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SCOTLAND

Trekking under the rain: lush nature and impressive coastlines, an explorer's paradise
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SCOTLAND TRIP REPORT AND TRAVEL ITINERARY

"We arrived in a secluded bay surrounded by high cliffs, with an old concrete pier that jutted into the sea. We parked the Polo, in panoramic position, and we admired the surrounding nature. Obviously there was no one, apart from a lot of gulls and puffins… actually, no, we were wrong. There were seals swimming close to the shore. We didn’t expect to see them, and they didn’t expect to see us. Even the Polo, grown up in Italy, was rather surprised to be there. We all felt really at peace. Especially the seals."
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Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin Castle. Home to some very interesting falconry exhibitions.

SCOTLAND TRAVEL INFO

Why? The wild landscapes of the Highlands fascinate the lonely traveler loving a contemplative life. Edinburgh is a vibrant city. Castles are the most common monuments, but for the adventurous tourist the best attractions are cliffs and mountains, lakes and islands. It's very exciting to get out of the planned travel itinerary and discover secluded natural wonders.
When? Summer is the best time to visit Scotland, but do not expect to get a tan: rain and cold winds are pretty normal also in this season.
Scotland travel itinerary map How? If you want to explore the Highlands you need a rental car. Obviously driving is on the left: don’ worry if you have never tried it, you will learn very quickly. (Otherwise, at the third roundabout taken in the wrong direction, your driving license will be torn apart, I'm afraid).
How much? It’s cheap to reach Scotland by plane from Europe, thanks to the low-cost airlines. A double room in a B&B should be about 80 € per night. Dining is not expensive in pubs (15 euros for a good meal) while restaurants are at least twice as expensive.
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Where? A more or less circular travel itinerary that includes Ullapool, the Highlands, St Andrews, Edinburgh and everything in the middle.
Other destinations? The Isle of Skye and other islands off the Scottish coast present wonderful views and, needless to say, tranquillity and solitude.
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