Scotland Travel Guide
Which one Travel Guides Scotland is suitable for our trip? We're asking ourselves that question right now. We travel to Scotland for the first time. We will look at Inverness and Loch Ness. It will be a flying visit, not a trip that leads through the whole country. We use the time before to inform ourselves about the country, its sights and its people. Of course, we use information from the Internet for advice. We also do research in travel blogs. And we ask the tourist information on the spot. Nevertheless, we still use the good old guides. They are practical. Even in regions without internet access, they help. They provide brief and concise information about the country and its people. Give tips for staying overnight. Recommend, where to eat well. In addition, they contain helpful information at a glance that are useful on the go.
And they work together with others Gifts from Scotland perfect as a souvenir for Scotland friends.
Which Scotland travel guide suits our trip?
We decided on two guides. The Lonely Planet Scotland and the Picture Atlas Scotland of Dumont. Why?
The Lonely Planet Travel Guide Scotland
Since our trip does not take us all over Scotland, we are interested in a travel guide that introduces Inverness and Loch Ness. At least 18 pages are devoted to Lonely Planet Scotland * this city and its surroundings. This includes climate tips as well as recommendations on where to eat well and spend a good night. I also really like the overview map of the region. Such a map is very important to me, especially in times of navigation devices. Otherwise it is easy for me to be guided by the navigation device without knowing exactly where I am.
As a freshman in the region, it is important to me to be informed about the highlights of the area. It also includes the local attractions. As we fly to Inverness, it's important to me how I get from the airport to the city. Also, this guide offers suitable information.
We will also visit Loch Ness. The information includes legends about Nessie as well as tips on hiking, boat trips and attractions. There are also tips for other regions around Inverness. With this guide we are well prepared for our trip to Inverness.
Picture Atlas Scotland
The picture atlas Scotland by DUMONT is quite different. This is less about travel information. Although these are also present. Rather, this atlas presents land and people. In it we get first information about what constitutes Scotland. We also like to look behind the scenes on our travels. Also we learn a lot in this picture atlas. It's about the peculiarities of the borderlands with England as well as cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow. We learn more about Scottish kilts, the stormy weather on Scotland's coasts and whiskey. As you know, we are always interested in the regional cuisine. Also there's information in this volume. A perfect introduction for Scotland newcomers like us!
As the name of the book says, it also contains many photos. These make you want to explore Scotland. They make people curious and their way of life. This makes travel preparation especially enjoyable. We would like to introduce you to what we are experiencing on our trip to Scotland.
How do you prepare your trips? Are guides and maps important to you? Let us know in the comments to this post.
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Source: own book research. We thank DUMONT Verlag for providing us with the travel guides for the meetings. Our opinion, however, remains our own.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos © First photo above Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline; the others are the cover photos of the DUMONT publishing house