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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Scotland!

•Updated frequently, Fodors Scotland provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors Scotland features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top-tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Scotland

•Experience Scotland like a local! Fodors Scotland includes choices for every traveler, from attending Edinburghs festivals and playing golf in the Highlands to shopping in Glasgows boutiques, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

Updated frequently, "Fodor's Scotland" provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook, with options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes.

Synopsis:

Discover the spirit of Scotland

Fodor's choice ratings you can trust. Exceptional restaurants, hotels, and sights selected to help you make the best choices.

Simple pleasures. Embrace the local culture as you listen to music at a pub, explore castles and fortresses, and sample whisky at island distilleries.

Boundless activities. Find options for every traveler, from teeing off in the Highlands to attending Edinburgh's festivals and shopping Glasgow's boutiques.

Local Experts Fodor's worldwide team of 700 writers reveal their favorite haunts to enrich your travel experience.

Freshest Facts You won't find a more up-to-date guide to the region. Our writers seek out hot spots while verifying that current listings still meet our high standards.

Travelers Like You Get candid advice from fellow travelers at Fodors.com, and read their “Word of Mouth” tips throughout this book.

“Fodor's has emerged…as our fave guidebook series for insider tips about things you actually want to know…” -Miami Herald

“Hipped up…plus advice on a broader range of attractions, from classic to quirky.” -Outside Magazine

