Frommer's Scotland

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Frommer's Scotland details the best overall travel experiences, from pub crawls and best hikes to best bike rides and Luxury hotels. From eating and drinking to film, music, ancient ruins and active itineraries the book aims to cover comprehensively everything a visitor would want to know from a trip to Scotland. With significant chapters on Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen the book also has thorough content on the Western Highlands, the ...
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Overview

Frommer's Scotland details the best overall travel experiences, from pub crawls and best hikes to best bike rides and Luxury hotels. From eating and drinking to film, music, ancient ruins and active itineraries the book aims to cover comprehensively everything a visitor would want to know from a trip to Scotland. With significant chapters on Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen the book also has thorough content on the Western Highlands, the Hebridean Islands, the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

Frommer's Scotland includes:

  • The Best of Scotland: The best handpicked experiences from all over Scotland
  • Culture: Informative insights into the cultural and historical background of Scotland and the best of its contemporary scene.
  • Suggested Scotland Itineraries including the must-see destinations in around the country.
  • Comprehensive information on the best accommodation, restaurants, galleries, museums, nightlife and attractions.
  • Tips on planning your trip and getting around when you arrive.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

1.The Best of Scotland

2. Planning Your Trip to Scotland

3.The Active Vacation Planner

4.Suggested Scotland Itineraries

5.Edinburgh & the Lothian Region

6.The Borders & Galloway Regions

7.Glasgow & the Strathclyde Region

8.Argyll & the Southern Hebrides

9.Fife & the Central Highlands

10. Aberdeen & the Taysides & Grampian Regions

11.Inverness & the West Highlands 12.The Hebridean Islands

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119992769
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Series: Frommer's Complete Series
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lesley Anne Rose is a travel and script writer who has lived in and explored Scotland for a number of years. She has written guidebooks, articles, travel columns, and website copy for various publishers and organizations on areas as diverse as Florida and Malta, Canada, the Caribbean, and the U.K., where she specializes in the Lake District and Scotland. While she enjoys writing about independent travel, food, traveling with children, the arts, and eco tourism, her real passion is cycling and exploring new places by bicycle. Lesley Anne has seen her scripts produced in regional theatre and teaches travel and creative writing. Lesley Anne is responsible for the chapters on The Best of Scotland, the Trip Planner, Edinburgh & the Lothians, the Borders & Dumfries & Galloway, Glasgow & the Ayrshire Coast, Fife & the Central Highlands, and she wrote the planning chapter with Michael.

Michael Macaroon is a writer who specializes in travel and the arts, and has written a variety of books and many articles for newspapers and magazines. His Scottish ancestry is on his maternal side: his great-grandfather was a grazier in the Borders, and his grandfather ran an unsuccessful ice-cream business in Glenrothes. Michael wrote the Scotland in Depth chapter, Suggested Scotland Itineraries, Argyll & the Southern Hebrides, Aberdeen & the Tayside & Grampian regions, Inverness & the West Highlands, and the Hebridean Islands.

Vivienne Crow has been a journalist for more than 20 years. She specializes in travel and the outdoors, and has written for a variety of publications including The Scotsman and The Sydney Morning Herald. She is the author of nine guidebooks, and currently lives in northern England, about 8 miles from the Scottish border. Vivienne wrote the chapter on the Orkney & Shetland islands.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps vii

1 THE BEST OF SCOTLAND 1

2 SCOTLAND IN DEPTH 11

3 SUGGESTED SCOTLAND ITINERARIES 39

4 THE ACTIVE TRIP PLANNER 53

5 EDINBURGH & THE LOTHIANS 65

6 THE BORDERS & DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY 124

7 GLASGOW & THE AYRSHIRE COAST 158

8 ARGYLL & THE SOUTHERN HEBRIDES 207

9 FIFE & THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 236

10 ABERDEEN & THE TAYSIDE & GRAMPIAN REGIONS 272

11 INVERNESS & THE WEST HIGHLANDS 314

12 THE HEBRIDEAN ISLANDS 353

13 ORKNEY & SHETLAND 392

14 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO SCOTLAND 423

Index 447

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