The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset

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Practical travel guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Bath, Bristol & Somerset. The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Bath, Bristol & Somerset, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset covers: Bath and around; Bristol and around; Wells and the Mendips; Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels; South Somerset; Taunton, Bridgwater and the Quantocks; The coast; Exmoor; East Somerset; Salisbury and Stonehenge.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences selection for every kind of trip to Bath, Bristol & Somerset, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Stourhead to family activities in child-friendly places, like Bristol International Balloon Fiesta or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Stonehenge.


Essential pre-departure information including Bath, Bristol & Somerset entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Bath, Bristol & Somerset give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for hiking, birdwatching or tasting traditional farmhouse ciders.


Rough Guides' rundown of Corsham, Bradford-on-Avon, Wells, Cheddar's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Bath, Bristol & Somerset, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Bath, Bristol & Somerset, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Bath, Bristol & Somerset, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Clevedon Pier and the spectacular Glastonbury Tor.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Salisbury, Glastonbury and many more locations in Bath, Bristol & Somerset, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789195798
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 7/31/2020
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.4 out of 5, 21 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Good guide

Reviewed on September 20, 2022
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Very comprehensive guide to Bristol and surrounding areas. Some odd choices of restaurants and pubs, but very good on the history and places of interest.

Amazon Customer

Attractions, and how to find them.

Reviewed on September 14, 2022
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Nicely laid out, and well referenced. We were able to find a suitable boat tour, the observatory, views of the Suspension Bridge, the Zoo, and places to eat for our short stay, and find our way around the city. It is not the guide's fault, but finding parking space was very stressful.

Amazon Customer

Best Guides Ever!

Reviewed on February 07, 2022
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Great item - arrived as described and on time - very pleased - thank you

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