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Great Glen Way (Trailblazer British Walking Guide) 38 Large-Scale Maps & Guides to 18 Towns and Villages - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat - Fort William to Inverness

Great Glen Way (Trailblazer British Walking Guide) 38 Large-Scale Maps & Guides to 18 Towns and Villages - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat - Fort William to Inverness

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2020

All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Great Glen Way long-distance footpath. The trail begins where the West Highland Way ends - at Fort William - and follows the Great Glen faultline to finish at Inverness after 79 miles (127km). The trail passes Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness and also follows the towpath of the Caledonian Canal. It's a relatively easy week-long walk amongst beautiful Highland scenery but there's a high level option between Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit that gives even better mountain views. This 2nd edition has been re-walked and fully updated. * Includes 38 detailed walking maps: the largest-scale maps available - at just under 1:20,000 (8cm or 31/8 inches to 1 mile) these are bigger than even the most detailed walking maps currently available in the shops * Unique mapping features - walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest. These are not general-purpose maps but fully edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers**With accommodation, pubs and restaurants in detailed guides to 15 towns and villages including Fort William and Inverness * Itineraries for all walkers - whether hiking the entire route or sampling highlights on day walks or short breaks * Detailed public transport information - Buses and trains for all access points * Practical information for all budgets * What to see; where to eat with reviews (cafes, teashops, pubs, restaurants, takeaways); where to stay with reviews (hostels, campsites, bunkhouses, B&Bs, hotels) * Downloadable GPS waypoints also included. * Written by Scottish hillwalker Jim Manthorpe.

Hadrian's Wall Path (Trailblazer British Walking Guide): Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (Newcastle) and Wallsend (Newcastle) to Bowness-on-Solway Two-way guide with 59 Large-Scale Walking Maps & Guides

Hadrian's Wall Path (Trailblazer British Walking Guide): Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (Newcastle) and Wallsend (Newcastle) to Bowness-on-Solway Two-way guide with 59 Large-Scale Walking Maps & Guides

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2020

New, two-way edition with routes re-walked from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (Newcastle) and Wallsend (Newcastle) to Bowness-on-Solway. All-in-one guide to walking Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail. Hadrian's Wall Path, 84 miles from end to end, follows the course of northern Europe's largest surviving Roman monument, a 2nd-century fortification built - in the border country between England and Scotland - on the orders of the Emperor Hadrian in AD122. Opened in 2003, the path crosses the beautiful border country between England and Scotland. It is the first National Trail to follow the course of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This week-long walk is regarded as one of the least challenging National Trails. This 6th edition has been re-walked and fully updated. *8 town plans and 59 large-scale walking maps - at just under 1:20,000 - showing route times, places to stay, points of interest and much more *Plus 8 stage maps and 2 overview maps *Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over seven to eight days or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks *Practical information for all budgets * Where to stay with reviews - camping, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels * Where to eat with reviews - cafes, pubs, tea-shops, restaurants, takeaways and shops/supermarkets * What to see - historical, cultural, geographical information * Detailed street plans *Comprehensive public transport information - for all access points on the Hadrian's Wall Path.* Flora and fauna - four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife *Green hiking - understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it *Newcastle city guide *GPS waypoints. These are also downloadable from the Trailblazer website. *Includes extra colour sections: 16pp colour introduction and 16pp of colour mapping for stage sections (one stage per page) with trail profiles.

Secret Edinburgh An Unusual Guide

Secret Edinburgh An Unusual Guide

Author: Hannah Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020

Discover hidden gardens and clandestine art that even the neighbours overlook, visit the strangest of museums, get water-boarded in a prototype Jacuzzi and traumatised by Rabelaisian rafters, decrypt mysterious Masonic markings, step inside an Icelandic lava grotto, travel to the Wild West of Morningside, learn the secrets of Mrs Coade's stone, sniff out the dogs more dazzling than Greyfriars Bobbie, track down traces of Edinburgh's Great Exhibition ... Far from the tourist traps and the crowded landmarks, you may have thought Edinburgh had no more to reveal, but the city still keeps many treasures hidden away in the most unexpected of places. An indispensable travel guide for those who thought they knew Edinburgh well, or who would like to explore the curiosities of this most secretive of cities. Most visitors only scratch the surface of the cities they visit. Most residents accidentally take for granted the places they live. This book delves deep into Edinburgh's rich history and the stories its special places tell, nudging its reader to find delight in the esoteric details, and to go and explore our wonderful and beautiful city with fresh eyes, a spring in the step and song in the soul. Adam Wilkinson, Director of Edinburgh World Heritage

