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Good for foodies - poor for everything else.
on 6 May 2013
I purchased this book as I was planning a driving holiday covering Bath, Bournemouth, Paignton and various parts of Cornwall. I have bought a couple of other lonely planet guides which have been helpful - sadly this one is fairly useless. The main problems with it are a lack of any half decent maps, no pictures, lack of detail about places of interest and in some cases no mention of them at all. For example I know the Bournemouth area fairly well; the lovely gardens at Compton Acres are not mentioned in the book and worse still the best Tank Museum in the country (at Bovington)is only mentioned in passing in a section about a walk to Clouds Hill. Obviously Tank Museums are not for everyone but if this has been omitted who is to guess what else hasn't even been mentioned. On the plus side the book talks a lot about food and where to eat so if you want a holiday where all you do it eat and have little interest in anything else this is the book for you! If you have more varied interests I would invest in a different book!