Discover Scotland

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Neil Wilson, Andy Symington
Lonely Planet, 2013 - Travel - 318 pages
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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.

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About the author (2013)

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.

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