Streetwise Edinburgh Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Edinburgh, Scotland - Folding pocket size travel map
This map covers the following areas:
Main Edinburgh Map 1:11,000
Edinburgh Regional Map 1:200,000
Edinburgh Area Map 1:120,000
Scotland Map 1:2,200,000
Few cities match Edinburgh s city centre: Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile with its medieval blocks of flats; the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the elegant Georgian architecture of New Town.
The best way to visit Edinburgh, particularly the Old Town, is by foot using the STREETWISE® Edinburgh map. One of the best vantage points to view the city is from Edinburgh Castle high up on castle rock, which is the city s dominant physical feature and from where impressive views are available from all sides. Walk down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Then head back up Princess Street to New Town and Charlotte Square. Spend the afternoon at the Royal Botanic Gardens. With the STREETWISE® Edinburgh Map new discoveries will open up to you for an unforgettable experience of Edinburgh and its regions.
The main Edinburgh city map pulls all important sites together to help organize and navigate your tour of Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Region map will help navigate your departure from Edinburgh for day trips to West Lothian, Midlothian, and East Lothian, regions studded with castles and wonderful country roads.
The complete country map of Scotland will enable you to locate all important towns and regions in Scotland for adventures within the country or as part of a trip even further afield in Great Britain.
Our pocket size map of Edinburgh is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Edinburgh map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Edinburgh map today and you too can navigate Edinburgh, Scotland like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Amazon search bar.
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STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We ve set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you ve never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.
The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970 s, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.
After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.
He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.
More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.
Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.
Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.
Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn t match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we ve done the work, now you have the adventure.
In the end, it s not about the map, it s about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It s about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.Review:
'Don't leave home without STREETWISE.' --The New York Times
'STREETWISE is an absolute travel essential.' --Travel + Leisure Magazine
'In a strange city, your sense of direction is only as good as the map in your hands. The best maps to carry are published by STREETWISE.' --Chicago Daily Herald
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