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England books: Travel Guides

AA Bed and Breakfast Guide 2013 (Aa Lifestyle Guides): England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland. Over 2 800 AA-inspected and rated B&Bs
AA Bed and Breakfast Guide 2013 (Aa Lifestyle Guides): England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland. Over 2 800 AA-inspected and rated B&Bs

Fully updated guide to over 2,800 establishments, inspected and rated for quality by the AA's inspectors, each with from one to five Stars. Yellow Stars indicate Highly Commended Establishments - the very best of three, four and five Star guest accommodation. Useful symbols highlight the very best breakfasts and evening meals. Plus, there are up-to-date details of room prices, credit cards, family suitability, parking and directions throughout.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 27 Sep 2012

AA Bed and Breakfast Guide 2013 (Aa Lifestyle Guides): England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland. Over 2 800 AA-inspected and rated B&Bs   AA Bed and Breakfast Guide 2013 (Aa Lifestyle Guides): England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland. Over 2 800 AA-inspected and rated B&Bs


Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs: 5th Edition
Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs: 5th Edition

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!

Price: £7.19

Publication: 7 Mar 2013

Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs: 5th Edition   Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs: 5th Edition


Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet England is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Seek out a guide lead you through the Tower of London, ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, or sit back in a centuries-old pub with a traditional beer; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of England and begin your journey now!

Price: £11.55

Publication: 1 Mar 2013 [Paperback]

Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)   Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)


Rick Steves' England 2013
Rick Steves' England 2013

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you "really" need to know when traveling in England.
In this guide, you'll find a mix of splendid cities, ever-so-quaint villages, historic ports, and seaside resorts. Visit the manors, museums, cathedrals, and castles that preserve England's history. Explore the scenic bays of Cornwall, hike the wild moors of Dartmoor, and discover why the Lake District is Londoners' favorite playground. Travel back in time at Stonehenge, tour the remnants of the Roman Empire along Hadrian's Wall, and see the ancient baths in the city of Bath. After a bustling day of sightseeing, relax at a neighborhood pub, sharing a chat and a pint with a friendly local.
Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to get around England by train, bus, or car, and discover which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Price: £15.99

Publication: 24 Jan 2013

Rick Steves' England 2013   Rick Steves' England 2013


The Rough Guide to England
The Rough Guide to England

The Rough Guide to England is the definitive guide to this fascinating country with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions in England. Discover England's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from how best to explore England's beautiful countryside to the country's rich collection of castles, cathedrals and prehistoric remains, with plenty of offbeat attractions along the way. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in England, relying on up-to-date reviews of the best hotels and restaurants, the most authentic pubs and clubs, and the most exciting activities and experiences. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you to explore every corner of this superb country, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make The Rough Guide to England your ultimate travelling companion.

Price: £11.55

Publication: 20 Jan 2011 [Paperback]

The Rough Guide to England   The Rough Guide to England


England books: Accommodation Guides

B&B's & Hotels: The Official Tourist Board Guide
B&B's & Hotels: The Official Tourist Board Guide

Easy to use guide featuring B&Bs, Hotels, guest accommodation, guest house, farmhouses, inns, campus accommodation and hostels. A must when planning short breaks or longer holidays.

Price: £6.47

Publication: 1 Dec 2012

B&B's & Hotels: The Official Tourist Board Guide   B&B's & Hotels: The Official Tourist Board Guide


England books: Food & Drink

AA Pub Guide 2014 (AA Lifestyle Guides)
AA Pub Guide 2014 (AA Lifestyle Guides)

Over 2,000 traditional countryside inns, taverns, gastro-pubs and welcoming hostelries are included, carefully selected on merit with no charge for entry. Full-colour throughout with more photographs than competing guides. The guide also features inspected and rated accommodation. Each entry includes information on opening times, prices and food. There are also useful symbols throughout, such as AA Rosettes and Stars to indicate the quality of food and accommodation and a wine glass to identify where a range of wines are available by the glass.

Price: £11.99

Publication: 24 Sep 2013

AA Pub Guide 2014 (AA Lifestyle Guides)   AA Pub Guide 2014 (AA Lifestyle Guides)


AA Restaurant Guide 2014 (AA Lifestyle Guides)
AA Restaurant Guide 2014 (AA Lifestyle Guides)

With over 2,000 restaurants awarded Rosettes by the AA's professional inspectors, this is the food lover's guide to enjoying the best cuisine in Britain. Rosetted restaurants feature purely on merit with no charge for inclusion. There are three national AA Wine Awards, with over 100 notable wine list symbols awarded to the runners up. Other features include the AA Restaurant of the Year Awards for London, England, Scotland and Wales, and the Chef's Chef Award.

