go to content go to search box go to global site navigation

Shop

Scotland travel guide

Scotland - Orkney & Shetland Islands (Chapter)

7th Edition Mar 2013

This is the Orkney & Shetland Islands chapter from Lonely Planet's Scotland guidebook.

Up here at Britain's top end it can feel more Scandinavian than Scottish, and no wonder. For the Vikings, the jaunt across the North Sea from Norway was as easy as a stroll down to the local mead hall and they soon controlled these windswept, treeless archipelagos, laying down longhouses alongside stony remains of ancient prehistoric settlements.

  • shaking your head in astonishment at Skara Brae, a village of prehistoric perfection that pre-dates the pyramids
  • maps
  • plunging down the passageway into spooky Maes Howe, an enormous Stone Age tomb livened up by some bawdy Viking graffiti
  • transport
  • exploring the scenic majesty of Hoy and - for serious rock climbers - scaling the Old Man there
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Orkney Islands, Kirkwall, East Mainland, South Ronaldsay, West & North Mainland, Stromness, Hoy, Northern Islands, Shetland Islands, Lerwick, Bressay & Noss, Central & West Mainland, South Mainland, North Mainland and the North Isles.

eBook

Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

USD $8.04

was $22.99

Item(s) added to cart.

Go to checkout now

Chapters

Format: PDF

USD $4.95

per chapter

Chapters Chapter info

Preview this chapter

Free

Plan your trip (10.721Mb)

Details

Edinburgh (10.713Mb)

Details

Glasgow (3.812Mb)

Details

Southern Scotland (2.312Mb)

Details

Central Scotland (6.079Mb)

Details

Northeast Scotland (2.043Mb)

Details

Southern Highlands & Islands (2.467Mb)

Details

Inverness & The Central Highlands (3.963Mb)

Details

Northern Highlands & Islands (2.441Mb)

Details

Orkney & Shetland Islands (2.086Mb)

Details

Understand Scotland & Survival Guide (1.927Mb)

Details

Please select one or more tickboxes.

Item(s) added to cart.

Go to checkout now

USD $8.04

was $22.99

Item(s) added to cart.

Go to checkout now

Bundle

USD $29.89

was $31.03

Item(s) added to cart.

Go to checkout now

Book

USD $22.99

Item(s) added to cart.

Go to checkout now
Select your country/currency: