SCOTLAND

MEDIEVAL CASTLES AND WILD NATURE


Info utili


Capital: Edinburgh

Population: 5.5 millions of inhabitants

Time Zone: Scotland is one hour behind Italy.

Currency: Pounds (GBP) - 1.097 € ( 2017 )


when to go


We went in Scotland in June when temperatures are around 15 degrees. It's cooler in the Highlands and on the Isle of Skye where temperature can drop to 10 degrees, while it's hotter in Edinburgh where in sunny days temperatures are around 25 degrees.

August and July are not suggested since many people tell about many and many annoying mosquitos especially in Highlands region. The best period is likely Spring when the chance of rain is lower but days are warm and long. Keep into consideration also the hours of light since roads are not always "beautiful" (one lane and many curves) so the driving becomes not so pleasant.


other info


All the roads are perfectly paved and they are mostly state roads that pass through towns, except for the highway between Edinburgh and Stirling. 

In Highlands and Skye island roads have only one lane with different passing places which allow the transit of cars in both the direction. So..pay attention! Also because the drive is on the right.

 

Keep into consideration also that mobile phone coverage is totally absent in many areas of Highlands and Skye Island and also Wi-fi in our guesthouse was not so good!

 

No problem instead for gas stations; there is one filling station in every town and the price is around£1.13 per liter. 



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