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Jan 2, 2022, 2:02:11 PMJan 2
The Travel Shelf

Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain
Damian Harper, et al.
Lonely Planet Publications
150 Linden Street, Oakland CA 94607
9781787015364, $24.99, PB, 324pp

Synopsis: "Lonely Planet's Best of Great Britain" is an illustrated and information packed compendium of the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you when visiting England, Ireland, and Scotland. With its thoroughly 'user friendly' format, even the most novice of tourists can explore London's museums, sip whisky in Scotland, and hike in Snowdonia; all with this comprehensive guide as a trusted travel planner.

"Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain" features: Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak; Full-color images throughout; Highlights and itineraries help tailor any trip to personal needs and interests; Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots; Essential information including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices; Honest reviews for all budgets (including eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss!); Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, wine, sport, landscapes, wildlife; A free, convenient pull-out London map (included in print version), plus easy-to-use colour maps to help you navigate your destination.

Critique: Lonely Planet travel guides are held to the highest standards of quality content and utility -- and "Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain" is in full compliance to that requirement. Whether traveling to the UK for business, pleasure, or both, This compact paperback edition of "Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain" is the ideal trip planning resource for a truly memorable trip -- making it especially and unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, college, and university library Travel Guide collections.


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