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Guidebook to 32 walks in the hills of Shropshire. The walks, which are graded easy, moderate or hard, range from 3 miles (5km) to 12 miles (19km) and can be walked in all seasons. The selected routes take in highlights such as The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge, Long Mynd and Stiperstones, Castle Ring and Bury Ditches. Many routes start near delightful towns and villages including Church Stretton, Ludlow and Bishops Castle. Featuring 1:50K OS mapping (shown at 1:40K for greater clarity), step-by-step route descriptions, as well as information on accommodation, getting around, bases for the Shropshire hills and history of the region, the guide details everything you need to walk in Shropshire - and more. From Neolithic standing stones, Bronze Age stone circles, and hilltop forts dating back to the Iron Age, Shropshire offers more than just picturesque landscapes and rewarding walking. Discover history on the hills as well as natural beauty, all within easy driving distance from Birmingham and Manchester.
Discover Geneva with the essential travel guide that is designed for you to create your own personalised trip and to introduce you to people who reflect the dynamic spirit of the city. Whether it be people in museums, restaurants, hotels, events or banks, you get an insiders' view and you can network with them as friends. Geneva is smallest big city where the airport is only 7 minutes away by train, where you can shop for watches in the cradle of watchmaking, walk in the medieval old town that is steeped in history of the Reformation, eat perch in the lakeside restaurant, cruise in vintage lake steamers and visit International Geneva which is a separate city within a city and learn how it impacts on all aspects our our daily life. Lastly, but not least, you can participate in the rich cultural heritage of music, art, architecture and science like CERN where the internet was born and see the largest Hadron Collider where particles collide at temperatures 100,000 times more than the centre of the sun. Enjoy gorgeous colour photos, the authentic places to stay, eat, sleep or swim and expert advice on practical stuff like free public transport from the airport and around the city.
Visitorís Guide to Cape Town & Peninsula is a new edition with a detailed visitors guide and touring map to the Cape Peninsula. Includes detailed route planner, points of interest and activity areas along with a check list for major sites. Coverage includes Cape Town CBD, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Robben Island, Oudekraal, Hout Bay, Constantia tourist region, Kirstenbosch, Simonís Town, Boulders Penguin Colony, Table Mountain National Park, greater Cape Town, the West Coast and Winelands.
This guidebook to walking along the Kennet & Avon Canal covers the 94 mile (152km) route from Reading to Bristol. The canal walk is split into 7 stages of fairly easy, level walking, of between 93/4 and 181/2 miles, with advice on splitting or shortening the stages if needed. The book also includes 20 easy circular walks, ranging from 41/4 to 9 miles, taking in the best sections of the canal and visiting sites nearby, making this two guidebooks in one. Alongside OS map extracts and detailed route descriptions, there are plenty of details on the history, heritage and wildlife encountered along the way. An itinerary planner is included for walkers who want to create longer or shorter stages, and there is useful practical information including details on accessing the walks by public transport and a list of accommodation available along the route. The result is a highly useful and fascinating companion to exploring the canal and its surroundings. In the early 1800s the Kennet and Avon Canal provided an important direct trade route between London and Bristol. Today the waterway weaves its way through the rolling chalk contours of the North Wessex Downs to the southern edge of the Cotswolds, passing vibrant towns and cities as well as picture-postcard villages with thatched cottages, ancient churches and cosy pubs. Fascinating features - such as Crofton Pumping Station and Beam Engines, the impressive Caen Hill flight of locks at Devizes, the aqueducts at Avoncliff and Dundas, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgian Bath and Bristol's vibrant Floating Harbour - are explored as the canal makes its journey across southern England.
A guidebook to day walks in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. The book includes 50 walks exploring England's 'last wilderness', ranging from 5 miles (8km) to 14 miles (23km). The walks, which work well from bases such as Hexham, Barnard Castle, Alston, Kirkby Stephen and Appleby are mostly circular, with a smaller selection of linear routes, and there is something to suit all abilities over a variety of terrain. Route descriptions are illustrated with OS 1:50,000 mapping and colour photographs, and the book includes details of local transport services, accommodation and tourist information centres. The walks cover a variety of terrain, from flat railway trackbeds to pathless moorland, and provide the opportunity to explore the striking geological features and fascinating industrial heritage of the area.
