The Rough Guide to Great Britain

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Discover Rough Guides' home patch with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to tuck into a balti in Birmingham, get your thrills at Blackpool Pleasure Beach or tackle Scotland's majestic North Coast 500, The Rough Guide to Great Britain will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Independent, trusted reviews  written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. 

Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the medieval lanes of York or Bath's Georgian streets without      needing to get online. 

Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.

Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Britain's best sights and experiences.

Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. 

Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel  guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. 

Areas covered include: London and the southeast; the Cotswolds; Bath, Bristol and the southwest; East Anglia; the Midlands and the Peak District; Leeds, Manchester and the northwest; Yorkshire; Newcastle and the northeast; Cardiff and South Wales; Snowdonia; Edinburgh and the Lothians; Glasgow and the Clyde; the Scottish Highlands and Islands. 

Attractions include: Hampton Court Palace; Oxford's colleges; the Eden Project; Manchester's Northern Quarter; Hadrian's Wall; the Lake District; Portmeirion; Welsh castles; Edinburgh Festival and the West Highland Railway.

Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation,  food and drink, the media, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities. 

Background information  - a Contexts chapter devoted to history and film, plus recommended books. 

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241308776
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Pages: 1048
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.0 out of 5, 5 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Great guide

Reviewed on July 27, 2022
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I like rough guides as they give concise & relevant information

Amazon Customer

Great overview

Reviewed on August 30, 2021
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If you’re planning a day out to a new city / seaside or a weekend trip to another part of the UK this is great to check out highlights and organise your trips. Used it for 6 places this summer and there’s just enough to give you plenty of choice for a day out

Amazon Customer

A good read

Reviewed on May 12, 2021
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Great informative book however I wanted a road map book this is not that

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