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Scotland Travel Tips

 

Visiting Scotland inspires you to explore this world-famous culture, magnificent architecture, and captivating history, as well as the rolling countryside, bustling cities, and icy mountain peaks. Scotland is perfect for an action-packed break, a cultural experience, or a relaxing holiday. Hence as you see, Scotland offers you a wide variety of activities to take. Thus your trip will be full of exciting experiences and memories worth remembering. To ensure you're prepared for your trip, we've put together some helpful tips, recommendations, and information to help you.

Weather & clothing

ClothingWhat to pack and when to travel
The perfect time to see the utmost beauty of Scotland is in Spring (late March to May) and Autumn (September to November). Moreover, the temperature (6°C to 15°C) is comfortable for long strolls, hikes, and other activities. Thus, you can pack light clothes like a coat, shirt, and jeans, but don't forget to take sunglasses since the sun is pretty bright these seasons.

Money & ATMs

MoneySituation with currencies & cash
GBP is the currency code of the British pound, which is used in Scotland. Banks typically offer the best exchange rate on cash. You can also withdraw cash at an ATM, which will also give you a great rate. But make sure you use a debit card that does not have foreign transaction fees or ATM withdrawal fees.

1 USD = 0.8 GBP

Restaurant prices

MealAverage cost of meals
Scotland's food prices vary from region to region, but the average cost of food for a family of four is £31 per day. Dining out for a meal should cost about £12 per person, while breakfast is usually cheaper than lunch and dinner.

Tipping etiquette

TipsGiving tips to guides & drivers
Generally, it is common to tip 5 -10 Euros. When tipping, you can use the local currency to save money.

Language

LanguageHow to blend in with the locals
English, Scottish Gaelic, and Scots are the three main languages of Scotland. However, while almost everyone speaks English, Scottish Gaelic is used by fewer than 60,000 people in the country.

Electricity

ElectricityCharging your phone & camera
In Scotland, type G plugs and sockets are the official standards. Moreover, in contrast to nearly all other European countries, Scotland uses a plug and socket system incompatible with those used in Continental Europe.

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