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SCOTLAND TRAVEL GUIDE

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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.

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 I have also explore 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 my articles about visiting Scotland. This includes itineraries, tips and inspirational posts.

You can find general planning advice on my UK travel planning page.

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PLAN YOUR TRIP TO SCOTLAND

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 brings 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 detailing popular events and festivals throughout the UK on a month to month basis.

PLACES TO VISIT (AND THINGS TO DO) IN SCOTLAND

With so many beautiful destinations to choose in Scotland planning your itinerary can be overwhelming.

Start here with my selection of the top 19 places to visit in Scotland. Once you have decided which sights are your must-sees I would then recommend reading further (see my detailed posts below) These are just some of the places I would suggest considering when planning your trip.

SCOTTISH HIGHLIGHTS

CITY GUIDES

INVERNESS


GLASGOW


ABERDEEN


STIRLING


SCOTTISH ISLAND GUIDES

SCOTTISH AREA & LANDMARK GUIDES

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS


THE CAIRNGORMS


GLENCOE


SCOTTISH TRAVEL ITINERARIES

Coming soon! Itineraries for major cities as well as for longer vacations to Scotland.

WHERE TO STAY IN SCOTLAND –ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

My curated hotels and airbnb accommodation options for all budgets can be found in my Scotland Accommodation Guide.

TRANSPORT OPTIONS IN SCOTLAND

There are a variety of transport options to be able 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.

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

SCOTTISH TRAVEL TIPS

Read my month-by-month guide to visiting the UK which contains information about what to expect during the different seasons as well as shows/attractions and activities.

Download my free cheatsheet for Scotland which includes 50 essential tips to make the most of your trip!

BEST GROUP TOURS AND TICKETS FOR SCOTLAND

A selection of the best tours and ticket options for your holiday to Scotland.

TRAVEL BOOKS

25 books about (or set in) Scotland – my recommendations from a variety of genres for anyone planning a trip or with an interest in Scotland.

UK TRAVEL PLANNING CHEATSHEET

Click here for all the practical information and resources you need to help you plan your UK vacation – all your questions answered!

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