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Here is a list of books for Bristol that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Bristol you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Bristol and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.



Bristol books: Maps

Bristol Mini Map
Bristol Mini Map

The A-Z Mini Map series is an innovative concept that utilises large scale A-Z mapping to produce a pocket or handbag size city centre map that is both informative and user friendly.

This A-Z map of Bristol City Centre is a full colour, double-sided, foldout mini map. Opening out to a 540mm x 297mm sheet, this easy to use folding design concertinas back into a compact 105mm x 65mm sized cover.

Price: £2.50

Publication: 13 July 2011

Bristol Mini Map   Bristol Mini Map


Bristol PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Bristol - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)
Bristol PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Bristol - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)

Bristol PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Bristol - folded pocket size travel map
The ultimate Bristol pocket city map!

Explore Bristol with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable, city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.

* Includes a PopOut map - a detailed street by street plan of the city centre
* Advice on the top things to see while you're there
* Handy, self-folding, tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format
* Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination
* Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included

Price: £1.99

Publication: 1 Mar 2013

Bristol PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Bristol - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)   Bristol PopOut Map - pop-up city street map of Bristol - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)


Bristol Premier Map (A-Z Street Maps & Atlases)
Bristol Premier Map (A-Z Street Maps & Atlases)

This coloured single-sided foldout street map of Bristol covers an area extending to:

Avonmouth
Cribbs Causeway
Winterbourne Down
Emerson's Green
Mangotsfield
Oldland
Keynsham
Whitchurch
Withywood
Long Ashton
Easton-in-Gordano
A large scale inset map of Bristol city centre is also included.

Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed limit are featured on the mapping.

Attached to the cover is a booklet which contains the index to streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names. Also included is a separate list of hospitals, NHS Walk-in Centres and hospices covered by this map.

A postcode map of Bristol is also available directly from Geoplan. Their Postcode Sector City maps show postcode sectors (for example HG3 1) on top of our detailed A-Z base mapping.

Price: £4.12

Publication: 22 Sep 2008

Bristol Premier Map (A-Z Street Maps & Atlases)   Bristol Premier Map (A-Z Street Maps & Atlases)


Bristol books: Travel Guides

Bristol (Pocket Guides)
Bristol (Pocket Guides)

Paperback: 96 pages
Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.5 x 16.5 cm

Price: £3.43

Publication: 11 Oct 2010

Bristol (Pocket Guides)   Bristol (Pocket Guides)


Naked Guide to Bristol, The: Not All Guide Books Are The Same (Naked Guides)
Naked Guide to Bristol, The: Not All Guide Books Are The Same (Naked Guides)

"The Naked Guide to Bristol" is the funniest, most comprehensive and best guide book to Bristol that there has ever been. Taking an irreverent sharp stick and puncturing inflated hype and spin wherever it finds it, this guide book gives you an up-close, in-depth and, above all, honest view of this great city. Take a grand tour of Bristol's architectural and cultural highlights, find welcoming pubs, lip-smacking eateries and wallet-emptying shops, and discover the history, politics and music of this counter-culture capital. It's all laid bare inside.

Price: £7.99

Publication: 25 Aug 2011

Naked Guide to Bristol, The: Not All Guide Books Are The Same (Naked Guides)   Naked Guide to Bristol, The: Not All Guide Books Are The Same (Naked Guides)


The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge
The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset is the ultimate guide to this alluring region. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out.

In The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset :

- Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing

- Area-by-area chapter highlights

- Top 5 boxes

- 'Things not to miss' section- Detailed information on Salisbury and Stonehenge

Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset.

Price: £8.96

Publication: 1 Mar 2012

The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge   The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge


Bristol books: History & Heritage

Bristol (Pevsner Buildings of England Series)
Bristol (Pevsner Buildings of England Series)

This fourth paperback City Guide in the Buildings of England series covers Bristol, for many centuries England's second port, and in architectural terms still amongst its richest cities.

Outstanding buildings remain of every century from Norman times onward. Medieval prosperity shows in the many churches, including the Cathedral and the stately St Mary Redcliffe, with their unforgettably ingenious vaults. Timber-framed houses large and small survive in quantity, as do large expanses of stone-built Georgian houses. These culminate in the steep hilltop suburbs of Clifton and Hotwells, with their thrilling juxtapositions of streets and terraces. Clifton is famous too for Brunel's mighty suspension bridge, and the great engineer also left his mark at the Neo-Tudor Temple Meads station, the terminus of the Great Western Railway. Bristol's extensive quays and docks are now finding new uses: apartments and restaurants have colonized their intriguingly diverse warehouses, with adventurous new structures to fill the gaps.
Lively, up-to-date accounts of every significant building are included, with detailed walks exploring the outer areas, and a scholarly narrative introduction to put the architecture in context. A separate section covers excursions to nearby attractions, including the picturesque almshouses at Blaise Hamlet and two country houses, Vanbrugh's Kingsweston and the newly famous Victorian mansion at Tyntesfield. Superb, specially taken colour photographs appear throughout, and extensive maps and plans make the book easy to use. The result is at once the essential visitors' companion, and an indispensable work of reference for every architectural historian.

Price: £9.99

Publication: August 2004

Bristol (Pevsner Buildings of England Series)   Bristol (Pevsner Buildings of England Series)


Bristol books: Walking and Tours

The Bristol and Bath Cycle Guide
The Bristol and Bath Cycle Guide

This guide contains 20 leisure rides designed around the city paths, parkland and riversides of Bristol and Bath, as well as tours in the local Cotswoldian surrounds. Easy rides are listed for children and beginners, plus excellent off road rides for mountain bikers. There are also listings of cafes and pubs en route, and all the ride instructions are accompanied with detailed mapping. Ride the Clifton Gorge end-to-end; mounain bike on the Mendips; bag the famous Bristol-Bath railway path and the Bath-Bradford towpath; explore the river Avon; admire the Severn Bridges and estuary fenland; take tea on tour via Durham Park; taste the Cotswolds near Yate; and come to Castle Comb, England's prettiest village.

Price: £7.58

Publication: 6 April 2004

The Bristol and Bath Cycle Guide   The Bristol and Bath Cycle Guide


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