Price: £11.55

Publication: 24 Sep 2013

AA Restaurant Guide 2014 (AA Lifestyle Guides)   AA Restaurant Guide 2014 (AA Lifestyle Guides)


Camra's Good Beer Guide 2014
Camra's Good Beer Guide 2014

The Good Beer Guide is fully revised and updated each year and features pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. Now in its 41st edition, this pub guide is completely independent with listings based entirely on nomination and evaluation by CAMRA members. This means you can be sure that every one of the 4,500 pubs deserves their place, plus they all come recommended by people who know a thing or two about good beer. The unique 'Breweries Section' lists over 1000 breweries - micro, regional and national - that produce real ale in the UK, and the beers that they brew. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. The Good Beer Guide 2014 is the complete book for beer lovers and a must-have for anyone wanting to experience the UK's finest pubs.

Price: £10.87

Publication: 12 Sep 2013 [Paperback]

Camra's Good Beer Guide 2014   Camra's Good Beer Guide 2014


Eating out in Pubs 2013 (Michelin Pub Guide)
Eating out in Pubs 2013 (Michelin Pub Guide)

With growing demand for quality food in the informal setting of a local pub, Eating Out in Pubs 2013 includes 550 of the best dining pubs and inns in Britain and Ireland, featuring 77 new entries, to suit all tastes and budgets. Covering a range of establishments from country inn to urban gastro pub, each entry is tried and tested by the famous team of Michelin inspectors. Featuring colour photos, lively descriptions, sample dishes and practical information on where and when to visit, Eating Out in Pubs has something for every occasion.

Price: £9.65

Publication: 2 Nov 2012

Eating out in Pubs 2013 (Michelin Pub Guide)   Eating out in Pubs 2013 (Michelin Pub Guide)


Pubs & Inns of England and Wales (Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay: Pubs & Inns)
Pubs & Inns of England and Wales (Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay: Pubs & Inns)

Alastair Sawday's Pubs & Inns of England & Wales.
We have unearthed pubs with style and great food; pubs with sustainability and provenance at the heart of what they do. Sleek city boozers and rural pubs with wonky walls and horse brasses above the bar. From Michelin-starred pubs with rooms to tiny pubs down country lanes that sell filled rolls and well poured pints of real ale. Pubs chosen for their individuality, good cheer and friendly welcomes. This well-loved Sawday's pubs guide gives you all the information you need: pub opening times; pub prices; directions and phone numbers to make a booking at pubs across England & Wales. Make sure you keep a copy in your glove box.

Hundreds of special Sawday's pubs - many with bedrooms and all inspected and selected because we love them.

Includes Sawday's award-winning pubs with rooms, the best pubs for locally-sourced/organic food and drink, the best community/village pubs and the best un-spoilt, timeless gems.

Sawday's Pubs & Inns of England & Wales has sold over 100,000 copies.

Search for pubs with their own breweries, authentic pubs, pubs with views, pubs with waterside settings, pubs with summer gardens, plus our ever-useful demystification guide to pub menus.

Price: £12.00

Publication: 1 Jun 2013

Pubs & Inns of England and Wales (Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay: Pubs & Inns)   Pubs & Inns of England and Wales (Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay: Pubs & Inns)


The Good Food Guide 2014
The Good Food Guide 2014

The Good Food Guide is the UK's bestselling and longest-running restaurant guide. The 2014 edition is packed with over 1,300 hidden foodie gems and new restaurant talent; from brilliant brunches, perfect pubs, great-value restaurants - or something spectacular for that once-in-a-lifetime meal. All reviews are based on thousands of pieces of reader feedback and anonymous, expert inspections - so you can trust the Guide to get it right.

Price: £12.23

Publication: 9 Sep 2013

The Good Food Guide 2014   The Good Food Guide 2014


England books: General Interest

Camping by the Waterside: The best campsites by water in Britain and Ireland
Camping by the Waterside: The best campsites by water in Britain and Ireland

This stylish and inspiring book contains all the information campers need to make the most of the wonderful waterside locations throughout the UK and Ireland. Covering all kinds of camping (caravan, campsite and wild), the book starts by showing how to plan your trip, what gear to take and how to get stuck into all the fantastic water-based activities on offer, such as sailing, kayaking, angling, surfing and wild swimming. Tip boxes, top 10 features and gorgeous photos combine to give readers all the knowledge and inspiration they need to get out there, whether they're on their own, part of a family or with a group of friends.

