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



Cornwall books: Maps

Cornwall (OS Travel Map - Tour Map)
Cornwall (OS Travel Map - Tour Map)

The Touring map series is a must for anyone visiting Britain's most popular holiday destinations. These reformatted maps are simple to use and packed with essential tourist information - from the best beaches to rural pubs, designed specifically with Tourists in mind. All county boundaries are clearly marked and as well as showing motorways and main roads, the maps also pinpoint many minor roads, cycle routes and even rural toilets. No holiday is complete without one.

Price: £3.74

Publication: 9 Mar 2009

Cornwall (OS Travel Map - Tour Map)   Cornwall (OS Travel Map - Tour Map)


Devon & Cornwall Road Map (A-Z Road Map)
Devon & Cornwall Road Map (A-Z Road Map)

Price: £5.95

Publication: 8 May 2013

Devon & Cornwall Road Map (A-Z Road Map)   Devon & Cornwall Road Map (A-Z Road Map)


Philip's Street Atlas Cornwall
Philip's Street Atlas Cornwall

This fully revised street atlas of Cornwall gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the county. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile, with larger scale maps at a scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Plymouth city centre is also shown at 7 inches to 1 mile.Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. New to this edition are fixed single and multiple speed-camera locations, with corresponding speed limits.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.

Price: £8.39

Publication: 3 May 2010

Philip's Street Atlas Cornwall   Philip's Street Atlas Cornwall


Cornwall books: Travel Guides

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: The Complete Guide (Complete Guides)
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: The Complete Guide (Complete Guides)

This second edition of the best selling guide to Cornwall is fully updated for 2005. No other guide provides as complete coverage of where to go, what to do, sites of interest, essays on history, architecture and art, as well as comprehensive listings of places to stay, eat and drink. It is the only guide you need.


Price: £9.99

Publication: April 11, 2005

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: The Complete Guide (Complete Guides)   Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: The Complete Guide (Complete Guides)


Cornwall with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides) (Footprint with Kids)
Cornwall with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides) (Footprint with Kids)

Jam-packed with information on exploring this gorgeous destination, the specialist family-travel author Will Gray and his family have left no pebble unturned in their search for the very best adventures and attractions for families heading to Cornwall. The guide is brim-full of advice for fun activities providing the perfect balance of practical information and inspirational ideas. All the best activities, beaches and big days out are captured in this great guide along with all the best places to stay and to eat. Gorgeous photos highlight Footprint s family holiday favourites. If you re looking for a great escape on a farm or a classic cottage on the moors, our 4 favourite holidays will definitely inspire you. The guide is then divided into 3 sections North, West & South with each section providing information on a tremendous array of activities from the major sights such as The Eden Project and St Michael s Mount to the lesser known attractions. All entries for attractions, accommodation and places to eat include postcodes to help you find your way with sat nav. Insider information is offered to help you build the perfect sandcastle and which beaches are best to achieve your architectural masterpiece; 10 great suggested reads for kids of all ages will whet their appetite before you depart; Boredom-busting games are recommended to keep everyone happy in the car on the way; Rain stopped play? - each section includes fabulous ideas for those 'liquid sunshine' days. If you're looking to capture the magic of your fondly remembered childhood holidays, Will Gray's guide will certainly set you off on your own adventures that your kids will remember forever.

Price: £9.65

Publication: 30 April 2010

Cornwall with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides) (Footprint with Kids)   Cornwall with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides) (Footprint with Kids)


Devon Cornwall and Southwest England (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) (Travel Guide)
Devon Cornwall and Southwest England (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Devon, Cornwall & Southwest 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. Fossil hunt along the shores of Jurassic Coast, walk across the Clifton Suspension Bridge, or visit the space-age biomes of the Eden Project; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Devon, Cornwall, and Southwest England and begin your journey now!

