A Guide To Travel In Scotland

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Scotland is home to some of the most stunning hidden sceneries in the world, but it’s not a secret to all. In fact, many people choose to holiday in Scotland. Whether coming from abroad or just crossing the border, Scotland offers a wealth of landscapes, locations and landmarks to enjoy. If you are planning your next vacation and you’re considering going to Scotland, here are some ideas on things to see, places to go, food and drink to try, and getting around whilst you’re there.

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Landmarks In Scotland

The list of landmarks and places to see in Scotland is seemingly endless. With a mass of natural history combined with inspiring, modern innovations, you’ll never be stuck for things to do so. If you’re a lover of the outdoors, be sure to visit a Loch! Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, there are lots to choose from but all of which showcase the natural beauty that Scotland has to offer. Don’t forget to look up castles too. Scotland is littered with buildings of historic interest. Other landmarks and notable attractions include; The Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel, Whiskey Distilleries, Kelvingrove Art Museum, and much more.

Travel In Scotland

Getting around Scotland is best done by car. In and around the major cities, public transport is very reliable. In addition to buses and trains, Glasgow has a subway system and Edinburgh boasts modern trams, so hopping on and off is ideal. However, in order to see the stunning landscapes that Scotland has to offer, the most effective way to do so is to drive. Don’t worry if you don’t have a car. There are plenty of easy to get to places for car and van hire in Edinburgh and Glasgow, including the airports! Trust me, you won’t regret putting the miles in and being able to visit some of the most beautiful, best kept secrets in the world.

Food & Drink In Scotland

The weird and wonderful food and drinks on offer in Scotland seem to keep more people coming back than ever before. If you’re travelling to Scotland, here are a few things to try whilst you’re there:

  • Irn Bru – Scotland’s sweet nectar, an orange-coloured soft drink.
  • Haggis – A sheep’s stomach filled with various ingredients.
  • Square Sausage – It is what it is, and the Scots love it.
  • Battered Mars Bar – In fact, they batter pretty much everything.
  • Cullen Skink – Traditional soup made from smoked Haddock.
  • Tablet – A sugary confectionary, perfect for the sweet tooth.

Oh and don’t forget that Scotland is arguably the most famous for it’s export of whiskey. There are many whiskey distilleries you can actually visit and try samples. The main whiskey regions in Scotland are Lowlands, Highlands, Islay, Speyside and Campbelltown. If whiskey’s your thing, it’d be a good idea to look it all up before making a plan.

Things To Do In Scotland

With all the notable landmarks, breath-taking landscapes and culture on offer in Scotland, you’d be hard pushed to run out of things to do. However, if you’d like a nudge in the right direction, here are a few traditional suggestions:

  • Enjoy a luxurious spa day at Stobo Castle
  • Attend a traditional ceilidh and dance the night away
  • Experience The Royal Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle
  • Visit the Fringe Festival for a day of comedy & laughter
  • Take a flight to the Isle of Barra and land on the beach
  • Climb a munro and experience Scotland from height

Weather In Scotland

If you’re a sun worshipper, Scotland may not be the place for you. Scotland is known for being rainy and cold, but don’t worry, the sunshine does show up more often than you’d think. If you’re travelling to Scotland, just make sure that you’re prepared for both rain and shine. You don’t want to get caught out.

Helpful? I Hope So!

Scotland is a beautiful country full of culture, history and natural beauty. If you’re considering a holiday where you have an endless list of things to try, see, do and enjoy, Scotland should be your number one choice. 

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