Secret Geneva

Secret Geneva

Author: Christian Vellas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020

Let Secret Geneva guide you around the unusual and unfamiliar. Step off the beaten track with this fascinating Geneva guide book and let our local experts show you the well-hidden treasures of this amazing city. Ideal for local inhabitants and curious travellers alike. The places included in our guides are unusual and unfamiliar, allowing one to step off the beaten track. Now in it's third edition, Secret Geneva features 100 secret and unusual locations. Head off to discover hidden tunnels and a bomb shelter beneath the Old City, follow a secret passage open once a year, admire the cathedral's Orpheus capital, pray at Calvin's fake grave, look for the plaque that compares the pope with the Antichrist, visit the secret gardens of the Carouge district, discover why the national monument represents two Savoyard women, learn where Frankenstein was created, sleep in Professor Calculus' room, and more. Far from the usual crowds and cliches, Geneva still keeps treasures well hidden that it reveals only to the inhabitants and to the travellers who know how to wander off the beaten track. An essential guide for those who thought they knew Geneva well or for those who wish to discover the hidden side of the city. Don't miss - Each chapter of this Secret Geneva travel guide book corresponds to a different neighbourhood of the city so that one can always find a hidden or secret place to discover. Perfectly planned walks - Make sure that you do not miss any Secret location, by discovering each one featured in this guide by planning a walking tour of each neighbourhood.

Australian Wildlife

Australian Wildlife

Author: Stella Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2020

A new, thoroughly updated second edition of Bradt's Australian Wildlife, covering habitats, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, the marine environment and where to go. Wildlife writer Stella Martin combines the encyclopaedic knowledge of David Attenborough with the enthusiasm of the late Steve Irwin to offer a unique guide which, compared to others, is variously more portable and more detailed, has a broader scope, goes beyond identification notes and includes an in-depth guide to ecosystems. It also covers all regions of Australia. Background chapters explain how Australia's wildlife evolved in isolation and how the geology, soil and climate affect its natural history. There is also a close look at Australia's infamously dangerous creatures, avoiding the cliches and putting their threat into perspective: although most of the world's most venomous snakes are found in Australia, they are by no means the deadliest. Essential advice is offered for avoiding hazardous wildlife and there are also useful first aid tips. Up-to-date information on conservation is included, including fire and its role in the Australian ecology and the effect of exotic feral animals and weeds. And there are tips on how to find, enjoy and identify wildlife with a 'where to go' section featuring a state-by-state overview of key wildlife sites, with maps. With a focus on interesting information about the general biology and behaviour of the animals - with some detail about the most commonly seen species - and explaining how the different ecosystems 'work', this guide is for visitors who want to know more about what they see but don't have room for an entire library of reference books. It is a book to read in bed - and encourage you to be up at dawn.

