And the Isles of ScillyBook - 2009
Cornwall is a proudly individual county, with its own unique culture, cuisine and customs. Its proximity to the Gulf Stream provides a warm climate and many are attracted by the miles of British coast to explore. Rick Stein has been at the forefront of upgrading facilities for tourists and locals alike, and his hometown of Padstow is now famous for its seafood eateries. Add to this the charm of Cornwall's often neglected ancient sites, hidden creeks and isolated villages and it becomes apparent why over 3.5 million domestic tourists holiday here each year. This unique guide is a valuable source of local information, to help visitors get the most out of Cornwall in the time you have; be it a two-week holiday, short break or long weekend. Throughout the book, local people give their recommendations on where to find the best fish and chips, bike ride or secret path to a spectacular view, uncovering the Best of Britain.This guide includes practical information on a range of accommodation, the best places to eat, local festivals, events and activities as well as informing readers about the history, geology and culture of the area, with a 'local heroes' section of famous residents past and present. Informative maps are found throughout the book, including walking and climbing routes and children's activities in the area. The book focuses on what makes this part of the south of England so special: the most magnificent array of golden beaches, precipitous cliffs, smugglers covers and picturesque harbours anywhere in England.
Publisher: Richmond : Crimson, 2009.
Branch Call Number: 942.37 GIL
Characteristics: 349 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.