This list of the best tips for traveling to Scotland It will help you prepare a trip to this impressive country full of magical corners, which we are sure, will exceed all your expectations.
Although you can visit in different ways, we recommend you choose a car route that will allow you to enjoy Scotland to the fullest, having the freedom to stop amid landscapes dotted with lakes, mountains and fairytale castles.
Although the landscapes and castles are the jewel of Scotland, you cannot forget the old town centers of cities like Glasgow and especially, Edinburgh or try the local food in a pub always accompanied by a good pint of beer, just two of the things they will do That you can't forget this trip.
Based on the experience of our trip to Scotland in 11 days, during which we toured much of the country, we have made this guide to travel to Scotland and not miss anything important.
1. What is the best time?
The best time to make a trip to Scotland It is between May and September, when the temperature is more pleasant (close to 20 degrees), there are more hours of light and less chance of rain.
Within this period, the months of July and August are usually the worst, not only for having the highest prices for accommodation and car rental, but also for being the time when the risk of rain increases.
In March (when it was us), April and October, you will depend a bit on luck because the weather is quite unpredictable and it will not hurt to wish that the rain does not become a faithful companion throughout the trip.
In winter although the prices are lower and you can see the landscapes with snow, there are very few hours of light and we would only recommend it if you are a lover of Christmas markets, which in this case you can enjoy in Edinburgh.
2. Entry requirements
For travel to ScotlandIf you are a Spanish or European Union citizen, you only need to show your ID or passport. Remember that if Brexit occurs, the exit of the United Kingdom from the EU, surely the requirements change and there is the possibility of having to pay a visa.
If your country does not belong to the European Union, we recommend you consult the British Embassy or the Foreign Ministry, to find out what agreements your country has with the United Kingdom and what are the mandatory entry requirements.
A document that is not mandatory, but if very necessary in case of any health accident, is the European Health Card with which you will have free access to public hospitals in Scotland.
If you do not have the card or want to extend the coverage offered by this card as the extreme and expensive case of a repatriation, we recommend you to take the best travel insurance to Europe possible.
We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip.
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