This is a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute handbook to Scotland, with reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink. It also gives advice on outdoor activities, sight seeing and background history.
If you are traveling by car, have time and want to see as much as possible, this is a great book. You will need a good road map also but everything else is in this book. We were traveling by camping van and it was somewhat helpful in finding camping sites but if camping, you may also want a more extensive, up to date camping book. Having the book broken down into small areas helped planning where to go and what we had to give up due to time constraints.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 12 years ago
Overall, this helped me and my wife plan ahead tremendously! My only gripe was the small font b/c of sooo much information in the guide. Because of this guide we went and saw Glamis Castle and had one of the best days of our trip! I will be returning again soon to revisit family, but hopefully to get a chance to see more of the highlands and northern Scotland. This guide is coming with me again!
Great book to travel with...
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
This was the 1st Rough Guide I had ever purchased & I have to say, I was very happy with it. The layout of the book was convenient to use,with sections of the book dedicated to each region in Scotland starting from the south part of the country to the north, which is how most people travel when in Scotland. The restaurant reviews & recommendations were very accurate, as was information on points of interest. Having this book to guide my trip enhanced my travel experience & I will be purchasing books from Rough Guide for my future travels.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
This was my fourth Rough Guide, and was perhaps the best of them all. It contains an incredible amount of detail on all sorts of historical monuments, large and small. This guide helped make my trip to Scotland perhaps the best of my vacations. Highly recommended.
best guide book I've ever used
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 23 years ago
I bought this guide book along with several others to plan a trip to Scotland. Everything I wanted to know was in this book. The phone listings, bed and breakfasts, etc. were all as described. You know how some guidebooks discuss things or list restaurants, hotels, etc. that are no longer around, or aren't as described in the book? Well this wasn't one of them. It became an invaluable companion on my trip. The history of any area I wanted was basically in the book. The recommendations were fairly accurate, and the maps most useful. This is a guidebook for real people--those of us who dream of a trip to Scotland, but perhaps don't have a lot of money to spend on fancy hotels, rental cars, etc.
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