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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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Travel Guides & Books

  • Insight Guides Great Breaks Oxford

    Product Code: IGOX
    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 Bath

    Product Code: IGBA
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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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  • Insight Guides Great Breaks Brighton, Sussex & the South Downs

    Product Code: IGBR
    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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  • The AA Guide to Ireland

    AA

    Product Code: AAIR
    Paperback
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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.
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  • Insight Guides Great Breaks Glasgow

    Product Code: IGGL
    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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  • Insight Guides Great Breaks Jersey

    Product Code: IGJE
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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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  • Insight Guides Great Breaks Guernsey

    Product Code: IGGU
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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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  • London for Dogs

    Sarah Guy

    Product Code: LFDG
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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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  • Philip's Compact Road Atlas

    Product Code: AG1085
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    This Philip's Road Atlas is the perfect size for keeping in your car and has large-scale, clear mapping (3 1/2 miles to 1 inch) to help you find your way to wherever you want to go.

    Covering the nation in detail, it's easy to read and will become an essential when you're planning your next trip away or heading off to somewhere you've never visited before...
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  • The Grand Tour: Guide to the World

    Product Code: GRDT
    Hardback
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    Part-travel companion, part factually dubious encyclopedia and part scrapbook of a travelling circus, this The Grand Tour book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

    Inspired by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's travels filming the show, it's full of not-entirely serious guides to the countries they visited and also has them offering hints and tips on packing, passing through airports and breaking the language barrier.

    As well as the three presenters' unique takes on all the places they have visited, there are plenty of facts about cars for petrolheads to pore over.
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  • The Best Things in Life are Free

    Lonely Planet

    Product Code: AUNVF
    Hardback
    Lonely Planet's The Best Things in Life are Free is packed full of money-saving tips, tricks and recommendations for the best-value sights and experiences around the world that are free - or very nearly free. From parks, museums and exercise classes that won't cost a cent, to insider ideas on food and experiences offered at such great value that they're practically giving them away, this book features over 60 major cities around the world and promises to help any traveller on a budget make the most of their trip.
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  • Britain By Bike

    Jane Eastoe

    Product Code: BFVFR
    Hardback
    WINNER OF THE BEST BRITISH BOOK AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE BRITISH BOOK DESIGN AND PRODUCTION AWARDS 2010 Join Clare Balding on some terrific cycle rides around Britain, whether it's a week-long cycling holiday or an afternoon ride with the family, the book has a cycle ride for everyone. Free-wheeling on and off road - along obscure lanes, bridleways and disused railway lines - Britain by Bike reveals a fresh perspective on our country. Revel in beautiful breathtaking and exhilarating cycle routes and scenery in the six regions of Britain and find out the unusual ways to enjoy these islands, whether it's going to green man festivals, learning local customs or resting up at remote campsites or posh yurts! Share in Clare Balding's practical and cycle-related challenge and learn how to make the most of pedal power with guidance on reading a map, puncture repair, bad weather and tricky terrain. Discover Britain by Bike.
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  • 111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss

    Jo-Anne Elikann

    Product Code: AZZBN
    Paperback
    New York, New York - a crazy quilt of evolving neighbourhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City's history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theatre, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong's home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they will astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!
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  • 111 Shops in London That You Shouldn't Miss

    Kirstin Von Glasow

    Product Code: BBJND
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    Some people think London is a metropolis that is constantly reinventing itself - but in reality, it's a whole planet in itself. Right under its surface, and nonetheless well-hidden, the true heart of London is beating: individual little shops offering everything special - from cuff links and vests to ancient fireplaces and sinks, books of artists, old lamps, ukuleles, magicians tricks and accessories, stuffed animals, choice wine and paper - here, the connoisseur and browser will find whatever the heart desires. Can you buy fairies, or buttonholes, equipment for Freemasons, old tools, or theatres made out of paper? All this and so much more is no problem in this cosmos of eccentricities, in London's craziest and most tantalising shops. An indispensable guide for everyone out for a stroll, and for enjoyment!
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  • Insight Guides Explore Copenhagen

