52 Great British Weekends

Author: Annabelle Thorpe

Publisher: IMM Lifestyle Books

ISBN: 9781847739483

Category: Great Britain

Page: 192

View: 8918

Experience the best weekend breaks that Britain has to offer Explore the very best getaways that the United Kingdom has to offer, with this seasonal guide to short travel adventures. Whether it s island-hopping in spring, wine-tasting in summer, dolphin-watching in autumn, or skiing in winter, Annabelle Thorpe presents 52 enticing options for memorable weekend breaks.This unique guide offers a full calendar year of extraordinary experiences, arranged by season. All the planning has been done for you, with practical information on the best places to stay and eat, plus insights on cultural events, fun activities, historic sites, man-made attractions, and natural beauty spots. Complete with stunning photography and ideas for similar short trips to enjoy in other locations across England, Scotland, and Wales, this handy guide will help you make the most of your travels in Britain at any time of year."
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52 Wildlife Weekends

A Year of British Wildlife-Watching Breaks

Author: James Lowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841624648

Category: Nature

Page: 234

View: 3797

This first guide to British wildlife experiences packaged into 52 weekend-sized breaks highlights the best of British wildlife - from tiny silver-spotted skippers to gargantuan basking sharks, from seabird skyscrapers to autumn fungi. For both the experienced wildlife tourist and the novice, the suggestions criss-cross England, Scotland and Wales. With stunning colour photos the author shows when, where and how to see Britain's most exciting wildlife - complete with inspiring itineraries, engaging descriptions, detailed directions and tips on how to find, identify and enjoy British animals and plants. Each entry gives details on species of interest, the landscapes they inhabit and on how to plan the weekend. An 'at a glance' box summarizes details with a thumbnail map. Each entry suggests accommodation.
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52 Weekends by the Sea

Author: Brigid Benson,Craig Easton

Publisher: Virgin Pub

ISBN: 9780753519325

Category: Travel

Page: 351

View: 9091

Feel the tingle of salty breezes on your skin and the drama of wide horizons where seabirds fly. From the romance of sunset picnics in a Welsh landscape to the thrill of wild camping on a remote Scottish beach, from the flavours of the freshest seafood in Seahouses to the luxury of a hideaway hotel in Crinan, writer Brigid Benson and photographer Craig Easton have created 52 weekend breaks that will inspire you. Share their secrets to create your own adventures and meet intriguing people in surprising places along the way. 52 Weekends - where will you be going? www.52hq.co.uk
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52 European Wildlife Weekends

A Year of Short Breaks for Nature Lovers

Author: James Lowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784770839

Category: Nature

Page: 246

View: 8515

52 European Wildlife Weekends - Travel information and tips for wildlife-watching in Europe, with an entry per week and short breaks in 21 countries. Reptiles, mammals, amphibians, birds, plants, butterflies and dragonflies: from bears to wolves, whales to turtles, eagles to cranes - the where, when and how to make the most of any trip.
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101 Weekends in Europe

Author: Robin Barton

Publisher: Globetrotter

ISBN: 9781847730817

Category: Travel

Page: 158

View: 6207

This attractive, compact, and stylish travel guide presents 101 tasters of cities from around Europe, each one chosen for its appeal to the modern traveler and ease of accessibility. For each destination the low-down on the culture, sights, shopping, accommodation, and food is delivered in witty, well-informed prose that highlights the best that the city has to offer. All the classic European destinations, such as Paris and Florence, are represented, in addition to an eclectic selection of interesting and emerging destinations around the continent such as Vilnius in Lithuania and Brno in the Czech Republic. Details are given of how to get there and each city is illustrated with excellent color photography. 101 Weekends in Europe is the perfect companion for seasoned lovers of weekend city breaks wanting to choose their next destination or for less-experienced travelers looking for inspiration. An experienced writer and traveler, Robin Barton has contributed to numerous magazines and books. He is an expert on European travel and city breaks.
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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

