Nature and Travel

Nature and Travel

Fewer places on this planet have been as blessed by natural beauty as Scotland has been. The gentle slopes and rivers of the southern reaches have inspired poetry and paintings for centuries. Head north into the Highlands and you’ll find a kind of beauty that doesn’t exist anywhere else. From the glens to the mountains, from Loch Ness to Loch Lomond, writers who traffic in the natural world have had fewer greater places of inspiration than Scotland.

 

The same goes for travel writers. While ostensibly less populated than other parts of Britain, the freedom one feels while traveling through Scotland makes for incredible prose work. Walking in the footsteps of the clans, moving through the Highlands is like moving through time itself. With the best books and writers as a guide, readers will be able to find the very best spots and hidden gems in the country. Even for those with less time for traveling, picking up a great travel book allows you to embrace your inner adventurer without ever having to leave your living room!

 

Kingdom Books takes pride in our fantastic collection of Scottish nature and travel books. From classic tomes on travel in the times of olde to autobiographies of modern day travellers and guides, we have it all. Not only that, but our region-specific volumes will be of great interests not only to students of the natural world, but to those of history as well. And thankfully for the rest of us, the well-written prose allows for an easy read through territory that most of us have found only in the most academic of contexts.

 

So if you’re looking to buy nature and travel books online, take a gander at the great titles and authors below. From Gavin Maxwell to Jim Crumley to Mike Tomkies, you’ll be in the best of hands as you take a journey through the north of Britain and deep into the heart of Scotland.

A Traveller's History of Scotland | Kingdom Books Ltd
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A Traveller's History of Scotland

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A Traveller's History of Scotland by Andrew Fisher. Scotland's story is chronicled by one of the country's best historians

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Ancient Scotland by David Ross | Kingdom Books Ltd
Ancient Scotland by David Ross | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Ancient Scotland by David Ross

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As well as illustrating and explaining standing stones, tombs, stone circles, hill forts and artefacts of the ancient races, the author portrays th...

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Ben Nevis : Britain's Highest Mountain | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Ben Nevis : Britain's Highest Mountain

Scottish Mountaineering Club

Ben Nevis : Britain's Highest Mountain by Ken Crocket, Simon Richardson This 2nd edition of "Ben Nevis: Britain's Highest Mountain" brings the hist...

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Between Earth and Paradise  by Mike | Kingdom Books Ltd
Between Earth and Paradise  by Mike | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Between Earth and Paradise by Mike

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After giving up a hectic life as a journalist in Europe and Hollywood in the late 1960s to return to his boyhood love of nature, Mike Tomkies found...

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Celtic Travellers: Scotland in the Age | Mercat Press
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Celtic Travellers: Scotland in the Age

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Scotland's early Saints flourished from the foundation of Whithorn in around 400 AD to the sack of Iona by Norsemen in around 800 AD. Whether by la...

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Edinburgh: A Personal View in Photographs | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Edinburgh: A Personal View in Photographs

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Edinburgh: A Personal View in Photographs by Douglas Corrance This stunning book is a photographer's response to a life spent in one of the world's...

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In Memory Long by by Amy Stewart Fraser | Kingdom Books Ltd
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In Memory Long by by Amy Stewart Fraser

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Fraser writes about this beautiful area of Scotland with a style that will delight any historian or follower of social history; observing the detai...

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Isle of Arran 361 OS Explorer Map | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Isle of Arran 361 OS Explorer Map

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OS Explorer is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off...

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Isle of Arran OS 69 Landranger Map by | Kingdom Books Ltd
Isle of Arran OS 69 Landranger Map by | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Isle of Arran OS 69 Landranger Map by

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The OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps, perfect for day trips and short breaks. Each map provides all the informa...

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Long Distance Walks in Scotland | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Long Distance Walks in Scotland

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In this guide, Arthur Stewart traces ten long distance routes offering the keen backpacker a wide range of options.

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My Scotland : By Its Famous Sons & Daughters | Kingdom Books Ltd
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My Scotland : By Its Famous Sons & Daughters

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My Scotland : By Its Famous Sons and Daughters by Anne Graham, Michael Hamilton An excellent collection of beautiful shared memories and photograph...

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