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Lonely Planet, 2013 - Travel - 512 pages
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet 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. Get to the heart of Scotland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Scotland Travel Guide:

  • 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, cinema, music, sport, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, drink, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Edinburgh map (included in print version), plus over 40 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, What's New, and Month-by-Month(annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Northern Highlands, Inverness, Central Highlands, Northeast, Central, Southern Highlands, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Southern Scotland, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scotland, our most comprehensive guide to Scotland, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Scotland? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Scotland, a photo-rich guide to the country'smost popular attractions.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Great Britainguide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Discover Great Britain, a photo-rich guide to the region's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Edinburgh? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Edinburgh, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Neil Wilson, and Andy Symington.

About Lonely Planet: Since in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel content company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet enables curious travelers to experience the world and 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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