See the World Through These 7 Terrific Travel Books

Whether you're looking for some travel inspiration or want to know more about the routes and destinations you've been planning to visit for a long time, these 7 terrific travel books will definitely peak your interest. We've gathered together a mix of travel books themed around different locations and types of traveller so whatever kind of travelling you're interested in, we have something for you in our range.

1. Foodie City Breaks: Europe

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Richard Mellor

If you're planning a trip to Europe in the near-future, this is the number one book you need in your suitcase. We all know a foreign holiday wouldn't be complete without good food. So, if you like to plan your trips with the meals you'll be tucking into in mind, Foodie City Breaks: Europe is your essential guide to a European getaway. Whether you're looking for places to eat in the foodie capitals like Paris or trying to find the more unusual local delicacies of destinations such as Edinburgh and Tallinn, you'll find plenty of good eats in here. 

2. The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

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Anthony Lambert

Train enthusiasts will love discovering which trains travel writer Anthony Lambert recommends if you want to explore the most amazing routes in the world. From the famous train routes like the Orient Express and Trans-Siberian Railway to lesser known but much closer to home routes through the beautiful British countryside, Anthony describes them all. This book is the ultimate read (or gift!) for any keen train traveller.

3. Tiny Britain

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Dixe Wills

This unusual travel book sees Dixe Wills investigate Britain's tiniest treasures. From the smallest counties to the shortest river and with stops at the tiniest castles, cathedrals, pubs and more along the way, not one small attraction is left behind. This quirky read is perfect for road trippers and those who like a day out with a twist. 

4. Mountain

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Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall has been fearlessly taking part in animal TV shows and documentaries for viewers of all ages for years but another, rather dangerous, interest of this intrepid explorer is mountain climbing. In his eye-opening autobiography, Steve recounts his experiences climbing up some of the world's highest mountains and the incredible stories he has to tell about them. Both thrilling and inspiring, this is the book for the daredevil traveller. 

5. Walking the Himalayas 

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Levison Wood

In experienced explorer, Levison Wood's, incredible book you can read all about his experiences trekking the entire length of the Himalayas. During his walk he had assistance from local guides, mountain men, soldiers, smugglers and more and recounts meeting these fascinating figures in the book as well as all the stories and hidden histories he found out about the amazing Himalayan Mountains. 

6. A History of the World in 500 Walks 

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Sarah Baxter

Travellers with an interest in the history of the places they visit, or those who never go away without packing their walking boots, will love diving into this fascinating travel book. Fully illustrated with maps and photographs of the many walks the book covers, this is a beautiful resource for any traveller to keep on their bookshelf. These walks are also chosen as they showcase the history of the world from the beginning of humankind through to some of the most fascinating civilisations the world has seen. The walks in the book include the Inca Trail, the Peaks of the Balkans Trail and more. 

7. 501 Must-Visit Destinations

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D. Brown 

If you need a new go-to travel destination Bible then 501 Must-Visit Destinations might be just what you need. Featuring travel destinations from all over the world, this book will give you plenty of inspiration on where to go next. Each destination covered has a detailed description and a photograph that will convince you instantly of why you need to visit there. 

We hope you've been inspired to travel by these 7 terrific travel books. 

Whether you're a keen traveller or are just venturing out on your first big trip, having a handy travel book in your luggage can help you find your next adventure. Or, if you're an armchair explorer, these books can help you see the world from the comfort of your own home. So, sit down with a travel book and see what far-off land your mind flies to.