Reviews - what customers say about Friendly Guides

Based on 106 reviews
Land’s End guidebook

Fascinating to see the differences between Land’s End / West Penwith and the Lizard. The guidebook will enable me to plan my visits to West Penwith while staying on the Lizard and indulge my fascination for pre-history.

The Lizard guidebook

Just what I wanted to inspire me over the winter, encourage me to come to the Lizard, and plan my trip next year.

Guide of Isles of Scilly

Seems good , will find out on holiday

Very useful pocket-sized map

Good for planning a stay.

Isles of Scilly Guidebook
Dr. R. H. Webber (Amazon review)
Complete guidebook

This was the perfect guidebook with large-scale maps with every detail marked on and full description of all the islands.

Tresco guide

Pocket-sized guide to some of the Scilly Isles. Concise but informative. Ideal for a pre-visit taster.

Isles of Scilly Guidebook
Tony and Hazel Teal
Friendly Cornwall Guides

These three friendly guidebooks certainly live up to their name and are a cut above others currently available on the market. Covering the rich environment, history and geography of Lands End, the Lizard and the Isles of Scilly they achieve their aim of being helpful companions for interested visitors and I suspect locals alike. I first came across the latter while holidaying in the Isles of Scilly and found it clearly written and presented with a mine of information to help plan and understand trips around this region. Only later did we acquire the other two volumes when walking the South West Coast Path. The maps are beautifully drawn and packed full of detail , a valuable addition OS Explorer editions. In short they meet the needs of most people attracted to this part of Cornwall and the author is to be congratulated on producing such comprehensive guides. I am very pleased to have them on my book shelves as a source of reference and future inspiration.

Great detail

Superb maps and so detailed - really interesting to see the shipwrecks too. I like that there is a map per island which overlaps neighbouring islets and islands, brilliant. Could a legend be added on each map though for any future prints. Highly recommend and look forward to using. Great ordering service too.

Everything you could ask for in map set

Great map collection. I'm really enjoying using it to plan my first Isles of Scilly trip. All the details you could need, from footpaths to amenities.

St Agnes pocket map

Really useful, as a child here I used to know all the names of everything, was determined to remember them again

Holiday help!

Delighted to receive my maps so quickly.
They have been a great asset to my holiday and I'm delighted with them.

Scilly Island by Island

Excellent set of books with beautiful photos, historical details, suggested activities, maps, and much more. Indispensable for anyone planning a trip to the Scillies, or a wonderful way to refresh happy memories. Perfectly delightful - thank you!

Informative, lovely and handy books

These books are great. Small enough to bring on a travel, and really informative with a lot of interesting content and maps.

Isles of Scilly

Very well researched and thorough description, particularly of the historical and geological features of the Isles. Detailed walks, with full maps to support the instructions. We haven't been yet, so I can't verify the content, but I think this will be a very useful complement to the more commercial guides to restaurants and accommodation which usually dominate guide books.

Definitely Friendly

It is more like a conversation than a guide book. Can't wait for our visit.

Isles of Scilly Guides

Have visited the Isles of Scilly many times & these guides are interesting & informative. They make a good read and are very well presented, well worth buying for 1st time visitors & those who return year after year. The "Scilly Island by Island" full set, covering the inhabited islands, especially recommended.

Isles of Scilly Guidebook
Lou (Amazon review)
A must for a good holiday

Very good guide book, interesting history and the walks are a most to do, all you need to have a great holiday on the Isles of Scilly.


Excellent and informative

Almost a work of art

This is the fourth guidebook of yours that I bought - I can highly recommend them all. Studying them is like a short holiday.

Great Maps - Just What I Needed

Order in the afternoon, arrived next morning - perfect.

Very Happy

We were staying at a wonderful small hotel in Penzance called Chapel House. In the bedrooms they have a copy of the Friendly Guides for the far west side of Cornwall ... we took the recommendation of a magnificent circular walk from Zennor over country fields returning along a breathtaking coastal route. When friends managed to secure a last minute booking in the Lizard I immediately thought of ordering a copy of the Friendly Guides and their pocket book guides for that area. The service was both extremely efficient and honest ... unprompted they reimbursed me for the postal costs covering both orders ... I highly recommend their products and their efficient and honest service ... Thank You

Isles of Scilly Map
Peter (Amazon review)
Very informative

Great map , if you are looking for information, need to do a bit of orientation, want a geographical overview of the isles then this map is ideal , highly recommended.

Isles of Scilly Map
jonothan carver (Amazon review)
Knocks the OS into a cocked hat

This is a far superior map to the OS one for the Scilly Isles. Shows every path and lane and all the various cafes, pubs, places of interest etc. OK, no contour lines, but all you need to know is its hilly!

Love it

Amazing Scilly guides , thank you

South Cornwall

Initially purchased the Lands End guide book and was so impressed, immediately purchased the Lizard and Falmouth & Roseland guide books. Excellent layout, history, information and walks. Had also purchased other guidebooks but these were far the best.