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Scotland has always been criticized fro its rainy whiter but the country has many hidden treasures for you to discover.
Get your jacket on, we’re going to Scotland ! Enjoy this country’s green landscapes … see rain has some positiv aspects ! Young or old soul, potterhead or not, you will fall for Scotland’s exceptional sceneries.
Explore the mountains of the North Highlands, try catching a glimpse of the Loch ness monster and go kayaking along the Scottish shore surrounded by seals. A dream !
Through several itineraries, get to know the country of kilts.
Do not leave without going to a whisky distillery and don’t forget to buy a bottle !
Ready for adventure ? Come on !
There are many national holidays and festivals all year long :
We speak Scottish !
Well not really since as you might (should ?) know the official language is not Scottish but English. So easy right ? But you might have to get used to the accent.
The official currency is the Pound Sterling. Better get a money converter on your phone so you can manage your expenses more easily. And you need to know that the Scottish notes have the same value all around the United Kingdom but are not necessarily accepted everywhere.
Credit/debit cards are pretty much accepted everywhere and if not you will very easily find an ATM. Trustworthy exchange offices are also easy to find in airports and big cities
Be sure to warn your bank that you are traveling so that they won’t block your card for suspect abroad transactions.
Traveling in Scotland is best with a car. TO rent one you will need to be between 23 and 6( years old or you will have to pay an expensive insurance.
And about the steering wheel, well it’s on the right side of the car and Scots drive on the right side of the road … So most of us will need a little adjustment.
Flights : different airlines have domestic flights :
– Eastern Airways (about £88)
– FlyBe/Loganair (about £105)
– Hebridean Air
Ferries : about £35/person and a car for an 8 to 15 day cruise with CalMac.
Busses : the Explorer Pass de Scottish Citylink pives you unlimited access to busses in Scotland for 3.5 to 8 days, for a maximum of £97, it also gives you discounts for other bus and ferry companies as well as youth hostels.
Trains : around £79 for a long trip. More expensive than the bus but more comfortable.
Car rentals : prices fluctuate a lot. Online, you can find good deals, starting at £13/day for long-term rental. On average it should be around £35/day.
Gas is about £1.13/liter.
Food cn be quite expensive but you can manage to find a sandwich for £4.4, typical dishes for £22 and eating in a bar should be around £13.
If you need to join / go to you embassy while in Scotland, go to this website for the address, phone number, email address and website : https://www.visitscotland.com/about/practical-information/embassies-consulates/
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