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Edinburgh is possibly the best city I saw in Europe. It's a funky, gothic place and everyone should go. Make sure you spend the money to see the castle. It's awesome!!!!
Isle of Skye is a charming island with magic atmosphere, produced by the fog, rain, magnificent cliffs, leafy vegetation, and the sea. It seems incredible that there still remains a place like that on earth, so near home. Portree, the little capital, is a wonderful place with coloured houses (pink, blue, yellow, green …
If you're a Wallace fanatic like me and you enjoy history and especially Scotland's independence history, then go Stirling! The city itself doesn't have much to see but I recommend visiting the William Wallace Monument -- a tall tower in a very original style, where you can see a exposition of Wallace's life, his …
Oban is a really cute place. You stay here for a night as part of the wonderful Macbackpackers tours and that's enough time to look around. Go to the old fashioned lollie shop. It's FABULOUS!!!
Isle of Mull was absolutley fantastic. The best experience of my life.
Glasgow is a very friendly city, if you stay in the right parts! I drifted a bit away from the main central area and the reception wasn't so friendly at all! But I would definitely return to Glasgow as I found that after my visit there was still so much I wanted to do and so many nice people I would love to meet again!
Inverness is such a beautiful place. Take a walk at dusk along the canal and admire the beautiful old houses. Do a MacBackers tour through the higlands. Cheap as chips and a fabulous experience.
Durness is an amazing place. I went there this summer and it may the most beautiful place that I have ever been. It is also wonderfully peaceful. I could have sat on those beaches for hours. I didn't want to leave.
Oban is a lively, seaside town with sea air and great views towards the island of Mull. You can get to your hostel easily by train or bus as well as ferry connections to Mull and beyond. Its official resident population is around eight thousand, but in the peak season this can swell to twenty-five thousand, so booking …
Crianlarich, Scotland, or as it is most commonly referred to, "The Gateway to the Scottish Highlands," is located in the centre of Scotland and if you are planning to stay in a strategic place and discover everything the country has to offer from there, you could not even ask for a better place! Functioning as a …
Dundee, the self proclaimed City of Discovery, is the fourth-largest metropolis in Scotland in terms of population and is situated on the estuary of the River Tay, Scotland's longest river. There are excellent transport links to and from your Dundee hostel and all over Scotland and the UK by bus and train and to a …
Inveraray, situated on a loch in Scotland, is a good combination of busy and quiet, even during the summer months, since it’s not too far out of reach, and yet not as popular so as to attract large numbers of tourists to Inveraray hostels. The bus station in town is quite large, and there are plenty of connections to …
Inverness has become popular with tourists because of its close proximity to Loch Ness, and if you are looking for Nessie memorabilia, you won't leave Inverness empty handed. Along with hostels, Inverness also has the big shopping center area in the Highlands, and sports an abundance of malls and shopping centers, …
Newtonmore is a small village in the Scottish highlands, with a population of only around a thousand people. The town can be accessed by car, bus, or train. People who live in the village claim that Newtonmore is the exact centre of Scotland. There are plenty of walking trails -- including the Wildcar Trail and …
Fort William, the second-largest town in the Scottish Highlands situated on Loch Linnhe and located just three hours from Glasgow, has some stunning scenery and is often used as settings for various movies and TV shows. The town has train and bus links, making it an easy place to reach for anyone on a budget. Fort …
Dunkeld is a small but popular town in the Perthshire region of Scotland. The architecture is mostly of the eighteenth century, as the town was rebuilt in that era, and hasn’t changed much since then. There is a beautiful cathedral on the north bank of the river in Dunkeld, which is definitely worth a visit if you are …
Aberdeen, Scotland, is located in the central east corner of Scotland and is the third-biggest city of the state after Edinburgh and Glasgow. The city has been most important as a stronghold of the oil industry, thanks to the oil found in the North Sea in the past decades and is a place that has a rather industrial …
Situated close to Loch Ness, Glenmoriston is a river glen that covers a wide area. There is much to see and do in the highlands around the glen, although perhaps not in terms of parties or nightlife. It is not too difficult to reach Glenmoriston by bus or by car or cycle. Your Glenmoriston hostel is a good stopping …
Callander, Scotland, is located in central Scotland, halfway between Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, and Fort William, the capital of the Highlands. Callander can be the perfect location for your time in this side of Scotland if you are planning to base yourself centrally and cover as much as possible from one central …
The Isle of Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and is off the southwest coast of Scotland. The island is often described as a miniature version of Scotland because of its Highlands in the north and its more populated south. To reach the Isle, you can catch a ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick year-round or …