Borneo

Borneo

Author: Tamara Thiessen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2020

This fully updated fourth edition of Bradt's Borneo remains the essential guide for visiting this island paradise, focusing on Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei. With all the latest practical information, plus new features such as coverage of the gateway cities of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and a review of the political situation and conservation issues, Bradt's Borneo offers everything you need. Expert author Tamara Thiessen offers in-depth background chapters on the island's exceptional biodiversity and exotic tribal cultures, from the sultry rainforests and sapphire straits of Sabah to the incredible river journeys of Sarawak. Also included is insider information for touring the island including regional capitals, rural outposts and National Parks. As a world-recognised biodiversity hotspot, Borneo's variety and richness of plant and animal life is almost unparalleled. Just 10ha of Bornean rainforest can support 700 species of tree - as many as are found across the whole of North America - while over 5,000 of Borneo's plant species and 500 animals are endemics, unique to the island, including the Bornean Orangutan, which spends more time on the ground than its purely-arboreal Sumatran cousins. Also covered are internationally known locations such as Brunei's Ulu Temburong National Park, the stunning coral reefs of the east and west coasts and, in Sabah, the Danum Valley and Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. From Brunei's mesmerising mosques to the limestone pinnacles of Sarawak's Gunung Mulu National Park, Bradt's Borneo is the ideal companion for a successful trip.

Tokyo Travel Sketchbook Kawaii Culture, Wabi Sabi Design, Female Samurais and Other Obsessions

Tokyo Travel Sketchbook Kawaii Culture, Wabi Sabi Design, Female Samurais and Other Obsessions

Author: Amaia Arrazola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2020

Tokyo Travel Sketchbook traces the journey of illustrator and graphic designer Amaia Arrazola on a four-week trip through the beating heart of Tokyo. When Arrazola accepts a month long artist's residency in the Japanese capital, she has little idea of what to expect but gamely packs her paints and pencils and seizes the opportunity to create an illustrated diary of her time there, filling the pages of her sketchbooks with curious images of life in the world's largest city. This book provides readers with a unique vision of Japan's capital, as seen through the eyes of an artist. Arrazola immerses herself in the cult of Hello Kitty and the pop-eyed charms of Kawaii cute culture, while conveying the collision of traditional and modern Japanese culture in the female Samurais she meets and draws. The city's cultural curiosities come alive in a metropolis that is ever on the go, as she browses sex shops, drinks pink coffee, eats spaghetti sandwiches and photographs subway sleepers. Throughout her explorations, Arrazola uses the concept of wabi sabi as a guiding principle-coming to see her own life and artworks as examples of flawed beauty and imperfectly perfect Zen design. The result is a fresh, often funny, one-of-a-kind look at a city that works hard and plays hard-in many surprising ways. At the heart of Tokyo Travel Sketchbook are two contradictory Japans-the glittering neon world of a high-tech ultramodern society existing side-by-side with a nation where ancient tradition holds sway and where the unadorned, the simple and the silent are prized and celebrated as much as the new, the fashionable and the trendy. These competing realities make for a memorable visual journey and a stunning souvenir of a stranger's brief stay in a strange land. From smoking laws to high-tech toilets, Arrazola finds beauty in the weirdness and imperfection of this modern metropolis. *Recommended for readers ages 14 & up*

Time Out London Shortlist Pocket Travel Guide

Time Out London Shortlist Pocket Travel Guide

Author: Time Out Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Time Out London Shortlist guide selects the very best that London has to offer. Our expert local authors have distilled their knowledge of London into a handy pocket-sized guide that combines Time Out's trademark appreciation of contemporary culture with in-depth coverage of the city's architectural and artistic treasures. The guide combines insight into the most compelling attractions with the pick of the city's restaurants, pubs, shops and entertainment venues. Its easy-to-use format, suggested itineraries, selected listings, coverage of main sights and detailed mapping make it the perfect pocket-sized companion for a visit to the city.

Pocket Rough Guide Malta (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

Pocket Rough Guide Malta (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

Author: Rough Guides, Jess Gerrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Pocket Rough Guide Malta Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. Entertaining, informative and stylish pocket guide, now with free eBook. Discover the best of Malta with this compact and entertaining pocket travel guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for short-trip travellers and covers all the key sights (The Blue Grotto, St John's Co-Cathedral, The Marsaxlokk fish market, Gozo's Citadel), restaurants, shops, cafes and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest and independent recommendations from our experts. Features of this travel guide to Malta: - Compact format: packed with practical information, this is the perfect travel companion when you're out and about exploring Malta - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most of your trip - Incisive area-by-area overviews: covering Valetta, Birgu, Mdina, Dwejra, Sliema, St Julian's, The Three Cities and more, the practical 'Places' section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink and shop - Handy pull-out map: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, health, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A-Z directory and handy language section and glossary - Attractive user-friendly design: features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout - The ultimate travel tool: download the free eBook to access all this from your phone or tablet - Covers: Valletta; The Three Cities; Sliema; St Julian's; Mdrina; Rabat; central Malta; the north; the south; Gozo; Comino Looking for a comprehensive travel guide to Spain? Try the Rough Guide to Spain for an informative and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

