I have recently been to Scotland with a pack of my friends and the trip was just amazing – much more than my expectation. We enjoyed a great time there. But before you start planning for your trip, you must know some important facts about Scotland. It will definitely help you enjoy more fun from your Scotland travel.
Restaurants and Pubs
You will be a little bit surprised on your visit to a restaurant or pub because no waiter will come up to the guests and ask them what they like to order. Instead, it is the guests who need to accost the bartenders and place their order. Strange it is but you have to adjust to their bar and restaurant culture. And don’t think Scottish are rude, they are very polite instead.
National Dish – Haggis
Haggis is the most popular dish in Scotland and offered in every restaurant. Its main ingredient is the intestine of a sheep. Haggis is a salty meal and generally served with mashed potatoes (tatties) and yellow turnip (neeps).
You need transportation service for visiting a plenty of sightseeing spots in Scotland. The rented car is a good idea instead of a bus or other types of public transport. But car renting facilities are available only to the adults. The car rental places lease cars only to those aged more than 20. If you are less than 20, be prepared to a pay more in addition to regular rental price. Younger drivers are considered more prone to accidents and so need to pay a higher price. The cheapest car rental deal is available only when it is booked with traveller’s plane ticket.
Weather in this country is quite strange. Heavy rain continues for several days without stopping. It is really frustrating for the visitors. So before landing in Scotland, you must pack waterproof clothes in your bag. Travel boots are also a must during your visit.
There are plenty of options for staying while visiting Scotland. Youth hostels could be a great option. They are very clean and offer great service. It is also a wallet-saving choice if you register your name with SYHA (Scottish Youth Hotel Association). And becoming a member is very easy and you don’t need to spend anything for that.
Scotland is not a small country. So there is a chance that you will miss a lot of sightseeing opportunities if you are not armed with a great deal of right information.