Cadogan Scotland

Cadogan Scotland

by Richenda Miers

Paperback(5TH)

$18.95

Overview

Scotland has always been a popular destination with American visitors, who are attracted by dramatic scenery, warm hospitality, the finest malt whiskies, and world-renowned golf courses. Many also come to trace ancestors and to investigate the history and traditions of the clans. Information on all this and more can be found in the latest edition of the Cadogan guide to Scotland. The author guides readers on a tour through Scotland region by region, taking in ghost-spotting at Glamis Castle, a stroll in the celestial gardens at Finlaystone, a chilly swim in the waters of Loch Ness, and a visit to the hill forts and stone circles of Perthshire. This edition of the guide has been fully revised and updated and includes color photographs, comprehensive maps, travel information, and the most up-to-the-minute listings, which will help readers choose between the splendor of Gleneagles and the warmth of a cozy bed and breakfast.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860110733
Publisher: Cadogan Guides
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Series: Cadogan Guides Ser.
Edition description: 5TH
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 8.31(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Richenda Miers is a novelist, freelance journalist, and travel writer. Part English and part Scottish, she divides her time between the two countries, and has spent many years living "north of the border". The Miers family has a home in the Outer Hebrides.

Read an Excerpt

No poem can perfectly evoke the 'evening sun, dipping below the horizon beyond islands that stand out in dark relief against a blazing sky, nor the heart-stopping sound of a lone piper playing a graveside lament in a remote highland glen. And no artist has yet done full justice to the scenery: smoke-grey hills; stark mountain ranges; wild moorland carpeted with mulberry-red heather; mossy glens shaded by rowans and gnarled oaks; rivers and burns swirling over slabs of granite, and slicing through steep-sided gorges into lochs where peat-coloured water is overlaid by fragments of mist.'