    Product Code: BOJVO
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    Insight Guides Explore Copenhagen Let us guide you on every step of your travels... Focused travel guide featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Part of our UEFA Euro 2020 guidebook series. If you're planning to visit Parken Stadium in Copenhagen to watch Euro 2020 matches, then this pocket guidebook provides all the information you need to make the most of your trip, from ready-made itineraries to help you explore the city when you're not at the game, to essential advice about getting around. Discover the best of Copenhagen with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue and Amalienborg, to discovering cultural gems, including a gourmet experience in one of Copenhagen's fifteen Michelin-starred restaurants, the breathtaking Renaissance architecture of Round Tower, Trinity Church and Rosenborg Castle, and a shoppers paradise at the department stores on Stroget, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your visit to Copenhagen.
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  • Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs

    Alisdair Aird

    Product Code: AGDKU
    Paperback
    What happens when you want to take a holiday or even just pop out for a drink and your dog looks up at you with expectant eyes? Do you know which pubs welcome muddy paws with a bowl of water and a dog biscuit? Or where you and your dog can both enjoy a comfortable overnight stay? From the editors of the UK's No 1 travel guide, the much loved Good Pub Guide, comes the latest edition of the "Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs". Featuring fully updated information, the guide provides you with hundreds of wonderful places in the UK to drink, eat and stay with your pet. With this book to hand there's no need to leave your dog at home. Faithful friends deserve a break too!
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  • Insight Guides: Explore Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik Guide Book

    Insight Guides

    Product Code: BQGMR
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    Insight Explore Guides: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Experience the best of Dubrovnik with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like the old historic centre to discovering hidden gems like the sleepy harbour of Sudurad, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will help you plan your trip, save you time, and enhance your exploration of this fascinating city.

    Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Dubrovnik.
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  • 111 Places on the French Riviera That You Must Not Miss

    Ralf Nestmeyer

    Product Code: BAAJE
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    The French Riviera is known as the land of the beautiful people, both famous and infamous. The iconic harbour of Saint-Tropez and the Promenade d'Anglais have been photographed a thousand times. Yet beyond the camera frame is the seldom seen side of the glamorous Cote d'Azur: bizarre villas, hidden gardens, Buddhist pagodas, Tibetan villages, cloister castles, and much more. In this unusual guide book, you'll discover which mansion on Cap Ferrari was "tattooed" by Jean Cocteau; where to buy umbrellas in Nice; how to find the house in which Heinrich Mann lived while in exile; where you can visit the self-designed graves of Jean Marais and Le Corbusier; and where the Allied landing on the Mediterranean coast took place. 111 Places introduces you to an eclectic selection of thrilling places that will surprise even Cote d'Azur connoisseurs and locals.
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  • Wirral and Chester

    Ordnance Survey

    Product Code: APBTS
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    OS Explorer is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities such as walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. The series provides complete GB coverage and can now be used in all weathers thanks to OS Explorer - Active, a tough, versatile version of OS Explorer. The OS Explorer Active range now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps.
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  • Around the World in 80 Days

    Mark Beaumont

    Product Code: BXJUE
    Paperback
    The inspiring story of one man's record-breaking cycle around the world. On Monday 18th September 2017, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes earlier he set off from the same point, beginning his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Covering more than 18,000 miles and cycling through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, Mark made history. He smashed two Guinness World Records and beat the previous record by an astonishing 45 days. Around the World in 80 Days is the story of Mark's amazing achievement - one which redefines the limits of human endurance. It is also an insight into the mind of an elite athlete and the physical limits of the human body, as well as a kaleidoscopic tour of the world from a very unique perspective; inspired by Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Mark begins his journey in Paris and cycles through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China. He then crosses Australia, rides up through New Zealand and across North America before the final 'sprint finish' thorough Portugal, Spain and France, all at over 200 miles a day. This is the story of a quite remarkable adventure, by a quite remarkable man.
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  • Cornwall Pocket Map