A Year of Things to See and Do in England

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753549573

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 6714

‘England is a country which requires more than a second look, an amazingly diverse place, offering almost-unlimited landscapes, culture and history, and a diversity of opportunities which is unrivalled anywhere else in the world.’ Tired of London, Tired of Life author Tom Jones, has come up with another gem. In Mad Dogs and Englishmen he presents us with a seasonal snapshot of things to do in England at any time of the year, come rain or come shine. Using a mixture of unique seasonal events and interesting places to visit (all presented in attractive bite-sized entries), Mad Dogs and Englishmen is a browsable gift book aimed at those who are interested in getting to know their home country better as well as tourists seeking to make the most of their stay in England. In more than 220 pages Tom Jones demonstrates the diversity of England as a country; presenting interesting, unusual and thought-provoking things to do which also enlighten the reader, and convey the message that England is a great place to live and explore all year round.
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London, The Weekends Start Here

Fifty-two Weekends of Things to See and Do

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753551195

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 7383

During the week, London is the bustlingly centre of big business, with millions of people working all around the capital, but it’s at the weekend that the city really comes alive. With London, The Weekends Start Here, explore the unrivalled range of cultural, artistic, historical and outdoor experiences this dynamic capital has to offer, with plenty of time to achieve the unexpected before another Monday morning rolls round. Perfect for Londoners and visitors alike, discover 52 themed weekends, organised by season, with over 250 interesting and quirky entries for unusual and surprising attractions. Including all you need to know about location, transport and the best places to eat and drink. From Wild London in the spring to Nordic London in the winter and Tea Drinker’s London, Quiet London, Japanese London and more in between. Multicultural and historical, urban and wild, peaceful and vibrant – there’s plenty to do in London to suit your mood and interests, as well as the time of year. Why not try ... ? Drinking in pubs once frequented by pirates and smugglers in Wapping Taking a Scandinavian sauna at the Finnish Church Eating grapes from a royal grape vine Spotting London's Peregrine Falcons Finding literary treasures in the British Library Soaking up the sun on a Japanese Roof Garden Walking the route of a Victorian sewer, and Exploring the chalk downland valleys of south London Get inspired and enjoy all the fun, diverting and imaginative things to do in this great city, one weekend at a time.
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A Summer of British Wildlife

Author: James Lowen

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770094

Category: Wildlife watching

Page: 256

View: 648

Winner of the Travel Media Awards 'Travel Guide Book of the Year' award 2016. This original and colourful guide to British summer wildlife experiences is packaged into daily suggestions for what, when, where and how to see the best of British summer wildlife. For both the experienced wildlife tourist and the novice, the suggestions criss-cross England, Scotland and Wales, complete with inspiring itineraries, engaging descriptions, detailed directions and tips on how to find, identify and enjoy British animals, butterflies, birds and plants. Each entry gives an informative and inspiring suggestion focusing on up to four species, with full-colour photography and a helpful box covering practicalities such as grid references, useful websites, access arrangements to specific sites, flexibility details such as flight periods for butterflies or flowering weeks for orchids, and alternative sites to make viewing possible if you don't live near the suggested site but want to view the suggested species. From delicate orchids to gargantuan basking sharks, from seabird skyscrapers to ostentatious otters, this is the only guide of its type to offer full details of how to get the most out of British summer wildlife-watching.
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The Most Amazing Places to Visit in Britain

The 1000 Most Unusual, Beautiful and Captivating Spots in Britain

Author: Michael Worth Davison,Reader's Digest

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association

ISBN: 9781780200668

Category: Great Britain

Page: 319

View: 9902

Explore the 1,000 most unusual, beautiful and captivating spots in Britain in this lavish three-in-one guide, gazetteer and armchair reference book. From castles, cathedrals and natural wonders to bell foundries, coal mines and even an umbrella shop, this book reflects the rich diversity of fascinating places ancient and modern, traditional and quirky, that Britain has to offer. Entries are arranged by county and region with helpful directions and maps to guide you to your destination. Now this unique reference volume has been fully updated for 2012 and comes complete with Britain's latest sites and attractions - places such as Two Temple Place, the Astor family's London mansion, Glasgow's stunning and futuristic Riverside Transport Museum and the Turner Contemporary on the Margate sea front. Plus, there are: 10 large regional maps to make trip planning easy; directions for each entry, with opening times and other important visitor information; and, more than 50 in-depth features covering remarkable aspects of Britain such as Cornish sub-tropical gardens or prehistoric sites in the Orkneys.
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Britain's Best Small Hills

