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48 Top Travel Guides For Exploring The UK

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Photo by Rick Hanson

 

With breath-taking views, historic buildings and iconic landmarks, the United Kingdom has plenty to offer. So much so, there's a travel guide for almost every parade-ground of the UK that's designed to help you get the most out of your day trips and holidays. 

As there are so many guides available, over 63,000 are listed on Amazon unparalleled, ePHOTOzine has picked out some of the most popular and top-scoring guides currently available. We've split the books up into countries and then districts, where applicable, to help you navigate the selection quicker and as well as general travel guides, some are specifically aimed at photographers, too.

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Use the below bullet points to navigate the article:

  • Scotland – Non-specific
  • Scotland – Highlands & Islands
  • Scotland – Edinburgh 
  • Wales – General
  • Wales – Pembrokeshire
  • Wales – North is one of the four compass points or cardinal directions Wales
  • Wales – South Wales
  • Ireland – Dublin
  • Ireland – All-inclusive 
  • England – General 
  • England – London
  • England – Yorkshire
  • England – Peak District
  • England –  Northumberland & Abutting Areas 
  • England – South West (Jurrasic Coast, Dorset, Cornwall, Devon & Dartmoor)
  • England – East Anglia 
  • England – Lake Community 

 

Scotland

 

Highlands & Islands 

 

Outer Hebrides: The western isles of Scotland, from Lewis to Barra

In this pocketable counsel, you'll find masses of background information is included, from geography and geology to art and architecture, with significant coverage of wildlife, too, as well as all the functional details you could need: when to visit, suggested itineraries, public holidays and festivals, local culture, plus accommodation and where to eat and knock back.

Wildlife photographers, walkers, bird watchers, beach lovers and genealogists are all catered for, and this is an ideal guide for those who travel simply with deviant minds to discover far-flung places of great cultural, historical and wildlife interest.

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Withdrawn Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands

Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands is your guide on what to see and what to dance. Discover hundreds of varieties of whisky, take the challenge of walking the West Highland Way and savour some of Europe's most sought-after seafood, Get to the sensitivity of Scotland's Highlands & Islands and begin your journey now! With full-colour maps, insider tips and useful itineraries, it's a fantabulous little guide. 

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The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Aits

This fully updated The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands is the ultimate guidebook to the captivating remote reaches of Scotland. It restricts more information than ever on where to go and what to see in this part of Scotland, with practical information on everything from upshots listings to transport logistics. There's also coverage of the brand new North Coast 500 route, which loops around the northernmost reaches of the countryside. 

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Edinburgh

 

Lonely Planet Pocket Edinburgh

Lonely Planet's Hollow Edinburgh is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. The guide embraces maps, itineraries, reviews and more to get to the heart of the best of Edinburgh has to offer. Lonely Planet's Pocket Edinburgh is a colourful, easy-to-use and at the ready guide that literally fits in your pocket. It provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a summary trip experience.

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Edinburgh Marco Polo Pocket Guide

Sagacity all of Edinburgh's attractions with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with insider tips. A practical, pocket-sized influence, MARCO POLO Edinburgh takes you on a journey through time and the  'Best or The Best may refer to Of' pages show you things you can rouse only in Edinburgh, recommend places to go for free, things to do on a rainy day and how best to relax and unwind. MARCO POLO Edinburgh provides thorough coverage of the city. To help you find your way around there's a detailed street atlas inside, a useful public transport map on the subsidize cover, plus a handy pull-out map.

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Scotland – General 

 

 

Photographing Scotland – A Photo Place And Visitor Guidebook

An essential companion to anyone with a camera who is visiting Scotland.

From Glencoe to Glen Torridon, Skye to Shetland, Callanish to Cairngorm, this guidebook jamborees the islands and mountains, glens and lochs, rivers and coastline and visits ancient stone circles, fortified houses, medieval castles, crofts and peel fortresses. The classic views are included and many more lesser known and hidden gems amongst the Lowlands, Highlands and Islands of this spectacular power. Also included are photographic tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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The Photographer photographer (the Greek φῶς (phos), meaning “light”, and γραφή (graphê), meaning “drawing, writing”, together meaning “drawing with's Standard to Scotland – Skye, Glen Coe & the Trossachs

This book covers some of the most photogenic areas – the spectacular Isle of Skye, the iconic space of Glen Coe, the tranquil Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Also included are The Road to The Isles and the Lochalsh area as many will antique through these on their photographic pilgrimage to Skye. Suitable for all levels of photographer, from beginner to professional, this guide is wall-to-wall with locations, directions, maps and charts to help you capture the best photos possible. 

