Scotland The Best
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Best of the bunch?
Scotland the Best is something of an institution, and generally seems to be highly regarded as the guide book approved by locals. Perhaps the greatest strength of this publication is that the author has indeed ferreted out some very worthwhile places which are off the beaten track. I certainly spotted a few of my favourite local haunts which are relatively well-kept secrets, as well as some attractions of which I was not previously aware (despite having travelled around Scotland fairly extensively). The author's style is also highly readable, with a great deal of wit and personality evident in, but never interfering with, his entries.
I did however spot a couple of minor errors (restaurants misnamed, etc), and I found the organisation of the book rather confusing. It is difficult, for example, to search by region, and it is also often not clear which chapter a given attraction will fall into as there is considerable overlap. Therefore if one was, for example, planning a...
The true Scot's insider's guide to the very best Scotland has to offer.
Whether you live in Scotland or are visiting, why settle for anything second-rate when you can be guided to so much that is superb? Peter Irvine's personal guide points you towards the best places to stay (whatever your budget), the best beaches, the best ice-cream, the best hill walks, the best bakers, the best spooky places, the best seafood, the best places for kids, the best ceildhs, and so the list goes on.
However well you know Scotland, Peter Irvine will guide you to something excitingly new. That's why it remains the only guide to Scotland that the Scots themselves buy. Scotland the Best was first published in 1993. Since then its reputation has grown and it has been widely praised in reviews, won awards from the Tourist industry and, above all, delighted readers from all over the world. And it?s also sold close to 250,000 copies!
In this new edition, every recommendation has been reassessed to see whether it is still worthy of inclusion, and the selection criteria has become even more stringent. Clear colour mapping from Collins and website links for all entries, a new look to the cover, plus an exciting new picture section and new chapter intros make this a more vibrant book to have as your companion.
Quirky, personalized and informed, Peter Irvine's guide gives you what other travel guides only claim to - a true Scot's insider's guide.