A Guide to wild walks, short adventures, scrambles, great views, wild camping and more

Author: Phoebe Smith

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770663


Page: 288

View: 9940

Hot on the success of Wilderness Weekends, one of the top selling guides in 2015, award-winning travel writer Phoebe Smith returns with more great outdoor experiences tailored not just for the hard-core wilderness enthusiast but for novices and newbie hillwalkers alike. Take a friend, or take the kids - or both! - and climb one of Phoebe's favourite hills. There are 60 of them detailed in this easy-to-follow guide which champions a new easy-access approach to hillwalking. With 20 hills each in England, Wales and Scotland, from just 120 metres to a manageable 609 metres, and from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, there's bound to be a hill for you. 'When it comes to mountains society seems to be obsessed with height' says Phoebe Smith. 'But those who shun peaks based on measurement are truly missing out. Following on from the success of Wilderness Weekends, people are always asking me where they can take a friend, partner or young child that will help convince them that the outdoors - and hills - are worth the effort. Answering that need is this book, it's all about minimum effort for maximum results.' Each walk also includes tips on safety, kit, weather, walking responsibly, maps, tackling hills sensibly, and taking children, friends and reluctant walkers.

The People We Were Before

Author: Annabelle Thorpe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784299510

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2021

If war is madness, how can love survive? Yugoslavia, summer 1979. A new village. A new life. But eight-year-old Miro knows the real reason why his family moved from the inland city of Knin to the sunkissed village of Ljeta on the Dalmatian Coast, a tragedy he tries desperately to forget. The Ljeta years are happy ones, though, and when he marries his childhood sweetheart, and they have a baby daughter, it seems as though life is perfect. However, storm clouds are gathering above Yugoslavia. War breaks out, and one split-second decision destroys the life Miro has managed to build. Driven by anger and grief, he flees to Dubrovnik, plunging himself into the hard-bitten world of international war reporters. There begins a journey that will take him ever deeper into danger: from Dubrovnik, to Sarajevo, to the worst atrocities of war-torn Bosnia, Miro realises that even if he survives, there can be no way back to his earlier life. The war will change him, and everyone he loves, forever. (P)2016 Headline Digital
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Secret Britain

Author: Tom Quinn,Chris Coe

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847739476

Category: Great Britain

Page: 208

View: 761

Secret Britain is an exploration of the fascinating and beautiful, yet more obscure and less-visited, corners of the country. Landscapes and heritage sites that receive little coverage in more conventional guides are revealed here in all their glory, and there is a diverse range of locations to suit every mood. Travel from the rugged beaches of Cornwall to the ancient burial sites of the Orkney Islands, and in between encounter an enticing mix of wild hills and spectacular coastlines, ancient castles and stately homes, tiny churches and magnificent abbeys, wide estuaries and hidden valleys, and many other little-known gems that add to the breath-taking landscapes and buildings that make up the heritage of England, Wales and Scotland. Each chapter is accompanied by a lively commentary by Tom Quinn, a full-color map, and Chris Coe's beautiful photography, which captures the unique character of each site. Suggestions for places to stay and nearby attractions are also included.
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Bizarre England

Discover the Country's Secrets and Surprises

Author: David Long

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782433775

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 8608

Bizarre England is an intriguing tour of England's weirdest and most fascinating sights. Places like Devon's Gnome Reserve, Britain's smallest pub, a church for dragon slayers, a subterranean ballroom and much more. From weird buildings to eccentric museums and from mystical superstitions to remnants of magical rites, this is a guide to England like no other.
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What Lies Within

