Scotland resources

While planning the Scotland leg of my trip, I found some of the following resources helpful. Please share any others that should be added. For more general travel help, see the “Planning resources” page.

Lodging

Where I’m staying

Lodging tips

  • If visiting during the high season (August and September), book far ahead. Many places were fully booked for September when I tried eight months out.
  • I received responses more quickly using email, rather then the online inquiry forms.
  • Some b&bs won’t accept reservations unless the stay is at least two nights.
  • Some accept cash only. However, this may save money on credit card fees.
  • Understand the difference between ensuite and standard.
  • The quoted price is almost always inclusive of all charges, including any taxes.
  • Bonus: A cooked breakfast is almost always included in the price of the room.

Transportation

Transportation tips

  • Local coaches, buses and ferries don’t post schedules or sell tickets until two or three months out.
  • Although travel and credit card insurance typically covers collision damage, some rental car companies require a waiver and add it to the cost.
  • When driving in Europe, go small. It helps with narrow streets and small parking spaces.

Guides and activities

Travel assistance

Edinburgh

Highlands

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One Response to Scotland resources

  1. Bill Kiefaber says:

    What an incredible list of resources. We will not need a travel guide after you visit all of Europe for us. You will be missed, my friend.

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