Travel Books For UK Staycation

10 Travel Books To Inspire Your UK Staycation

Need inspiration for where to go or what to do on your next weekend away or family holiday? I often dip into travel books to find inspiration for our Touring Tales next adventure. So here’s a Travel Book List of the latest travel books to inspire your UK Staycation. Whether you’re thinking of weekend getaways, family holidays or solo travel, I have some great travel books to help you plan your next trip in the UK.


Travel Books To Inspire Your UK Staycation

The Great British Bucket List – Richard Madden

Beautifully illustrated compilation of unmissable Places in Britain, published by The National Trust. This book is about achievable adventures that celebrate the best of Britain and Britishness. The 60 mini adventures included are graded in difficulty from comically easy to mildly challenging, making them suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. 

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Treasured Islands

The explorer’s guide to over 200 of the most beautiful and intriguing islands around Britain. The British Isles includes some 194 inhabited islands (out of a total of over 6,000), ranging from remote lost worlds to famous and popular holiday spots. And Treasured Islands includes them all, in one enticing package.

Order Today: Amazon UK | Book Depository

Slow Adventures: Unhurriedly Exploring Britain’s Wild Places

Why rush through life when you could stop, ponder and truly experience the world around you? With the emphasis on experiencing, rather than simply passing through, Slow Adventures asks us to pause for a moment and reconnect with nature. These immersive adventures will awaken your senses, revive your spirits.

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A celebration of Britain’s finest travel destinations!

Explore the Best Coastal Walks, Castles, Road Trips, City Jaunts and Surprising Spots Across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Lonely Planet Ultimate UK Travelist

500 unmissable experiences and hidden gems across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands to create the ultimate UK travel hitlist. The must-own bucket list for both travellers to the UK and residents who want to discover their country s most iconic sights and activities.

Order Today: Amazon UK | Book Depository



Rough Guides Make the Most of Your Time in Britain

From historic houses to eccentric festivals, this incredible photography collection features the best things to do, see and experience in Great Britain. 

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DK Eyewitness Great Britain

Whether you want to go wild swimming in the Fairy Pools of Skye, take a windswept walk along the Jurassic Coast, or scale the heights of Snowdonia, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Great Britain has to offer.

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Lonely Planet Great Britain (Travel Guide)

most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Puzzle the mysteries of Stonehenge, sip whisky in Scotland, and hike the mountains of Wales; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Great Britain and begin your journey now!

Order Today: Amazon UK

The Art of Being a Tourist At Home

Takes you on a  journey through your neighbourhood streets and local parks, through museums and libraries, art galleries and bookshops. Why do we travel in the first place? It’s an urgent question in these days of climate crisis and global instability. Staying closer to home makes good sense: it’s cheaper, easier, less stressful. This book shows travellers how we can still harness the spirit of travel through the art of the ‘staycation’. 

Order Today: Amazon UK | Book Depository

Extraordinary Escapes: Unique and Wild Getaways Across the UK

From the Channel 4 series these incredible holiday home getaways showcase England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including some of the most stunning areas of Suffolk, Kent, the Cotswolds, Devon, Cornwall and Norfolk.

Order Today: Amazon UK | Book Depository


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I hope you enjoyed my 10 Travel Books To Inspire Your UK Staycation. Keep an eye out for more book lists coming soon including:

  • Travel Books For Walkers, Travel Books For Kids, Travel Books For Book Lovers and more

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