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Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here.
- Whether it's the Edinburgh Festival or the fairways of St. Andrews that draw you to Scotland, our authors tell you how to get the most out of your vacation.
- Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
- Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
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"An up-to-date, often outspoken 466-page guide to the best Scotland has to offer." (Scots Magazine,May 2008)
Americans make up the largest group of visitors traveling to Scotland from overseas, with a 27hare of Scotland's overseas tourist market. Tourism is Scotland's fourth largest employer, employing 193,000 or 80f the workforce– – it pays the wages of more people than the oil, gas, and whisky industries combined! The Edinburgh International Festival has become one of Europe's most prestigious art festivals and a prime reason for visitors to descend on this capital city. When the festival-goers have returned home, the city's pace is more relaxed and its prices are lower, drawing tourists year-round. The Loch Lomand and Trossachs National Park receives over 5 million visitors per year. At 720 square miles, it is Britain's second-largest national park, encompassing some of Scotland's finest scenery and is a major tourism draw.
features gorgeous color photos of the quaint villages, misty moors, and offshore islands that await you. It’s a highly personal guide that’s fun to read and even more fun to use on the road—and it’s much more complete and in-depth than its major competitors.
You’ll find complete details on lovely small towns, world-class golf courses, superb fishing, country pubs, whiskey distilleries, natural wonders, castles, literary landmarks, mysterious ancient ruins, and Edinburgh’s vibrant cultural scene.
About the Author
An experienced team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porterand Danforth Princehave produced numerous titles for Frommer’s, including best-selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, Germany, and Portugal. A noted Hollywood biographer, Porter is the author of Brando Unzippedand Jacko: His Rise and Fall,which documents the saga of Michael Jackson. Porter is also a widely respected film critic, entertainment columnist, and radio commentator, with broadcasts heard in all 50 states. Prince, formerly of the New York TimesParis bureau, is president of Blood Moon Productions (www.BloodMoonProductions.com) and other media-related firms.
Table of Contents
'List of Maps.
What’s New in Scotland.
1. The Best of Scotland.
2. Planning Your Trip to Scotland.
3. The Active Vacation Planner.
4. Suggested Scotland Itineraries.
5. Edinburgh & the Lothian Region.
6. The Borders & Galloway Regions.
7. Glasgow & the Strathclyde Region.
8. Argyll & the Southern Hebrides.
9. Fife & the Central Highlands.
10. Aberdeen & the Tayside & Grampian Regions.
11. Inverness & the West Highlands.
12. The Hebridean Islands.
13. The Orkney & Shetland Islands.
Appendix: Scotland in Depth.