If you’re looking for your next vacation destination, you don’t need to look any further than Scotland – it has it all. Wonderful views, popular tourist attractions, and spectacular historic cities for you to explore. On top of that, there’s a culture like you’ve never seen before to experience and take part in while you’re there.
It’s the kind of destination you can pick whether you’re looking for an exciting getaway packed with adventure and activities, or if you’re just looking to relax and take in your surroundings. What’s most important is that you won’t experience anything else quite like Scotland, so it’s worth a visit at least once in your lifetime!
Choosing your place to stay
Scotland is home to countless breathtaking views, and if you’re going to see as many as possible, you want to pick the spot that’s perfect for it. There are also quite a few holiday parks in Scotland for you to choose from if you want to get more from the place you’re staying at. It can be the perfect solo vacation destination, as well as a great place for you to visit with your family – there’s variety enough for everyone. Not only that but there’s too much to see in one visit, so take some time to plan out your trip before you decide what to do.
Your mode of transportation
If you’re going to get the most from your stay in when you visit Scotland, you’ll want to make sure you don’t skip out on any of the great views. Getting around in a rental car might be your best bet unless you drove there yourself! Take your journey at your own pace and enjoy the quiet country driving that the Highlands that are away from the cities have to offer you.
Of course, you won’t be able to drive while you’re there without an international driver’s license, or without an early booking on a rental car. If you haven’t checked yet, you’ll want to make sure there are cars available for the time you’re planning to visit – or you may be put on a long waiting list. Other than that, just make sure to remember which side of the road you should be driving on!
Pack your travel adapter
If you plan to use any of your devices while you’re away and you haven’t really gone far outside of your own country – you might not be aware of the need for travel adapters. A lot of the time you’ll find countries abroad use different types of power outlets, and Scotland and UK both use the G-type socket. If you haven’t got a travel adapter packed with you, you’re going to find it hard to get any of your devices charged up and ready for the next day. Of course, you’ll be able to grab one from any tourist store while you’re there – but it’s best to be prepared just in case.
Prepare for any weather
Planning a vacation can be tough when you’re trying to pick the right time in a season, but when it comes to Scotland, you never know what you’re going to get. You should be prepared to handle any weather while you’re visiting because you’re likely going to experience a range of it. Even in the middle of summer, you should expect to get some rain – it would just be a bonus if you didn’t! At least you will be experiencing the weather just like native Scots do all year around.
Visit Loch Ness
As far as popular tourist attractions go, Loch Ness is one of the most popular that Scotland has to offer, and you’ll understand once you lay your eyes on it! There are a few great ways to experience this beauty, but it’s not something you’ll want to miss out on! Loch Ness is just one of many Lochs you can pay a visit to in Scotland, so if you’re not staying nearby, see what other options you have closer to you.
What better city is there to explore when you visit Scotland than the capital itself? There’s a lot to see, and there’s plenty of incentive to spend a day or two here. If you’re looking for a guided tour, you’ve got a number of options available to you. For those who are worried about seeing as much as possible, a bus tour might be your best bet. You don’t have to worry about missing the best bits, as the route’s all planned out for you – and you’ll get the chance to get on and off when you stop somewhere significant.
If you’re planning to explore the city without a tour guide, then it’s best you start a list of all the places you’d like to see while you’re there. Without a planned tour, it can get a bit hectic, but it’s possible if you know what you want to see. Not only that but there are plenty of public transport options to get you around if you need them.
Don’t forget Glasgow
Yet another amazing city you can’t afford to miss out on, Glasgow has plenty of sights to take in and great places to eat to get you through your day. Some of the more popular places to visit while in Glasgow include; the Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, Pollok Country Park, and the Botanic Gardens. That’s just a few of the places you can fill your day with, as there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Take part in the culture
Remember, the best time to experience a country’s culture is while you’re visiting, so don’t be afraid and take in what you can. Try out haggis, seek out bagpipe groups in popular destinations, and speak with locals. You’re much more likely to get an authentic experience in Scotland, than having it recreated somewhere else – so you should take advantage of that opportunity while you have it!
Scotland has enough things for you to do for multiple vacations, so planning is everything if you want to make the most out of your stay.