Travel Guide to Scotland

Scotland Travel Guide

Welcome to Scotland!

Scotland is my home away from home! Known for its beautiful scenery, castles, whisky, and haggis. And oh so much more! Whether you visit one of the bigger cities, small charming towns, the highlands, islands, or borders, you won’t be disappointed. I’ve made Scotland my home after travelling around the world, and I couldn’t be happier!

Scotland Essentials

Currency: Pounds (GBP)
Language: English (with Gaelic spoken in some places, particularly the Western Isles)
Accommodation: A bed in a hostel can range from about £10-15 and upwards. A double or twin room in a hotel or B&B will usually range from £50 and upwards, with the cities being more expensive and reaching over £100. Airbnb is available all over the country.
Food: Eating out can be very reasonable with pub meals costing around £10 or sometimes even cheaper. A nicer restaurant will usually average about £20, and of course, there are more expensive options too! Try a Scottish breakfast, which includes potato scones (a flatbread kind of like a naan or roti bread, made from potato), and often haggis. If you want an easy way to try it I suggest haggis bonbons, which are small balls of haggis coated in breadcrumbs and usually with a dipping sauce. Irn Bru is a sweet orange soft drink that is the number one soft drink in Scotland, with sales even higher than Coke!
Transport: There are bus and rail links across the whole country, and beyond to England. Buses are usually a cheaper option than trains unless you book further in advance. There are also ferries servicing the islands. It’s adviseable to book in the summer months, especially if you want to take a car on the ferry.

Where do you want to go?

Edinburgh

9 Lesser Known Hidden Gems in Edinburgh
Ultimate Guide to the Top Free & Not So Free Things to Do in Edinburgh
All About the Top Harry Potter Sites in Edinburgh + Map
Haunted Edinburgh: Spooky + Spine-Chilling Attractions
Discovering Edinburgh Through 101 Objects
The Best Things to Do in Edinburgh During Spring
Essential Sights on a Quick Visit to Edinburgh
Edinburgh: An Old Town with a New Beginning
A Unique View of Edinburgh with Rabbie’s City Tours

Edinburgh Festivals

Why Edinburgh’s Festivals Have To Be On Your Bucket List
A Quick Guide to Edinburgh’s Festivals in August
An Unforgettable Experience: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Putting the Edinburgh International Science Festival to the Test
Unexpected Experiences at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Glasgow

21 Free Things to Do in Glasgow
What You Need to Know for a Weekend in Glasgow
Visiting Pollok House, Glasgow: A Historic Estate with a Twist
Mackintosh Tour: Art, Design + Architecture in Glasgow

Day Trips From Edinburgh and Glasgow

Finding Finnich Glen + The Devil’s Pulpit, Scotland
North Berwick – The Perfect Day Trip From Edinburgh

The Scottish Islands

All You Need to Know About the Best Scottish Islands

Shetland

Visiting Unst: Must-See Places on the Island Above All Others
11 Reasons to Add Shetland to Your Scotland Itinerary
Is Shetland an Underrated Tourist Destination?
Jarlshof – The Most Amazing Historical Site I’ve Ever Seen

Orkney

27 Amazing Things to Know Before You Visit Orkney
How to Visit the Old Man of Hoy + Other Hoy Attractions, Orkney

Isle of Lewis & Harris

Journeying Through History on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland
11 Reasons to Visit the Isles of Lewis and Harris, Scotland

Isle of Skye

A Weekend In The Isle Of Skye

The Highlands

The Stories of Glen Coe, Scotland
Highlights of a Scotland Roadtrip
Adventures Around Fort William: The Best Things to Do

Scottish Borders

A Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape, Peebles, Scotland

Expat in Scotland

So… I’m Moving to Scotland!
Edinburgh: An Old Town with a New Beginning
Hello Edinburgh, My Old Friend
How to Apply for a UK Youth Mobility Visa

Scotland Archive

View all the posts in the Scotland category archive HERE.

Scotland Travel Guide