Frequently Asked Questions


We have answered a few of the most commonly asked questions below…

How do you choose the places you reccomend?


You may wonder how we decide which places to feature in our guides. We do our research and speak to the people who live there, we believe there is nothing better than local knowledge and we back this up by visiting each place ourselves to experience each one and to take our own photos.

Do the businesses pay to be featured?


None of the businesses we recommend have paid to be included. We want people to be able to trust that our recommendations are just that. We think this honesty and integrity is a really important part of what we are trying to do. Every business that we recommend has been researched and invited. Each business appears on our site and in our travel guides for free.

Where are your books printed?


We print our books in England with FSC certified paper from responsible sources. We selected the Royal Mail to deliver our books, as we think it is better for the environment to use the postman over delivery vans. We also use eco-friendly packaging.

Who takes the photography?


We are passionate photographers and take all our own photography. We travel and visit unannounced and make every recommendation based on our own experience and opinions. We want to show a real and genuine reflection of what we experienced when we visited a business. We also feature photographs from a few of our favourite photographers.

Can I return the book if I don’t like it?


Yes, we have a no quibble 14 day return policy on our printed books. Send us an email with your order number to info@bestofengland.com and we will get back to you. We don’t offer refunds on ebooks.

Who is behind the Best of England?


Best of England is a small team of photographers and writers who are passionate about travel. We are an independent British company striving to make the best quality, most useful and beautiful travel guides.

Will you be covering other regions?


Yes but we are a small company with limited resources. As we take all our own photography, each book takes a while to research, photograph and curate. We hope to increase the number of titles we publish but this depends on how well the existing books do.

Can I buy these books from Amazon?


We decided to stop selling our books on Amazon as we wanted to look after our own customers. As such, the books are currently only available directly from our own website.

How big are the books?


Book dimensions 15x2x21cm
Book weight 575g
Cover: Silk 400gsm, Text: Silk 130gsm.

Are your books available outside of the UK?


Not at the moment but we are working on it.

Can I work for you?


We are always on the look out for talented people. Send us an email and tell us about yourself if you think you would make a useful member of the team.

How do I get in touch?


You can contact us via email at info@bestofengland.com

How do I get in touch?


If you have a question, please contact us via our contact pageand we will get back to you as soon as possible.


How much is delivery?


UK Delivery is £1.99. We send all our packages via Royal Mail Second Class. We currently aren't delivering outside of the UK.


Where is my order?

The Royal Mail are quite understaffed at the moment which means orders are taking longer than usual to arrive. If your order hasn't arrived 10 days after you placed your order please email us at harry@bestofengland.com and we will look into it for you.


How long does delivery take?


We send all of our orders out via Royal Mail second class delivery which generally takes 3-5 working days to arrive. Given the current circumstances, it can take sometimes take longer. If you would like to pay for 1st class or a courier delivery, please get in touch and we can arrange this for you.


Do you have tracking numbers for my order?


In order to provide free delivery, we send all of our orders out via Royal Mail second class which means there is no tracking information. If you would like to have  your order sent with a courier please get in touch.


Where can I find the digital maps for each book


Please click here if you are looking for the Google Map that accompanies each book


Where can I download a preview of each guide?


If you would like a free, 50 page preview of each of our guides, please click here. If you would like this via email, please enter your email on this page.

How do you choose the places you recommend?


You may wonder how we decide which places to feature in our guides. We do our research and speak to the people who live there, we believe there is nothing better than local knowledge and we back this up by visiting each place ourselves to experience each one and to take our own photos.

Do the businesses pay to be featured?


None of the businesses we recommend have paid to be included. We want people to be able to trust that our recommendations are just that. We think this honesty and integrity is a really important part of what we are trying to do. Every business that we recommend has been researched and invited. Each business appears on our site and in our travel guides for free.

Where are your books printed?


We print our books in England with FSC certified paper from responsible sources. We selected the Royal Mail to deliver our books, as we think it is better for the environment to use the postman over delivery vans. We also use eco-friendly packaging.

Who takes the photography?


We are passionate photographers and take all our own photography. We travel and visit unannounced and make every recommendation based on our own experience and opinions. We want to show a real and genuine reflection of what we experienced when we visited a business. We also feature photographs from a few of our favourite photographers.

Can I return the book if I don’t like it?


Yes, we have a no quibble 14 day return policy on our printed books. Send us an email with your order number to info@bestofengland.com and we will get back to you. We don’t offer refunds on ebooks.

Who is behind the Best of England?


Best of England is a small team of photographers and writers who are passionate about travel. We are an independent British company striving to make the best quality, most useful and beautiful travel guides.

Do you have a telephone number?


Not at the moment. If you would like to contact us please email harry@bestofengland.com.

Can I buy your books from Amazon?


We decided to stop selling our books on Amazon as we don't agree with how they operate their business and treat their staff. As such, the books are currently only available directly from our own website.

How big are the books?


Book dimensions 15x2x21cm
Book weight 575g
Cover: Silk 400gsm, Text: Silk 130gsm.

Are your books available in bookshops or outside of the UK?


Not at the moment but we are working on it.

Will you be covering other regions?


Yes but we are a small company with limited resources. As we take all our own photography, each book takes a while to research, photograph and curate. We hope to increase the number of titles we publish but this depends on how well the existing books do.