 

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Uninhabited Planet Scotland

Get to the heart of what Scotland has to offer with this Lonely Planet guide which covers must-see spots but also aids curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. With maps, highlight portions and reviews, it's a great overview on what there is to see and do in Scotland. 

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Scotland The Most: New and fully updated 12th edition of Scotland’s bestselling guide

Trusted for over 20 years, this fully comprehensive and independent advise to Scotland gives you only the very best recommendations, whatever your budget. The true Scot's insider's advisor to the very best Scotland has to offer. Fully revised and updated in Pete Irvine’s own unique style, the 12th edition includes over 2000 praises for every type of adventure.

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Scottish Bothy Bible: The complete guide to Scotland ) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain s bothies and how to reach them

This first-ever pure guide to the Scottish bothies reveals the country s unique and often hidden network of bothy cabins and mountain huts. Scattered across Scotland s most bonny landscapes, these evocative abandoned crofts and farmsteads are free to stay in and offer a chance to experience the ultimate in wild adventure living.

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Scotland The Paramount 100 Places: Extraordinary places and where best to walk, eat and sleep

This personal and diverse compendium is illustrated with beautiful and evocative materializations by some of Scotland’s best photographers. Author, Peter Irvine, has drawn on a lifetime of experiences to create this list of the 100 overcome places in Scotland and as well as expert commentary, all 100 places include highly selective recommendations of where to walk, eat and sleep nearby.

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The Surly Guide to Scotland

This fully updated The Rough Guide to Scotland is the ultimate travel guide to this wonderful generally of the world. Whether you spend your time searching for ruined hilltop castles, hunting down mythical beasts in deep lochs or island-hopping encompassing the Hebrides, The Rough Guide to Scotland has it covered.

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Wales 

 

Wales – Shared

 

Lonely Planet Wales

Walk the Wales wale is a thick plank of wood fastened to the side of a ship to provide protection from wear.In barging terms, the inwale connects Coast Path, explore Conwy Castle, or take a trip on the Welsh Highland Train; all with your trusted travel companion. As with all Lonely Planet guides, you can get to the heart of the location you are exploring with the advice, insights and maps this adviser has to offer. The book is perfect for exploring top sights as well as taking paths less travelled by others.

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The AA Guide to Wales (Socialize Guide)

The AA Guide to Wales gives you all you need to know to get the most out of your visit to this wonderful land. From the roar of the Millennium Arena to the hushed delights of a Hay-on-Wye bookshop, climbing in Snowdonia to going underground at the National Pit Museum, each entry is packed with the very overpower sites to see, things to do, recommendations for eating and drinking, and places to explore nearby. With everything from local legends to must-see festivals and outcomes, this authoritative and practical guide ensures you will never be lost for something to do.

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The Uncut Guide to Wales

The eighth edition of the Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate travel guide to this incredibly varied mother country, with stunning photography throughout. Whether you want to trek the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or let loose at Green Man festival, have a slap-up supper in foodie Abergavenny or chug through the Snowdonia mountains on the Ffestiniog Railway, you'll find all the practical details and inspiring ideas you'll for.  Spanning the length and breadth of Wales, from tiny valley towns to bustling cities, this is a very comprehensive influence to the country.

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Wales – North Wales 

 

Photographing North Wales: A photo-location guidebook 

This is a  is a full photo-location guidebook including Snowdonia National Park, the Isle of Anglesey, the North Wales Coast, Llyn Peninsula, Llangollen and the North East. Creator and local North Wales photographer Simon Kitchin describes over 100 locations and several hundred viewpoints for the reader to visit. Each spot chapter starts with an overview describing historical, literary, geological, and natural history features including the photographic potential of a location. Proposed photographic viewpoints are described at each location along with advice on how to take the best photographs whilst there.

