Frommer's Britain for Free

Frommer's Britain for Free

Paperback Frommer's Britain for Free

By (author) Ben Hatch, By (author) Dinah Hatch

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 202mm x 18mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 27 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470688416
  • ISBN 13: 9780470688410
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,017,985

Product description

Packed with over 300 inspiring attractions, this book shows you how to get the most out of your free time - without spending a penny. The authors have trailed the length and breadth of Britain (with children in tow) to track down and test the best attractions, and undiscovered experiences."Britain for Free" is an inspiring, funny and honest account of the best of Britain's museums, parks, galleries, wildlife, eccentricities and downright oddness."Britain For Free" also features detailed, practical information with tips and advice and rainy day options. Each entry will also include additional features such as "Well I Never" (fascinating facts), Heads Up (for local tips), and some for children such as "Horrible History" icons and throughout the book specifying who each attraction would suit best (young children, teenagers, grandparents, active travellers etc).Covers all regions of Great Britain and each entry has all the information you need including websites, local amenities, opening times and travel adviceEntries include: The Winter Garden, Sheffield; Wild Camping, Scotland; Dolphin Spotting at Chanonry Point, Moray Firth; Mudchute Park and Farm in the shadow of Canary Wharf; Egyptian mummies at the British MuseumIncludes unusual museums, inspiring galleries and fantastic outdoor spaces to enjoy for free, plus: amenities listings and food & drink options

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Author information

Ben Hatch started out as a tea boy in the Royal Bank of Scotland. He became a recruitment consultant, sold advertising space then lawnmowers, worked in a video shop, as a postman and on the McDonald chicken sandwich station before finally becoming a journalist on various local papers. He quit reporting to become a novelist in 1997. He has written two works of Comedy fiction, "The Lawnmower Celebrity" and "The International Gooseberry" and is now on his third. Ben was tempted into travel writing by his wife Dinah who he lives with in Brighton. Together they authored "Frommer's Scotland With Your Family" and "Frommer's England With Your Family."Dinah Hatch went into travel journalism after deciding that crime reporting for local papers involved just a few too many evenings talking to dodgy people in dark alleys. Since then she has worked for a variety of national newspapers, magazines, trade publications and websites and writes extensively for the travel industry. Dinah co-authored "Frommer's Scotland With Your Family" and "Frommer's England With Your Family."

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Discover "Britain For Free" GET INSPIRED: Whether you want to propose to your partner on one of the country's most romantic beaches, play Pooh-sticks where Winnie the Pooh ambled, look for little green men at the world's hotspot for UFO sightings or seek enlightenment at a Tibetan Monastery - it's all free!INSIDER RECOMMENDATIONS: More than 300 ways to enjoy the best of Britain's free museums, galleries, entertainment, wildlife, eccentricities and downright oddness. Get used to traveling light as we use insider tips and practical advice to take you to the essential free attractions in Britain.SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: From families and friends to the adventurous and culturally inquisitive, we tell you how to create the greatest free days in England, Scotland, and Wales.HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS: Candid, funny and inspiring reviews to lift the lid on how there's a world of free top days out in Britain that won't break the bank.Frommer's. The best trips start here. Visit us online at Frommer's.com