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Scotland For Dummies
by Barry Shelby
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0470069309, Paperback)Enjoy sightseeing and shopping in bustling Edinburgh and Glasgow or explore unspoiled scenery and welcoming towns in the Hebridean Islands, Southern Scotland, Tayside, and the Northeast. Go from the Highlands to the Lowlands. Hike, canoe, or just relax at Loch Lomand. This friendly guide gives you the scoop on:Edinburgh Old Town, with its intriguing winding alleywaysAccommodations that range from sumptuous 17th century hotel furnished with Gothic antiques to a secluded seaside escape, and from a 17th century laird’s house to a sleek, modern and minimalist hotelEnjoying a pint of lager in a rustic pub where the barmen wear kilts and you don’t tip or touring distinctive distilleriesCathedrals, castles and historic sites like the Calanais Standing Stones (the "Scottish Stonehenge"), Edinburgh Castle that holds the historic Stone of Destiny and Scotland’s crown jewels, Doune Castle, made famous by the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Glasgow CathedralStoried golf courses such as Muirfield, Royal Troon, and St. Andrews in the country credited with developing the sportTouring Sir Walter Scott’s mansion, Abbotsford, with it’s incredible library, relics, and mementos, or paying homage to poet Robert Burns at numerous sitesShopping for everything from fine wool knits to Caithness glass paper weights to Edinburgh Crystal to tartans and kilts to Highland Stoneware
Like every For Dummies travel guide, Scotland For Dummies, 4th Edition includes:Down-to-earth trip-planning adviceWhat you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skipThe best hotels and restaurants for every budgetHandy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
Whether you’re looking for fun nightlife or the legendary Loch Ness monster…whether you want to explore art galleries and museums or walk craggy seacoasts, this guide gives you the flavor of Scotland so enchantingly you can almost hear the bagpipes.
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