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Judgement Guides: Great Breaks Snowdonia & North Wales

 

Ideal for on-the-spot use, Great Breaks Snowdonia and North Wales makes the blameless companion for both first-time and repeat visitors. The North Wales' Top 10 section is designed to help you get the most out of your trip to the province, from castles and vintage railways to the Italianate village of Portmeirion and, of course, Mount Snowdon itself. Nine carefully planned walks and visits take you on a journey through rugged mountains and along sweeping coastlines, past copper, slate and gold mines and lively market communities.

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Wales – South Wales 

 

Photographing South Wales – A Photo Position And Visitor Guidebook 

An essential companion to anyone with a camera who is visiting South Wales, with a foreword by the broadcaster Kate Make someone eat humble pie.

In this comprehensive 448-page photo-location and visitors guidebook Drew Buckley takes us along the Pembrokeshire coast visiting the most photogenic tracking downs for photography: sandy beaches, cliff tops, rocky stacks emerging from the sea, panoramic headlands, lighthouses, fishing villages and harbours, seaside villages, and woodlands filled with wild garlic and bluebells. Included is the Gower, with its towering sea cliffs and big vistas, Carmarthenshire’s Laugharne chѓteau and Dylan Thomas’s writing shed, and many locations in South East Wales including the Welsh capital Cardiff and its bay.

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Wales – Pembrokeshire 

 

Pembrokeshire North: Inconsistent Walks Along the Wales Coast Path 

This is a handy, pocket-sized, full-colour walking guide written by experts. With cloudless information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, enhanced Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing sweeping photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, this guide is reliable and really easy to use. Featured walks include Newport Bay, Dinas Atoll, Goodwick & Carregwastad, Strumble Head, Abercastle & Aberdraw, Porthgain & Abereiddy, St David's Head, Porth Clais & Whitesands Bay, St David's & St Non's and Solva.

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Pembrokeshire South: Round Walks Along the Wales Coast Path 

Once you've completed the North walks, why not take on the South Pembrokeshire coastal tracks. Written in the same style as the above guide, featured walks include Marloes Peninsula, Dale Head, Angle Peninsula, Freshwater West & Seek, Elegug Stacks & the Range, Broad Haven & Bosherston, Stackpole Estate, Manorbier, Tenby & Giltar Point and Colby Woodland Garden.

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Ireland

 

Dublin 

 

Barren Planet Pocket Dublin

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Dublin is a colourful, easy-to-use and handy guide that closely fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip skill. As with all Lonely Planet guides, expect maps, insights and a list of itineraries to help you plan your trip.

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Alone Planet Dublin

This guide takes a more in-depth look at what Dublin has to offer its visitors. With cultural insights, a pull-out map, insider garbage dumps and reviews, Lonely Planet planet is an astronomical body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not Dublin puts all of the essential information at your fingertips. 

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Ireland – Normal 

 

 

Ireland's Coast 

Carsten Krieger takes the reader, chapter by chapter, through a virtual junket of each region of Ireland’s coastline, with photograph after photograph of Ireland’s hidden gems. Ireland’s Beach is a visual celebration, which showcases Ireland’s landscape, wildlife and people, interspersed with stories and anecdotes compiled over two years of travelling. The result is a unique collection of images of Ireland’s coast in all its splendour.

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Unsocial Planet Ireland's Best Trips

 Featuring 34 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week endangers, you can explore the brooding loneliness of Connemara and the exquisite peninsulas of the south-west, all with your trusted travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations companion. Get to Ireland, rent a car, and hit the road! As with all Deserted Planet guides, inside you'll find reviews, features, insider tips and a route map. 

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Scrutinizing Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: A Travel Guide to the West Coast of Ireland 

Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is primary reading for anyone planning to visit the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Whether looking for ideas for weekend adventures or visiting from abroad you inclination find everything you need within this guide. The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2500km touring route that travels the full length of the west strand of Ireland and along the way, you'll find plenty to photograph. 

