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On Guidebooks

In my forty years of travel, I have run the gamut from slavish reliance on the accommodation and restaurant information in guidebooks to merely supplemental use. 425 more words


Brough of Birsay: guidebook

1986 (1988)

The remains of ancient settlements on the island of Birsay, located just to the north west of Mainland in Orkney, are described in the Historic Scotland guidebook (1986) by… 96 more words

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Dundrennan Abbey: signs and guidebook

Some of the Ministry signs at Dundrennan Abbey make specific references to the guidebook by J.S. Richardson (1934) and appear to make the assumption that the visitor will be using the signs as an aid to move around the site. 175 more words

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Furness Abbey: Custodian's Hut

The original custodian’s hut at Furness Abbey was located on the side of the road to the north of the abbey church. The present English Heritage guidebook by Stuart Harrison and Jason Wood (1998 ) notes: ‘The wooden shed just inside the northern perimeter fence was the custodian’s hut in Victorian times. 105 more words

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Guidebook Tip - Check your favourite spots online before leaving

Guidebooks, along with cookbooks, are my chosen souvenir for every big trip I take. Even when the guidebook becomes out-of-date, I like to have a keepsake to remind me of the place and the time I went on each adventure. 313 more words

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Cleeve Abbey: Guidebook

Cleeve Abbey in Somerset came into State Guardianship in 1951 after forming part of the Dunster estate.

The Cistercian abbey itself was founded from Ravesby… 117 more words

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Souvenir Guide to Tintern Abbey

The Cistercian abbey at Tintern on the river Wye (in south-east Wales) was founded on 9 May 1131. This was shortly after the foundation of Waverley Abbey in Surrey (1128). 76 more words

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