Walking through the French Quarter can overwhelm the senses--and the imagination. The experience is much more meaningful with knowledge of the area's colorful history. For instance, the infamous 1890 "separate but equal" legal doctrine justifying racial segregation was upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court at the Cabildo on Jackson Square. In the mid-twentieth century, a young Lee Harvey Oswald called Exchange Alley home. One of New Orleans' favorite drinks--the sazerac--would not exist if Antoine Peychaud had not served his legendary bitters with cognac from his famous apothecary at 437 Royal. Local author Andy Peter Antippas presents a walking history of the Vieux Carre, one alley, corner and street at a time.
An isolated and remote country, unspoiled by mass tourism, Myanmar aka Burma is for the curious traveller, not the average tourist. Odyssey's latest handbook takes readers to the most famous cities and sites as well as beaches and mountains. Travel the great Ayeyarwady River to Kipling's Mandalay, the last of Burma's royal capitals, and explore the exotic Inle Lake whose inhabitants live on floating islands overgrown with flowers and lush vegetation. And, of course, meet the people of this richly varied land, from the northern hill tribes to the amiable Burmans themselves. "Myanmar: Burma in Style" intelligently evokes the magic and the mystery of what was once by some reckoning the richest nation in Asia. This is not simply a travel guidebook. It is an illustrated account of the history, politics and culture of the people and the country. It includes literary excerpts and recommended reading as well as an introduction to the essential sites. A sixteen-page atlas together with three special photo-essays supplement the richly illustrated text.
National Geographic takes you on a world tour like no other in its spellbinding new book, Wild Beautiful Places. Highlighting 50 of Earth's most pristine, scenic world-class photographers. Coupled with accessible, engaging descriptions and practical travel info, the book covers everything from otherworldly, secluded valleys to far-flung, soaring mountain ranges. National Geographic's hallowed image archive highlight old Society explorations in rugged, distant locations, and give a glimpse into the bygone days of these exotic places.
Amsterdam, sometimes called the 'biggest small town in the world', is a city with many different facets. It is the entertainment district of the Western world, a vibrant centre for international trade, and a venue for people and cultures from around the world to come together. Amsterdam is persistently traditional, and yet the city reinvents itself over and over again. You will find fine boutiques and avant-garde fashion trends, landmarked houses and houseboats that bob up and down on the canals, legendary music clubs and quaint pubs. In this discovery guide, Amsterdam insider Thomas Fuchs presents 111 exciting places that will delight visitors and surprise local residents. If you want to see how Amsterdam really ticks, this guidebook is for you.
Rio de Janeiro is a wonderful city. Truly, its location on Guanabara Bay is breath-taking. This book takes you to 111 places that the locals love and find special. Meet an artist who paints like Van Gogh and is passionate about showing visitors around his district. Travel up to a little church at the summit of the city's first favela, where a charming woman from northern Brazil keeps watch. See how 200,000 believers honour St George at four o'clock in the morning. Discover the strange, surprising and enchanting aspects of Rio de Janeiro, the world's most beautiful city.
This is volume 1 of a splendid two-book series covering the walking and rambling potential throughout the large area of the magnificent Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. This volume details 60 varied walks to the west of Loch Lomond from Balloch & Luss to Tarbert & Arrochar, Lochgoilhead, Cowal, Inveruglas & Inverarnan and extending north to Crianlarich & Tyndrum. This is the first and most comprehensive walkers' guidebook to cover the entire 1865 sq km sized Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park; an area within an hours' reach of 70 per cent of Scotland's population and also readily accessible to those travelling from further afield, as well as a popular short break and holiday destination. Each book in this two-volume series, details 60 varied and appealing walks from scenic lochside and woodland rambles to a balanced mix of hill walks to many of the viewpoints and hilltops throughout the Park. This title is ideal for both the first time visitor and those seeking to fully explore this wonderful area. As well as covering popular walks there are also many walks that have never been described before. This title is image driven and well illustrated with detailed maps of each walk and more than 200 inspirational colour photographs. It features user friendly size and format with tourist information, fauna & flora identification and a glossary of gaelic & scots hill and place names.
The second edition of Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Whether looking for ideas for weekend adventures or visiting from abroad you will find everything you need within this guide. The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2500km touring route that travels the full length of the west coast of Ireland, taking in some of the most breath-taking scenery imaginable. This book's focus is on the outdoors - on getting out into the fresh air, the wind, the sun and the rain - and experiencing the incredible natural beauty found everywhere along the coast. It is full of spectacular photos, helpful maps and detailed information on the west coast's best sights, from the most famous landmarks to the hidden gems on this awe-inspiring route.
Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stake out a patch of sand on Bondi Beach before exploring the big-ticket sights of Sydney, dive into the dazzling ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef, and drive along the Great Ocean Road spying the Twelve Apostles on the way - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Australia: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, (more...)
