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on 26 March 2014
I'd actually give Michelin's Britain & Ireland's Atlas 4.5 stars as it has a couple of small shortcomings mentioned below.
The French version seems more comprehensive as it covers a bigger territory and the version i have has a more detailed scale of (1:200,000) and thus has more map pages.
Being a Tour Guide i've used this Atlas for about 20years as it is the best available.
The reasons are it seems to be the only one which properly covers Britain and ALL of Ireland at the same scale (1:300,000).
Others don't really cover Ireland as they only have it on as an add-on at a small scale with little detail.
The Michelin B & I also scores by having the Scottish Highlands & Islands on the same detailed scale as the rest of UK while most of its competitors reduce their scale so it is of limited use.
Another advantage Michelin maps have is the depiction of scenic routes. Surprising how few other map companies have cottoned on to this.

The feature i find MOST USEFUL is the comprehensive Intermediate & Total Mileages (also KMs on Trunk roads) given even for 'B' & some minor roads. This helps greatly in calculating timings when comparing alternative routes. Quicker to use than a Satnav in some cases. Other companies' maps & atlases, even larger scale ones don't have this level of detail.
Make sure you get the spiral version as this is the most practical for travelling & lasts longer.

Only small gripes are that the paper the Michelin atlas has used in recent years is too thin and can tear easily and don't expect to use this atlas for the Orkney & Shetland isles as they are reduced to a useless size & squeezed into a wee box (although the Hebridean isles are on the full scale)!
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on 12 September 2013
Bought one of these every other year since 1998.very easy to read-I think it is the best of the lot.Also has Ireland in it which a lot of atlases don't have -just describe themselves as Great Britain.There is also a little bit of northern France in it around the Calais/Boulogne area- useful if you do just a quick channel hop.Great price too!
Note-always buy a spiral bound atlas then you can turn the pages fully over.
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on 26 May 2014
Always use Michelin maps for Europe so thought this would be the best for UK
First class book- very clear and easy to follow
Ist class delivery very prompt and packed well for protection
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on 9 January 2016
I need reading specs so I cannot read this whilst on the bike. I use my satnav instead. For good eyes it should be fine
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on 15 October 2014
Good, but would have benefited from a slightly larger format and thicker paper. I chose it as it is one of the few maps that feature Southern Ireland (Eire) in the same detail as the UK.
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on 5 November 2014
An useful guide
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on 19 August 2014
As advertised
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on 26 December 2014
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on 6 November 2014
good value
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on 12 September 2013
Good quality. shows tourist sights, leisure facilities, as well as scenic routes so that you can make the most of your journey.
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