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To Hull and Back: On Holiday in Unsung Britain

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A first-hand look into Britain's unlikely travel destinations In a mad adventure that took him from Hull to Hell, Tom Chesshyre visited secret spots of Britain in search of the least likely holiday destinations. He experienced the real Coronation Street in Salford, explored Blade Runner Britain in Port Talbot, discovered that everything's quite green in Milton Keynes, met ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Summersdale Publishers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Chesshyre picked out some of the least likely spots in the U. K. anyone would deliberately visit ... and went there as a visitor. He managed to find local boosters in all of them, and never really ran out of things to see early, even if a couple of the destinations proved challenging in that regard; I found this a balanced picture, as he didn't ignore the more troubled areas. Most importantly, he succeeded is keeping me interested in continuing to hear about these places right to the end. I'm lo ...more
Rachel Stevenson
I have a weakness for travelogues that go to unexciting, unexotic places: Bill Bryson, Stuart Maconie, that guy who went to all the places on the Monopoly board, the fellow who travelled round Ireland with a fridge, the bloke who went to every country in Europe on Ryanair.

Now there's this guy, who’s travelling to the unloved, the unvisted, the not-on-the-tourist map towns and cities of England: Hull, Slough, Milton Keynes, Port Talbot, Derry, Norwich, Salford, Coventry, Croydon.
I like the premis
Of all the places to go on holiday the places that would not be top of the list include Slough, Croydon and of course Hull.

But Tom Chesshyre has decided, with sometime uncontrolled laughter from his partner, to visit some of these unloved places. He goes to all of the dozen places with an open mind, but does take the precaution of contacting the local tourist agencies first so he maximises his experience at the locations. There are some moments that make you smile when reading it, there are some
Zarah Jones
An entertaining read about going to the worst places in England. A funny read but also proves that you can find the best in somewhere if you look and keep your mind open!
Gus Glen
Like most of my books, I picked this one up in a charity shop. It looked like it'd be easy to pick up and dip into - ideal holiday reading in other words. Some time ago I bought a book called 'Bollocks To Alton Towers' which I thought this might make a companion piece to. It's much duller. An easy enough read though.
Davo donno
he did n't like Coventry much,Milton Keynes was a revelation,Londonderry looks interesting-Basically towns and cities most people would not think of touristing.Thought provoking.
A travel book about the UK. Really enjoyed finding out about places. I now need to go to Hull.
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Tom Chesshyre has been writing travel stories for UK national newspapers for over15 years. After reading politics at Bristol University and completing a journalism diploma from City University, he had stints at the Cambridge Evening News, Sporting Life and Sky Sports. During this period he won the Independent's young sports writer of the year competition and was runner-up in the Financial Times yo ...more
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