2 Top Tips for a Holiday in the Highlands


If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh for a while, why not book a holiday in the Scottish Highlands? There are plenty of wondrous things to see and places to visit the further north you go, which is why you should seriously consider embarking on this type of travelling adventure.

When you do decide to treat yourself to a Highland holiday, be sure to heed all of the advice laid out below. If you do, you’ll be sure to get more out of your travelling experience.

Here are two top travel tips for holidaying in the Scottish Highlands:

Entertain yourself while travelling

The Scottish Highlands are a large, all-encompassing location. When you visit this sprawling area of supreme natural beauty, make no mistake about it, you will have to do a fair amount of travelling! To ensure that boredom doesn’t creep in as you journey from Fort William to John o’ Groats, it’s essential that you find a way to keep yourself entertained.

There are a number of things that you can do to fend off boredom as you journey up and down the Highlands. You could get lost in a good book (Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander is a particularly good read if you’re interested in Scottish history and literature), you could listen to music, you could play road trip games with your fellow travellers, or you could have a flutter on the latest esports odds at Unibet. So long as it keeps you entertained for a number of hours at a time, the pastime that you pick up in this instance is your choice.

Pack sensibly

The Scottish Highlands are truly remarkable. No matter what locations you visit in this beautiful part of the UK, you will be sure to unearth some seriously breathtaking views that stay with you forever. Unfortunately, for all the good things about holidaying in the Highlands, there is always going to be one big downside to this type of travelling experience — the weather! When you embark on an Highland adventure, you better be prepared to face high winds, heavy rain, and snowfall.

To ensure that you remain safe, warm, and comfortable during your stay in the Highlands, it’s crucial that you pack sensibly. Here are 15 items that you absolutely must bring with you on your Scottish vacation:

1. Water-resistant backpack
2. A number of shirts, trousers, underwear, and socks
3. Warm sweaters/jumpers
4. Wool socks
5. Sweatpants and/or long underwear
6. Waterproof windbreaker
7. Robust windproof umbrella
8. Reusable water bottle
9. Moisture-wicking scarf
10. Warm hats and gloves
11. Map of Scotland
12. Battery pack
13. Sturdy hiking shoes
14. Waterproof phone case
15. Insect repellant (midges are a serious problem in Scotland)

You don’t necessarily have to jet off overseas to enjoy a memorable vacation. There are plenty of wonderful places to visit right on your doorstep! To ensure that you take full advantage of the time that you spend in our wonderful Scottish Highlands, make sure you put all of the above advice into practice.

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