The Rough Guide to Britain

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Rough Guides Limited, Jun 2, 2008 - Travel - 1111 pages
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Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Britain, the definitive

companion to every corner of England, Scotland, and Wales. The full-colour section introduces Britain s highlights, from magnificent castles and stately homes to the most elegant Georgian terraces and myriad Lochs. Using informed accounts, clue-up on all the top sights from the spectacular British Museum to the West Highland railway and the dreaming spires and honey-coloured stone of Oxford. The guide takes a detailed look at Britain s history, literature, politics and cultural life with increased coverage of outdoor activities and expert background on everything from King Arthur to the Edinburgh festival. There are plenty of practical tips on exploring the great British countryside from the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline to the beautiful valleys of the Yorkshire Dales; information on all the best accommodation, transportation and restaurants plus lively reviews of hundreds of shops, bars and clubs. Explore the best of Britain with the clearest maps of any guide.

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About the author (2008)

Robert Andrews is a freelance writer who has extensive experience compiling books of quotations, and is coauthor of and contributor to several Rough Guides. He lives in Montpelier, Bristol.

Jonathan Bousfield is a regular visitor to Austria and author of Rough Guides to Bulgaria, Poland, Croatia and the Baltic States. Rob Humphreys joined Rough Guides in 1989. He has travelled extensively in Central and Eastern Europe, writing Rough Guides to Prague, the Czech & Slovak Republics and St Petersburg, as well as London.

Jules Brown is a veteran Rough Guide author with eight guidebooks under his belt, inclding this one. He likes DC, which reminds him of Paris, without the rudeness.

Tom Hutton is Professor in the Centre for Human Settlements, School of Community & Regional Planning, Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His principal research interests are in the new economy . Besides editing (or co-editing) special journal issues dealing with the new economy, his recent publications include "The New Economy of the Inner City "(Routledge, 2008/2010), "Cities and the Cultural Economy "(Routledge, 2014); and "New Economic Spaces in Asian Cities: from industrial restructuring to the cultural turn "(Routledge 2012; co-edited with Peter Daniels and K C Ho).

Phil Lee has been writing for Rough Guides for over ten years. His other books in the series include Canada, Norway, the Pacific Northwest, Toronto and Brussels.

Donald Reid is co-author of the Rough Guide to Scotland and Scottish Highlands & Islands. He is a freelance writer and editor who lives and works in Edinburgh.

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