Category: Scotland

Take a look at the posts we write that deal with topics of travelling specifically to Scotland reviewing the tourism options there.

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Visiting the Scottish Highlands – 4 Types of Accommodation

Accommodation is one of the main concerns of travellers all around the world. If you are planning to visit the Scottish Highlands, these are some types of accommodation to choose from.

Bed and Breakfasts

Scotland’s hospitality is something to be enjoyed at any of the country’s bed and breakfast establishments. In this place, you can have a typical and plentiful Scottish breakfast and rooms are made for comfort, tended to by locals that will share their insights about their customs.

This is the perfect option for those that wish to stay in rural areas to appreciate the country life, at establishments that are held to the same high-standards as hotels.

Self-Catered Flats and Cottages

This is a great option if you are travelling on a budget and wish to have free reign around a well-equipped kitchen and plenty of room to fit your travelling group. You save money by making your meals instead of purchasing them ready-made or eating out and can arrange to stay at one of these places by going through individuals or agencies.

You can find self-catering flats and cottages both in the heart of land parks or far away in the country to be a bit isolated, choosing between elegant manors and modest houses.

Castles

You just can’t top the opulence of staying atScottish castles and the country has turned many into hotels. You get to experience the history of the place and enjoy whisky-filled cellars and beautiful views from high towers, all depending on the castle you pick. Castles are regulated as hotels and classified in similar ways.

Quirks and Camping

If you are a nature lover and would like to experience the vast rural extensions the Scottish Highlands have to offer, maybe the best choice is to go camping. Since this is very common, several campsites have available facilities for campervans and tents alike.

You also have the option of staying at a camping pod or a Mongolian-style yurt, with all held to standards, the same way as any other conventional type of accommodation.

Although there is a variety of hotels to stay in the Scottish Highlands, we chose to tell about the less obvious accommodation types to give you the information you might not have. Make sure you do the proper research online before picking the establishment or area where you will be staying, to avoid any issues or mishaps.

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4 Places You Must Go to While Visiting the Scottish Highlands

For those of us who love to travel to the Scottish Highlands, there are places we simply can’t get enough of. If you want to find out why,we made a list of the places you must visit while visiting this beautiful region of the UK.

St. Andrew’s Cathedral

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You can find this impressive 19th-century church at Inverness and admire its gothic design that was cut short for the lack of funds but still came out outstanding. The St. Andrew’s Cathedral is the Bishop of Moray’s seat and it features an astounding Austrian oak-made choir along with their artful stained-glass windows. A paradise for architects.

Caledonian Canal

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This 60-mile-long waterway connects Fort William to the northeast of the Inverness region, and it runs all along the Great Glen. Additionally, following the Caledonian Canal will take you to iconic places such as Loch Ness, while going through Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, and Loch Dochfour. You can sail it on cruises and pleasure boats.

Inverness Castle

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Travellers from outside Europe might love this place the most since there might be no castles where they come from. If you are a fan of Shakespeare, you’ll know interesting facts about this place right off the bat. Made up of Neo-Roman red stone, tourists always have fun exploring the grounds and looking at the River Ness.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema

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This modern theatre is the perfect place to go watch an opera, a play, music artists’ performances, ballets, and even some films. It is located next to the River Ness and has a futuristic look about it that makes it stand out from the Gothic-designed mansion thatneighbours it.

Keep these places in mind for your next visit to the Scottish Highlands and enjoy a wide array of activities and tours available on each one.