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Scotland Travel Guide


Welcome to our Scotland Travel Guide where you will find links to all the travel-related posts about Scotland on the website. This includes articles about itineraries, where to visit, what to see and do, best day trips, tours and tickets, books to read and lots of practical tips, resources and inspiration for your trip.

With numerous lochs, mountains, dense woodlands and vast moorlands, as well as cosmopolitan cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland is a popular destination for visitors from around the world and for those planning UK staycations.

Consisting of three main areas – the Lowlands, the Highlands and the many islands dotted off its long coastline Scotland is home to a population of 5 and a half million.

Scotland is a perfect destination for those who love road trips though we have also explored the country extensively by train too.

If whisky is your drink of choice a tour of the many distilleries may be worth adding to your Scottish itinerary.

On this page, you will find links to all our articles about visiting Scotland. This includes itineraries, tips and inspirational posts.

You can find general planning advice on our UK travel planning page or more specific help planning your trip to Scotland here

Scotland Itineraries

Scotland City Guides




Fort William

St Andrews



Scotland’s landmarks, monuments & attractions

Scottish Island Guides

Isle of Skye


Scottish Highlands

Scotland Tours

Scotland Accommodation

Getting around Scotland

There are various transport options to get around Scotland, including using public transport such as trains, ferries or buses.

Hiring a car and taking a road trip around Scotland and the UK is a popular option or if you are pushed for time there is always to option of booking flights.

We recommend the Caledonian Sleeper service from London to Scotland (Edinburgh, Fort William or Inverness) This is the perfect way to get to your Scottish destination if you enjoy train travel.

To find out more about the different transport options in Scotland and the UK these articles provide all the information you need:

Scotland by road

SCOTLAND road trip link 1

Scotland by train

Visiting Scotland FAQs & travel tips

When is the best time to visit Scotland?

If you are wondering when is the best time of year to visit Scotland there are a few factors to consider!

Whilst Scotland is warmer during the summer months (and hours of daylight are longer) it is the most popular time to visit so many places (Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye) can be very busy. Midges are also an issue from late spring so take lots of insect repellant!

The winter months bring cold weather including snow and a reduced amount of sunlight so you won’t be able to see as much.

For a comprehensive answer to the question my article “When is the best time of year to visit the UK?” examines each season as well as details popular events and festivals throughout the UK on a month to month basis.

Scottish food & drink

Best books & movies about Scotland