Great Britain Guidebook

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Great Britain Guidebook
  • Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping
  • All you need for the best of England, Scotland, and Wales
  • Great self-guided neighborhood walks
  • Includes handy full-color fold-out map

    Buy your Great Britain Guidebook:

    What's Included

    In Rick Steves Great Britain you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on:

    • London and Nearby
      • Greater London, including Greenwich and the Docklands
      • Windsor
    • Bath and Nearby
      • Glastonbury and Wells
      • Stonehenge and Avebury
      • Salisbury and nearby
      • South Wales
    • Cambridge
    • Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds
      • Chipping Campden and nearby
      • Stow-on-the-Wold and nearby
      • Moreton-in-Marsh and nearby
      • Blenheim Palace
    • Warwick and Coventry
    • Ironbridge Gorge
    • Liverpool
    • The Lake District
      • Keswick and the North Lake District
      • South Lake District
    • York and Nearby
      • North York Moors
    • Durham and Northeast England
      • Hadrian's Wall
      • Beamish Museum
      • Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle
    • North Wales
      • Conwy
      • Caernarfon and Beaumaris
      • Snowdonia National Park (including Betws-y-Coed, Beddgelert, and Llanberis)
      • Blaenau Ffestiniog
      • Ruthin and Llangollen
    • South Wales
      • Cardiff and nearby
      • The Wye Valley
    • Edinburgh
    • St. Andrews and the East Neuk
    • Glasgow
    • Oban and the Southern Highlands
      • Islands of Mull and Iona
      • Glencoe
      • Fort William
    • Isle of Skye
      • Portree and the Trotternish Peninsula
      • Kyleakin
    • Inverness and Nearby
      • Loch Ness
      • Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, and Cawdor Castle
    • Pitlochry and Stirling
    • Practicalities
      • Self-guided walks
      • Easy-to-follow maps (including color maps of Great Britain, West London, East London, and Edinburgh)
      • ​Trip planning: When to go, pre-trip checklist, festivals and holidays, recommended books and movies
      • Recommended three-week itinerary and advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
      • Transportation: Trains, buses, city transit, and driving
      • British history, culture, and cuisine (or at least comfort food), plus Scottish and Welsh language
      • Handy British–Yankee vocabulary list
      • Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints

    Also included: a 14½" x 19½" full-color fold-out Planning Map that shows all of Britain and Ireland, plus key driving distances/times, and handy close-ups (showing major sights) of Edinburgh, York, the Cotswolds, Bath, and Dublin — and a large city map of London on the back. (Note: This is a slightly smaller version of Rick's stand-alone Britain & Ireland Planning Map.)


    Author(s): Rick Steves
    Dimensions: 8" x 4 ½" x 1 ¼"
    Weight: 1.15 lbs
    Pages: 1,070
    Next edition arrives: April 2016
    Publication date: January 2014 (20th edition)

    Is This the Right Book for Me?

    Rick Steves Great Britain covers Scotland, Wales, and our top pick of English destinations. (Rick Steves England, on the other hand, excludes Scotland and Wales, and instead covers some English destinations not included in the bigger Great Britain guidebook: Canterbury, Dover and Southeast England, Brighton, Portsmouth, Dartmoor, Cornwall, Oxford, Blackpool, and some of North Yorkshire.)

    If you're going to Scotland as well as some of the destinations that are covered in our England book but not covered in the bigger Great Britain book, you could opt to forgo the Great Britain book and instead get both Rick Steves England and Rick Steves Snapshot: Scotland (cheaper and lighter than bringing along both the England and full-length Great Britain guidebooks).

    Rick Steves Great Britain also has more than enough on London for anyone visiting for just a few days. But if you plan to spend at least four days in London, the extra information in Rick Steves London might be nice to have along. Compared to the London chapter of the Great Britain book, Rick Steves London offers much more in-depth sightseeing information, many more self-guided city walks and museum/sight tours, and advice for travelers specifically interested in the city's shopping, nightlife, or activities for kids. Other information is generally the same — the London chapter of Rick Steves Great Britain has all the hotels, restaurants, and nitty-gritty practical advice for London that you'll find in the Rick Steves London guidebook. (Our smaller Pocket London guide offers no sightseeing advice or practical information not included in the full-size Rick Steves Great Britain guidebook, and no walks or museum tours that aren't in our full-size London guidebook.)

    Updates and Feedback

    Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in this guidebook, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

    Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. We're also interested in any tips or discoveries you made while in Europe. Your comments help us improve our guidebooks for future travelers.