Reviews - what customers say about Friendly Guides

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Enjoy Cornwall like a local

These Friendly Guides are just that, friendly helpful and local, like a good friend. So impressed with this guide and the in-depth inside track information that I’ve bought another for the Lizard Peninsula. Can thoroughly recommend.

Brilliant Map!

A very detailed map that will be ideal for our holiday to find everything we want to see. Fantastic.

Lizard Pocket Guide 1: Helford River

Very helpful guide and I couldn't believe how quickly it came. Thankyou!

Informative and accessable

I'm a lover of Cornwall and my family and I spend a bit of time there each summer. We always refer to a Friendly Guide for where to go and what to do. For anyone looking to get a local's point of view on this fantastic region you can't do better that this.

Great value for money

This is an extremely useful and accurate guide to the area for locals and visitors alike.

Book Review – August 2020 – Sallie Eden

Written by Falmouth born Neil Reid, this is an updated (2019) edition of a guide first published in 1995. It includes photos and maps of Falmouth, the Fal estuary and the Roseland, plus recommended walks (and, incidentally, sails around the area).

There are highlighted boxes suggesting places to visit, transport options and activities from castles to kayaks. But this isn’t just a guide book for holidaymakers, It also draws on local history and the Cornish language, outlining the influence of key figures, the role of the sea and the rivers as transport.

It’s an area I know well, but there were lots of “interesting facts” of which I was unaware: the derivation of some of the oddly named places, the use of local arsenic as a pesticide, the legends of St Mylor and St Ruan (although more sensitive readers might want to skip those references and concentrate on the rather more attractive description of St Kea’s life).

Reading this book, I didn’t expect to learn anything new. I was wrong. But, more than that, I was inspired to revisit places I’m already familiar.

Beautiful map and guide

Handy and useful for walks and getting around this part of Cornwall.

Tresco, Tean and St Helen's - excellent map

Easy map to follow and folds away perfectly into a pocket. Covered ours with clingfilm on wet days. Highly recommend map and Friendly Guides UK as a company. Excellent service and speedy delivery. Great value for money.

Bryer and Samson - excellent map

Easy map to follow and folds away perfectly into a pocket. Covered ours with clingfilm on wet days. Highly recommend map and Friendly Guides UK as a company. Excellent service and speedy delivery. Great value for money.

Excellent map

Easy map to follow and folds away perfectly into a pocket. Covered ours with clingfilm on wet days. Highly recommend map and Friendly Guides UK as a company. Excellent service and speedy delivery. Great value for money.

Scilly Maps

Great simple maps that were perfect to get around the Islands. Just a shame they do not do a waterproof version. Satisfied with the service from start to finish

Top Guide in a top series

I know Falmouth well having spent my childhood in Truro at the farthest end of the river from the "Fal mouth". The Fal, its inlets and its opening to the sea and Helford shape this whole area in a way that road based guides cannot show. Organising the guide around the river Fal ( the second largest tidal "ria" in the world after Sydney harbour) has brought me new insights, guidance and knowledge to colour in all that I had accumulated in the previous 70 years. So I have bought several more for friends who have come down to visit Cornwall and they have loved in. In addition to guidance it reveals a love and affection for the area brought from time and familiarity. Thank you.

Excellent Guide Book

Perfect for an overview of the Islands and good for planning my next holiday.

Great guide book

Great guide book, was very useful for a week on the Lizard Peninsula.

A brilliant guide book

I'd thoroughly recommend this book, lots of lovely tips and information to help you explore the area. Lots of photos too that help put it all in context. Definitely worth the money.

Easy to follow and very informative

Excellent. Really useful information. Clear maps. Bought this after buying the one about The Lizard which was also excellent. Hopefully more areas to follow!

Great maps and excellent information!

An excellent guidebook for either the first time or regular visitor to the Isles of Scilly. Clear, accurate maps, great information, very readable.

Elegant and informative wee guide

A well produced book, with many sharp and clear illustrations and just enough text. Also good local maps. it arrived very quickly too. It has particularly informative coverage of the prehistory of the islands and all the various "lost kingdom" legends.

Excellent guide book

The only guide book I could find purely for the Isles of Scilly and it is excellent. Clear descriptions, good photos and lots of walks and activities recommended. Might have been nice to have some recommendations as to accommodation but I suspect these go out of date quite quickly. Overall a good purchase. My local bookshop couldn't find anything better!

Falmouth and Roseland Guidebook

A very nice little guide book full of Interesting maps and articles.

Excellent

Nice easy read. Good intro to the islands

Great Guides

Bought both guides and maps for Isles of Scilly. Great guide and super maps with great detail. Delivered within days very reasonable prices

Lots of information

Lots of variety of information about peninsula. Anyone interested in this place should consider it. Wish had that book before going to explore Lizard.

Useful guide

Very useful books which helped us explore the westerly tip of Cornwall

Useful to read before visiting.

Good guide book.