Lonely Planet has done it again: provided you with an 'all you need to know' guide, replete with every helpful detail you'd ever want for travelling in a country. The book's authors have thoroughly researched all available information, saving you weeks of hassle.
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Facts about England and Facts for the Visitor include helpful resources and information on the country. It's up to date with information on the Euro. There's a section on outdoor activities and a special one on pubs, part of the English way of life. Off the beaten track gives insider information.
Most helpful is the way the core of the book is divided-by the part of the country first, then by county, then by town or area-making it easy to plan a trip. Each section of the guide contains a description of the countryside and places to visit. Included are accommodations, transportation, and places to eat. Practical information on attractions describes what to see and gives locations, opening hours and phone numbers.
There are interesting bits of information on the cultural heritage of England interwoven into the guide. There's an index and a glossary. Over 120 black and white maps are scattered throughout the book, orienting you to each area. The 11 coloured maps in the London section are particularly helpful.
The wealth of details in the guide will not only help to take the hassles out of your travels, it will also make sure you don't miss anything and that you get the most out of your trip whatever you are interested in seeing or doing. Include this guide in your luggage as an essential item.
Lonely Planet England
Published June 2001
ISBN 1 86450 194 4