Agents working with Britain-bound clients who demand the best in
lodgings and cuisine can now turn to a publication put out by the
British Tourist Authority that features the U.K.'s top
establishments. Titled "Jewels of Britain," the 80-page directory
catalogs more than 200 top hotels and restaurants.
Distinguishing the four-color guide, issued for the first time
earlier this year, is the fact that it spotlights facilities that
have been rated highly by independent organizations, rather than
relying on the BTA's selections. The guide encompasses
establishments that have qualified for the British Automobile
Association's Red Star, the Royal Automobile Club's Blue Ribbon and
the British national tourist boards' Crown Grading De Luxe.
The guide divides England into four regions -- London, South,
Central and North Country -- and covers Scotland and Wales as
While the lodging portion of "Jewels of Britain" includes
descriptions and photographs of each property, the restaurant
section is much briefer. It provides names, addresses and phone
numbers of 131 eateries, some of which are affiliated with the
hotels in the lodging section.
Contact the British Tourist Authority for free copies of "Jewels