Berlitz Pocket Guide India (Travel Guide with Dictionary)

Berlitz Pocket Guide India (Travel Guide with Dictionary)

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Berlitz Pocket Guide India The world-renowned pocket travel guide by Berlitz, now with a free bilingual dictionary. Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal on-the-move guide for exploring India. From top tourist attractions like the Taj Mahal, Kerala's backwaters and the Golden Temple, to cultural gems, including a once in a lifetime trip to Ajmer, trekking the rugged terrain in Ladakh and exploring Ranthambore, home to the Rajbut ruins and wild tigers, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. Features of this travel guide to India - Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography - Historical and cultural insights: delve into the country's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Practical full-colour map: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered - Dictionary: quick-reference bilingual language guide to help you with vocabulary - Covers: Delhi; The North; Rajasthan; The West; The East; The South About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.

Pocket Rough Guide Berlin (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

Pocket Rough Guide Berlin (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

Author: Rough Guides, Rob Johnsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Pocket Rough Guide Berlin Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. Entertaining, informative and stylish pocket guides, now with free eBook. Discover the best of Berlin with this compact and entertaining pocket travel guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for short-trip travellers and covers all the key sights (the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Museum Island), restaurants, shops, cafes and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest and independent recommendations from our experts. Features of this travel guide to Berlin: - Compact format: packed with practical information, this is the perfect travel companion when you're out and about exploring Berlin - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most of your trip to Berlin - Incisive area-by-area overviews: covering Unter den Linden, Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz and Tiergarten, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain and more, the practical 'Places' section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink and shop - Handy pull-out map: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Day-trips: venture further afield to Schloss Sanssouci or Potsdam. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, health, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A-Z directory and handy language section and glossary - Attractive user-friendly design: features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout - The ultimate travel tool: download the free eBook to access all this from your phone or tablet - Covers: Spandauer Vorstadt; Museum Island; Unter den Linden and the government quarter; Alexanderplatz and the Nikolaiviertel; Potsdamer Platz and Tiergarten; Prenzlauer Berg and Wedding; Friedrichshain; West Kreuzberg; East Kreuzberg; Neukoeln; Charlottenburg; Schoeneberg and Day-trips from Berlin Looking for a comprehensive travel guide to Germany? Try The Rough Guide to Germany for an informative and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

Berlitz Pocket Guide Bucharest (Travel Guide with Dictionary)

Berlitz Pocket Guide Bucharest (Travel Guide with Dictionary)

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Berlitz Pocket Guide Bucharest The world-renowned pocket travel guide by Berlitz, now with a free bilingual dictionary. Part of our UEFA Euro 2020 guidebook series. If you're planning to visit the National Arena in Bucharest to watch Euro 2020 matches, then this pocket guidebook provides all the information you need to make the most of your trip, from ready-made itineraries to help you explore the city when you're not at the game, to essential advice about getting around. Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal on-the-move guide for exploring Bucharest. From top tourist attractions like the Casa Poporului, the Peasant Museum and Herastrau Park, to cultural gems, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Atheneum and the elegant architecture of the Old Town, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. Features of this travel guide to Bucharest - Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography - Historical and cultural insights: delve into the city's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Practical full-colour map: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered - Dictionary: quick-reference bilingual language guide to help you with vocabulary - Covers: The Old Town; Along Calea Victoriei; Aviatorilor and Herastrau Park; Cotroceni to Cismigiu; Civic Centre; The Outskirts of the City and Excursions Get the most out of your trip with: Berlitz Phrase Book & Dictionary Romanian About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.