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Maps and guide books for Scotland




Scotland books: Maps

Scotland (OS Travel Map - Tour Map)
Scotland (OS Travel Map - Tour Map)

If you are on holiday and looking for a simple map containing all the information you need to make the most of your visit, the Tour maps are for you. These easy-to-read maps are packed with essential tourist information, town plans and scenic areas in addition to roads, rail, cycle routes and ground height information.

Price: £3.74

Publication: 7 July 2008

Scotland (OS Travel Map - Tour Map)   Scotland (OS Travel Map - Tour Map)


Scotland Campsites and Caravan Parks [Folded Map]
Scotland Campsites and Caravan Parks [Folded Map]

It's long been acknowledged that Scotland's 'great outdoors' is one of its biggest visitor attractions and that one of the best ways of experiencing its awesome scenery is on a camping, motorhome or caravan holiday. However, there is an extensive range of campsites and caravan parks to choose from, perhaps making the decision over where to stay a more difficult or confusing one. Scotland Campsites and Caravan Parks map is the most comprehensive directory for tent, motor-home and caravan travellers in Scotland, and a practical resource either for those planning to visit Scotland for the first time, or those with some knowledge of the country. Alongside displaying the locations of over 400 sites, this easy to use touring map provides essential information on the units accepted at each site along with contact details. Other facilities for each site, such as pets allowed, are also noted. The map, which folds to a handy travel size, also features airports, roads, rail and ferry routes and helpfully lists cycle routes, long distance footpaths and national parks for the travellers' convenience. It has a protective cover to withstand weather conditions while in Scotland. This is the 2nd edition of the map which has been updated to indicate sites which are open all year round.

Price: £4.50

Publication: 1 July 2010

Scotland Campsites and Caravan Parks [Folded Map]   Scotland Campsites and Caravan Parks [Folded Map]


Visit Scotland Touring Map
Visit Scotland Touring Map

The official map of Scotland, published in association with Scotland's national tourist authority, Visit Scotland, shows Scotland's tourist attractions on one easy-to-use map.

This clear, easy to follow road map with colour classified roads contains everything for the tourist who wishes to explore this beautiful country. The map, at a scale of 5 miles to 1 inch (approximately 1:300,000), shows the locations of over 1700 things to do and places to visit.

The map includes:

Castles, gardens, distilleries, museums and art galleries.

Ancient monuments and natural wonders and beautiful scenery.

Country parks, forest trails and cycle routes and other outdoor activities.

Camping and caravan sites.

Visit Scotland Information Centres and National Tourist Routes.

Detailed inset maps of the main cities Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Distance chart in miles.

Price: £4.99

Publication: 9 May 2013

Visit Scotland Touring Map   Visit Scotland Touring Map


Scotland books: Travel Guides

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Scotland
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Scotland

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Scotland will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Scotland and its FREE pull-out map.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Scotland - showing you what others only tell you.

Price: £5.75

Publication: 1 Mar 2013

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Scotland   DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Scotland


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Scotland
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Scotland

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Scotland will lead you straight to the very best of this fascinating country. Be it the castles, the mountains, the lochs, the wildlife, the fishing, the whisky, the islands, the golf or the abbeys... DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Scotland touches it all.

A comprehensive guide that is packed with photographs, illustrations and maps as well as listings and reviews for hotels, restaurants and bars for all budgets. The sights listed town by town, the walks, scenic routes and thematic tours, the cutaways and floorplans of all the major sights and the tips on organizing outdoor activities and golfing holidays help make exploring every corner of Scotland effortless.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 2 April 2012

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Scotland   DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Scotland


The Rough Guide to Scotland
The Rough Guide to Scotland

The Rough Guide to Scotland is the ultimate travel guide to this beguiling and beautiful country. It will guide you through Scotland with reliable information and detailed coverage of all of Scotland's attractions, from the world-class cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to its many idyllic islands. The Rough Guide to Scotland features detailed practical advice on what to see and do and how to get about, plus up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, B&Bs, shops and restaurants. Whether you're looking for traditional village pubs or want to go puffin-spotting on Shetland, it's covered. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of Scotland, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion.

