In the last post, we discussed some of the most practical, tried-and-true tips to keep in mind if you’re taking your first trip to Scotland. However, it’s essential to understand the full range of cultural differences as well as how to navigate through them easily and make the most of your trip. Here’s part two of our traveler’s guide that will explore some more practical tips to remember if you’re traveling to Scotland.
Plan For Transportation
This seems obvious, but there are many people who visit Scotland intending to rent a car who have trouble driving on the left and keeping up with other differences regarding traffic laws. If you do plan on renting a car, make sure you’ll be able to drive it safely and follow the rules of the Scottish road. For drivers who are nervous about driving on the opposite side of the road, there are plenty of alternative transportation options.
Other popular transportation options include buses and trains, which visitors can save money on by investing in one of the many travel pass options available. But for the most luxurious and all-inclusive experience, there are many Scotland vacation packages that include some of the best castle tours. These tours can be customized depending on what you want to see most, ensuring that you’re making the most of your time and getting the authentic tourist experience. Catholicism remains the dominant religion in Ireland at 84%, and it’s also a common religion in Scotland. You can expect to see an abundance of churches and castles with unique architecture.
Watch The Weather
Finally, it’s important to keep an eye on the fickle weather conditions that can have a big impact on what you do during your trip. Experts advise those visiting to check the forecast in advanced and be prepared for just about anything.
“Do a little research and know what you’re traveling into. Check the 10-day weather forecast in advance and pack accordingly so you won’t be surprised. Bonus tip: Dress in layers when in Scotland as one minute it can be cool and the next, when the clouds clear, it can be warm,” writes Johnny Jet.
Ultimately, understanding these tips is the key to making the most of your Scottish travels. For more information on arranging Scotland castle tours for your upcoming trip across the pond, contact Hammond Tours today.