Reviews - what customers say about Friendly Guides

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Based on 178 reviews
Lands end book 1

Excellent book as always with fabulous detailed maps which are better than ordnance survey with people that know & obviously love the areas they are writing about.

Walking in St Mary’s

Good map with well marked places of interest

Isles of Scilly Map

First class for clarity and info.

Beautiful map Really pleased Bargin Buy too 💯😍

Great Isles of Scilly maps

Great size to go into a small bag. Easy readable. A good size to unfold and hold.

Isles of Scilly Guidebook
Clive Henderson

Friendly Guides was very helpful in taking my order over the telephone, and sending one of their guides directly to my relative.

Replacement guide

Very many thanks for sending me a replacement guide after I commented on my disappointment about the first guide book being imperfect. Really appreciate you reacting immediately.

We’re so sorry your book was damaged, a replacement will be with you by Tuesday. Regards Friendly Guides.

So informative

I love these guides. There is so much information on the maps, and even more in the text. I ordered both this and the Lizard guide well before our holiday so as to enjoy the reading up and learn more.

A perfect guide

Bryher is a small, magical island where there is a surprising amount to explore. This guide covers all bases, and would be an invaluable companion to new visitors as well as regulars. It packs in a lot of information, and the maps are very useful and comprehensive.

Review of guidebook

Just what I wanted. Book of local walks with detailed history of the area and very easy to use.

Great maps!

Excellent maps delivered quickly.

Guide for holidays

This guide is ideal as I've never been to the Scilly Isles before. It shows all the places of interest and it will really help me see the best if the isle

Detailed, fascinating map

Just off to visit Bryher and your maps and guide book are just what we were looking for. We’re really going to enjoy exploring with them.

Lovely clear map

A wonderful souvenir. Large scale and clear-very easy to study and enjoy

Very helpful.

We have been to this part of Cornwall many times, but this guide gave a lot of new and interesting information.

Excellent Friendly Guides

This is a great update to the Lizard guide and a great addition to the Friendly Collection, all of which give lots of useful and interesting information, maps, and suggestions of walks and places to visit. All beautifully presented in a compact little book and efficiently and speedily despatched. Thank you Friendly Guides!

The Perfect Scilly Guide

An excellent pocket-sized guide to all that the Scilly Isles have to offer, with clear maps supported by succinct informative texts. The perfect handbook for any visitors.

Easy read Isles of Scilly Guudez

Very easy to read - slim books. Really interesting and informative - definitely helps me plan my holiday


We ordered a St. Marys map for our recent trip to the Isles of Scilly, we’ve been to the islands before but the map was an excellent guide to areas we’ve not explored previously. I’ve now ordered the pack with all the islands in it as the first one was so helpful. Looking forward to using them next year.

Brilliant little maps

Such a good idea keeping these maps in a case

Useful even for locals

I have lived on the Lizard for a few years and there are various local guides available but I bought the complete set of friendly guides to plug some gaps. The maps are quite large in scale but because they are individually relatively small, they are manageable and lightweight to take with you on a day out and cope with even in quite windy weather. They are good because of all the extra details to help you find car parks and attractions as well as navigating your way there on our sometimes quite windy roads. The information on the back provides additional details to help plan your day out. So whether you want to plan a walk on the coast path and know where you can get a cup of tea, or are looking for a dog friendly beach, you can tuck one of these maps in your bag and set off with confidence.


I found some of these amazing maps whilst on holiday in Cornwall but couldn’t complete the set, found the website which was easy to navigate and ordered the extra ones on line, delivered free of charge,, excellent service from this company and would certainly use them again, thank you

Great local guide book

This is a lovely informative guide book, which narrows down each area of West Cornwall and provides plenty of information about them. Practical tips such as remote parking and local strolls are super-useful. Recommended if you want to get beyond the obvious attractions of West Cornwall.

Great map produced by locals

I bought this map to replace another from the same publisher, which had worn out. I like the updates which now include Old Town in the larger inset with Hugh Town, and the Western Isles part of the main map. Consequently the map is larger than my original copy. Having not visited the Isles for 4 years and planning a trip this September, it’s great to have a fully updated map as my guide!


Excellent guide. Have already walked around the Lizard coast for last 10 years. Didn't realise there were walks through the central areas. Bought this book after buying the guide on the Helford River from Trebah Gardens.