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Scotland: Itineraries for everyone

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"Scotland is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe, and public transport is not always reliable."travelwithbender.com
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"Scotland is a stunning country, it's rugged yet lush and is packed full of interesting history and people."nomadicalsabbatical.com
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Scotland location

Northern Europe

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Scotland at a glance

Sterling (GBP)

Currency

English

Language

Expensive (5 of 5)

Level of costs

undefined (3 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Very safe (77 / 100)

Safety index

Very modern (91 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

At France (France in detail), Western Europe, the itinerary will begin. Italy (visit Italy itineraries) are the next countries.
You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Paris (see itineraries) and Milan. At Paris you can enjoy nightlife. As a Scotland citizen you must get the valid visa before for France and Italy (visit Italy itineraries). Many cities are cold in December. If your passport is from Scotland and you use the power sockets type G, then you would still need: C/E or/and C / F / L. There are three flight connections. These are Stirling - Paris (see itineraries), Burgundy - Milan and Florence - Stirling. You can pay with Euros everywhere. During your travel you have to speak French and Italy (see itineraries). English should be enough for communication everywhere.
This itinerary proceeds through France in Western Europe and it is a roundtrip from Newtongrange. Most popular part is Paris.
Mainly very big cities are destinations. You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Paris (plan Paris itineraries). You find the nightlife at Paris (more about Paris itineraries). As a Scotland citizen you must get the valid visa before for France (plan France itineraries). The climate is cold. During your travel you have to speak French. English should be enough for communication everywhere. You can pay with Euros everywhere. These flight connections are taken during this route: Newtongrange - Paris and Burgundy - Newtongrange. If your passport is from Scotland and you use the power sockets type G, then you would still need: C/E.
At Scotland, Northern Europe, you will begin your itinerary. Loch Ness near Inverness is the highlight.
The itinerary visits mainly small cities. Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Edinburgh (Edinburgh itineraries). You find the nightlife at Edinburgh. The climate is cold. If your passport is from Austria and you use the power sockets type C/F, then you would still need: G. During your travel you have to speak English.
This itinerary proceeds through Northern Europe, more precisely Scotland. Most popular part is Edinburgh. If you prefer other holiday destinations you can look at this highlight. The national highlight is Loch Ness near Inverness (more about Inverness).
it is possible to go to many nature. You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Edinburgh and Glasgow (Glasgow itineraries). Do you like nightlife? Then you will enjoy Edinburgh (visit Edinburgh itineraries) and Glasgow (Glasgow itineraries). Many cities are cold in April. You can pay with Sterling everywhere. During your travel you have to speak English. As a Austria (plan Austria itineraries) citizen you use electronic with power sockets of the type C/F. For the journey you need: G.

Things to do

Edinburgh is a great place to explore over a weekend. is permanently moored at Edinburgh’s Leith Docks, a 15-minute bus ride from Princes Street. At Edinburgh (plan Edinburgh itineraries) Zoo Of course, many people question the ethics of keeping animals in enclosures but the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland undertakes important research and ..

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Stuart Forster provides a look at top things to do and see in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Visit the free museums in Glasgow (Glasgow in detail) – Scotland’s largest city has a lot to offer in terms of culture and art, much of it accessible completely for free. There are several free museums worth visiting, including the Science Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art, as well as many other free things to do in ...

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Recently, I spent a month traveling all over Scotland to research our Rick Steves Scotland guidebook Here’s a list of my 10 favorite Scottish memories…and ways that you can incorporate them into your own travels. And a third dayreally lets you settle into one of Britain’s finest cities.

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15 Replies to “10 Things to Do in Scotland”

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If you are planning on a road trip through the Scottish Highlands, Elgin is a relaxing way to visit the true essence of what the Scottish countryside is all about. Religion was such a key factor in survival of a community, especially in times of plague or wars - that the cathedrals, abbeys and ..

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Eat & drink

. is a useful resource for personal vegan restaurant reviews in Edinburgh – definitely check it out! ...

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Vegan Restaurants in Glasgow

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My husband and I love nothing more than a holiday with our dogsin the beautiful region of Dumfries and Galloway. Here we find utter peace… even in the school holidays, open spaces, amazing beaches, good food and ..

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The Slate Islands are a collection of islands which sit off Scotland’s West Coast, within easy reach of Oban. The Slate Islands are super-interesting and truly unique, with quirky good looks and infinite charm. It wasn’t long before The Slate Islands fell onto my radar. The Slate Islands of Seil, Luing, Easdale and ..

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Scotland is one of the most underrated holiday destinations in Europe. There’s something for everyone, including great campsites and mountains for adventure holidays, cottages for short-breaks and fantastic family entertainment to keep children and adults captivated. Scotland has 790 islands including the Northern ...

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Worth to visit

This country is in our blood, literally, as Jackson has direct ancestors that immigrated to New Zealand (more about New Zealand) generations ago. He’d always wanted to go back to the motherland and see the land of his ancestors! ...

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Elgin isn't as face paced as nearby Inverness (Inverness itineraries) or even Edinburgh to be sure, but it is perfect for those seeking refuge from the rat race of life. Visiting Elign will make you feel as if you have been transported back to the 17th-century village life, provide views of the surrounding areas that give you the real ...

