Hidden Places

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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, Ödeshög, 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 Petén, 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.