Inner Hebrides

by Katie Featherstone 

£13.32£15.99

Inner Hebrides travel guide – Holiday tips and expert advice for the islands of the Inner Hebrides, covering the Isle of Skye, Mull and Iona, Islay and Jura, Coll and Tiree, and Raasay, The Small Isles, The Slate Islands, Gigha, Lismore and Kerrera. Also including accommodation and restaurants, language, wildlife, walking, beaches and culture.

Published :  16th Oct 2020
Size :  135 x 216 Edition :  1
Format Available Quantity Price
paperback
ISBN : 9781784776442
15.99
ebook-epub
ISBN : 9781784778231
13.32

About this book

The first guide dedicated to this group of islands in many years: from the Isle of Skye in the north to community-owned Gigha in the south, 24 islands are covered, with full practical details of how to get to each one, what to do and see while there, where to stay and where to eat. A dedicated wildlife section details interesting and rare species and where and when to see them, from whale-watching trips off Mull to RSPB hides and reserves and ongoing conservation programmes. Suggested routes and recommended packing lists are included for hikers, while history, myths and legends bring greater depth of understanding to present-day island life.
The Inner Hebrides strike a perfect balance between feeling remote and being accessible on any budget. Accommodation options covered include hotels, self-catering cottages, guest houses, hostels, campsites and bothies, while transport option range from self-drive to public transport, cycling and walking. Whether dolphin-spotting or birdwatching, beach-combing or walking, whisky tasting or tucking into freshly caught seafood, making a pilgrimage to Iona or cheering on the Highland Games on Skye, Bradt’s Inner Hebrides is the ideal companion for a successful visit.

About the author

After having holidayed around the Inner Hebrides every year since she was born, Katie Featherstone spent her first decade of adulthood getting as far away from the UK as possible. Her obsession with islands comes from the idea of an isolated community; tiny kingdoms separated by savage seas and the plentiful coastline surrounding them. Her family seem to share this enthusiasm and have moved to the Isle of Islay permanently. Katie continues to travel, but always returns to the Hebrides.

Contents

PART 1  GENERAL INFORMATION

Chapter 1          Background Information

Geography,
Climate, Natural history, History, Archaeology, Government and politics,
People, Language, Religion, Culture

Chapter 2          Practical Information     

When to
visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators and guides, Tourist
information, Red tape, Consulates and embassies, Getting there and away,
Health, Safety, Women travellers, Travellers with disabilities, Travelling with
children, Gay travellers, What to take, Money and budgeting, Getting around,
Accommodation, Food and drink, Festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment,
Outdoor activities, Media and communications, Cultural etiquette, travelling
positively

 

PART 2 THE GUIDE       

Chapter 3          Skye

History,
Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist Information, Shopping and
activities, What to see and do, Portee, North-East Skye, South-West Skye,
Eilean Bàn, Scalpay, Soay

Chapter 4          Raasay and Rona

Raasay,
Rona

Chapter 5          The Small Isles

Rùm, Eigg,
Muck, Sanday, Canna

Chapter 6          Coll and Tiree

Tiree,
Coll

Chapter 7          Mull and Iona

Tobermory,
North Mull, South Mull, Iona, Ulva, Erraid, (Gometra, Staffa and the Treshnish
Isles)

Chapter 8          The Firth of Lorn

Lismore,
Kerrera

Chapter 9          The Slate Islands

History,
Getting there and away, Seil, Luing, Easdale, Lunga, Shuna

Chapter 10        Colonsay and Oronsay

History,
Getting there and away, Colonsay, Oronsay

Chapter 11        Jura

History,
Getting there and away, Getting around, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink,
What to see and do

Chapter 12        Islay

History,
Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist Information, Shopping and
activities, What to see and do, Bowmore, West Islay, East Islay

Chapter 13        Gigha

History,
Getting there and away, Where to stay, What to see and do,

 

Appendices

Language –
Gaelic, including some information about regional differences

Glossary           

Further
info      

Index               

 

 

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