Frommer's Edinburgh and the Best of Glasgow Day By Day

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Edinburgh & Glasgow Day By Day is the perfect pocket guide book for independent travellers providing a practical, colourful format with useful, clear maps and expertly designed tours. The guide highlights the must-see places and offers knowledgeable opinion on where to stay, eat and shop.
  • Includes special interest tours covering the remarkable architecture of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the best art galleries, fun family-friendly attractions ...
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Overview

Edinburgh & Glasgow Day By Day is the perfect pocket guide book for independent travellers providing a practical, colourful format with useful, clear maps and expertly designed tours. The guide highlights the must-see places and offers knowledgeable opinion on where to stay, eat and shop.
  • Includes special interest tours covering the remarkable architecture of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the best art galleries, fun family-friendly attractions and fascinating, literary destinations to head to in Edinburgh.
  • Details neighbourhood walking tours through Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Southside, New Town and Leith.
  • Includes suggestions for one, two and three day tours in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Features outdoor tours: head up to Arthur's Seat for breathtaking views or to the port of Leith via the attractive Dean Village.
  • Read about the best places to dine out: try some of the delicious local seafood or splash out at a Michelin starred restaurant owned by one of the country's top chefs.
  • Find the ideal place to stay, whatever your budget: choose from historic landmark hotels, to cosy B&Bs and Boutique Georgian townhouse hotels.
  • Find the perfect evening entertainment, from clubbing or watching live musicians to opera and cutting-edge theatre.
  • Get top tips on making the most of your visit to the Edinburgh festival.

Contents
Favourite Moments
The Best Full Day Tours: One, Two and Three Days.
The Best Special Interest Tours: Historic, Art, Family and Literary.
The Best Neighbourhood Walks: The Royal Mile, Southside, New Town and Leith.
Edinburgh: Best Shopping.
The Great Outdoors: Arthur's Seat and Leith.
Edinburgh: Best Dining.
Edinburgh: Best Nightlife.
Edinburgh Best Arts and Entertainment.
Edinburgh: Best Hotels.
The Best of Glasgow: One, Two and Three Day Tours; Architecture Tour; West End Walk; Best Dining; Best Hotels; Best Shopping; Best Nightlife/Arts & Entertainment.
The Savvy Traveller: Before You Go; Getting There; Getting Around; Fast Facts; A Brief History.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119993032
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Series: Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket Series , #190
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 4.12 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Shelby was born in 1960 in Berkeley, California, where he later attended the University of California. He moved to Scotland in 1997, where he has worked as a caretaker for a small and privately-owned castle on the Clyde Coast, as a ’temp’ with the privatized national railway company, and as a food and drink writer and editor for newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, Glasgow Herald, and The List. He is married to a Scot and presently resides in Scotland’s Western Isles after a decade living in Glasgow.
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Table of Contents

16 Favorite Moments 1

1 The Best Full-Day Tours 7

The Best in One Day 8

The Best in Two Days 12

The Best in Three Days 16

2 The Best Special-Interest Tours 21

Historic Edinburgh 22

Edinburgh for Art Lovers 26

Edinburgh for Families 30

Literary Edinburgh 34

3 The Best Neighborhood Walks 37

The Royal Mile 38

The Southside 42

New Town 46

Leith 50

4 The Best Shopping 53

Shopping Best Bets 56

Edinburgh Shopping A to Z 57

5 The Great Outdoors 63

Arthur’s Seat 64

Water of Leith 68

6 The Best Dining 71

Dining Best Bets 75

Edinburgh Dining A to Z 76

7 The Best Nightlife 83

Nightlife Best Bets 87

Edinburgh Nightlife A to Z 88

8 The Best Arts & Entertainment 95

Arts & Entertainment Best Bets 98

Arts & Entertainment A to Z 99

9 The Best Hotels 103

Hotel Best Bets 108

Edinburgh Hotels A to Z 109

10 The Best of Glasgow 115

The Best in One Day 116

The Best in Two Days 120

The Best in Three Days 124

Glasgow's Best Architecture 128

A West End Stroll 134

Dining Best Bets 140

Glasgow Dining A to Z 141

Hotel Best Bets 148

Glasgow Hotels A to Z 149

Shopping Best Bets 154

Glasgow Shopping A to Z 155

Nightlife/A&E Best Bets 160

Glasgow Nightlife/A&E A to Z 161

The Savvy Traveler 165

Before You Go 166

Getting There 167

Getting Around 168

Fast Facts 169

A Brief History 173

Scots Language 174

Toll-Free Numbers & Websites 175

Index 177

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