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Great Britain - An Eye Witness Travel Guide
The UK - An Eye Witness Travel Guide actually starts with an introduction including maps, information concerning society, politics, culture, arts and history. To whet the appetite further, the stately homes, aristocracy, history of gardens, rural architecture, the countryside, the traditional British Food and Pub, are all colorfully illustrated so that the reader will be curious about what is essentially British.
The Great Britain is usually divided into four parts which include England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Each section has significant cities like Glasgow, Bath, Oxford and lots of others are given special attention. Often the reader might come across a snippet of information including Beatrix Potter and the Lake District, the stained Glass of York Minster, the Edinburgh Festival and Bronte Sisters, etc.
Details about major streets, often shown as a conventional map, can be found in Eye Witness Guides as an overhead drawing often in 3D. Remarkable buildings such as Blenheim Palace are shown in the same way. It's much simpler to visualize than a traditional map. Yet this may lower the accuracy of the information provided, it is suitable for the traveler who is after impressions rather than details.
Useful chapters which are at the end of the book cover accommodation, where to eat and lots of practical information such as business hours, hospitals, communicationsm, the National Trust and currency. Most of these pages, which in most travel guides are simply consulted for information, are in color with drawings and photos and consequently a great pleasure to read. In addition, there is a section offering travel information, air, rail, car, coach and on the canals. The index is comprehensive and quite useful.