Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover hundreds of varieties of whisky, take the challenge of walking the West Highland Way and savour some of Europe's most sought-after seafood; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland's Highlands & Islands and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Scotland's Highlands & Islands Travel Guide:
- Full-colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, Highland culture, landscape, wildlife, food & drink, castles, lochs & mountains, islands
- Over 30 colour maps
- Covers Inverness, the Highlands, Orkney & Shetland, the West Highland Way and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands, our most comprehensive guide to the region, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
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Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Neil Wilson, Andy Symington
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frenzied destruction of Scone abbey and other religious sites. Perth used to be known as St John's Town after this church, and the local football team is still called St Johnstone. Black Watch MuseumMUSEUM ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; www.theblackwatch.co.uk; Hay St; adult/child £7.50/3.50; h9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, plus 10am-4pm Sun Apr-Oct) Housed in Balhousie Castle on the edge of North Inch, this museum honours what was once Scotland’s foremost regiment. Formed in 1725 to combat rural banditry, the
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married Guy Ritchie here in 2000. 1Sights & Activities Have a walk along Dornoch's golden-sand beach, which stretches for miles. South of Dornoch, seals are often visible on the sandbars of Dornoch Firth. Dornoch CathedralCHURCH (www.dornoch-cathedral.com; St Gilbert St; h9am-7pm or later)F Consecrated in the 13th century, Dornoch Cathedral is an elegant Gothic edifice with an interior softly illuminated through modern stained-glass windows. The controversional first Duke of Sutherland,
change. Short journeys in town cost £1.20 or £1.95; a day ticket (£4.10) is good value and is valid until 1am, when a night network starts. A weekly ticket is £16.50. The tourist office hands out the highly complicated SPT Bus Map, detailing all routes in and around the city. A* Train & Underground There's an extensive suburban network of trains in and around Glasgow; tickets should be bought before travel if the station is staffed, or from the conductor if it isn't. There's also an underground
Jedburgh, where many old buildings and wynds (narrow alleys) have been intelligently restored, invites exploration by foot. It's centred on the noble skeleton of its ruined abbey. 1Sights oJedburgh AbbeyRUIN (HS; www.historic-scotland.gov.uk; Abbey Rd; adult/child £5.50/3.30; h9.30am-5.30pm Apr-Sep, 9.30am-4.30pm Oct-Mar) Dominating the town skyline, this was the first of the great Border abbeys to be passed into state care, and it shows – audio and visual presentations telling the abbey's