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3 top travel tips for visiting the Scottish Highlands

Written by Fiona

December 21 2020

Are you planning a trip to the Scottish Highlands? Before you embark on this adventure of a lifetime, it’s crucial that you know a few things about this type of travelling experience.

Here are three top travel tips for visiting the Scottish Highlands:

Keep yourself entertained while travelling

The Scottish Highlands extend to a vast, sprawling area of natural beauty… but thankfully much of it is accessible via major roads, train stations and airports.

It’s worth considering that you will probably need to do a fair bit of travelling to reach your chosen destination and so you could play a traditional game such as eye- spy or car registration bingo for entertainment.

An audio book is another great idea, or you could listen to music or even access an online casino UK platform like Unibet and play poker. Whatever you do, make sure you also look out at the stunning landscapes as you journey.

Pack waterproof clothes

Even if you visit the Scottish Highlands in the summer, you could find yourself in a rain downpour at any moment. While Scotland is undoubtedly beautiful, it also has fickle weather and there can be three seasons in one day.

But the rain is what keeps the landscape so green and the lochs (lakes) so abundant in water.

To ensure that you remain safe, warm and comfortable on your trip, it’s vital that you pack waterproof clothes. For a comprehensive breakdown of what gear you should bring with you on your Highland adventure, be sure to check out this helpful article on the matter.

Plan your route carefully

As previously touched upon, the Scottish Highlands encompass a vast area of land. If you want to see and experience everything that this beautiful corner of the world has to offer, you’re going to need to plan your route carefully. You need to do your research and be meticulous in your travel planning.

There are a whole host of different Highland routes that you can take, such as the North Coast 500, the North East 250 and the South West Coastal 300.

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