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England (Lonely Planet Country Guides) Paperback – 15 Mar 2008
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Whether you're interested in its magnificent stately homes, its beautiful countryside or its vibrant cities, this guide will ensure you get the most out of one of the world's most interesting countries.
- over 120 detailed maps including 11 full-colour London city maps
- in-depth information on England's fascinating cultural heritage
- a range of accommodation options, from rustic bed and breakfasts to luxurious designer hotels
- discerning coverage of the country's most adventurous restaurants and its cutting-edge club scene
- insider tips on exploring England off the beaten track.
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On a practical level I have could have done with more photos and maps, but the info on places such as Oxford and Cambridge was more than enough to provide a enjoyable visit for day-trippers
My only complaint is that the depth of information is quite limited and the maps don't often cover more than the very city town centre of most locations.
I can understand that the book can only be so big but really, who wants to carry around a chapter of England's history when you travel and then resort to a series of additional maps and guide information. If you're going to carry this great hunking book when you travel, take it to read as well as as your guide book and make the weight worth while.
Maybe Lonely Planet should consider increasing the quality of their printing so that the maps can be more detailed.
Now some years into my retirement, I had thought that I might try a little travelling in the UK, to places I've not visited before, and see if I could travel on public buses using my free Over 60's travel pass wherever possible. Even looking at places I know well, particularly in my home county of Northumberland, and in Derbyshire, the Cotswolds and East Anglia, I found this Lonely Planet guide very inadequate for my proposed needs (although it did contain some information in the 'Getting there and away' sections about public bus services into, out of and around places I was interested in visiting).
Focus in on a destination and there is often only a short paragraph about the place or attraction and there's a miserly eight pages of hardly representative colour photographs for the whole country (along with a splattering of other colour illustrations). Maybe it's my age, but I didn't like the style of writing very much either and, as a prospective independent traveller on not a great budget, I would have also liked to know more about reasonably priced overnight accommodation, not £95-a-night hotels).
I don't want to say "don't buy this guide", it might well suit YOU, but I do feel that if Michael Portillo had used Lonely Planet England on his television travels, rather than his ancient Bradshaw, I don't think he would have got very far or entertained his viewers half as much. For me, it's just a big book to carry about in hand luggage for very little informational return so I'm sorry to say it's going to be returned as soon as possible.
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