Scotland

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Scotland is a land of legends! It must be said that the country has one of the richest histories in all of Europe, which has left many castles that regularly disappear in the mist that covers Scottish lands. Many mythical battles took place there and many heroes roamed the “lands” of this mysterious country. This is what created many legends of ghosts or monsters, the most famous of which is Nessie, the famous monster of Loch Ness.

But what we also remember from Scotland is the warmth of the inhabitants, just like the atmosphere of pubs where it is pleasant to drink a beer or a scotch.

Scotland has such a rich history and strong identity that at every step you could be transported in the middle of a clan battle.

The Highlands, the mythical Scotland

While the Highlands is the least densely populated region in the country, it is the most famous and mythical region in Scotland. It must be said that it brings together all the components of our imagination about Scotland: castles destroyed by clan wars, mysterious lochs, mountains surrounding green expanses and famous long-haired cows… No doubt that the Highlands will delight all travellers who come to look for the typical and mythical Scotland.

Of course, the Highlands are the lands of the famous Loch Ness, which, beyond its legend, offers an extraordinary landscape. Many hikes are possible in the surroundings to discover this loch from every angle. The Highlands are an ideal playground for all lovers of nature and landscapes. Points of interest include Ben Nevis, which is the highest point in Great-Britain, the Glen Coe Valley, the Moray coast where dolphins can be observed and the many islands off the coast.

But visiting the Highlands is also about taking a “shoot” of Scottish culture. The tradition has remained particularly strong and the pubs are particularly full. You will discover all the warmth of these inhabitants and have the opportunity to drink a good scotch in one of the distilleries in the region.

Highlands Games are held every summer as the highlight of the year. This competition is all about strength with events such as throwing trunks, hammers or stones, tug-of-war and Scottish wrestling… and everything in kilt of course.

Among the main cities are Inverness, the ideal starting point for most of the Highlands’ points of interest, and Fort William, a small village wedged between the sea and the mountains.

Edinburgh, capital of Scotland

Edinburgh is certainly the most beautiful city in Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will discover the typical Scottish Gothic architecture, dominated by the castle, which can be seen from all over the city. A stroll through the streets of Edinburgh helps you to better understand the different moods in the city’s neighbourhoods.

With more than 700 bars, a pub tour is required to discover the festive and welcoming aspect of the Scottish people. But it is also possible to enjoy the many festivals that take place in the city throughout the year. Edinburgh is also a very literary city, and you will be able to follow in the footsteps of famous writers, including J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter writer.

For a more unusual visit, the city has a very extensive underground network that can be discovered… But beware of ghosts!

You can take the opportunity to visit the distilleries in the region.

Glasgow, Edinburgh’s cultural rival

Glasgow is undoubtedly the cultural capital of the country, and more particularly the musical capital. Every week there are more than 130 concerts organised all over the city. So you have a wide choice of musical styles to choose from.

Very student, the city obviously has a large number of pubs, especially in the Ashton Lane district. It is also possible to go out in a nightclub in an old church. But it is customary to say that it is better not to plan anything in the evening and let yourself be carried away by the Scots… They will take you to the best places to spend a crazy night.

But Glasgow is also very architecturally beautiful. Here modern buildings and works of art elegantly coexist with old buildings. For the bravest you can take a walk in the necropolis, considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country.

An hour from Glasgow, you can go to New Lanark, a listed site, a socialist village built around its textile factory that will take you back to its best years.

The budget needed to visit Scotland is quite similar to that of France. Surprisingly enough, it is rather in Glasgow and Edinburgh that your budget should be smaller. As there is a wider range of accommodation on offer, prices are generally lower for the same service.

The average daily budget is 165€. The budget can range from 50€ per day to over 305€.

There are many youth hostels and campsites to help you reduce your budget. However, there is a lot of travelling to do when visiting Scotland, especially if you want to explore the Highlands.

Flights from France to Glasgow or Edinburgh cost on average between €180 and €280 depending on where you’re flying from.

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Backpack

Daily expenses for meals with a small budget15€
Daily expenses for accommodation with a small budget20€
Daily expenses for transportation with a small budget15€
Daily expenses for activities with a small budget0€
Average budget

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Daily expenses for meals with an average budget35€
Daily expenses for accommodation with an average budget95€
Daily expenses for transportation with an average budget20€
Daily expenses for activities with an average budget15€
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Daily expenses for meals with a big budget55€
Daily expenses for accommodation with a big budget190€
Daily expenses for transportation with a big budget35€
Daily expenses for activities with a big budget25€
Average cost of flights Paris-Edinburgh  Paris – Edinburgh215€
Average cost of flights Paris-Glasgow  Paris – Glasgow270€

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When you go to Scotland one of the most important aspects of the trip is certainly the weather… Unfortunately the main characteristic of the Scottish climate is that it is very changing, although often wet. It is therefore better to be prepared for the rain, even though it rarely lasts all day.

Spring is certainly the best time, it rains the least in May and June. Summer is a little wetter, although warmer. On the other hand, it is during the summer that there are the most festivities, which greatly facilitates meetings with the Scots. Photographers will certainly appreciate the autumn when the light is ideal. Finally, winter regularly allows you to discover Scotland under snow and frost, but the days can be very short.

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I am a French young professional and I have been living  in Scotland since 2016. I am the co-founder of Frenchieweegie.com, a bilingual website for people visiting or moving to Scotland. I love to discover hidden gems when I travel as well as…

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Aunque ya no se utilicen, las cabinas de policía en Glasgow siguen siendo muy populares gracias a la conocida serie de televisión 📺 de ciencia ficción Doctor Who, cuya máquina del tiempo, TARDIS, adopta la forma de una cabina de policía de color azul 👮🏻‍♂️

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