Scotland (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) Flexibound – 30 Mar 2006
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We bought this guide when we were going on holiday to the Isle Of Skye and Perthshire. On the whole the guide was pretty good, but irritatingly there was very poor information on the Isle Of Skye (only 2 pages, of which 50% is a picture of some Loch)!
So, we ended up having to consult a £5.99 Ordnance Survey Map instead!
Fortunately the guide proved useful (luckily) when we arrived at Perthshire. There was very detailed info from a Whiskey Distillery (The Famous Grouse Experience) to
Glamis Castle (The Queen Mother's Childhood Home).
So on the whole I give this Guide Book 7.5/10
This book covers, for example:
The Royal Mile
National Gallery of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland
Glasgow Science Centre
Isle of Skye
Loch Ness & the Great Glen
(This is some, not all)
Top 10 topics include:
Top 10 Moments in History
Top 10 Scottish Inventions
Top 10 Cultural Events
Top 10 Lochs
Top 10 Munros
Top 10 Walking Routes
(This is some, not all)
The book in its physical format is small - just small enough to fit inside a DL envelope (i.e. the standard white envelope, designed to accept a sheet of A4 paper folded twice). It is actually a few centimetres shorter than a DL envelope. This compact size makes it easy to fit into your pocket.
This book can’t provide detail – it can provide `the big picture'. I now normally take two travel guides with me – a DK Top 10 one like this and a detailed travel guide, to get the best of both worlds. If you just have a detailed travel guide, you can miss out on things that you wish you had visited.Read more ›
The actual information isn't in the sort of depth you'd find in a big guidebook, naturally, but it's enough to get you around and you can look up more detail in a bigger book or on the internet once you get home - or even when out since you don't need to worry about roaming charges if you're a UK resident. The book covers the top 10 highlights of the country in detail - these being Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Kelvingrove museum in Glasgow, National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, Royal Museum/Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Glasgow Science Centre, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Culzean Castle, and the Cairngorms. There's a selection of assorted top 10s by topic - lochs, gardens, fishing places, attractions for children, walking routes, moments in history, and many more. Then each area of Scotland gets its own section of area specific top 10s. The book ends with top 10s of practical advice, covering transport, currency, safety, electricity, weather, shopping etc.
Every section is laid out in an easy to read way and illustrated with beautiful colour photographs, that make navigation easy and reading a pleasure.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good book. got lots of thing in it. to see & do. a very good book if your going to scotland.Published on 25 Oct. 2013 by william
These are great guides and this one is no different. Lovely pics and good snippets of info.
Gives some history and cultural info and travel, eating and hotel etc... Read more
This is a handy touring guide covering the whole of Scotland. For the traveller, it includes all the information you'll ever need:
* A summary of the history and... Read more
Scotland (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
Well presented, easy to use. Suffers from being "pocket" sized and therefore a bit limited in coverage of such a large and... Read more
I have bought this item because I already own several Travel guides of this series. And again it was a good choice. Read morePublished on 16 July 2009 by Jan Förster