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The Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands and Islands 5 by Donald Reid, Rob Humphreys

By Donald Reid, Rob Humphreys

Utilize it slow with The tough consultant to Scottish Highlands & Islands. The full-colour part introduces the areas highlights, from the picturesque colored homes of Tobermory to the moody, poignant and impressive Glen Coe. Clue-up on the entire most sensible points of interest from St Magnus Cathedral and the Prehistoric status stones of Calanais to the abandoned golden seashores of South Harris. The advisor takes an in depth examine Highland heritage, literature, song, politics and cultural existence with specialist heritage on every thing from puffin recognizing in Shetland to whisky tasting alongside the Speyside means. there are many useful tips about lodging, transportation and eating places and full of life studies of 1000s of outlets, bars and golf equipment. become aware of each nook of the Scottish Highlands and Islands with the clearest maps of any consultant.

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The tourist board uses star awards, from one to five, which are supposed to reflect the quality of welcome, service and hospitality – though it’s pretty clear that places without en-suite toilets, a TV in every room, matching fabrics or packets of shortbread on the sideboard are likely to be marked down. Bear in mind that in the Highlands and Islands many places are only open for the summer season, roughly from Easter to October; you’ll always find somewhere to stay outside this period, but the choice may be limited.

Com /britrail) are only available for purchase before you leave your home country. The pass is available in a wide variety of types; for example the BritRail Consecutive Pass, which allows unlimited train travel, costs US$332 for eight days. If you’ve been 31 BASICS | Getting around resident in a European country other than the UK for at least six months, an InterRail pass, allowing unlimited train travel within Britain might be worth it, if Scotland is part of a longer European trip. com. Note that Eurail passes are not valid in the UK.

Bear in mind that many of the chain hotels slash their tariffs at the weekend, and that a cheaper establishment may also have a selection of more expensive rooms. Price codes are not given for campsites, most of which charge less than £10 per person. Almost all hostels and bunkhouses charge between £8 and £15 per person per night; the few exceptions to this rule have their prices quoted in the review. 1 £40 and under 2 £41–50 3 £51–60 4 £61–70 5 £71–90 6 £91–110 7 £111–150 8 £151–200 9 Over £201 35 BASICS | Accommodation the popular city hostels, advance booking is recommended, and essential at Easter, Christmas and from May to August.

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