Population: 5.5 millions of inhabitants
Time Zone: Scotland is one hour behind Italy.
Currency: Pounds (GBP) - 1.097 € ( 2017 )
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.
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.
10 days to visit almost everything of the "continental" part of Scotland with a round trip that starts in Edinburgh. The first stop, then, is Inverness before entering in the Highlands driving along the North Coast 500 and stopping at Tongue and Applecross. Two nights in the Isle of Skye before going back to Edinburgh passing by Oban and Loch Lomond.
Time in Edinburgh seems incredibly stuck to the moment in which, two centuries ago, the New Town ...
In Scotland you will find a castle, or what remains of a castle, in every place! Some are fascinating and ...
" EVERY LONG JOURNEY BEGINS WITH SINGLE STEP "