Scotland Travel Guide

From towering mountains and mysterious lochs to historic castles tucked-away in the Highlands, Scotland is filled with experiences waiting to be discovered. This small, but mighty country harbours some of the friendliest and most down-to-earth people who welcome visitors with open arms. So, whether you're a lover of the great outdoors or a history fanatic, we can assure that Scotland has it all.

The Highlights

The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    June to August

    While Scotland is known for its cooler temperatures, over the months of June to August, this is known to be the warmest time of the year. Visitors should note that rainfall is still frequent and is to be expected. Visitors will enjoy the extended hours of sunlight – particularly in June and July however, this is when Scotland is crammed with visitors. During August when the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is in full swing, it is recommended that visitors pre-book all activities and accommodation in advance. The warmer months are ideal for visiting the many hiking trails across the Highlands as the weather will be less aggressive.

  2. Low Season

    October to April

    Low season in Scotland (over the months of October to April) is characterized by a significant drop in temperature, and many rural attractions will be closed. A large number of outdoor activities may be limited as there will be snow in some parts of the country. Over the low season, visitors will benefit from lower flight or hotel prices and will enjoy fewer crowds at the main sights or attractions. Visitors can partake in the famous Hogmanay celebrations on New Year’s Eve and watch the streets come alive with burning fire sticks that weave through the streets.

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