Bite Size Travel Guide: Scotland
Bite Size Travel Guide to Scotland
Scotland boasts some of the oldest and most complete historical sites in the world. From preserved villages dating back to the stone age, castles and abbeys built in the 15th century, to businesses that were established in the 1450s. How crazy? The landscape is breathtaking and the people resilient and welcoming. If you are considering visiting Scotland, you will not be disappointed!
-Most populated city: Glasgow
-Language: English, Scottish English, Scots
-Electrical Outlet Voltage: 220-240 volts
-Rail System: Scotrail
-Bus System: Varies per city; Scottish CityLink, Lothian Buses, Megabus, Stagecoach
-Cars drive on the LEFT side of the road. Make sure you look RIGHT when crossing the street.
-Emergency Number: 999 (police, ambulance)
Top Scotland Packing Tips:
-Layers: Scotland is incredibly windy! Even if it is sunny outside, be sure to wear extra layers that you can easily take off if you get too warm.
-Scarf or a shemagh
-Insect repellent-you will thank me as soon as you encounter the midges.
-Comfortable walking shoes
-Power adapter and converter: Unfortunately in most cases, the 7 dollar adapter you get at Target is not enough. That's how my mother melted several things in Scotland. You need something that not only adapts to how your plug is made but also converts the voltage.
-Coin purse or some kind of vehicle for change. They do not have notes for 1 pound-the smallest note they have is the 5 pound note. Use your change for the bus as they rarely give you change if you over pay. I personally have fallen in love with these
-Camera equipment- this is a MUST! Scotland is beautiful!
Things to Do & See in Scotland:
Towns & Places to See:
-Isle of Skye
-Isle of Harris
Castles & Abbeys:
-Paisley Abbey Church of Scotland
-Royal Botanic Garden
-The Old Man of Storr