Scotland, a part of the UK, is located in northwestern Europe and is one of the most important countries in the continent. When one thinks of Scotland, the chequered kilts and bagpipes come to mind. However, there is a lot more to the country. From the lush green highlands to the coastal blue waters, from fine Scotch whiskies and brilliant food, you can experience all. Scotland also has a long history, and its magnificent castles can vouch for that.
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May - September is the best time to visit Scotland
Scotland is divided into many traditional counties as well as 32 modern unitary authorities. The major areas are the South West, the Central Belt which houses famous cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, the highlands like Loch Ness and Great Glen, the northeastern part including Aberdeen, Hebrides, Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands.
Good weather through the year. Beaches as well as highlands. Deep, traditional roots. Friendly people. Brilliant local cuisine.
Quite expensive. Difficult for vegan eaters. A little traditional in its mindset.
For a good night's sleep in Scotland, there are many options like self-catering accommodation, budget hostels and homestays, as well as luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation. There are plenty of hostels under the Scottish Youth Hostel Association, which provide perfect budget accommodation. Camping is another favourite way to explore the highlands of the country. The most popular motel chains in Scotland are Travelodge and Premier Inn.