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Firth of Moray: near the Highland town of Inverness (Inverness in detail), it seems you can see dolphins sometimes. ...

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We spent about 10 days in Moray Speyside, certainly more than the average visitor. Many travelers just pop through for a day trip to a distillery. Travelers who stay longer are often there for fishing, golfing, or even a castle holiday. There are a handful of impressive castles dotted throughout the region.

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General

These monroes appear on the horizon around 20 minutes outside of Glasgow (more about Glasgow itineraries), from there north they never disappear. There are so many small and large monroes covering the country you will not know where to look half the time. Come winter they will be covered head to foot in snow but once summer rolls around the snow will ...

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Scotland’s rugged highlands and unspoilt glens make this corner of the world one that’s admired from all over. Steeped in history and awash with adventure, Scotland is a hive of activity for both culture vultures and adrenaline-junkies. So whether you’re seeking a city-break in the culture capital or escaping to the ...

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5. Diverse characters and culture

2. Action-packed adventures

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Over time we have grown to love a good road trip. We bought a Land Cruiser in Cape Town ! I’ve solo road tripped from Auckland to Queenstown and spent a fabulous September camping along the East Coast of Australia. Since we rented our car in Edinburgh (more about Edinburgh itineraries) and had some spare time on our hands, and ..

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1 thought on “15 North Coast 500 Tips to Know Before You Go”

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Once upon a time I wrote a post about what I packed for five weeks in Argentina . As you will see over the course of this post, while individual items have changed, my overarching philosophy has remained the same: Travel light and check no bags. It might seem like this can be tricky when packing for Scotland, which ...

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Itinerary

. is a land of myth, legend and history, where ancient peaks reach for the skies and deep glens hold secrets of a bygone age. Vibrant cities are rich in culture and rural wilderness areas allow you to escape from the rat race and the hustle and bustle of modern life. While you will need a lot longer to truly get to know ...

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For the past few years, Scotland has held one of the top spots on my destinations to-do list. Here’s the itinerary for our 10 day epic Scotland road trip! , in a room with views of the Loch and a full Scottish breakfast.

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. departing from Edinburgh (Edinburgh itineraries). Day 1 and 4 are spent on the road from Edinburgh to Islay and back while Day 2 and 3 are entirely spent on the island. That means you stay on Islay for three nights at the same accommodation which is super convenient. ...

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I recently took an incredible road trip driving around the Outer Hebrides in North West Scotland. This got me thinking about the road trip I took driving Scotland’s North Coast 500route a little while back. I don’t know why I’ve never written about it – it was one of the best road trips of my life.

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Costs

Stay – A hostel in Scotland can be very cheap, especially in big cities! Often you only pay £8 per night. In smaller cities or areas there are often no hostels, so you’ll have to find a budget accommodation. For a single or double room you pay an average of £25 to £30. Do you want to relax in more luxurious conditions ...

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The activities list on the Youth Country Sports Passport program at the Gleneagles Resort almost seemed daunting at first. As I read the description to the girls, one in her early teens, the other poised to enter junior high, both brightened with enthusiastic expressions of disbelief: they were about to fly falcons, ...

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Scotland and the greater UK are expensive places to visit right now, especially for Americans. The first thing you need to do is calibrate your expectations. Assume everything costs double in dollars. While that isn’t the actual exchange rate, it’s an easy-to-remember formula that ...

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If you’re looking for a nice meal, Scotland has a plenty of fine dining restaurants. They make excellent use of fine Scottish products, wild game, and the bountiful sea. If you want to find a great place to eat read our post on the best of Scottish food . Expect to pay around £25 a meal.

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Accommodation

Looking for a boutique or luxury hotel in Scotland? From chic boutiques and country houses to the best five-star hotels, here is love From Scotland’s favourite luxury hotels, Scotland. Sitting on the edge of the deep sea loch is the Torridon Hotel – a luxury hotel in the most dramatic of locations.

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Luxury Hotels Scotland

Luxury hotels in Aberdeenshire – Meldrum House Hotel, Oldmeldrum

Luxury hotels in Glasgow – Mar Hall

Luxury hotels Scotland on the west coast – Loch Melfort Hotel

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Golfing town, seaside resorts, beautiful countryside, awesome pubs, and friendly locals. These are some of the things the Scottish town of Dornoch is known for, and believe me, it’s all these and more. This little town in the Highlands offers a lot to do and many places to stay, making difficult to choose and ..

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Dornoch Hotel

Royal Golf Hotel

The Eagle Hotel

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From bustling city life full of history and exciting events, to rolling green highlands dotted with castles and picturesque country drives perfect for leisurely road trips — there’s plenty to see in Scotland. What’s even better is that it’s easy to navigate and ..

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Ardanaiseig is one of the leading luxury hotels in Scotland and I was lucky enough to celebrate my birthday here on a winter break. You can choose among rooms with loch and garden views in the Victorian mansion or book a more private getaway in one of the self-catering cottages on the estate.

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Loch Melfort Hotel, Arduaine

Coll Hotel, Isle of Coll

Kingshouse Hotel, Glencoe

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