Table of Contents

Planning Your Trip

Be a Fodors Correspondent ............ 3

About This Book ............ 7

Whats Where ............ 8

Quintessential Scotland ............ 16

If You Like ............ 18

Great Itinerary ............ 22

When to Go ............ 25

On the Calendar ............ 26

Scotland

Chapter 1: Edinburgh & the Lothians ............ 29

Exploring Edinburgh & the Lothians ............ 32

Where to Eat ............ 54

Where to Stay ............ 64

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 74

Sports & the Outdoors ............ 80

Shopping ............ 81

Side Trips from Edinburgh ............ 84

Edinburgh & the Lothians Essentials ............ 98

Chapter 2: Glasgow ............ 104

Exploring Glasgow ............ 107

Where to Eat ............ 122

Where to Stay ............ 131

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 140

Sports & the Outdoors ............ 143

Shopping ............ 144

Side Trips: Ayrshire, Clyde Coast & Robert Burns Country ............ 148

Side Trips: The Clyde Valley ............ 157

Glasgow Essentials ............ 161

Chapter 3: The Borders & the Southwest ............ 168

The Borders ............ 171

Dumfries & Galloway ............ 187

The Borders & the Southwest Essentials ............ 198

Chapter 4: Fife & Angus ............ 201

St. Andrews & Fifes East Neuk Villages ............ 204

Dundee & Angus ............ 216

Fife & Angus Essentials ............ 228

Chapter 5: The Central Highlands ............ 230

Stirling ............ 235

The Trossachs & Loch Lomond ............ 242

Perthshire ............ 252

The Central Highlands Essentials ............ 261

Chapter 6: Aberdeen & the Northeast ............ 263

Aberdeen ............ 267

Royal Deeside & Castle Country ............ 278

The Northeast & the Malt Whisky Trail ............ 289

Aberdeen & the Northeast Essentials ............ 300

Chapter 7: Argyll & the Isles ............ 304

Around Argyll ............ 308

Arran ............ 316

Islay & Jura ............ 319

Iona & the Isle of Mull ............ 324

The Smaller Islands ............ 328

Argyll & the Isles Essentials ............ 329

Chapter 8: Around the Great Glen ............ 332

Speyside & Loch Ness ............ 335

Toward the Small Isles ............ 353

Around the Great Glen Essentials ............ 361

Chapter 9: The Northern Highlands & the Western Isles ............ 364

The Northern Landscapes ............ 368

Torridon ............ 379

Isle of Skye ............ 382

The Outer Hebrides ............ 392

Northern Highlands & Western Isles Essentials ............ 398

Chapter 10: Orkney & Shetland ............ 401

Around Orkney ............ 403

Around Shetland ............ 410

Orkney & Shetland Essentials ............ 419

Chapter 11: A Golfers Country ............ 422

Understanding Scotland

Scotland at a Glance ............ 437

Beyond the Tartan Plaid ............ 439

Books & Movies ............ 441

Chronology ............ 445

Scotland Essentials

Getting Started ............ 452

Booking Your Trip ............ 456

Transportation ............ 465

On The Ground ............ 472

Index ............ 485

About Our Writers ............ 496

CloseUps

Edinburghs Castle Fit for a King ............ 35

Leith, Edinburghs Seaport ............ 51

Ancestor Hunting ............ 54

Festivals in Edinburgh ............ 75

Charles Rennie Mackintosh ............ 121

The World of Sir Walter Scott ............ 183

Which Castle Is Right for You? ............ 281

Do ye ken fitehm sayin, laddie? ............ 283

Around Queen Victorias Retreat ............ 286

Whisky, the Water of Life ............ 292

Bonnie Prince Charlie ............ 342

Cairngorms National Park ............ 348

Island Festivals ............ 410

The Evolution of “Gowf” ............ 433

Maps

Scotland ............ 12

Great Britain ............ 14

Edinburgh ............ 38

Where to Eat in Edinburgh ............ 58

Where to Stay in Edinburgh ............ 68

West Lothian & the Forth Valley ............ 86

Midlothian & East Lothian ............ 94

Glasgow ............ 110

Where to Eat in Glasgow ............ 124

Where to Stay in Glasgow ............ 134

Ayrshire & the Clyde Coast ............ 149

Clyde Valley ............ 158

The Borders & the Southwest ............ 171

The Borders ............ 173

Dumfries & Galloway ............ 188

Fife & Angus ............ 205

St. Andrews ............ 207

Fife ............ 212

Dundee ............ 217

Angus Area ............ 222

The Central Highlands ............ 233

Stirling ............ 236

The Trossachs & Loch Lomond ............ 243

Perthshire ............ 252

Aberdeen & the Northeast ............ 267

Aberdeen ............ 269

Royal Deeside ............ 279

The Northeast ............ 291

Argyll & the Isles ............ 307

Argyll & Arran ............ 309

Islay & Jura ............ 321

Iona, Mull & the Smaller Islands ............ 325

Around the Great Glen ............ 335

Speyside & Loch Ness ............ 338

Toward the Small Isles ............ 353

The Northern Highlands & the Western Isles ............ 368

The Northern Highlands ............ 370

Isle of Skye ............ 383

The Outer Hebrides ............ 393

The Orkney Islands ............ 405

The Shetland Islands ............ 411

Great Golf Courses ............ 430

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400019151
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Cabasin, Linda
Editor:
Sullivan, Mark
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x 1.01 in 1.1 lb

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Fodor's Scotland (Fodor's Scotland)
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Product details 496 pages Fodor's Travel Publications - English 9781400019151 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Updated frequently, "Fodor's Scotland" provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook, with options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes.
"Synopsis" by , Discover the spirit of Scotland

Fodor's choice ratings you can trust. Exceptional restaurants, hotels, and sights selected to help you make the best choices.

Simple pleasures. Embrace the local culture as you listen to music at a pub, explore castles and fortresses, and sample whisky at island distilleries.

Boundless activities. Find options for every traveler, from teeing off in the Highlands to attending Edinburgh's festivals and shopping Glasgow's boutiques.

Local Experts Fodor's worldwide team of 700 writers reveal their favorite haunts to enrich your travel experience.

Freshest Facts You won't find a more up-to-date guide to the region. Our writers seek out hot spots while verifying that current listings still meet our high standards.

Travelers Like You Get candid advice from fellow travelers at Fodors.com, and read their “Word of Mouth” tips throughout this book.

“Fodor's has emerged…as our fave guidebook series for insider tips about things you actually want to know…” -Miami Herald

“Hipped up…plus advice on a broader range of attractions, from classic to quirky.” -Outside Magazine

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