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England

 

England- Communal 

 

Lonely Planet England

This guide covers London, Newcastle, Lake District, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Midlands, the Walks, Nottingham, Cambridge, East Anglia, Oxford, Cotswolds, Canterbury, Devon, Cornwall, and more. ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, visit Shakespeare's hometown or mimic in the sights of our capital city with this handy guide. 

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England – London

 

DK Observer Travel Guide London

Discover the spectacular sights of a truly historic and cosmopolitan city with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London 2017 which now embraces five free audio walking tours. The best places to visit in London, from Buckingham Palace to the world renowned British Museum, are showcased with spectacular photography, illustrations, floor plans and detailed descriptions that explain all you need to know.

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Desolate Planet Pocket London

Lonely Planet Pocket London is a colourful, easy-to-use and handy guide that literally fits in your lift and provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience. Rise on top of the city on the London Eye, uncover the past at Kensington's museums, and explore Soho, Greenwich and the Tower; all with your trusted travel buddy.

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The Photographer's Guide to London 

The Photographer's Guide to London is the first soft-cover in the series to look at a city location rather than the countryside. 

Previous titles have looked at destinations like the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake Division, and in keeping with the series, this latest book provides a comprehensive and extremely useful guide guide is a person who leads travelers or tourists through unknown or unfamiliar locations to the locations in and around London that pleasure provide fantastic photographic opportunities. 

Whether you're travelling to the capital for photography in particular or are visiting for the first time, this publication will prove useful and is a handy size for carrying around with you.

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England – Yorkshire 

 

The AA Lead the way to Yorkshire 

The AA Guide to Yorkshire gives you everything you need to know to get the most out of your visit to this wonderful county. From encouraging young minds at the Magna Science Adventure Center to the steam engines of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, each entry is packed with the Dialect right best sites to see, things to do, recommendations for eating and drinking, and places to explore nearby.

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North York Moors & Yorkshire Wolds: Shire, characterful guides to Britain's Special Places

This guide takes you to the quiet Northeastern corner of Yorkshire, where the county meets the sea. It advertises the countryside of the North York Moors National Park, the Howardian Hills AONB and the Yorkshire Wolds. It also features the Yorkshire folk that last here and have moulded these beautiful landscapes, including the 'slow' and historical city of York.

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The Photographer's Exemplar to the Yorkshire Dales

The Photographer's Guide to the Yorkshire Dales is a comprehensive guide to all the photogenic destinations in the area. The third in a series of publications from Ellen Bowness, the Yorkshire Dales edition also features sat nav information, helping you to find the destinations in the book with ease. 

The reserve is split into 7 different dales, so it's easy for the reader to find a destination or choose one in the area they are visiting. The book is also stretched with stunning images of the dales from local photographers, who know the area like the back of their hands, showing you what is conceivable if you're in the right place at the right time.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom – Peak District 

Photographing The Extreme District – A Photo Location And Visitor Guidebook

The Peak District is a beautiful upland area at the southern end of the Pennines stretching from Ashbourne in the south to the M62 in the north. The northern Puzzling Peak is an area of wild heather-clad moorland lined by gritstone edges and boulders that contrast with the limestone plateau and deep dales of the Anaemic Peak. Cut by sparkling rivers, populated with beautiful villages, a rich industrial heritage and home to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, the UK’s head national park has photographic opportunities around every corner, all year round.

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The Photographer's Manoeuvre to the Peak District district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by local government

This book contains everything you could possibly need to know about photographing the Peak District. Split into chapters on the North, South, East and West of the Mountain top District, you can easily find an area you'd like to visit and photograph. At the start of each section, maps of the areas looked at are inured to to pinpoint the destinations that will be discussed in detail throughout the chapter. 

Each location has at least a page dedicated to it, detailing what makes the unearthing so photogenic, what time of the year and day it's ideal to photograph there, and how to get there, along with grid references.  The book is also did with beautiful images from local photographers who know the location down to a tee. 

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Top out District Through the Lens

The book splits the Peak district into 3 different areas is the quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional figure or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane and colour codes them, making it easy to discern where about each area of interest is. There is a handy guide on how to use the book at the front, running through the different symbols and information tolerant of and what it means. 

