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Scotland for Dummies�

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ISBN-10: 0470888709

ISBN-13: 9780470888704

Edition: 6th 2011

Authors: Barry Shelby

List price: $27.99
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Enjoy sightseeing and shopping in bustling Edinburgh and Glasgow or explore unspoiled scenery and welcoming towns in the Hebridean Islands, Southern Scotland, Tayside, and the Northeast. Go from the Highlands to the Lowlands. Hike, canoe, or just relax at Loch Lomand. This friendly guide gives you the scoop on: Edinburgh Old Town, with its intriguing winding alleyways Accommodations that range from sumptuous 17 th century hotel furnished with Gothic antiques to a secluded seaside escape, and from a 17 th century laird's house to a sleek, modern and minimalist hotel Enjoying a pint of lager in a rustic pub where the barmen wear kilts and you don't tip or touring distinctive distilleries Cathedrals, castles and historic sites like the Calanais Standing Stones (the "Scottish Stonehenge"), Edinburgh Castle that holds the historic Stone of Destiny and Scotland's crown jewels, Doune Castle, made famous by the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Glasgow Cathedral Storied golf courses such as Muirfield, Royal Troon, and St. Andrews in the country credited with developing the sport Touring Sir Walter Scott's mansion, Abbotsford, with it's incredible library, relics, and mementos, or paying homage to poet Robert Burns at numerous sites Shopping for everything from fine wool knits to Caithness glass paper weights to Edinburgh Crystal to tartans and kilts to Highland Stoneware Like every For Dummies travel guide, Scotland For Dummies, 4 th Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn't miss - and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages Whether you're looking for fun nightlife or the legendary Loch Ness monster...whether you want to explore art galleries and museums or walk craggy seacoasts, this guide gives you the flavor of Scotland so enchantingly you can almost hear the bagpipes.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 4/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Introducing Scotland
Discovering the Best of Scotland
Digging Deeper into Scotland
Deciding Where and When to Go
Following an Itinerary: Five Fine Options
Planning Your Trip to Scotland
Managing Your Money
Getting to Scotland
Getting Around Scotland
Booking Your Accommodations
Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests
Taking Care of the Remaining Details
Edinburgh and Glasgow
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Going Beyond Edinburgh and Glasgow: Day Trips
The Major Regions
Southern Scotland
Ayrshire and Argyll
The Trossachs to Fife
Tayside and the Northeast
The Highlands
Hebridean Islands
Orkney and Shetland Islands
The Part of Tens
Ten Outstanding Golf Courses
Ten Can't-Miss Castles and Historic Sites
Ten Distinctive Distilleries
Ten Stunning Natural Attractions
Appendix: Quick Concierge
Index.