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Lonely Planet Scotland Paperback – April 1, 2011

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It's accurate, up-to-date, and at over 500 pages, very comprehensive. Recommended. - Suite 101, March 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 6 edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741793246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741793246
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,127,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Morgan M. Chase on April 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
I found the Lonely Planet guide to be an excellent resource, especially when used with the Baedeker Scotland guide. LP offers truly helpful information, such as where to find maps, how to get back your VAT, weather and insect warnings... as well as brief but very descriptive chapters by region, including the oft-neglected Highlands.
Suggested itineraries are included, and the descriptions of sights, towns and historical destinations is wonderful.
While the guide is short on maps and history -- this is where the Baedeker guide does an excellent job -- it is full of useful and up-to-date information on travelling Scotland. I found my copy to be incredibly resourceful.
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Bought the book and found the maps with cite notations most helpful upon our visits--although there were many one ways that make getting from 1 place to another difficult at times, but you can't blame the book for that. Ate and stayed at some of their suggestions and we weren't disappointed.

Book heavily geared to the younger/hostel type of traveler--we were neither, but it still provided us with a lot of helpful suggestions.
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By A Customer on July 6, 1999
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Lonely planet books are usually a good companion both if you're clueless or experienced. In this case however, the book is a lot thinner than the Rough Guide for Scotland and offers less information. The LP looks better, but who cares about the looks of a travel book.
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I normally really like Lonely Planets guides but this one just is not that good.
They could have gotten some more out of the way places,they could have explored some of the more remote and well kept secrets that abound in Scotland.
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This book was soooo useful! I was in a large group of constantly bickering people and this book was great in helping people actually agree on where we were going to go. The descriptions and suggestions for local places to eat, and especially the hints for places off the beaten path made for the best traveling I've ever had. Will def buy from this series again the next time I travel.
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It was an o.k. overview. The bias of some of the writers, though, seemed to come through, with tips on the best pubs and bars and higher priced restaurants but less on castles, ruins, abbeys, economical b&bs. Lonely Planet has always helped me economize when traveling with less expensive,though quirky accommodations and restaurants, so I was not completely satisfied with what this one had to offer.
In addition, it was not as user friendly as some other publications, necessitating one to jump around from map to map when planning a tour itinerary.
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Chuck full of information about paces to visit, eat, and sleep. Also has a lot of information on contemporary events and culture. Where it's lacking is in it's maps and depth. The maps are barely adequate and hard to read because they are small. Granted, travel book maps should never be your primary map(it should be michelin or something), it's still nice to have something useable from the book. This was not a problem for me, because i also bought the rough guide to Scotland, which has great maps, but a little less breadth. If you combine those two books(lonelyplanet and Rough guide) you have a winning combo.
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I am a huge fan of lonely planet guidebooks. One's purchased for Hawaii and New Zealand were AWESOME!!! Contained all the routine spots and many, many less known great adventures. Also, every place to stay and eat was clearly identified as to which the author(s) considered the best. This guidebook is a bit less updated than either of those were with the last printing being 2004 - maybe that's some of the difference. Right now, I'm feeling that a may need a second guidebook to make sure I get the most out of the trip.
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