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Scotland Travel Tips & Suggestions

Isle of Mull was absolutley fantastic. The best experience of my life.
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!!!
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 …
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!!!!
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.
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 …
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.
Edinburgh is truly one of the greatest cities in Europe, and is often overlooked by those who don't want to spend the time to extend their trip up north to Scotland. Edinburgh serves as a fantastic place to stay, to drink, to explore and as a great launching point into the highlands. Many companies run tours where …
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 …
There are many historic buildings in Stirling, including the famous Stirling Castle, which is located in the heart of the city. There are also many museums, cobblestoned paths, markets, old traditional pubs, antiques shops, and churches. Hostels in Stirling are generally of a high standard, and include all the usual …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
St. Andrews is a beautifully little quaint town in Northeast Scotland. It's located about one and a half hours from Edinburgh. There aren't many St. Andrews hostels, but the ones that are seem to always have availability. There are many B&B's and hotels in town as well. The summertime would be the best time of the …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …