historian John Bowman has spent years mining archives, diaries and memoirs to create a remarkably varied and intense mosaic of voices and perspectives. Collectively, they give us an image of Ireland unlike anything we've read before.
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A stunning celebration of Scotland at its most beautiful, bestselling Scotland: The Best... author Peter Irvine hand-picks his favourite places to walk, eat and sleep in Scotland: The Best 100 Places.
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With stunning photographs from some of Scotland's best photographers that capture the stunning scenery and landscape of the country, famous literary and media quotes, a location map and detailed descriptions of the best nearby eating and sleeping options, the book is an ideal guide to the must-see locations that Scotland has to offer.
A lovely commemorative gift, Scotland: The Best 100 Places is the ultimate guide to the beautiful land of Scotland.
Ten years after it first lifted the lid on Britain's best Crap Towns, Crap Towns Returns showcases the latest planning disasters, urban blights and posh blighters that have disfigured our nation.
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With tongue firmly in cheek, Sam Jordison and Dan Kieran turn their attentions to the likes of Thetford, where throwing cucumbers at pedestrians is acceptable; Southampton, where people casually smoke drugs on public transport; and Bacup, the town which long claimed to have the shortest street in Britain but recently lost the title to a shorter street in Wick. After hearing this, the locals furiously complained that their rival's street was only 'a corner'... A very funny read.
3 December 1976 - London learns that pigs really can fly as Pink Floyd's inflatable mascot breaks free from Battersea Power Station
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For the past few years, Canadian-born, London-based artist Mychael Barratt has been tweeting jaw-dropping facts about London's history on a daily basis and this keepsake book has one for every day of the year.
Based around events and characters that have lived in or affected the famous city, you will learn when the first bowler hat was created and when the Cenotaph on Whitehall was unveiled.
This is a light-hearted look at London for any fact lover.
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.
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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.
A connoisseur of beer, Pete Brown has visited hundreds of pubs across the UK and and in this book he reveals his favourites.
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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.
Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities and 50 Walks in Herefordshire and Worcestershire contains a variety of mapped walks, varying in length from 2 to 10 miles, that are suitable for all abilities. Each walk featured in the book includes a summary of its distance, the time it takes to complete it, its kind of terrain and whether there is parking available. With full-colour maps and clear route directions, this is a fantastic resource for both residents and visitors to the famous counties. There is also fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and local points of interest are featured too.
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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.
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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.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour French chateaux, take boat trips to Greek beaches, hike past Bulgarian monasteries and glug Spanish wine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Europe and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Europe Travel Guide: *Colour maps and images throughout *Highlights and 3-6 week itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests *Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots *Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices *Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss *Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, landscapes *Useful features including Need to Know, If You Like, Month by Month *Over 200 maps *Covers Austria, Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Europe is perfect for experiencing all the continent has to offer on a wide range of budgets. * Looking to make the most of your budget for a longer, multi-country trip? Check out Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring, a comprehensive guide for connecting with the cultures and exploring both top sights and roads less travelled. * Looking for just the highlights? Check out Discover Europe, a photo-rich guide that focuses on the top experiences. * Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet destination guides, our most comprehensive guides that cover both top sights and offbeat experiences, or check out our photo-rich Discover or Best of guides, which focus on destinations' most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Alexis Averbuck, Carolyn Bain, Mark Baker, Kerry Christiani, Marc Di Duca, Peter Dragicevech, Mark Elliott, Steve Fallon, Emilie Filou, Duncan Garwood, Anthony Ham, Catherine Le Nevez, Jessica Lee, Tom Masters, Anja Mutic, Sally O'Brien, Becky Ohlsen, Simon Richmond, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Tamara Sheward, Helena Smith, Andy Symington, Luke Waterson and Neil Wilson. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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This is a guide to around 50 of the most beautiful and historic spa destinations in Europe, taking in day spas, getaway spas and medical spas. Unlike so many spa guides, this title focuses on destinations with natural spas, where wellness treatments have been a part of the heritage and culture for hundreds of years. From Bath to Budapest, "The Spa Lover's Guide" examines the fascinating history and curative powers of the spa towns, explaining what makes each special and giving detailed information on individual venues and the range of treatments on offer. It includes Feature boxes that give essential booking and price information. As well as spa treatments, a range of suggestions for things to do in the local area are given for each historic destination.
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The Rough Guide to Budapest is the ultimate travel guide to one of Europe's most fascinating and dynamic cities. In full colour throughout, with dozens of colour photos to illustrate the finest of Budapest's great buildings, landmarks and distinctive neighbourhoods, this guide will show you the best the city has to offer. Whether you want high culture or a thriving underground club scene - including the city's unique "ruin pubs" - haute cuisine or pampering in spas, Budapest is the place to come. Easy-to-use maps for each neighbourhood make getting around easy. With detailed chapters featuring all the best hotels, restaurants and cafes, pubs and bars, live music and clubs, shops, theatre, kids' activities and more, you'll be sure to make the most of your time in the city with The Rough Guide to Budapest. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Budapest.
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The fully updated and redesigned ninth edition of The Rough Guide to Prague - now in full colour throughout - is the definitive guide to this beguiling city, with its stunning architecture, turbulent history and top-notch art collections. Read expert background on everything from the enormous Prague Castle complex to relaxing Vltava cruises, and find comprehensive information on the best hotels, pubs, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The introduction will help you choose where to go and what to see, inspired by dozens of stunning photos. The Things Not To Miss section runs through all the must-sees, while the Itineraries guide you around the city's highlights. Navigation through the book and on the ground is aided by clear colour maps with every chapter. Each one is keyed with all the accommodation, eating and drinking options, nightlife venues and shops that are reviewed in detail in our Listings chapters. You'll also find practical advice on a selection of day-trips from Prague including the Gothic town of Kutna Hora, thought-provoking Terezin and the magnificent Karlstejn Castle. And if you're after fast-fix 'Top 5 boxes' that pick out the highlights you won't want to miss, The Rough Guide to Prague won't let you down! Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Prague.
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Insight Guide Turkey is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and people of this varied and youthful country. Be inspired by our Best of Turkey section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on topics such as Turkish cafes, carpets and kilims and the great outdoors. A detailed Places section, with stunning travel photography and full-colour maps, shows you where to go and what to do, from the bright lights of Istanbul to ancient monuments, amazing landscapes and characterful old towns - making sure you don't miss anything. A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip, with our selective, independent reviews to guide you to the most authentic hotels and restaurants.
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This title is presented in quick, easy-to-use and a perfect size to fit in your pocket. It is organized by subjects such as everyday phrases, hotels, travelling around and includes an extensive menu section. It uses a simple and effective system of imitated pronunciation.
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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.
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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.
The Rough Guide to Germany is the ultimate travel guide to this dynamic country - simultaneously one of the most rewarding and most overlooked travel destinations in Europe. Detailed accounts of every attraction provide all the information you need to explore the country's exceptional museums, iconic architecture, stylish cities and picture-perfect castles, as well as its many rural escapes, from the soaring Bavarian Alps and dense woodlands of the Black Forest to the beautiful beaches and islands of the North Sea or the idyllic Rhineland vineyards where you can sample some of the country's many world-class wines. All the best festivals are covered too, from Cologne's riotous Carnival to the legendary Oktoberfest. The guide's bevy of practical advice ensures that, no matter what your budget, you'll find the perfect boutique hotel, quirky hostel, authentic cellar restaurant, Michelin-starred gourmet haunt, cutting-edge arts venue or hip bar and club, all marked on the book's many colour maps. The Rough Guide to Germany includes well-researched historical and cultural background to help you understand and appreciate this complex country and, above all, make the most of your holiday. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Germany.
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Discover Scandinavia, this wonderful region of fjords, tall mountains, rich folklore and cool design and be inspired by this new edition of Insight Guide Scandinavia, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this breathtaking region whose New Scandinavian Cuisine has taken the world by storm. Be inspired by our Best of Scandinavia section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on topics such as saunas, folklore and foraging. This book includes a detailed Places section, with stunning travel photography and full-colour maps, shows you where to go and what to do, from from the fjords of Norway to the cool cities of Stockholm and Copenhagen and the saunas of Finland. This is a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip, with our selective, independent reviews to guide you to the most authentic nightlife venues and restaurants.
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The eighth edition of the Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate travel guide to this incredibly varied country, with stunning photography throughout. Whether you want to trek the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or let loose at Green Man festival, have a slap-up meal in foodie Abergavenny or chug through the Snowdonia mountains on the Ffestiniog Railway, you'll find all the practical details and inspiring ideas you'll need. Spanning the length and breadth of Wales, from tiny valley towns to bustling cities, this is the most comprehensive guide to the country. Plan your trip using our colour-coded maps and up-to-date listings on the best places to stay, eat and drink in every corner of Wales. Whether you want detailed background or a quick idea of the highlights of each region, The Rough Guide to Wales has it all. Make the most of your time on Earth[trademark] with The Rough Guide to Wales.
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This guide presents top-class walking routes in Northern Ireland. From rugged mountain peaks to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging hill walks to shorter woodland and waterside excursions, there is something for everyone. Every part of the region is covered, from the mountains of Mourne to the Giant's Causeway, from Fermanagh's 'lake district' to the rolling Sperrins. Routes vary from two-hour strolls to eight-hour upland challenges. Much thought has gone into making this guide easy to use: each route, prefaced with a quick-reference summary, is illustrated with a clear sketch map; descriptions include detailed access information while points of interest are highlighted - flora and fauna, history, archaeology and folklore. A compact region with huge scenic variety, Northern Ireland is ideal for walking yet is often overlooked. This authoritative guide is changing that, using the author's enthusiasm and knowledge.
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Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a "tour guide in your pocket." Each colorful, compact book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Included in Rick Steves' Pocket Vienna-- Sights: the Academy of Fine Arts, Am Hof Square, City Hall, To Freud Museum, Mozarthaus Vienna Museum, the Opera, St. Peter's Church, and more Walks and Tours: Vienna City Walk, St. Stephen's Cathedral Tour, Ringstrasse Tram Tour, Hofburg Imperial Apartments Tour, Hofburg Treasury Tour, Kunsthistorisches Museum Tour
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The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Denmark is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, and street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Denmark will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Denmark effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Denmark - showing you what others only tell you.
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