Table of Contents

Introducing
01Scotland: a photo essay1
02Introduction27
03History33
Prehistory34
The Romans35
The Coming of Christianity35
The Birth of Scotland36
The Auld Alliance38
Robert the Bruce39
The Stewarts40
Mary, Queen of Scots42
James VI/I43
The Last of the Stewarts44
The Union of Parliaments45
The Jacobite Rebellions45
The Scottish Enlightenment46
20th-century Scotland47
04Topics49
Religious Differences50
Clans and Tartans51
The Highland Clearances52
Gaelic53
Crofting53
Ceilidh54
Piping55
Seers55
Bonnie Prince Charlie56
Johnson and Boswell58
Two Enlightened Men61
The Stone of Destiny (Stone of Scone)66
05Food and Drink67
National Dishes68
Drink69
The Guide
06Travel71
Getting There72
Getting Around73
Tour Operators76
07Practical A-Z77
Climate78
Eating Out78
Historic Scotland78
Maps78
National Trust for Scotland79
Packing79
Public Holidays79
Shopping79
Sports and Activities80
Tourist Offices86
Tracing your Ancestors87
Where to Stay87
08The Scottish Borders89
The Coast and Northeast Corner91
The Tweed Valley96
Berwick to Coldstream96
Kelso and Around98
Down the Tweed to Galashiels101
Melrose103
Selkirk and the Yarrow and Ettrick Valleys105
Peebles and Around108
The Teviot Valley112
Jedburgh112
09Dumfries and Galloway117
The Solway Coast120
Gretna Green to Annan120
Dumfries and Around124
Dalbeattie to Newton Stewart127
Wigtown and the Machars132
The Rhinns of Galloway135
Stranraer135
The Valleys138
Eskdale138
Annandale139
Moffat141
Nithsdale143
The Glenkens and Galloway Forest Park146
10Edinburgh149
History152
The Old Town161
Edinburgh Castle161
The Royal Mile163
South of the Royal Mile168
Princes Street170
The New Town170
Art Galleries171
Cathedrals174
Around Edinburgh174
11The Lothians179
The Coast East of Edinburgh: Barns Ness to Musselburgh182
Dunbar182
North Berwick185
Musselburgh188
The Coast West of Edinburgh: Cramond to Bo'ness189
The Hinterland: Linlithgow to Haddington193
Linlithgow and Around193
The Pentland Hills, Moorfoots and Esk Valley196
Dalkeith200
Haddington202
The Lammermuirs205
12Glasgow207
Central Glasgow212
Glasgow Cathedral212
George Square220
Museums and Galleries220
The Burrell Collection224
Other Attractions226
13The Clyde Valley and Ayrshire229
Paisley232
South of the Clyde233
Port Glasgow, Greenock and Gourock234
Down the Coast236
Largs236
South of Largs to Kilmarnock237
Kilmarnock and Around240
Ayr and Alloway241
Girvan to Ballantrae245
The Clyde Valley246
Hamilton247
Lanark249
North of the Clyde251
The Islands of the Clyde253
Cumbrae253
Arran254
Bute258
14Loch Lomond, Cowal, Kintyre, Argyll and Islands261
Loch Lomond263
The Cowal Peninsula264
Mid-Argyll: Knapdale and Kintyre273
Knapdale273
Kintyre274
Lorne275
Oban, North Argyll and Appin277
Oban277
North of Oban and Appin280
The Islands of Argyll282
Gigha282
Islay284
Jura286
Colonsay and Oronsay287
Mull289
Iona294
Coll and Tiree296
15Central Scotland299
Falkirk, the Hillfoots and Stirling302
Falkirk302
West of Falkirk303
North of Falkirk to the Hillfoots303
Stirling308
Around Stirling310
The Trossachs314
Breadalbane318
16Fife321
The South Coast323
Culross323
Charlestown to Dunfermline326
Dunfermline326
East towards Kirkcaldy328
Kirkcaldy331
Kirkcaldy to Glenrothes332
East Neuk333
Around the South Coast of East Neuk334
St Andrews338
South of the Tay341
Falkland343
Cupar345
17Kinross-shire, Perthshire, Angus and Dundee347
Kinross-shire350
Perth353
Around Perth358
Angus and Perthshire: East of the A9359
Dundee366
East from Dundee, Along the Coast366
Inland Angus370
Along the A9: Dunkeld and Pitlochry377
Dunkeld377
Pitlochry378
Perthshire: West of the A9382
Crieff386
18Aberdeen and the Grampians389
Aberdeen392
The Grampians399
The Coast South of Aberdeen399
Royal Deeside402
Balmoral406
Aberdeen to Tomintoul408
Aberdeen to Elgin412
Elgin418
Aberdeen to Turriff420
The Coast: Aberdeen to Forres423
Peterhead424
19The Highlands435
Inverness438
Around Inverness, to Nairn442
South of Inverness446
Inverness to Kingussie446
Inverness to Glencoe via the Great Glen452
Fort William456
Glencoe459
West of the Great Glen to Kyle of Lochalsh461
The Southwest Corner463
West of Inverness and the Northwest Coast470
Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness via the West Coast470
Inverness to Durness476
The Northeast Highlands485
Inverness to John o'Groats485
The North Coast: John o'Groats to Durness501
20The Western Isles507
The Small Isles: Rum, Eigg, Canna and Muck511
Skye514
Lewis and Harris528
Berneray540
North Uist540
Benbecula544
South Uist545
Eriskay550
Barra551
St Kilda553
21The Northern Isles555
Orkney557
Shetland567
Fair Isle576
Reference
Biographical Notes577
Chronology580
Monarchs582
Glossary583
Further Reading586
Index588
Maps
Scotland
Chapter Divisions30
The Scottish Borders90
Dumfries and Galloway118
Edinburgh150
The Royal Mile164
The Lothians180
Glasgow208
The Clyde Valley and Ayrshire230
Loch Lomond, Cowal, Kintyre, Argyll and Islands262
Loch Lomond and Cowal Peninsula265
Oban, North Argyll and Appin278
Central Scotland300
Fife322
Kinross-shire, Perthshire, Angus and Dundee348
Perth355
Aberdeen and the Grampians390
Aberdeen396
The Highlands436
Inverness439
South of Inverness447
West of Inverness and the Northwest Coast471
Northeast Highlands486
The Western Isles508
Skye515
Lewis and Harris529
The Northern Isles556
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