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Scotland (Lonely Planet Country Guides) [Paperback]

Neil Wilson , Alan Murphy
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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1 Mar 2006 Lonely Planet Country Guides
Scotland's patchwork of sweeping mountains and lochs, craggy coastline and lively towns deserves to be explored and savoured. Walk in the footsteps of historical heroes, soak up culture in Edinburgh and catch live music in Glasgow. Go beyond bagpipes and haggis cliches with our expert authors, and get the insider view with this bestselling guide.
Find Your Way - easy-to-use maps, pre-planning information and practical advice helps you make the most of your trip.
Outdoor Activities Chapter - we tell you the best Munros to bag, dive sites to explore and golf courses to stroll.
Expanded Regional Coverage helps you discover more, with tempting ideas and itineraries for weekend breaks.
Sleep Well - from converted castles to snug B&Bs, our hand-picked accommodation listings help you stay in style.

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  • Paperback: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 4th Revised edition edition (1 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741044375
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741044379
  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 971,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another great title from lonely planet 10 Aug 2011
we used this for a trip North of the border, and it was a great asset for planning things to do in Scotland .. very useful if you've never been before.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very accurate and easy to follow guide. 20 July 2009
The Scotland Lonely Planet guide gave us very good advice about road trips, maps, accomodation and fun! I believe I will buy another Lonely Planet guide next time I travel.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 15 Dec 2008
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This member of the renowned Lonely Planet series was an essential tool in helping me plan and conduct a family holiday tour around the highlands. All the information I wanted was supplied, including phone numbers of key helpers (such as lone operators - real heroes of rural Scotland - to complete otherwise isolating gaps in transport).
Scotland is a gloriously living place, so changes occur which would account for occasionally being out of date, as complained of by other contributors. From my summer's experience, each element appeared current and reliable.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disjointed information 9 Jan 2012
I found this guide frustrating to use for planning a trip as the layout meant that you could be looking at one page with information on Killin and then the next page catapulted you 50 plus miles to Culross on the coast of Fife.

I would have prefered the information on places to be laid out in a more sequential fashion.

The only way to make much use of the book as a planning tool is to start at page one and then note all the things of interest in place X, you then have to go through the book repeating the process for each place whilst also trying to figure out where it all is on a big map. This is all very time consuming and I gave up after several days.

We took the book with us and it was of some use for finding things once we got somewhere, but this was a big trip for us and we wanted to be well prepared in advance.

We did find that information on admission prices was out of date quite often and the information on Orkney was a bit light. A wider choice of recommended B&Bs and pubs would have been good too.

In summary, if you don't mind stumbling around Scotland and using the book to learn a bit about where you've arrived, then the book is OK. BUT if you want an easy way to plan your trip in advance, you should look for something different!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect partner to the top 10 guide 9 Jun 2009
Lonely planet - whilst it does consist mainly of written pages with just a few photographs and maps, is a perfect partner to the top 10. Here you will find the best resturants that usually the locals go to, which are value for money and of excellent quality. You dont need to read everything but if you want great places to stay for what ever your budget and like wise for eating out, then you will be very happy with your purchase. Of course it does also give you extra information about places of interest, which if you don't mind reading or have found in the top 10 but want a bit more info, then this is your book.
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56 of 73 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissappointing coverage.... 27 July 2000
By adh
We own a guest house in Stonehaven, Scotland and my motivation for purchasing this book was to put it in the Guest's Lounge as a resource for tourists to the area.
Unfortunately, for a book that is supposed to be specialising in Scotland, found it a bit lacking in coverage. Even the Rough Guide to Britain (which has 4 countries to cover) managed to get the attractions in and around Stonehaven in! (e.g. Harbour, Dunnottar Castle, Birdwatching etc).
I'm off to purchase Scotland - The Rough Guide. Hopefully it'll be more useful for our guests...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Scotland (Lonely planet country guides 16 Feb 2013
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Scotland (Lonely planet country guides)
is nice and detailed descriptions and we look forward to explore scotlands wild beautiful north
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide book in great condition 7 Aug 2012
By Stu B
We went camping round the highlands & islands and this book proved invaluable on more than one occasion. There is excellent information on accommodation and dining out for larger towns. There is unfortunately a lack of detailed maps, I would therefore recommend using in conjunction with a large scale map book. This is by no means a one-book-solution to touring Scotland, but for useful tips on where to stay and what to do once you've arrived it's a good item to have in your armoury. Having bought it second hand through amazon I did feel I got a bargain.
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