    Collins Maps

    Product Code: BUKDH
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    Handy little full colour map of Cornwall. Excellent value and very detailed for its size. Key features of this map include: * Clear mapping at a scale of 8.7 miles to 1 inch * National Tourist Routes showing best routes through the most scenic areas * Top 100 places of interest * Park and Ride locations * Ideal companion to a sat nav - it enables route planning and route sense-checking Essential for those planning a trip or who want an inexpensive and easy-to-use back up for a sat nav.
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  • Secrets of Santorini

    Patricia Wilson

    Product Code: BYHHW
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    If you love Victoria Hislop, Lucinda Riley and Elizabeth Edmondson, you'll love this perfect holiday read from the author of Islands of Secrets and Villa of Secrets. Sent away to a convent school in Dublin at the age of five, Irini McGuire has always had a strained and distant relationship with her mother, Bridget, a celebrated archaeologist who lives on the paradise island of Santorini. So, when Irini receives news that Bridget has been injured at a dig and is in a coma, she knows it is finally time to return to the island of her birth. Reading through her mother's notes at her bedside, Irini starts to realise how little she knows about Bridget's life. Now, driven by rumours that her mother's injury was no accident, Irini must uncover the dark secrets behind her family's separation. Will she discover the truth about her parents and her past before it is too late? What readers have said about Patricia Wilson's Islands of Secrets and Villa of Secrets: 'Island of Secrets is a book full of raw emotions, family vendettas, hidden secrets and three very strong women. It's a book I enjoyed very much and one which fans of Victoria Hislop and Debbie Rix are sure to enjoy' 'So well written and utterly heartbreaking . . . a story that needs to be told' 'Page-turning, enthralling and heartbreaking by turns' 'Made me laugh and cry, just couldn't put this book down' 'A perfect read' 'Heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time' 'What a thoroughly engrossing book' 'Written with such depth and understanding'
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  • The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book

    Ordnance Survey

    Product Code: CBLMT
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    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book was 2018's bestselling Christmas gift book so why not brush up on your map reading skills and crack an array of fiendish puzzles all whilst learning amazing facts so YOU can become the ultimate map-reader! Do you know your trig points from your National Trails? Can you calculate using contours? And can you fathom exactly how far the footpath is from the free house? Track down hidden treasures, decipher geographical details and discover amazing facts as you work through this unique puzzle book based on 40 of the Ordnance Survey's best British maps. Explore the first ever OS map made in 1801, unearth the history of curious place names, encounter abandoned Medieval villages and search the site of the first tarmac road in the world. With hundreds of puzzles ranging from easy to mind-boggling, this mix of navigational tests, word games, code-crackers, anagrams and mathematical conundrums will put your friends and family through their paces on the path to becoming the ultimate map-master!
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  • Around the World in 80 Trains

    Monisha Rajesh

    Product Code: CDGDM
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    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK 'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin From the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Around the World in 80 Trains is a celebration of the glory of train travel and a witty and irreverent look at the world. Packing up her rucksack - and her fiance, Jem - Monisha Rajesh embarks on an unforgettable adventure that takes her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.
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Explore the world and go on incredible adventures with these insightful, practical and fascinating travel books and leisure books. Whether you’re travelling to a new destination or want to find out more about a certain location, you’re sure to find the perfect travel guides for you here.

Fantastic sightseeing guides

Make sure you don’t miss the must-sees of your travel location with our invaluable travel guide books. Our range features plenty of pocket-sized books that are effortlessly portable and will signpost you to many much-loved and lesser-known sights. We have the best travel books for you to make the most of your trips away.

Useful phrase books and dictionaries

If you don't speak the language of your travel destination, not to worry; our range of handy phrase books and dictionaries will help you to communicate effectively in a number of key situations, including in restaurants, shops and tourist attractions, and will prove indispensable on your travels.

Inspiring travel writing

Discover the amazing stories of those who have travelled to a number of locations. Whether it’s a round-the-globe adventure, a hike in the wilds or a weekend trip, these travel writing books are sure to entertain, amuse, enthral and motivate, and show you what and what not to do when you’re abroad.

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