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!

Read more: 22 Films to Watch Before You Visit Scotland

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: I think Scottish food is seriously underrated! 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 advisable to book in the summer months, especially if you want to take a car on the ferry.

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9 Lesser Known Hidden Gems in Edinburgh
50+ Fun Things to Do in Edinburgh
All About the Top Harry Potter Sites in Edinburgh + Map
15 Beaches to Visit Near Edinburgh
Haunted Edinburgh: Spooky + Spine-Chilling Attractions
Discovering Edinburgh Through 101 Objects
The Best Things to Do in Edinburgh During Spring
Edinburgh in Winter: Things to Do + Reasons to Visit
Edinburgh Itinerary: 2 Days in Scotland’s Capital
Edinburgh: An Old Town with a New Beginning
Luxury Staycation in the West End of Edinburgh: The Bonham Hotel Review
19 of the Best Beer Gardens in Edinburgh

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


21 Free Things to Do in Glasgow
Two Days in Glasgow: What You Need to Know
Visiting Pollok House, Glasgow: A Historic Estate with a Twist
Mackintosh Tour: Art, Design + Architecture in Glasgow
19 Things to Do in Glasgow with Kids
5 Easy Day Trips From Glasgow For Families

Road Trips & Day Trips From Edinburgh and Glasgow

Finding Finnich Glen + The Devil’s Pulpit, Scotland
15 Beaches to Visit Near Edinburgh
North Berwick – The Perfect Day Trip From Edinburgh
North East 250 Road Trip: Adventure, History, Whisky u0026amp; More
Scotland Roadtrip: Edinburgh to Glencoe by Car

The Scottish Islands

All You Need to Know About the Best Scottish Islands


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


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
20+ Things to Do in Fort Augustus, The Gateway to Loch Ness
Autumn in Perthshire: A Taymouth Marina Review
30 Things to Do in Perth with Kids


North East 250 Road Trip: Adventure, History, Whisky & More
35 Things to Do in Aberdeen With Kids

Scottish Borders

A Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape, Peebles, Scotland

Scotland For Families: Family Travel in Scotland

24 Places to Stay in Scotland with Kids
19 Things to Do in Glasgow with Kids
17 Things to Do in Stirling With Kids
24 Things to Do in Inverness with Kids
30 Things to Do in Perth with Kids
35 Things to Do in Aberdeen With Kids
5 Easy Day Trips From Glasgow For Families
15 Beaches Near Edinburgh to Visit

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


Traditional Homemade Scottish Tablet Recipe
My Grandma’s Scone Recipe: From New Zealand to Scotland

We have a site dedicated to Scottish Food & Drink! Check out Scottish Scran here

Heritage Travel

Heritage Travel in Scotland – Travelling Through Your Family History

Scotland Archive

View all the posts in the Scotland category archive HERE.

Scotland Travel Guide