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Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide) [Kindle Edition]

Lonely Planet , David Else , Oliver Berry , Fionn Davenport , Marc Di Duca , Belinda Dixon , Damian Harper , Anna Kaminski , Catherine Le Nevez , Neil Wilson
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

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!

Inside Lonely Planet England Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, food, drink, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out London map (included in print version), plus over 95 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Travel with Children, and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar
  • Covers Newcastle, Lake District, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Midlands, the Marches, Nottingham, Cambridge, East Anglia, Oxford, Costwolds, Wessex, London, Canterbury, Devon, Cornwall, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet England, our most comprehensive guide to England, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on London? Check out Lonely Planet's London guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, Lonely Planet's Discover London, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions, or Lonely Planet's Pocket London, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Great Britain for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Discover Great Britain, a photo-rich guide to the region's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, David Else, Oliver Berry, Fionn Davenport, Marc Di Duca, Belinda Dixon, Damian Harper, Anna Kaminski, Catherine Le Nevez, and Neil Wilson.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16835 KB
  • Print Length: 848 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 7 edition (1 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,353 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Always improving the contents 18 May 2013
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I like the format that Lonely Planet started to used a couple of years ago. It is more elegant and easy to use. The only thing I miss is a detailed punctuation of highlights based on several criteria. It would be easier to decide what to visit or not based on some kind of scores.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The formatting is horrible for the Kindle version 9 April 2013
By Mary Thompson - Published on
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I've loved the Lonely Planet series of travel guides for a long time, but find the tiered "table of contents" format in the Kindle version truly obnoxious to navigate when you're looking for specific information. I'd give the guide five stars if the publisher can resolve the issue! (That is, make section headings and sub-heading and sub-sub-headings visible in the Table of Contents section so that you can immediately select the section you'd like to go to.)
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hefty, but Really Useful 25 April 2013
By J. Wiles Parker - Published on
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I love the layout of this travel book despite the several pounds it weighs. Lonely Planet breaks down England by region and then alphabetically by city, the exception being the huge section of London at the front just after the country highlights. The index is extremely usable, so, for example, if you're making a trip to Winchester from London and you don't know where that falls by region, you look it up and it gives you a page range as well as a bold number for where the section properly starts. From there you get a little map of the main parts of the city, a brief history and then the places most visitors are interested in. Some activities are suggested as well as places to stay and eat along with how to get there from other places. Each region section also includes a map of the general area covered. The front of the book includes the top 20 destinations/places to visit/things that people do/the country is known for. This front section is the only one in color, though the tear out map is also in color. The map itself is a bit of a let down, being just flimsy paper and likely to disintegrate if used in the rain. However, that's the only real drawback I could find with the book. Well put together with a lot of great suggestions and travel tips throughout. If you're looking to buy a more current England travel book, this would be a great option or if you just wanted something that covered a lot of ground in a useful and informative manner, this may be it. You even get info about English customs, food,and history that may be useful to know for the first time visitor.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All you'll need to plan your visit! 9 May 2013
By Stephanie - Published on
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The husband and I are planning and saving for an anniversary trip to England. I've been bookmarking and emailing links for years, but this Lonely Planet travel guide is AWESOME. As much as I love the internet and my Kindle, there are some things a real book can never replace!

I loved that the authors gave several variations of itineraries based on the time you have for your visit or what interests you, such as castles or sporting events.

And my favorite part of the book? Not only are all the important landmarks and must-do places listed (as well as what or when to avoid), but insight from locals are given as to the best view, best eats, AND Lonely Planet shares lesser known festivals and tourist attractions with you, ie: the Pooh Sticks World Championships in Little Wittenham. Really?! Awesome! Ok, you may not find that interesting unless you have young children and know what Pooh Sticks are - yes, it has to do with Winnie the Pooh! ;-)

You don't need piles of maps or pamphlets - get this book, and you'll have all the info you need to enjoy England! Super guide!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good book, terrible downloaded to iPad 18 Jan 2014
By Debbie - Published on
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If you have an iPad or tablet, don't get this book. Content is very helpful, but it is driving me crazy. No detailed table of contents to go back and find info while you are traveling. Takes me forever to turn page by page just to find a restaurant in the part of the city I am in that day or details on sites I want to see. Unfortunate. I usually get the real book and can easily flip to the appropriate section and find information I need. Too much trouble to go through the book and bookmark everything you may need.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you can have only one book for all of England, and if you have excellent eyesight, this one will do 8 May 2013
By nsv - Published on
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This is a travel book with a little bit of everything, and if your budget allows for only one book, you will likely survive your trip with this one. It covers a great deal of what you need to know to scratch the surface of all of England.

The first section is the Plan Your Trip section. It covers the 20 Top Experiences, as well as the standard things you have to know for day-to-day life in a new place. Money, travel tips, weather, etiquette; the basics are here. For interests like "Royal England" or "Art Galleries", you'll find top six (or so) lists here. Top events by month are listed, and several itineraries and walking trips cover everything from short walks to long tours. There's a short Travel with Children section, and three paragraph summaries of each region.

On the Road is the next and largest section. London and Wessex get about 90 pages each, while all the other regions get 45-65 pages each. There are maps, lists of best places to eat and stay, and sections on sights, tours, festivals & events, sleeping, eating, drinking, entertainment, and shopping. For each region there's a bit on "Why Go?" and "When to Go," and some history.

This is where all the detailed information is, and this is where I searched for many things I didn't find. I am certainly not an expert on England, yet many of my favorite things to do, pubs, restaurants, shops, and not just my favorite hotel but the whole area (with many hotels and restaurants) could not be found by searching the book or the index. You will find all the standard tourist attractions, all the celebrity chefs' restaurants, the St. Pancras Renaissance and the easyHotel, but heck if I can find the pubs that are still owned by the locals or any of my favorite unique bookstores.

Obviously every hotel and shop can't be included. The book weighs almost a pound and a half as it is, and the text is small enough to give me a headache. But while it is an excellent overview, I'd suggest carrying another book along with this one, with detailed information about the specific area you're in. Or at the very least plan to get on the good side of some of the locals and ask them what their favorite restaurants are and where they go on their days off. This book will guide you to the usual tourist attractions and the museums and castles you've seen in movies and TV shows (except, oddly, Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey), but if you want to see more of England than you've seen on the screen, you're going to need more in-depth information than can be found here.

The next section is Understand England, with a page or ten for England Today, History, The English Table, Architecture in England, The English Landscape, The Arts, and Sporting England. There are glossaries, a historical timeline, a few color photos, and references to websites for more information.

At the end is the Survival Guide, a short chapter with a bit more information about the basic practicalities that were hinted at in the Plan Your Trip section. If you've never been there, it's a good idea to read this section while actually planning your trip, to know about things like which power adapter to get and what kind of clothing to pack.

The maps are OK, if a little difficult on the eyes. The color maps in the London chapter are easier to read than the maps in the rest of the book. The pull-out London map covers only central London and Hyde Park, and includes 10 Top Sights and a map of key bus routes and the Underground. If you're planning to use buses or the Tube, pick up a better map at the stations.

This would be a good first book to use to start planning a trip, and it really is an excellent overview of darn near everything. But it lacks depth (as it must, given its size and the large subject it covers.) Start here, but add other sources of information if you want to do more than scratch the surface of this wonderful country.
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