Wander off the beaten track to uncover the world’s most secret destinations through insightful text and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations: discover an ancient gateway to the Mayan underworld, a mysterious underwater monument sunken off the Ryukyu Islands in Japan or a prehistoric village covered for centuries by a huge sand dune in the Orkney Islands. In Inspired Traveller’s Guides: Hidden Places travel journalist Sarah Baxter’s evocative words instantly transport you to 25 of the world’s most obscured places. From remote locations that visitors must trek and wade just to catch a glimpse of, to forgotten cities only recently revealed and places purposefully hidden as sanctuaries from persecution, each destination has a very human story at its heart.
Featured locations: Tyneham, Dorset, England Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland Menlo Castle, Galway, Ireland Ladby Ship, Kerteminde, Denmark Our Dear Lord in the Attic, Amsterdam, Netherlands Montsegur, France Kaisertal, Austria Black Forest, Germany Rok Runestone, OEdeshoeg, Sweden Villa of Tiberius, Sperlonga, Italy Bulnes, Cabrales, Spain Lalibela, Ethiopia Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Turpan Oasis, Turpan, China Phnom Kulen, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia Yonaguni, Yaeyama Islands, Japan Mount Borradaile, Arnhem Land, Australia Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand Spirit Island, Alberta, Canada The Green Mill, Chicago, USA Havasu Canyon, Arizona, USA Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, New York, USA Actun Tunichil, Belize Choquequirao, Peru El Mirador, El Peten, Guatemala Savour a moment to delight in the serenity and seclusion of the secret escapes collected in this beautifully illustrated guide, full of surprise, wonder and sights otherwise unseen. Each book in the Inspired Traveller’s Guides series offers readers a fascinating, informative and charmingly illustrated guide to must-visit destinations round the globe. Also from this series, explore intriguing: Artistic Places (March 2021), Spiritual Places, Literary Places and Mystical Places.