Price: £9.09

Publication: 21 Jan 2011

Devon Cornwall and Southwest England (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) (Travel Guide)   Devon Cornwall and Southwest England (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) (Travel Guide)


DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall and its FREE pull-out map.

Price: £5.75

Publication: 2 April 2013

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall   DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall


Slow Cornwall: & the Isles of Scilly: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Guides))
Slow Cornwall: & the Isles of Scilly: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Guides))

As much an entertaining armchair read as a practical guide, this is a personal, slow, tour of Cornwall. Experience crashing waves and glorious beaches, wild moorland and wooded valleys, and the quiet and hitherto unsung byways of the Cornish landscape. Take time to savour the outstanding cuisine and seek out the lively arts scene. Interviews with locals - from blacksmiths and bakers to artists and fishermen - paint an intimate picture of the people of the region. Kirsty Fergusson enriches your stay with her local knowledge on where to stay, eat and drink and what to see and do. Tips on where to paddle with the tide up wooded creeks to village pubs, on where to discover lost varieties of Cornish apples and on riding a bike from standing stones to swimming holes, provide an intimate picture of this popular tourist destination.

Price: £10.34

Publication: 18 Jun 2012

Slow Cornwall: & the Isles of Scilly: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Guides))   Slow Cornwall: & the Isles of Scilly: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Guides))


The Best of Britain: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
The Best of Britain: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Every year, more and more people are choosing to snub the long-haul flights and rigorous security checks and holiday in Britain. Cornwall offers the best of Britain's stylish, contemporary facilities mixed with stunning landscapes and fascinating heritage, and this guidebook is researched and written by a local writer who know the area like the back of her hand. The Best of Britain series uniquely brings together local knowledge of the area and expert advice, to make sure you get the most out of your visit. The guide includes: - The best attractions for young couples, families and groups of friends - Recommendations from local characters and celebrities - Where to find fresh organic and local produce and tucked-away farm shops and delis - Recommended places to eat out - from quirky cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants - Wet-weather options - for when the unpredictable British weather lets you down - Great things to do with children (and where to go to get away from them!) - The best places to stay - from cosy cottages to boutique hotels - Local legends, festivals and pubs.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 28 Sep 2011

The Best of Britain: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly   The Best of Britain: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly


The Rough Guide to Devon and Cornwall
The Rough Guide to Devon and Cornwall

The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall is the ultimate travel companion to this fascinating peninsula, with detailed coverage of all the best local attractions and clear, stylish maps. Discover the region's highlights from the beaches of Barnstaple Bay to the galleries of St Ives, the coziest pubs and the tastiest fish and chips, with stunning colour photography to bring everything to life. Detailed practical advice will help you navigate your way around, discover the best places to surf and cycle and unearth the finest country walks. Up-to-date and honest reviews of the best hotels, campsites, bars and restaurants for all budgets will all ensure that you make the most of your time in this stunning region.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 1 Mar 2013 [Paperback]

The Rough Guide to Devon and Cornwall   The Rough Guide to Devon and Cornwall


Time Out Devon & Cornwall 2nd edition
Time Out Devon & Cornwall 2nd edition

Time Out Devon & Cornwall takes you straight to the most inspiring destinations, from spectacular beaches to grand gardens and stately homes; the best places to stay, eat and drink, and the most compelling sights, villages and landscapes. Full of local recommendations, hidden places and at-a-glance seasonal events alongside all the best-known attractions, such as the Eden Project and Dartmoor.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 19 April 2012

Time Out Devon & Cornwall 2nd edition   Time Out Devon & Cornwall 2nd edition


West Cornwall & Land's End Peninsula Guidebook (Friendly Guides)
West Cornwall & Land's End Peninsula Guidebook (Friendly Guides)

This guide covers the far west of Cornwall following the coast from St Ives and Zennor around the dramatic West Penwith cliffs to Land s End and then along the softer south coast taking in Lamorna, Mousehole, Penzance, St Michael s Mount and finally Prussia Cove. There are stunning beaches try surfing at Sennen or at Porthmeor in St Ives under the gaze of visitors to the Tate St Ives or the sublime beach at Porthcurno. Wander along the sands at Marazion and cross the causeway to the magical St Michael s Mount.

