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Lonely Planet Discover Scotland is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Celebrate with locals at a lively Edinburgh festival, go bird-watching in the Shetland Islands, or sit back with single-malt whisky after a day of gallery-hopping in Glasgow; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Scotland and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Discover Scotland:
- Full-colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, politics, sport, wildlife, cuisine, drink, and more
- Free, convenient pull-out Edinburgh , plus over 15 colour local maps
- Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Kids
- Coverage of Edinburgh, Skye and the Islands, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Inverness, Highlands, Stirling, Northeast Scotland, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover Scotland, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best.
- Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's Scotland guide.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Great Britain guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Great Britain, a photo-rich guide to the region's most popular attractions.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Neil Wilson, and Andy Symington.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category
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Neil was born in Scotland and, save for a few years spent in England and Australia, has lived there for most of his life. When he was 14 he relieved the boredom of a rainy school holiday by leafing through a book about the Scottish mountains. The photographs of mist-veiled ridges, yawning cliffs and distant sea lochs opened the door to a lifelong enthusiasm for the great outdoors, and since then he has hiked, biked, climbed, sailed or snowboarded in almost every corner of the country. Neil has been a full-time writer and photographer since 1988 and has written around 45 guidebooks for various publishers, including Lonely Planet's guide to his home town of Edinburgh.
Most helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Ok, but there are better
By Diane Winter
I have previously been very impressed with Lonely Planet guides, but this one was not terribly helpful. We often left it in the hotel while taking along others we had purchased. Little bits of information about a few chosen things. Not ones that we ended up being interested in or wanting to visit. We had better luck finding accommodations just by searching the web. The interactive Kindle Edition I purchased as well was never used. The maps all had to be downloaded individually ahead of time and in areas with little internet access we ended up just buying or finding other maps to use. Was rather sadly disappointed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Loving this book!
Unfortunately, we only have 3 days to spend in Scotland... and it's clear from this book that will not be nearly enough! The book is very well organized by area, has fabulous pictures and notes "must sees". It's very easy to use and includes all the important information such as hours/days of operation of attractions, precise locations, accomodations, etc. If you intend to go to Scotland, I highly recommend you purchase this book before you get too far along in your planning.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Very useful guidebook
By Margret V.
I always like the history, culture and great photos and illustrations in the Lonely Planet guides. If you read all of the background material before your trip, you really know something about the country before embarking on your tour.