Author: Annabelle Thorpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784299477

Category: Friendships

Page: 352

View: 5252

An intense, claustrophobic psychological novel about the dark side of expat life, and what being out of your comfort zone can do to you, set in the vibrant souks and ancient riads of Marrakech A unique friendship, built on a lie Freya, Paul and Hamad. Three friends from two different worlds; a seemingly unshakeable bond, suddenly under threat. A move that would change all their lives. The trio have stayed close since university despite Freya and Paul's marriage and Hamad's wealthy lifestyle - so different from their own. Then an incredible job offer from Hamad sees Paul and Freya move to Morocco. A city where nothing is as it seems Marrakech soon proves a perplexing place to live. Instead of reinvigorating their marriage, Freya finds the move is driving them apart. Revelations about their shared past force her to acknowledge that neither Paul nor Hamad is quite the man she thought. When a shocking crime is committed, Freya finds herself cast adrift in the dark corners of a bewildering city, unsure who to trust or to believe.
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52 Weekends in the Country

Author: Brigid Benson,Craig Easton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753522179

Category: Great Britain

Page: 320

View: 6449

"At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming a seventeenth-century Chinese sage explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the Three Creeds Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning."
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Britain's Best Seaside Escapes

Author: Annabelle Thorpe,Liz Bird

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847735454

Category: Great Britain

Page: 192

View: 1232

"Britain's Best Seaside Escapes" is a beautifully photographed guide to 38 seaside holiday locations as well as lesser-known but outstanding coastal spots around Britain. With an emphasis on natural landscapes and outdoor activities rather than coastal resorts, this book includes not just great beaches but also areas of stunning coastal scenery, fishing villages, wildlife, nature hotspots and locations for sports. Each escape brings to life a coastal destination and the immediate surrounding area, whether you're planning a weekend break or a proper holiday. The book includes all the vital information you need to make your stay complete, including local pubs, places of interest, where to sleep, where to eat and what to do.
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Field Guide to the Birds of Suriname

Author: Arie L. Spaans,Otte H. Ottema,Jan Hein J.M. Ribot

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004306161

Category: Science

Page: 650

View: 2033

The Field Guide to the Birds of Suriname (with its 107 color plates) provides the first handy pocket guide for the 746 species (including 760 subspecies) that are known to occur in this beautiful and friendly country.
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48 Hours in European Capitals

How to Enjoy the Perfect Short Break in 20 Great Cities

Author: Simon Calder

Publisher: Independent Print Limited

ISBN: 9781633533776

Category: Travel

Page: 131

View: 3490

Every Saturday in The Independent's award-winning Traveller section, "48 hours" stories explore new and exciting city-break itineraries. This collection is a wonderful reference tool for travellers looking for inspiration. The cities chosen encompass well-known and less-visited destinations, and offer travellers everything from dazzling architecture to world-class museums, designer shopping and historic landmarks.
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101 Adventure Weekends in Europe

Author: Sarah Woods

Publisher: New Holland Pub

ISBN: 9781847734150

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 5274

This book presents 101 ideas for invigorating and adventurous weekend breaks in several destinations across Europe. With destinations chosen based on both excitement and accessibility, outdoor adventures of all descriptions have never been easier to enjoy. Punchy, vivid text describes each weekend adventure and gives the lowdown on the destination, the activity and any practical details. Illustrated by photography throughout, the book covers the majority of Europe, and includes Russia, the Baltic States, Turkey and Iceland. Fresh and innovative ideas for weekend adventure breaks include white water rafting in the Czech Republic, sightseeing Madrid by Segway, ice fishing in Lithuania, abseiling in the Netherlands, orienteering in Italy, deepsea fishing in Ireland, kiteboarding in Portugal, ice climbing in France, rowing in Florence, ice swimming in Finland, horse riding in Iceland, off-roading in Estonia, hiking in Austria, night diving off the coast of Spain, and more.
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