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The Best of Yorkshire & the Lake District

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Plan your Summer with our unique guide to Yorkshire and the Lake District, crammed full of top tips & beautiful photography. Each of our guides contains over two hundred recommendations for great things to do and places to go.



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The Best of Yorkshire & The Lake District

"These guides are tremendous" ★★★★★ TrustPilot Review


  • Full of travel ideas & unique places to visit

  • Hundreds of inspiring, beautiful photos

  • Carefully researched & professionally written

  • Independent, advert free & impartial

  • Printed in England in full glossy colour

  • An ideal size to pop in your bag


Created by a team who are passionate about travel - Best of England are a team of passionate photographers and travel writers. We travel far and wide to find the hidden gems within each region and the business owners who are as passionate about what they do as we are. We turn up unannounced so we  experience each place in the same way that you would. None of the businesses pay us to be recommended within our guides so you know our recommendations are entirely honest and based on our own experience.


Sustainably printed - By printing in England on FSC certified paper we assure the highest possible quality of paper while doing what we can for the environment.

No quibble returns - If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we will offer a full refund.


"Excellent quality paper, beautiful photos and descriptions" ★★★★★ - Trustpilot Review



Handy pocket size - Our guide books are conveniently sized and will fit comfortably in a coat pocket or handbag.


"The perfect travel guides" ★★★★★ - Trustpilot Review



Proud to be printed in England - We are proud to print all of our books in England on paper from sustainable sources.


Delivery- UK delivery is currently free and we use Royal Mail Second Classpostage to deliver all of our books. We are delivering orders within 3-5working days but it can take a bit longer given the current circumstances.

"A little gem of a book " ★★★★★ - Trustpilot Review


Customer Reviews

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“Quite definitely the best travel guides on the market. Concise, well designed, great photography! Would definitely recommend"
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“Very impressed with this handy, compact guide of places to eat and visit in this area. Full of lovely, glossy pictures"
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“I am very impressed with the quality of these books. The photos are lovely and they will be very useful when we travel. ”  
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“An invaluable source of information for discovering the hidden gems around us”  
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“These books are high quality and very informative and with the paper being from a sustainable source, bonus. Top Marks.”
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“Veryimpressed with both the service and the quality of the books which Iordered. Great value for money - highly recommended.”  
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“Thisbook is fantastic and I can’t recommend enough. It has beautifulphotographs in it. I also like the fact they give you the postcode ofplaces. Essential for a sat nav. So many books I have don’t do this. Ibought it as a present for my husbands birthday and he was thrilled.   
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“Beautifulbooks stunning photos & excellent information. We bought the wholeset & are very pleased with them. Highly recommend  
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“Beautifullypresented, this book is a feast of interesting places to visit andeat/drink i n Kent and Sussex! I was kept up to date on timing ofdelivery and also sent a copy of 'Best of England' Wonderful service andI am very happy with this book!  
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“This is a beautiful book,filled with stunning photos of the hidden gems in Kent and Sussex.Perfect handbag size for weekends when you are out and about and fancy atreat. It as also made me keen to explore new areas  
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“Perfectreading for the reluctant armchair traveller while we can't get tothese places easily. The photos are lovely, the print quality is greatand the book is robust and will survive travelling easily. I also boughtDevon and Cornwall and Yorkshire and the Lake Disrict which are just asgood.  
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“This book is a very good quality book. I purchasedit for my daughter who lives in London and being at the age where theylove their social media, she has started to visit places in the book andshe has loved exploring and taking beautiful photographs with herfriend. It’s been great exploring and finding new places.
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“Alovely guide packed with information on places to visit in Cornwall,Devon and Dorset. Full of beautiful photographs from around thecounties. Very useful if needing ideas on places to visit and where toeat.  
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“Top quality book with so many fantastic places tovisit. I'm a hiker/photographer, so I go all over and have been to manyof the places in the book already, and they're beautifully described,with excellent photos. Happily, there are also a lot of places I havenot yet visited as well, so I now have some fab ideas thanks to thislittle gem.
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An exceptionally detailed guide to Yorkshire andthe Lakes. Well researched and beautiful scenery to take advantage of.I've spent a lot of time travelling and certainly will visiting a fewmore places this guide has shown.
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“Love this book. Theinformation given is very handy. We use it to pick a page and visitcertain places recommended in the book!! Had some fantastic walks, finefoods and seen some truly beautiful places and had some great days out.Got so many more to visit in the coming years
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 This book iswell worth the money. It’s informative and the illustrations arebeautiful I will definitely look out for other titles

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you choose the places you recommend?
Youmay wonder how we decide which places to feature in our guides. We doour research and speak to the people who live there, we believe there isnothing better than local knowledge and we back this up by visitingeach place ourselves to experience each one and to take our own photos.

Do the businesses pay to be featured?
Noneof the businesses we recommend have paid to be included. We want peopleto be able to trust that our recommendations are just that. We thinkthis honesty and integrity is a really important part of what we aretrying to do. Every business that we recommend has been researched andinvited. Each business appears on our site and in our travel guides forfree.

Where are your books printed?
We printour books in England with FSC certified paper from responsible sources.We selected the Royal Mail to deliver our books, as we think it isbetter for the environment to use the postman over delivery vans. Wealso use eco-friendly packaging.

Who takes the photography?
Weare passionate photographers and take all our own photography. Wetravel and visit unannounced and make every recommendation based on ourown experience and opinions. We want to show a real and genuinereflection of what we experienced when we visited a business. We alsofeature photographs from a few of our favourite photographers.

Are your books available in bookshops?
Ourcurrent series is currently only available online but, as we grow, wehope to also sell them in independent, local bookshops to do our bit tosupport the High Street.

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 usan email with your order number to info@bestofengland.com and we willget back to you. We don't offer refunds on ebooks.

Who is behind the Best of England?
Bestof England is a small team of photographers and writers who arepassionate about travel. We are an independent British company strivingto make the best quality, most useful and beautiful travel guides.

Will you be covering other regions?
Yesbut we are a small company with limited resources. As we take all ourown photography, each book takes a while to research, photograph andcurate. We hope to increase the number of titles we publish but thisdepends on how well the existing books do.

Can I buy these books from Amazon?
We decided to stop selling our books on Amazon so the books are currently only available directly from us.

How big are the books?
Book dimension 15x2x21cm
Book weight 575g
Cover: Silk 400gsm, Text: Silk 130gsm.

How do I get in touch?
You can contact us via email at info@bestofengland.com

Are your books available outside of the UK.

Not at the moment but we are working on it.


Get in touch
If you have a question, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email:

Harry Farlane | Customer Services
harry@bestofengland.com

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