If you've never used a Landmark Visitors Guide, you're in for a treat. These useful guides give more than a gazetteer style list of things to see and do. They give background information on an area and its sights, thus making your trip more meaningful and enjoyable. The beautiful colour photographs add interest to the guide and give a taste of what's to come.
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The Cornwall guide, like the others in this series, is divided into sections representing geographical areas. This makes it easy to plan a trip and tour an area. Each section has an historical introduction and easy to read boxed areas containing a gazetteer style listing of sites. Each gazetteer listing is then detailed in the text with historical notes. Art galleries, museums, historic buildings and churches are among the sights.
What makes this guide even more useful are the full colour maps in each section showing the attractions and the recommended driving routes to reach them. Countryside stops include places to grab a bite to eat.
Selected car drives and walks are highlighted along with information on what to do if it rains (a necessity in Britain). The handy size of the guide makes it easy to pack. There's a Fact File in the back that lists accommodations, restaurants, car hire, cycling, cruises, gardens, festivals, Tourist Information Centres and more.
With a Landmark Visitors Guide in hand, you don't need to plan your trip. An expert has done it all for you.
The Landmark Visitors Guides are one series of a number of guides published by Hunter Travel Guides (www.hunterpublishing.com). Other series include Adventure Guides, Charming Small Hotel Guides, Best Dives and Alive Guides. They also publish the Johansens Annuals which list Historic Houses, Castles and Gardens in Britain & Ireland and Recommended Country Houses and Small Hotels in Britain and Museums & Galleries in Great Britain & Ireland. The Britain Annuals of B&B and Farm Holidays are among other valuable resource guides. (Other titles in these series cover other countries).