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Scotland Travel Tips & Suggestions

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.
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 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 …
Isle of Mull was absolutley fantastic. The best experience of my life.
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 …
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.
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!
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!!!!
The Isle of Skye, Scotland's second-largest island found off the west coast just six hours from Glasgow, is well known for its beautiful landscapes. The Isle can be reached via ferry from Mallaig arriving in the south of the island in Armadale. The Isle of Skye is also connected to the mainland via a bridge from Kyle …
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 …
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 …
Perth, Scotland is blessed by a picturesque setting on the banks of the Tay, Scotland's longest river, and also one of Scotland's most historic towns -- it's the scene of battles and also the country's ancient capital, where kings were made at nearby Scone upon the mystical stone of destiny. Perth was founded more than …
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 …
Carrbridge is a small village tucked in the Highlands of Scotland. Surrounded by forests and mountains, a visit to Carrbridge will delight any outdoor adventurer any time of year. Carrbridge hostels are not centrally located in the village, and you may have a difficult time reaching them if you are relying on public …
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 …
Kyle of Lochalsh is a quiet town in the Scottish Highlands, and is the gateway to the Isle of Skye, the link between Skye and the mainland. The bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh leads to Skye, and is the only way over to Skye by foot, unless you take a ferry across. If you are going to Skye, you will most likely end up in …
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 …
Dumfries, on the River Nith, is a small market town that has seen many occupants -- the Romans, the Picts and Scots, and the Saxons, to name a few. As such, bits and pieces from all of these periods have left traces throughout the town. The Dumfries Museum, a good place to start out from your Dumfries hostel if you’re …
Aberfeldy is a quiet but fascinating town in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It overlooks the River Tay, and there is much to do in the city and in the area around it. Within Aberfeldy, there is Victoria Park, which is popular with children, as there is a new playground that has been put in. Wade's Bridge offers some …
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 …