What To Do And Where To Find The Best Cottages In Scotland

April 18, 2019

When you search for Scotland on the world map, you may think that it is a small country. This is because it measures just around 80,000 square kilometers and it is inhabited by around 5 million people only. But when you go on a trip to Scotland, you may find it as an overwhelming place, since there are lot of sites to see, plenty of must-try cuisines, and many fairytale-like castles to visit. For additional information about what you can do while travelling in Scotland, you can read more on this website.

When Should You Visit?

This is the frequently asked questions that all tourists like to ask. They may be worried that they will find the country with too much snow or they will find themselves on peak seasons were a lot of other travelers made Scotland as their country of destination as well. 

If you are worried about the weather, truth is, the weather can be a little unpredictable in Scotland at any time of the year. But the best time for you to visit may be in early autumn or in summer. You may want to explore the country during summer days in May. The early autumn is September where you get to watch wildlife and blooming purple heathers all around you.

What is the Minimum Time to Spend in Scotland?

Even if you are capable of visiting the islands, castles, and the lochs in one day, it is still recommended to enjoy a weekend in this marvelous country. You can explore Glasgow in two days and spend a day in Edinburgh. You can see some national parks and more castles that you can count on the seaside if you can make your visit last until the weekend. This brings us to the question of, what you can do while in Scotland?

Things To Do in Scotland

1. Visit Clans and Castles

Aberdeenshire has over 300 castles and fortresses located in the northern part of the country. You can visit the Slains Castle that served as the inspiration of Bram Stoker’s Dracula or where Hamlet was filmed. While you are exploring the castles, you may also want to visit the British royal family’s summer residence in the Balmoral Castle or the seat of the Farquharson Clan which is the Braemar castle. 

2. Get Into Quirky Accommodations

There are a lot of lodges and a castle that can make your stay comfortable and unforgettable while you are in Scotland. You may want to try living in a lighthouse for a few days or cottages that are surrounded by cliffs. If you are an avid birdwatcher, there are aviaries where you can spend a night or two while you are in the far north. There is a lot of accommodation in Scotland that will make your night and day comfortable. Make sure to choose the best one for you and your family.

3. Isles and Lochs

You can visit the infamous Loch Ness where a mythical monster called Nessie resides. You might even catch her during one of your selfie episodes. You may also want to visit Loch Lomond that contains a lot of freshwater than all the lakes in Wales and England combined. There are Loch exhibitions where a cruising boat offers tourists a chance to explore the entire lake in order for them to catch a glimpse of the infamous monster. To know more about the Loch Ness Monster, you can visit this link here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Ness_Monster.

4. Ride the Trains

If you want to see a lot of sceneries and lush landscapes in Scotland, you can ride the West Highland Line, which is a very popular train carriage from Glasgow to Oban. You will be enchanted with the snowcapped mountains, valleys, and viaducts that are only unique to Scotland. There are a lot of routes that you can choose in order to make the most of the country in a single ride.

A Final Word

There are a lot of things that you can do in Scotland. Aside from the ones above, you can try exotic cuisines, explore the rich history of the country, and get the most of the roadside attractions. Plan your travel today and make sure that you have a comfortable place to stay while you are there. Scotland is waiting for you so book your flight today.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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