The Best Places to Visit in Scotland - An 8 Days Itinerary

The Best Places to Visit in Scotland - An 8 Days Itinerary

This 8 Days Itinerary is going to take you from some of the best places in Scotland! You will love the cliffs and hills on top of the foreboding fortresses. This place has its own incredible charm that will leave you spellbind. You are going to visit the monuments that are reminder of the long-past history of Scotland on this trip to Europe. Scotland is the most perfect land of romance and legends.Let's dive a little deeper and know more about some of the best places to visit in Scotland. Let's Read More

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This 8 Days Itinerary is going to take you from some of the best places in Scotland! You will love the cliffs and hills on top of the foreboding fortresses. This place has its own incredible charm that will leave you spellbound. You are going to visit the monuments that are a reminder of the long-past history of Scotland on this trip to Europe. Scotland is the most perfect land of romance and legends. Let’s dive a little deeper and know more about some of the best places to visit in Scotland. Let’s get started!!

 

Trip at a Glance

Day 1: Orkney

Day 2: Glasgow

Day 3: St Andrews

Day 4: Inverness

Day 5: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Day 6: Stirling

Day 7: Glencoe

Day 8: Departure

 

Trip Highlights

  • Orkney is considered one of the best places to visit in Scotland! You’ll be beginning this 8 Days Itinerary from Orkney.

  • Glasgow, located on the River Clyde, is the largest city of Scotland and it belongs to the prehistoric times.

  • St Andrews is a Seaside town located on the Northeastern part of Edinburgh.

  • This part of Scotland is particularly known for its plenty of golf courses that also include the Old Course and the Swilcan Bridge located at the 18th hole.

  • Visit the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs on the fifth day. Loch Lomond is considered to be the biggest inland lakes located in Great Britain.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Orkney

Orkney is considered one of the best places to visit in Scotland! You’ll be beginning this 8 Days Itinerary from Orkney. This day you are going to land at the Kirkwall Airport, which is the nearest airport in Scotland serving Orkney. Orkney, located on the North Eastern coast of Scotland is an archipelago. You’ll get to see here wonderful seal colonies, tall sandstone cliffs, and Neolithic sites. The Neolithic Orkney encompasses a 5000-year-old site. The oldest of all the islands is Skara Brae, which is a village preserved consisting of many reconstructed house, a chambered burial tomb, and Maeshowe.

It includes 70 islands with 20 that make for the main part of the Orkney Islands. The residents of Orkney belong to the Romans that existed several years ago and these used to be a part of Norway in the past. Orkney is supposed to have some of the best sites in Europe belonging to the Neolithic era. One of the must-see things here is Ring of Brodgar, which is a circle formed by stone used during rituals. Also, Orkney is the best place to see museums, art galleries, seals and puffins.

 

Day 2: Glasgow

Glasgow, located on the River Clyde, is the largest city of Scotland and it belongs to the prehistoric times. This is the second day of your 8 Days Scotland Itinerary and you are going to visit this vibrant city of the country.

In the past, Glasgow used to be one of the important trade and shipbuilding hub with North America. And, it’s also the biggest seaport in Britain! This place is a great way of enjoying music, charm, friendship, and immersing yourself into the vibrancy of the city. On average, Scotland hosts around 130 musical events and so you are going to have a perfect time here.

On your tour of Glasgow, you’re also going to visit the historic medieval buildings including the old Antonine Wall and the Glasgow Cathedral. the old Antonine Wall is a paradise for the shopaholics that has around 1500 stores. And, if you want to take the wonderful view of the city getting on to the top of the hill is a perfect idea.

 

Day 3: St Andrews

It’s the third day of your Itinerary aimed to take you through some of the best places to visit in Scotland. Today, you’ll be making your way towards St Andrews, which is a Seaside town located on the Northeastern part of Edinburgh.

This part of Scotland is particularly known for its plenty of golf courses that also include the Old Course and the Swilcan Bridge located at the 18th hole. At the British Golf Museum, you’ll get to learn the great history related to the U.K. golf. You’ll also see the ruins of St. Andrews Castle and the castle is the University of St. Andrews.

There are plenty of reasons that attract travelers to this part of Scotland! Be it the University of St. Andrews, which is the third oldest of all the Universities belonging to the English-speaking World, or the golf, there’s no dearth of reason to visit this perfect place.

 

Day 4: Inverness

This part of your Scotland vacations tour and you will be visiting the Northeast city of Britain. Today, after you are down with breakfast and everything get on to exploring Inverness, with a number of the Scottish Highlands.

Inverness is beautifully located on the Northern end of the country! And, it’s one of the best places to visit in Scotland, if you like wandering around and strolling. You’ll get amazing opportunity to walk along to Ness River to the Caledonian Canal, churches, and the Ness Islands.

Then there’s this Old Town through which you’ll love strolling through admiring at the Victorian market and its old stone buildings. At the Victorian market, you’ll enjoy buying different crafts. Walking along the 19th century Inverness Castle is great! At the end of the day, you go back to your hotel and enjoy your dinner.

 

Day 5: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

With this incredible tours of Scotland, you’ll be visiting the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs on the fifth day. Loch Lomond is considered to be the biggest inland lakes located in Great Britain. It has above 30 islands that also include Inchmurrin, which is the biggest freshwater island in the British Isles.

And, the best thing here for travelers is that the Loch Lomond was combined with Trossachs, which is a tiny woodland glen. Through this step, Trossachs National Park and the Loch Lomond has been created. Apart from this, the seven waterfalls here is surely going to give you an opportunity to witness some breathtaking beauty. There are also some interesting outdoor opportunity to enjoy here including golf, fishing, climbing, bicycling, and much more.

 

Day 6: Stirling

It’s your sixth day of the Scotland vacations tour, and you’ll be visiting today Stirling, one of the best places to visit in Scotland. Located in the central part of the country, Stirling is going to get you plenty of things to visit.

You are going to start with the medieval Stirling Castle located on the volcanic rock is one of the best parts of this place. Proceed forward towards the 19th-century tower, National Wallace Monument, on the Abbey Craig outcrop. From here, you can also see the Battle of Stirling Bridge, which is supposed to be the place where William Wallace defeated the English.

 

Day 7: Glencoe

Moving on, you are going further along Glencoe this day. This stunningly amazing site is worth visiting. Nested between Mountains and hills, Glencoe is located at around 26 km away in the South of Fort William. It is also considered as one of the most popularly known valleys in Scotland. Traveling around, you will get to see the monuments that are reminiscent of the 1692 Massacre at Glencoe when the Mcdonalds was ambushed by the Argylls. This U-shaped valley is also known popularly among rock climbers and hikers. The trails are also accessible from the road.

 

Day 8: Departure

This is the last part of your trip to Scotland! Today, you’ll be catching your flight back home Hope through this 8 Days trip you have created a lot of memories.

 

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