Rough Guides
Rough Guides

Inspiring independent travellers since 1982, Rough Guides is synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and its trademark blend of honesty, humour and expertise.

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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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Pocket Rough Guides

Pictorial, compact travel guides series to countries, cities and regions with a pull-out map and factual travel tips perfect for short trips and travellers seeking concise travel information and practical listings

  • Concise practical travel information includes getting there, getting around, climate and safety tips, accommodation, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Things Not to Miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded places chapters with key coverage of places and sights in points-of-interest structure

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Pull-out detailed maps with marked-up key sights or listings

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide from May 2019

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £7.99-£8.99 | $12.99-$13.99

Extent: 128–208 pages

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Rough Guides Staycations

Pocket-sized, practical travel guides to popular UK destinations for staycationers seeking local highlights, history, activities and practical tips, plus helpful listings and area-by-area mapping. Easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, help you plan, and enhance your staycation.

  • Practical travel information including getting there, getting around by public transport, accommodation, detailed food and drink highlights, and sports and activities in the region

  • Destination highlights not to miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded chapters focus on walking and driving routes in a highly-readable descriptive style, featuring historical information and tips on what to look out for

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants and leisure activities for all budgets

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

  • Insights on history, culture and green activities throughout

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £8.99 | $13.99 

Extent: 128 pages

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Rough Guides Phrasebooks

Perfect pocket-sized travel companion to ensure communication abroad is a breeze.  These clever little books contain all the conversational language you’ll need for transport and getting around, finding accommodation, ordering food, shopping, making friends and more.

  • Lightweight pocket-sized book containing all the need-to-know phrases while travelling

  • Simplified pronunciation makes it easy to pronounce foreign words

  • Essential information, such as getting from the airport, getting around, money and emergency numbers, is featured 

  • Colour-coded sections for quick reference

  • Stylish design features several full-colour photos of the destination

  • Includes 7000-word bilingual dictionary

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Inspirational Rough Guides

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Mini Rough Guides

Pocket-sized travel guides packed with practical and cultural information for everyone from short city-breakers to longer holiday-makers, thanks to the blend of area-by-area descriptions, at-a-glance historical and cultural information, and comprehensive listings and travel tips, backed up by easily-accessible mapping

  • Practical travel information including getting there, getting around by public transport, accommodation, detailed food and drink highlights, and entertainment and activities in the region

  • Destination highlights not to miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded chapters focus on where to go and what to do in a highly-readable descriptive style, featuring historical information and tips on what to look out for

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps on the book flaps with key sights marked up by number

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide

Format: 105 x 144mm

Price: £6.99 | $9.99

Extent: 144 pages