Scotland is a country of rich history, authenticity, wild beauty and deserted moors. It goes without saying that Scotland is the UKs most treasured land.
Despite Edinburgh being one of the UKs most stunning cities, it's the Highlands where the true magic happens. With some of the world's most beautiful mountain ranges (including the Isle of Skye), stunning wildlife and deep lochs - Scotland offers some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. If you are a true adventurer, Scotland must be on your hit list.
However, if adventure is not enough, Scotland is drenched in history and traditions. Explore caves that harboured Bonnie Prince Charlie, important battlefields and hundreds of castles dating back to Medieval times. However, no trip is complete without tasting their famous whiskies that have been produced here for over 500 years.
Our Personal Travel Experts know Scotland really well. If you want to find out more about their great cities or highlands walks, get in touch with one of our experts and we’ll tailor your perfect holiday.
Yes, it's true - Scotland is famed for being rainy and cold. However, although it does rain a lot, Scotland will provide you with some incredibly sunny and clear days. The best time to visit is from May-September, with the temperatures getting as high as the mid-twenties. If you are heading far north in the summer, be prepared for long days and very little darkness. In winter (November -March), it does get very cold and snowfall is expected. Although you can still visit much of the country, be prepared and dress accordingly (lots of layers).
Where you are travelling from will dictate whether you need a visa to enter the UK. At the time of writing, visitors from the EU, Australia, Canada and USA do not need a visa. However, we always recommend checking the latest country entry requirements with your national foreign travel office
You most likely won't require any vaccinations before entering the UK. However, it is very important to check with your GP before travelling. Your GP will be able to provide you with all up to date travel information in case this changes. If you are hiking and camping throughout Scotland, watch out for ticks while out in the countryside - they can carry Lyme disease. Equally, although the sun is deceptively strong (don't forget sunscreen), the weather can turn extremely quickly, so bring layers and waterproofs no matter the season! Travel insurance is mandatory on all our trips. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitisers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements.