The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hants & Isle of Wight

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Practical travel guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight 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 Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight 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 Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight covers: Bournemouth and Poole, the Isle of Purbeck, Central Dorset, Western Dorset, East Dorset and the Avon Valley, the New Forest, Winchester and Northern Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and around, the Isle of Wight.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences selection for every kind of trip to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Durdle Door to family activities in child-friendly places, like Poole Harbour or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Highclere Castle.


Essential pre-departure information including Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight 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 Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight 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 going on a boat trip or visiting majestic castles.


Rough Guides' rundown of Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth and Shanklin's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, 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 Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, 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 Lyme Regis and the spectacular Osborne House.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in New Forest, Chichester and many more locations in Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, reduce need to go online.


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

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789197297
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 10/14/2021
Pages: 296


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

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