Considering that this country is attached to England in the same way Wales is, you’d probably think that most of us have visited the highlands before, but in truth, this really isn’t the case. People in England have a misconception about Scotland being far too cold for a holiday destination. However, I happen to disagree. The climate is no worse than we find in any northern European country, and so because of the vote on independence scheduled towards the end of this year, I implore you to visit very soon. If the Scottish people vote to withdraw from the UK, it could become much more complicated to make a trip there.
With all that in mind, I thought it could be wise for me to release a post detailing everything you need to know about planning a tour of this great country. You see; the thing is; the towns and cities in Scotland have a lot more distance between them than most English people will be used to, and there’s so much to see that a tour is definitely the best solution. You might think that staying at a few different hotels and traveling around would work out more expensive, but this really isn’t the case as you will soon see. Have a quick read through the information below, and I’m certain you’ll agree that Scotland is the perfect destination for a holiday, especially at this time of year.
Sorting Your Travel Arrangements
The way I see it, you’ve got two basic choices if you’re considering taking a trip here. You can either pack your belongings into suitcases and book a train journey, or simply head on down to the petrol station, fill your tank to the brim and drive. Now, it only takes around six hours to get from the very top of Scotland to the very bottom of England, so don’t worry too much about the time you’ll spend behind the wheel. Personally, I’d drive, but that’s just because I hate being on trains for lengthy periods.
Booking Your Accommodation
As touring is the best option, it’s probably best to check out the prices available from specialist websites. Venere hotels are my personal favourite, but feel free to use whichever you find to be cheapest. Now, you’ll need to plan your route and look for accommodation in some of the towns and cities along the way. If you’re only planning on spending a week in Scotland, I’d advise no more than two nights stay at each hotel to make sure you get enough time to see the whole country.
Places You Might Like To Check Out
There are some really interesting a world famous locations in Scotland that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Make sure you visit Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, Edinburgh Castle, Balmoral Castle and Stirling Castle for the best possible experience. There’s also lots of museums dotted around the place for anyone looking to experience a bit of traditional Scottish culture.
If you managed to follow this guide and visit the places I’ve just mentioned, it’s certain you’ll have a truly fantastic time and be back for more in the near future. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!