Price: £4.50

Publication: 1 Aug 2008

West Cornwall & Land's End Peninsula Guidebook (Friendly Guides)   West Cornwall & Land's End Peninsula Guidebook (Friendly Guides)


Cornwall books: History & Heritage

The Geology and Landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall)
The Geology and Landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall)

The spectacular scenery of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is the result of some 400 million years of geological history. Rock types range from sedimentary mud and sandstones to igneous ones of granite and those of volcanic origin. Local geology can be seen in pebbles on the beach, and in towns, villages and countryside in buildings and hedges. The coast and moors exhibit some of the most dramatic rock exposures, many of them Sites of Special Scientific Interest. This book describes and explains the best sites, and gives a gallery of rock types that may be encountered in Cornwall.

Price: £5.95

Publication: 21 April 2011

The Geology and Landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall)   The Geology and Landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall)


Cornwall books: Walking and Tours

50 Walks in Cornwall (AA 50 Walks Series)
50 Walks in Cornwall (AA 50 Walks Series)

Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this fantastic walking guide to Cornwall features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments and every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.

Price: £8.99

Publication: 30 April 2013

50 Walks in Cornwall (AA 50 Walks Series)   50 Walks in Cornwall (AA 50 Walks Series)


Pathfinder Cornwall (Pathfinder Guides)
Pathfinder Cornwall (Pathfinder Guides)

This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in Cornwall providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll along Falmouth Bay to the much more challenging walks along Looe Bar this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of Cornwall both popular and little know scenic routes including St Agnes, Tintagel and Portloe.

Price: £8.39

Publication: 7 Jan 2013

Pathfinder Cornwall (Pathfinder Guides)   Pathfinder Cornwall (Pathfinder Guides)


Ramblers Short Walks in Cornwall (Collins Ramblers Short Walks)
Ramblers Short Walks in Cornwall (Collins Ramblers Short Walks)

A practical little walk guide to Cornwall endorsed by the Ramblers. All the walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less that 3 hours. 20 walks are included and use clear Ordnance Survey maps to show the route plus easy to follow walk descriptions.

Price: £4.49

Publication: 3 Mar 2011

Ramblers Short Walks in Cornwall (Collins Ramblers Short Walks)   Ramblers Short Walks in Cornwall (Collins Ramblers Short Walks)


Wild Guide: Devon, Cornwall and South West (Wild Guides)
Wild Guide: Devon, Cornwall and South West (Wild Guides)

This compendium of adventures features the best wild places to visit in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, with luscious places to eat and stay and ideas for weekend itineraries. The best secret beaches and wild swimming locations Amazing ancient woodlands and wildlife spectacles Top picnic places and wild flower meadows Lost ruins, hidden castles and sacred stones Caverns, caves, grottoes and follies Sunset hillforts, night walks and campfire camping Treehouses, yurts and gypsy caravans Best artisanal food, seasonal eating and traditional pubs Featuring stunning photos and engaging travel writing, this is the perfect book for those seeking new adventures with the family, or dreaming up the ultimate romantic weekend escape.

Price: £10.34

Publication: 1 May 2013

Wild Guide: Devon, Cornwall and South West (Wild Guides)   Wild Guide: Devon, Cornwall and South West (Wild Guides)


Cornwall books: Food & Drink

Gourmet Cornwall
Gourmet Cornwall

"Gourmet Cornwall" celebrates the superb food and drink of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; the dedicated men and women who produce it, and the chefs who create some of the finest contemporary dishes. This is the first in-depth study of regional food in Britain today: real food, with real taste. It is for foodlovers everywhere.

Price: £4.99

Publication: April 28, 2005 [Paperback]

Gourmet Cornwall   Gourmet Cornwall


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