How do you choose the places you reccomend?

You may wonder how we decide which places to feature in our guides. We do our research and speak to the people who live there, we believe there is nothing better than local knowledge and we back this up by visiting each place ourselves to experience each one and to take our own photos.

Do the businesses pay to be featured?

None of the businesses we recommend have paid to be included. We want people to be able to trust that our recommendations are just that. We think this honesty and integrity is a really important part of what we are trying to do. Every business that we recommend has been researched and invited. Each business appears on our site and in our travel guides for free.

Where are your books printed?

We print our books in England with FSC certified paper from responsible sources. We selected the Royal Mail to deliver our books, as we think it is better for the environment to use the postman over delivery vans. We also use eco-friendly packaging.

Who takes the photography?

We are passionate photographers and take all our own photography. We travel and visit unannounced and make every recommendation based on our own experience and opinions. We want to show a real and genuine reflection of what we experienced when we visited a business. We also feature photographs from a few of our favourite photographers.

Can I return the book if I don’t like it?

Yes, we have a no quibble 14 day return policy on our printed books. Send us an email with your order number to and we will get back to you. We don’t offer refunds on ebooks.

Who is behind the Best of England?

Best of England is a small team of photographers and writers who are passionate about travel. We are an independent British company striving to make the best quality, most useful and beautiful travel guides.

Will you be covering other regions?

Yes but we are a small company with limited resources. As we take all our own photography, each book takes a while to research, photograph and curate. We hope to increase the number of titles we publish but this depends on how well the existing books do.

Can I buy these books from Amazon?

We decided to stop selling our books on Amazon as we wanted to look after our own customers. As such, the books are currently only available directly from our own website.

How big are the books?

Book dimensions 15x2x21cm
Book weight 575g
Cover: Silk 400gsm, Text: Silk 130gsm.

Are your books available outside of the UK?

Not at the moment but we are working on it.

Can I work for you?

We are always on the look out for talented people. Send us an email and tell us about yourself if you think you would make a useful member of the team.

How do I get in touch?

You can contact us via email at

Customer Reviews

Here are a few recent reviews from our customers

"The Best UK Travel Book on the market"
I purchased the Cornwall, Devon and Dorset guide as well  as the Yorkshire and the Lake District and the books are absolutely wonderful. Beautifully crafted, fantastic photos, unrivalled local knoweldge and I love the different categories each area is split out into, especially where to get the best cake.

"The most beautiful travel guides ever…
This is undoubtedly the most beautiful and most interesting 'travel guide' I've ever read - though it's much more than that - being an insight into the whole feel of an area and is peppered with superb photography. I live in Norfolk but have found out so much I didn't know about my own area, along with an itinerary for about a year of travel, lunches and pub visits!
Noel Girling

"Beautiful books.
I bought these beautiful books for presents, but, very tempted to keep myself! They are very informative, loads of wonderful photo’s . If anyone is wondering whether to buy or not, do not hesitate! - Claire

"Amazing books"
Amazing books. I purchased the bundle offer Cornwall,Devon and Dorset, Norfolk and Suffolk and Kent and Sussex. Loads of great information and brilliant photo's, can't wait to get out to see some of the lovely places. Will certainly be ordering again when the new titles are available. Great customer service and great quality books, we love them. - Janet Jarvis

"My Favourite Guide Books"
A beautiful set of guide books which are a joy to read. Well researched with superb photography. I'm looking forward to discovering the hidden gems of England revealed in these thoughtful publications. - John Devaney

"We adore these high quality books"
We adore these high quality books, very inspirational and feel very smug when we see lots of the places we love included! Making notes re pubs to visit around the UK and looking forward to the new ones planned. Customer service is excellent. - Mrs S

"Beautifully made and fact filled books!"
I absolutely love these books. They are filled with facts, knowledge and beautiful pictures to help you on your travels. You will find places you never even knew existed. The books are produced to a high quality. I will definitely keep collecting them and look forward to more and more from this great company. My books arrived safely and quickly. Correspondence was brilliant. So all I can say is thank you very much . Please make a book in the future on the Isle Of Wight!You’ve shown how beautiful our country is! Well done to everyone at Best Of England.
Christopher Samuels

"Exceptional travel guides."
Got my books on the 3 for 2 promotion, quality and content is exceptional, lovely photography with great information, I would definitely recommend. Well worth the money. - Mrs A C

"These guides are tremendous"
 I have 5 now and lookforward to those to come. They allow for great planning in advance for trips to the various areas. Best available! - John Gillett

"They are exceptional publications"

I've ordered 3 books and they are exceptional publications. Excellent quality paper, beautiful photos anddescriptions. Very useful, I've already planned one of my trips using these books as a quidance. Would recommend to everyone.
Malgorzata Czyzewska

"I love to support small business and…"
I love to support small business and this one is great. A lovely message thanking me for my order and great after care checking it had arrived. This was a present for my daughter. She absolutely loves it and gave me a quick flick through over FaceTime, it is a really lovely book. Highly recommend - Jane

Best guidebook I've ever bought!
I've lived in London for over 50 years and thought I'd been pretty much everywhere but this book has so many hidden gems Ican't wait to get out and explore. Exemplary customer service too - will definitely be buying more books from them!
Loretta Donoghue