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The Rough Guide to Scotland (3rd Edition) epub ebook

by Rob Humphreys

The Rough Guide to Scotland (3rd Edition) epub ebook

Author: Rob Humphreys
Category: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Rough Guides; 3 edition (April 1, 1998)
Pages: 624 pages
ISBN: 1858283027
ISBN13: 978-1858283029
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 813
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Rob Humphreys has been writing for Rough Guides since 1989

Rob Humphreys has been writing for Rough Guides since 1989. He has traveled extensively, writing Pocket Rough Guide London (with S. Cook), Pocket Rough Guide Prague, and The Rough Guide to London (with S. Cook). Rob is also the coauthor of The Rough Guide to Scotland, The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands, and The Great Glen Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland.

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playboy
We bought this as our previous "Time Out" guide was getting long in the tooth (circa 2006) for a trip to Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. While I like the combination of detail and "off the beaten path" elements in Rough Guides, this particular guide is unfortunately below average for the series.

The good: well written, detailed travel writing on the key sights and places to go. Good sidebars provide local color, and everything you'd expect to cover on a trip is here, including a sprinkling of out-of-the-way places that are great for return trips. There's lot of information regarding getting around, though it does grate that the Rough Guide editors assume you will never, ever rent a car unless there's no other means of transportation. Do not expect any recommendations for a day's castle sightseeing itinerary by car, for example.

The bad: the Kindle edition maps are utterly useless because they are of such low resolution. I don't understand this -- the maps in the Kindle edition of the Barcelona rough guide are at a higher resolution and far better for it. These are too small to read at normal page size on a Kindle Fire, and when enlarged are so blocky and pixelated that you can't read them. Also, there is no index, and the search function is pretty much useless: when you see the list of results, you have no idea if your search term is just mentioned in passing in a paragraph, or if that's the main section covering the item you're looking for. It seems like no-one bothered to check the Kindle edition to see if it was actually usable on a Kindle -- it's a very lazy conversion of the printed book.

Secondly, for a guide updated in 2011, there was a lot of out-of-date information on Edinburgh. For example, the section on the tram system says it is "expected to be operational in 2012". This is what Edinburgh council vainly hoped in 2008; they now expect it to start in 2014 at the earliest. Listings were showing their age with venues that have been closed for some time.

I can't help thinking there must be better travel guides to Scotland, especially on the Kindle.

Xcorn
I really wanted the Kindle version of this Rough Guide to work. Hauling travel guides around is a royal pain and having them in a usable electronic form will eventually happen. Just not yet. I'm reading it in the Kindle app on an iPad, but I presume it's the same for any e-reader.

The good: the e-book does have links throughout to aid navigation and hooks to get you back to the beginning of each section so it's utility isn't limited to the sequential reading of most e-books. All the information of the paper version is there...it's just hard to get at. THERE IS NO INDEX. The last section claims to have one, but I could not find any list of index words as one would at the end of any Rough Guide. This means that if you want to know about some small town or tourist attraction, you need to do a search and then sift through every time it's mentioned anywhere in the book to find the main description. If only they prioritized the listing (like the bold page number in most indexes). I realize an index is more work for the publisher than a search...but isn't that why they're so useful?

Another big failure of the e-book is the quality of the maps. It is severely limited, so zooming, though allowed, only reveals the poor quality...to the point where they are unusable. What better format to have a very detailed map?? They mention that the maps aren't able to be linked to a GPS...heck, if they were you would know you were in Scotland and which coast you were near, but not be able to read the names of anything near you. Rough Guides needs to aim a little lower and provide something useful to start---decent quality maps. The e-book also lacks a list of maps or links to show where a particular locale is. Don't most travelers want to know where a particular locale is in their planning?

As much as e-books are the future, they aren't useful unless the publishers put the effort into making them better than the paper versions. While I may limp through this trip using the e-book, I may break down and get the paper copy for the planning. Come on Rough Guides, get your act together!

Gaeuney
This updated Rough Guide along with the one for Iceland is very handy for a cheap trip via Icelandic Air to spend a week in Iceland and then on to backpack for three more weeks in Scotland. We will take it along to use on the trip. Scheduled, for instance, four nights in Glasgow for a private room and shared bath for $18/night and only a few dollars needed to hold the room. Has all the schedules for ferries, buses, and most all museums are free. Looking forward to a long and inexpensive trip to the U.K.

Bludworm
We know Scotland well after several trips there. This book still adds dimension to the trip. Both hotel and restaurant reviews were good but the descriptions of some of the natural sites, the references to the literature of scotland, and the brief historical vignettes were good.

Shakagul
The three star review isn't for inaccuracy (it seemed accurate enough) but general blahness... Nothing in this guide was that appealing and much of it felt rushed or confusing. We rarely referred to it during our trip and instead used the internet repeatedly. To spend money on a guide book these days, it had better be a good one, and this one was just average.

Browelali
My rating is 4/5 compared to the 2014/2013 edition. The two are similar enough that this 2011 used copy makes a good substitute for the newer one if saving 10 bucks is important.

Leceri
Very good

The rough guides have a great deal of information on a range of affordable options -- everything from hostels to highly rated hotels. After looking at many guides, this one gives a better range of options so that you can plan a trip to splurge where you want, but not "break the bank" on accommodation and dining.

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