Snapshot: Scottish Highlands
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- Just what you need for the best of Scotland's Highlands and islands
- Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping
- Great self-guided walks and drives
- Tips for connecting each stop by car or train and bus
- Easy-to-read maps
Buy your Snapshot: Scottish Highlands:
Rick Steves Snapshot: Scottish Highlands contains all the complete chapters on this region, excerpted from Rick's complete Scotland guidebook — and leaves out the chapters on other Scottish destinations. So if all you want is the Highlands and islands, this compact Snapshot guide delivers everything you'll need to know — for about half the price and half the bulk.
Inside you'll find in-depth, Rick-tested information on the best sights, hotels, and restaurants for:
Oban and Nearby
- Kilmartin Glen
- Isle of Mull
- Isle of Iona
- Isle of Staffa
Fort William and Nearby
- Road to the Isles
- Isle of Skye
Inverness and Nearby
- Culloden Battlefield
- Clava Cairns
- Cawdor Castle
- Loch Ness
- Pitlochry and nearby
- Speyside Whisky Trail
- Balmoral Castle and Royal Deeside
- Wester Ross
- North Coast
- Orkney Islands
- Great self-guided walks and drives
- Easy-to-follow maps
- Transportation tips for connecting the region by car, bus, and train
- Sidebars on the Highlands' history, language, clan culture, and the Highland Games
- Basic tips on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
|Author(s):||Rick Steves with Cameron Hewitt|
|Dimensions:||8" x 4 ½" x ¼"|
|Publication date:||May 2020 (2nd edition)|
|Next edition arrives:||February 2023|
Is This the Right Book for Me?
Should I get this Snapshot guide in addition to Rick's Best of Scotland guidebook?
If you'd like information on stops in Scotland's far north or east (Wester Ross, the northern coast, Orkney Islands, Speyside, Deeside), or more in-depth coverage of the Highlands, it'd make more sense to get the complete Rick Steves Scotland book.
Should I get this Snapshot guide in addition to Rick's complete Scotland guidebook?
Nope! Our Snapshot guides are simply excerpted chapters from our full-length guidebooks. Snapshot: Scottish Highlands covers the exact same topics as the Highlands and islands chapters of the complete Rick Steves Scotland guidebook — the same hotels, same restaurants, same sightseeing information, same everything.
Should I get this Snapshot guide in addition to Rick's Great Britain guidebook?
If you'd like information on stops in Scotland's far north or east (Wester Ross, the northern coast, Orkney Islands, Pitlochry, Speyside, Deeside), this Snapshot guide makes a good companion to Rick Steves Great Britain, which doesn't cover these farther-flung Scottish destinations. Otherwise, the Great Britain guidebook is all you're likely to need, as it already includes nearly all the information in the Highlands chapters it shares with this Snapshot (aside from coverage of a few minor "nearby" destinations).
Updates and Feedback
Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Scotland, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!
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