To the world she was Agatha Christie, author of numerous bestselling mysteries and whodunits, arguably the most popular writer in the English language. But in the 1930s she wore a different hat, traveling with her husband, renowned archaeologist Max Mallowan, as he investigated the buried ruins and ancient wonders of Syria and Iraq. Described by the author as a "meandering chronicle of life on an archaeological dig," Come, Tell Me How You Live is Dame Agatha Christie's first-person account of her time spent in this breathtaking corner of the globe where recorded human history began. It is a fascinating, eye-opening, vibrant, and vivid portrait of a place, a people, and a past, by a legendary writer whose extraordinary popularity endures to this day; an altogether remarkable narrative of everyday life in a world now long since vanished.
Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona boasts grandiose architecture, cutting-edge design, molecular gastronomy and medieval squares. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Barcelona with absolute ease. Our updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Barcelona into helpful lists of ten - from our own selected highlights to the best museums and galleries, parks and beaches, places to eat, shops and, of course, Modernista buildings. You'll discover: - Nine easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Detailed Top 10 lists of Barcelona's must-sees, including comprehensive descriptions of Sagrada Familia, La Rambla, Barcelona Cathedral, Museu d'Art Contemporani and Centre de Cultura Contemporania, Museu Nacional d'Arte de Catalunya, Parc Guell, La Pedrera, Fundacio Joan Miro, Museu Picasso and Palau de la Musica Catalana - Barcelona's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, eating out, and sightseeing - Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including family activities and things to do for free - A laminated pull-out map of Barcelona, plus five full-colour area maps - Streetsmart advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe - A lightweight format perfect for your pocket or bag when you're on the move DK Eyewitness Top 10s are the UK's favourite pocket guides and have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 2002. Looking for more on Spain's culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness Spain.
This publication is the second edition of the London Architecture Guide and features new insights and new itineraries. The architectural and cultural expansion of the largest city in Western Europe is constantly evolving, confirming year after year its multi-ethnic and innovative soul. The city presents itself as a set of extraordinary buildings, created by internationally renowned architects, which coexist harmoniously, unmistakably characterising its skyline. The itineraries featured include about 80 architectural works, both historical and contemporary, which are fully illustrated with images, drawings and descriptions, and are marked on the front of the map with a reference number corresponding to the section in the book and the icon on the back of the map. The guide also provides information about museums, libraries, institutions, movie theatres, restaurants and gathering places. Among others, the project selection includes works by Allies and Morrison, Arup Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Avery Associates, Foster + Partners, Grimshaw Architects, Herzog & De Meuron, James Stirling, Jestico + Whiles, John Mc Aslan + Partners, Stanton Williams, OMA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Richard Rogers Partnership, Stanton Williams Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Zaha Hadid Architects.
Day Walks in East Anglia features 20 routes between 5.7 and 13.9 miles (9.2km and 22.4km) in length, suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities. Researched and written by outdoor adventure expert Anna Paxton, this book covers walks around the must-see sites of East Anglia, including The Broads and Norfolk Coast Path, and takes you to lesser-known spots too, while exploring the rich history, heritage and wildlife of the area. See the seals and stroll along the dunes at Blakeney Point, explore nature reserves at Titchwell Marsh and Upton Broad, admire grand houses such as Blickling Hall, walk alongside windmills and waterways on The Broads and explore the historic settlements of Norwich and Bungay. Together with stunning photography, each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information.
Big Trails: Great Britain and Ireland Volume 2 is the second volume of this inspirational guide to the most iconic long-distance trails in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands. The twenty-five routes featured in this book comprise more of the best trails in Great Britain and Ireland. From some of Wales' best views on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the magnificent moorlands of the Two Moors Way (Devon Coast to Coast) in South-West England, to Scotland's wild moors on the Southern Upland Way and over high cliffs on Ireland's Burren Way. In the shadows of Lakeland peaks on the Cumbria Way and around five islands on the Channel Island Way, the book incorporates the highlights of Great Britain and Ireland, from its centre to its outermost edges. Big Trails books are designed to inspire big adventures. Rather than being carried along the route, this guide provides everything you need to plan and explore further, including a general overview of the trails, specific technical information, overview mapping, key information and stunning photography. As well as this, each route specifies approximate timings devised using the Jones-Ross formula, which allows for custom itineraries to be generated depending upon the speed of the user. Whether you're walking, trekking, fastpacking or running, let Big Trails: Great Britain and Ireland Volume 2 be your guide.
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