Speyside

From BBC Lonely Planet Magazine

April 08

Matt Bolton's review

Mrs Weston, or Aunty Vi, has been serving tea in the Olde Worlde café in Bosherton for 70 years. Ten thousand gannets darken the sky above Bass Rock in North Berwick, space-age sculptures are scattered across a croft in Sutherland, and sealpups shelter in a seafront hostel in north Yorkshire. These are just a handful of the British coastline’s hidden treasures that 52 Weekends by the Sea brings to the surface. This beautifully presented book provides a year’s worth of trip suggestions, with recommended restaurants and hotels, and interviews with local people.

Craig Easton’s photographs lay out the natural splendour and faded glamour of these shores, making this book as much a document of indigenous life as it is a travel guide.

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