Price: £9.65

Publication: 1 April 2011

The Rough Guide to Scotland   The Rough Guide to Scotland


The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands (Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & the Islands)
The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands (Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & the Islands)

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands is the ultimate travel guide to this spectacular region. Written in Rough Guides' trademark honest and informative style, the guide features detailed practical advice on what to see and do and how to get about, plus up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, B&Bs, pubs, activity operators and campsites. This guide covers everything from hiking in the Cairngorms to whale-watching on Mull, plus where to find the best local produce from fresh oysters to fine malt whiskies. There are also full-colour features on the area's unique wildlife and where to watch it, plus outdoor activities from mountain biking and climbing to surfing and skiing. With clear maps and detailed coverage of Scotland's islands, national parks and mountain areas, The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands will help you make the most of your trip.

Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 2 May 2011

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands (Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & the Islands)   The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands (Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & the Islands)


Scotland books: History & Heritage

Castles Map of Scotland (Collins Pictorial Maps)
Castles Map of Scotland (Collins Pictorial Maps)

Pictorial map featuring over 700 castles and fortified houses complete with an easy-to-use index listing visitor information and an attractive selection of photographs.

Price: £4.99

Publication: 11 April 2013

Castles Map of Scotland (Collins Pictorial Maps)   Castles Map of Scotland (Collins Pictorial Maps)


Scotland books: Art & Culture

Spectacular Scotland
Spectacular Scotland

Breathtaking photography captures the soul and passion of this spectacular land of bagpipes, heather, thistle, and tartans. This enchanting collection of images celebrates Scotland s world-famous vistas the lofty highlands, placid lochs, and misty glens, the picturesque villages, the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the ancient castles, the breathtaking pastoral scenes, as well as the people who take pride in it all. An outstanding gift or souvenir, Spectacular Scotland brings the best of this wonderful country into sharp focus. This is a magnificent collection of 150 color photographs by some of Scotland s best landscape photographers.

Price: £10.32

Publication: 12 Mar 2013

Spectacular Scotland   Spectacular Scotland


Scotland books: Walking and Tours

Scotland (World Mountain Ranges)
Scotland (World Mountain Ranges)

This book is a resource covering the finest walks, treks and climbs to be found in Scotland, written by an award-winning author. From the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms to the jagged peaks of Torridon and the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye, Scotland has a rich variety of wild landscapes and terrain that is perfect for many activities. Scotland's lochs, forests and rivers offer spectacular scenery and a tranquility that visitors embrace time and time again. Author Chris Townsend was the first person to complete a continuous round of all the Scottish Munros and Tops. He has also walked across the Scottish mountains from coast to coast 14 times, and has served as the President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. With superb photography and an exceptional level of detail throughout, this book is an ideal all-embracing guide for the mountain adventurer.

Price: £16.25

Publication: 20 Oct 2010

Scotland (World Mountain Ranges)   Scotland (World Mountain Ranges)


Scotland books: Accommodation Guides

Scotland: Where to Stay Self Catering (VisitScotland S.)
Scotland: Where to Stay Self Catering (VisitScotland S.)

The most comprehensive guide available to over 3,800 inspected self catering properties in Scotland. It features the VisitScotland star classification scheme for quality of facilities. Now fully comprehensive as all self catering members of VisitScotland's Quality Assurance scheme - more than 3,800 - have their details listed in the guide. It is arranged in alphabetical order with 8 colour-coded regions. Each region has introductory pages, including details of events, Area Tourist Board offices and Tourist Information Centres. Self catering establishments are described with details of prices, payment methods, leisure and business facilities. The guide includes serviced apartments, where services such as cleaning, meals and drinks are available on site. It contains listings of places with facilities for visitors with mobility difficulties. Including a 6-page full-colour location atlas, this guide is indexed by location.

Price: £5.95

Publication: Paperback 360 pages (December 22, 2005)

Scotland: Where to Stay Self Catering (VisitScotland S.)   Scotland: Where to Stay Self Catering (VisitScotland S.)


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