Dramatic landscapes, hauntingly beautiful ruins, and stirring myths and legends: See for yourself why this evocative country has inspired art and folklore for centuries with Moon Scotland. Inside you’ll find:
Flexible itineraries including a journey through the Highlands and Islands, day-by-day itineraries in Glasgow and Edinburgh, a tour of Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites, and more
Strategic advice, whether you’re looking to castle-hop, trace your ancestry, go cliff-diving, or stroll through misty villages
Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Walk along Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile, or climb the Arthur's Seat peak. Explore Neolithic burial chambers and rugged archipelagos in the north, follow the Malt Whisky Trail in Speyside, or hop on the West Highland Railway, one of the world’s most beautiful train rides. Catch a traditional music performance in Glasgow or chat with locals at a corner pub over folk music and a pint. Hike through wild moors and pine forests to deserted villages on Skye, play one of the oldest golf courses in the world, or take a seaplane over Loch Lomond for dramatic views of the Highlands
Honest tips from Scotland expert Sally Coffey
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Background information on Scotland’s landscape, history, and cultural customs
Helpful resources on Covid-19 and traveling to Scotland
In-depth coverage of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southern, Central, and Northeast Scotland, Loch Lomond, Inverness, Orkney & Shetland, the Central Highlands and the Isle of Skye, and the Outer Hebrides
Handy tools such as visa information, a Scottish phrasebook, and tips for LGBTQ+ travelers, families with kids, and seniors
Experience the best of Scotland with Moon’s practical tips and expert insight.
Sticking to the major cities? Check out Moon Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Isle of Skye.
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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. She is also the author of Moon Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Isle of Skye.
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