Insight Guide: Great Britain is illustrated throughout with hundreds of specially commissioned colour photographs. Our inspirational Best of Great Britain section illustrates the country's highlights, making sure you don't miss anything, including castles, churches, stately homes, gardens, ancient sites, museums, art galleries and, of course, pubs. With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this guidebook provides a fascinating introduction to Britain's rich history and social eccentricities. A special guide to British Culture From A-Z is a light-hearted look at British society, from the Royal Family to the media, and cricket to the North-South divide. Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into the country's prehistoric sites, stately home and gardens, the world-famous British Museum and Scotland's castles and abbeys. All major sights are cross-referenced with the maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip, as well as carefully selected hotel and restaurant listings.
Michael Macaroon is a writer specializing in travel and the arts. Having lived in various parts of Britain, he is now based in London. While he enjoys the hubbub of the big city, his favorite place remains the North Norfolk coast, where he goes for bucket-and-spade holidays with his 2-year-old son.