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From sipping scotch and sampling haggis to touring castles and historic museums, make the most of your Scottish adventure with Moon Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Isle of Skye. Inside you'll find:
- Flexible itineraries such as one to three days in Edinburgh and Glasgow, two days in the Highlands, and four days on the Isle of Skye that can be expanded or combined into a longer trip, including day trips to Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, and more
- Strategic advice for art lovers, history buffs, road trippers, and more
- Explore the Cities: Walk along Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile from the Edinburgh Castle to the Queen's Scottish Palace or climb the Arthur's Seat peak. Sample authentic haggis and dine at innovative new restaurants. Catch a traditional music performance in Glasgow (the UNESCO City of Music!) or chat with locals at a corner pub over folk music and a pint
- Escape the Crowds: Hike through wild moors and pine forests to deserted villages on Skye, sip your way through Islay's whisky distilleries, or take a seaplane over Loch Lomond for dramatic views of the Highlands
- Valuable perspective from Scotland expert Sally Coffey
- Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
- Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of Scotland
- Handy tools such as visa information, a glossary and list of Scottish phrases, and helpful tips for seniors, disability access, families with children, LGBTQ visitors, and travelers of color
Exploring beyond Scotland? Check out Moon London Walks or Moon Ireland.
About the Author
Little did Sally Coffey know that a holiday with friends to the Western Highlands 12 years ago would ignite a passion for Scotland that would see her return time and time again. With each visit she would fall a little deeper in love, bewitched by the fact that no two trips are ever the same.
Ensconced in a remote loch-side cottage that New Year's Eve, Sally and her friends were astonished when the tradition of first footing they had read about was upheld, and a trio of jovial locals appeared (seemingly from nowhere) bearing gifts, including a lump of coal and the obligatory wee dram.
Since then she's been disarmed by the warmth of Scottish people everywhere she's gone, from the folk pubs of Edinburgh to the shores of Loch Lomond. Her travels have taken her to the wilds of Skye and by seaplane to Oban. She's mastered single-track roads and learned what it really means to be cold.
Born in London to Irish parents, Sally has spent the past five years writing about British travel. She was the editor of BRITAIN, the official magazine of VisitBritain for four years and has written for national newspapers, glossy travel magazines and websites.