Scotland is a great place to visit whatever the season. Its mix of beautiful coastline, stunning countryside and majestic mountains make it a must visit for people of all ages. Scotland prides itself on being a warming and friendly destination for holidaymakers around the UK and overseas, and hosts a range of events to showcase what the country has to offer.
Aside from the natural beauty Scotland has to offer, there is plenty to enjoy in its bustling cities, beautiful towns and quaint villages. The abundance of events also pulls in people from all walks of life to celebrate some of the country’s most famous festivities.
Take a look at why Scotland is the perfect place to visit for 2018.
The Year of Young People
Each year Scotland celebrates a theme and this year is all about young people. The year of festivities sees events hosted in a variety of regions and in 2018; there’ll be lots of exciting things to do for children of all ages and families with big kids too.
Walking and hiking
Scotland is famed for its captivating walking routes, so there’s no better place to put on those hiking boots and head out on the trails. Popular spots include John Muir Way which takes you through the central belt and The West Highland Way that offers a long distance trek passing some of the country’s most iconic locations such as Loch Lomond, Glen Nevis, Glencoe and Mugdock Country Park to name a few.
A city break with a difference
With a choice of seven cities, you are never short of city break ideas. Each location offers a culture rich vibe and plenty of events throughout the year. Favourites include Edinburgh and Glasgow, and each is bustling with history and a lively atmosphere.
Food and drink
Famed for its whiskey and famous beef, there is no shortage of delicious foods to try and eateries to visit. Each location will offer you a range of tasty treats and local produce to indulge in and if you fancy it, why not give a battered Mars bar a try.
Affordable holidays in Scotland
If you’re thinking about holidaying in Scotland, there are so many affordable options for people of all ages. A great way to see the sights is via self-catering camping or caravanning breaks, as you can move around to different locations with ease. The range of campsites available offers everything from off the grid stays to holiday parks with full amenities. If you’re camping, then make sure you have spare parts available in case of emergencies; for instance, if you’re prone to damaging your jockey wheels, then have spares available. However, if you’re a constant offender, then you may want to speak to professionals on how to stop the issue.
Holidays in Scotland give everyone the chance to discover fun and adventure. No matter what your budget is, you’ll find locations, events, and attractions to suit all interests. Whether you are looking for a city break, countryside stay or coastal haven, Scotland is a beautiful location and a must-visit for 2018.