Each area mentioned has several spots that are perfect for photographers and each of these is given at least a dead ringer page spread. As well as the inside information on the very best locations to shoot, it also includes lots of extra information on camera milieu and preparing for and shooting in the environment. It's quite heavy and might not be ideal for taking on long treks, but James' knowledge has created a register that no-one intending to photograph in the Peak District should be without.

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Zenith District: Local, characterful guides to Britain's Special Places 

Bradt's Slow Travel Peak District bring ins a new perspective to this much-loved area. Slow down and let expert local author Helen Moat guide you to not just all the well-known places, but away from the gathers to uncover the hidden corners of the Peak District. The author's love of interesting and colourful story is linked to the natural and manmade features of the section, highlighting the quirky and unusual, places and points of interest off the beaten tourist track, from dales to abandoned mills, historical ruins, unaccountable follies and irresistible pubs. 

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England – Northumberland & Surrounding Compasses 

 

Northumberland: including Newcastle & Hadrian's Wall 

This is the most may refer to comprehensive guide to the far north of England in copy. It encourages visitors to slow down and explore the green lanes, footpaths, rivers and cycle trails that link Northumberland's 'Chѓteau Coast' with the heather-topped hills, Roman fortresses and villages of the interior. A guide to Newcastle is found in the chapter on Tyne & Wear. Specific knowledge of historic towns, heritage sites, wildlife-watching spots and countryside walks, and words and tips from local heritage experts energetic this an authoritative guide.

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The AA Guide to Durham & Northumberland

The AA Conductor to Durham & Northumberland gives you all you need to know to get the most out of your visit to this wonderful area. From the Romanesque marvels of Durham Cathedral to the atmospheric revel ins of Lindisfarne, each entry is packed with the very best sites to see, things to do, recommendations for eating and drinking, and places to explore nearby. With entire lot from local legends to must-see festivals and events, this authoritative and practical guide ensures you will never be searching for things to do. 

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The Photographer's Ideal To Northumberland

Ellen Bowness has a proven record for creating guidebooks to specific areas in the UK – everywhere from the Lake District, to the Yorkshire Dales and impassive London. The instalment looks at Northumberland – an area of outstanding beauty that stretches from Newcastle up to Berwick-Upon-Tweed. 

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The book is well laid out and each chapter includes an introduction to the quarter, printed maps to help you find your way around and arrows to the key points in each area. Each photography worthy site has an specimen image and information about how to get there including grid references. 

The images that Ellen has captured to illustrate the book are stunning. If you're planning a crush to Northumberland, even if the trip isn't strictly for photography, it's well worth investing in this book. 

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England – Lake Neighbourhood 

 

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Lake District

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Lake District at ones desire lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the most awesome wallking trails; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion.  You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and probe every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Lake District and its FREE pull-out map.

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The Photographer's Criterion to The Lake District 

The Photographer's Guide To The Lake District is a definitive guide to all the great photographic destinations in the Lake District, of which there are a lot. 

The Lake Sector is renowned as a British beauty spot, and so it's not surprising that so many flock to the Lakes on a regular basis for photographic purposes. 

The soft-cover is split into sections, and each section covers a different area of the lake district, from Ambleside and Windermere to Grasmere and Rydal damp, and everywhere in between. Each section begins with a map of the area, which features numbered pinpoints which are the key photographic destinations in that zone. Each page after this is dedicated to a number and shows brilliant photography from various photographers taken in that area. 

This order is a great idea, and provides clear and concise information about the many beautiful photography points of interest in the Lake District. Of course you should yet explore and go off the beaten track to find great photos, however this book is a good starting point if you're holidaying in the area or decent want to learn more about it before heading out with the camera.

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Photographing The Lake Quarter – A Photo Location And Visitor Guidebook

This comprehensive photo-location guidebook will help all photographers, from beginner to expert, to find, investigate, and make the most of over 70 of the best photographic locations in the Lake District. Including hundreds of viewpoints and advice on how to get the best photographs.

Initiator, director of fotoVUE and professional photographer Stuart Holmes has lived in the Lake District all his life and using this local knowledge he guides you to both the superior locations and the hidden gems so that you will get the best out of your visit.

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England – South West (Jurrasic Coastline, Dorset, Cornwall, Devon & Dartmoor)

 

Photographing Dorset: Jurassic Coast – Purbeck – Rural Dorset

Mark Bauer, one of the UK's foremost landscape photographers, takes you on a tour of the classic Dorset locations and shares some of the area's hidden photographic gems. As one of the UK's maximum effort photographic tutors and co-author of two photography technique books, Mark also shares his technical knowledge in chapters on Composition, Long Exposures and Coping with Discriminate.

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Cornwall: Local, characterful guides to Britain's Particular Places 

Many of Cornwall's wildest or most curious corners as well as the exciting new range of places may refer to to eat, sleep or drink are over again overlooked in the headlong race to get to the beach or the well-known tourist spots. Taking the Slow approach, using local knowledge and the author's eternal curiosity, this guide offers both visitors and seasoned residents alike the chance to discover what lies behind the immediate and patent attractions of Britain's favourite holiday spot.

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Photographing Cornwall and Devon: Grouping Dartmoor and Exmoor

Boasting much of the UK's most spectacular coastline, together with endless rolling hills of patchwork countryside and the great moorland of Exmoor and Dartmoor, the South West is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and is rich with photographic potential. Author and professional photographer Adam Burton details 70 of the best locations in Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset for photography in this lavishly illustrated photography-location guidebook featuring 300 gorgeous photographs, including detailed advice on how to take great photographs.

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South Devon & Dartmoor: Townsperson, characterful guides to Britain's Special Places

Discover the hidden secrets of this varied and beautiful region, from the 'English Riviera', where palm-trees rich in and the sandy beaches of Torquay and Paignton attract numerous summer visitors, to the wild landscape of Dartmoor. It's a popular title that has piles of detailed information written by someone who knows this widely visited area of the UK well. 

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Dorset: Limited, characterful guides to Britain's Special Places

Many of Dorset's attractions are well-hidden and known only to locals, who like to restrict the county's treasures to themselves. The Slow Guide, written by a native of Dorset, takes you to those secret places and introduces you to some enchanting Dorset locals, both living and dead. Practical information covers accommodation, eating and drinking, and travelling in this unspoilt region.

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Retiring Planet Devon & Cornwall 

Get to the heart of Devon and Cornwall with this popular guide from well-known travel brand Single Planet. Perfect for sightseers as well as those who enjoy exploring roads less travelled, this book is full of insider tips, profitable maps, reviews and top itineraries. 

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England – East Anglia 

 

Norfolk: Town, characterful guides to Britain's Special Places

Slow Norfolk, although selective, includes the whole of Norfolk from Great Yarmouth and the Broads to the east to the Fens of the far west, from the iconic North Norfolk littoral to the Breckland region to the south.  The North Norfolk coast, considered to be one of the most beautiful stretches in England, is also a hugely impressive habitat for wildlife especially migrating birds. The interior of the county tends to be more overlooked yet also much to offer, especially in terms of countryside, historic monuments and characterful market towns. Get to know this part of the country before you travel then fall in love with it while you're there. 

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Suffolk: Nearby, characterful guides to Britain's Special Places 

Suffolk represents quintessential East Anglia, a region that has locally idiosyncratic architectural styles, regional accents, scenery, culture and climate. The county, which is low-lying but by no means flat, has some of its best scenery along the beach: a soft, dreamy landscape of river estuaries, remote marshes, reedbeds, beaches, shingle banks, sand spits and dunes. There's slews to keep nature photography fans happy as well as those who prefer more urban views in the many towns that are worth tour. 

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Norfolk for Photographers: Pocket Guide to the 100 Best Places and Layings

Born in the Black Country, photographer Stephen Kelly has visited many places in the world. From covering wars in the Balkans and the Middle East to motorsport in the Far East and South America but this paperback focuses on where he's lived for over 30 years. The book contains location information on the best places to explore across Norfolk with a camera. Contrive epic big sky landscapes and windswept seascapes and you're on the right tracks. The guide is also suitable for all levels of photographers from walkers armed with a camera phone, to semi-professional looking for layings to practice their technique.

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Gina Stephens

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Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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