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Old 07-05-2012, 08:04   #1
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UK Travel/Travelogue Books Recommendations

I recently read a couple of Stuart Maconie books where he's travelled around the UK visiting places and discussing their history, etc. I really enjoyed the books and I've even used them as a basis for visiting a few places myself.

Can anyone recommend any books similar to these? They don't have to be written for comedic value, but I don't mind some humour in them. I've read Bill Bryson's work and I've also read a book called 'A Highland Jaunt', where 2 travellers in the 1960s retraced the Scottish journey of Boswell & Johnson.

Thanks for any guidance you can offer.
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If you are interested in older stuff, there is a chap called H V Morton who travelled around the UK in the 1930.

The In Search of Scotland and the follow up In search of Scotland again are classic travelogue books, although In search of Scotland again maybe be difficult to get hold of.

In search of England ...Wales and ...Ireland and good reads too
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500 Mile Walkies by Mark Wallington. A bit old now (written in the very early 80s - Falkland War is mentioned at one point), but as humourous travelogue goes, puts Bill Bryson to shame.

Or for something more ordinary, you could look at McCarthy's Bar by Pete McCarthy.
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. The H V Morton stuff looks like my kind of thing and I'll give the others a look too.
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What about Tony Hawks - Round Ireland With A Fridge?
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What about Tony Hawks - Round Ireland With A Fridge?
Yeah, I'd seen that and read a few of the reviews. Thanks for the recommendation.
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