Author: Ann F. Stonehouse
Fodor’s See It Scotland is perfect for travelers who want to understand Scotland's history and culture before they arrive, and experience the country like a native Scot while they’re there. Overflowing with brilliant color photography, this is the ONLY illustrated guide that provides the practical information that you need while traveling–complete restaurant and hotel reviews with exact prices for lodging and dining (not ranges), plus time-saving tips and how to avoid crowds, exact admission prices to key sights, great photo stops, and special notes on “kid-friendly” attractions throughout. Hotels Our detailed reviews represent the best accommodations in Scotland, in all price ranges. From five-star luxury hotels to low-budget hostels, we’ll tell you what to expect in terms of price and quality through extensive coverage of hotels and their surrounding neighborhoods, exact prices of double-occupancy rooms (including breakfast), plus pictures of hotel facilities and guestrooms. Restaurants If you want to experience the best that Scotland has to offer, pay particular attention to our outstanding restaurant coverage that will help you choose from the thousands of local eateries that cater to every budget and dining experience. From affordable, steak pies at local pubs to places where you can splurge on a romantic, candlelit dinner–like Glenskirlie House Restaurant in Banknock–you’ll find it in see it Scotland. Each review covers house signature dishes, ambiance, actual prices for a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner (for two people), hours of operation, and what transportation will get you there. The Sights Whether you want to climb up Calton Hill for a great view across Edinburgh, get lost in a museum, make your way to the Rhinns of Galloway or watch a sunset over the Western Isles, see it Scotland will take you there. Accessibly written to help you navigate throughout the country without missing a thing, each attraction includes exact admission prices, what galleries and museums not to miss, and where to stop for quick bites and refreshing drinks along the way. Sights are also rated for their “value”, “walkability”, “historic and cultural interest”, plus we suggest fantastic “photo stops” and entertaining and age-appropriate “kid-friendly” attractions throughout the book. What to Do? Our shopping walks will lead you to cutting-edge fashions to fit all budgets, from hip streetwear to expensive fashions for your feet. But, Scotland has much more to offer than just sight-seeing and shopping. Fodor’s see it Scotland provides insider information on classical, theatrical, and cinematic performances, Scotland’s music scene (live jazz to underground youth centres), nightlife, spectator and activity sports, and festivals and events. Atlas and Maps Detailed neighborhood maps are incorporated throughout the book to help you navigate on historic walks, shopping tours, or to find a restaurant. Plus, a 16-page atlas details each road and path with highlights of important landmarks, parks, metro stations, and car parking areas. Fodor’s see it™ A brand-new series that shows you before you go, guides you while you’re there, and makes the perfect keepsake on your return.