The main part of the guide is organised by region, but also searchable by activity. Each region has an overview, and within it the best sites to visit, with useful information (best times of year to go, activities on offer, facilities, cost), advice on most attractive pitches, contact details and photos. There is a huge variety of sites here, all with something unique to offer, and helpful maps plot each one clearly.

With a Foreword by One Man and his Campervan's Martin Dorey, this is the essential guidebook for all campers, showing how it really is possible to pitch up in paradise.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 14 Mar 2013

Camping by the Waterside: The best campsites by water in Britain and Ireland   Camping by the Waterside: The best campsites by water in Britain and Ireland


Cool Camping Britain: A Hand-picked Selection of Campsites and Camping Experiences in Britain
Cool Camping Britain: A Hand-picked Selection of Campsites and Camping Experiences in Britain

Following on from the success of guides to England, Wales and Scotland, the publishers of the UK's best-selling campsite guides have created one definitive British volume. Featuring 150 stunning campsites, from the wilds of the Scilly Isles to the sandy shores of Scotland's coastline, this book showcases the very best of British camping. New finds include a secret campsite in Sussex only accessible via a disused railway bridge, a Suffolk eco-escape by the banks of a glorious river and beach camping on the Isle of Eigg, where a rare geological phenomenon causes the sands to sing along to the sound of the waves. Forest camping, beautiful views, family-friendly sites and campsites with campfires are all covered - with over 50 brand new sites that have never featured in the Cool Camping guides before. This hand-picked selection of campsites is brought to life with insightful reviews and hundreds of colour photographs, plus handy practical info on what you can expect to find on site, things to do in the locality, and the best food and drink options around. And only the Cool Camping guides illustrate every single campsite with photographs, allowing campers to use the book for inspiration as well as information.

Price: £11.53

Publication: 1 May 2013

Cool Camping Britain: A Hand-picked Selection of Campsites and Camping Experiences in Britain   Cool Camping Britain: A Hand-picked Selection of Campsites and Camping Experiences in Britain


Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014: Hotels & Restaurants (Michelin Guides)
Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014: Hotels & Restaurants (Michelin Guides)

Enjoy the best of hotels and restaurants, from tiny bistros to luxury hotels, with the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2014! This year, more than 2000 restaurants and 1500 hotels have been selected for the constant quality of their services. MICHELIN Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2014 caters for individual tastes and budgets: Bib Gourmand for an affordable and enjoyable meal (menu less than £28), pubs to taste traditional dishes or starred restaurants for special occasions... You can also choose a hotel in all confidence from cosy B&Bs to luxury hotels. To add to your Michelin experience, you will also find a lively introduction to big cities and information on tourist sights and attractions.

Price: £10.87

Publication: 4 Oct 2013

Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014: Hotels & Restaurants (Michelin Guides)   Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014: Hotels & Restaurants (Michelin Guides)


Self-catering Holiday Homes (Enjoy England S.)
Self-catering Holiday Homes (Enjoy England S.)

"Self-catering 2006" provides comprehensive details of over 10,000 places to stay in all types of accommodation that have been assessed for quality by trained assessors, so your customers can book with confidence. Listed by region and in town order, this easy-to-use guide is a must when planning short breaks or longer holidays. VisitBritain is successfully achieving its mission of building the value of tourism throughout Britain, helping to create world-class destination brands through our world-class marketing campaigns.

Price: £11.48

Publication: Paperback 800 pages (January 19, 2006)

Self-catering Holiday Homes (Enjoy England S.)   Self-catering Holiday Homes (Enjoy England S.)


The English Companion: An Idiosyncratic A-Z of England and Englishness
The English Companion: An Idiosyncratic A-Z of England and Englishness

In this witty and stylish companion to Englishness Sunday Times columnist Godfrey Smith takes us on a leisurely but perceptive tour of all that he holds dear in England and the English. It is very much an informal ramble, as if in the company of an old friend. He treats us to a display of sparkling and knowledgeable comments on our national life from Churchill to pubs, Elgar to Rugby, Bertie Wooster to George Orwell, British beef to the National Lottery and from fish and chips to Evelyn Waugh.

Price: £11.18

Publication: Hardcover 283 pages (January 1, 1996)

The English Companion: An Idiosyncratic A-Z of England and Englishness   The English Companion: An Idiosyncratic A-Z of England and Englishness


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