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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!
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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.
Where do you want to go?
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
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
Road Trips & Day Trips From Edinburgh and Glasgow
Finding Finnich Glen + The Devil’s Pulpit, Scotland
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
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
Isle of Lewis & Harris
Isle of Skye
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
Expat in Scotland
We have a site dedicated to Scottish Food & Drink! Check out Scottish Scran here.
View all the posts in the Scotland category archive HERE.