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A month in Scotland

A beautiful place - Edinburgh, Scotland

Now is the perfect time to start planning next summer’s travel! Scotland is a beautiful place to visit from June to August, with average temperatures around 18 degrees Celsius. While Edinburgh and Glasgow are Scotland’s most traveled destinations, you must venture further north, through the highlands, to experience authentic Scottish…


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Edinburgh

Scotland's cultural capital - Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s most important cultural cities. Edinburgh is home to the national parliament of Scotland (Holyrood), the National History Museum, The national Library, and Scottish High Court. The city is steeped in the political, and cultural history of Scotland. With many notable attractions to visit, which will give you a…


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Glasgow, edgy urbanity

Handsome Victorian building - Glasgow, Scotland

It is the third largest city in the Uk and the largest in Scotland, a main economic and industrial hub, and has been nominated several times as the European City of Culture, City of Music, Capital of Sport and City of Architecture and Design. It has become in the latest years one of the most visited cities in the UK, offering its visitors great…


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Edgy and Modish Glasgow

Urban mayhem and black humour - Glasgow, Scotland

It is the third largest city in the UK and the largest in Scotland, a main economic and industrial hub, and has been nominated several times as the European City of Culture, City of Music, Capital of Sport and City of Architecture and Design. It has become in the latest years one of the most visited cities in the UK, offering its visitors great…


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Edinburgh's Festival and Fringe

Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) - Edinburgh, Scotland

The Edinburgh Festival is one of the largest cultural events in the world, and takes place all over the city of Edinburgh over three weeks. It originated in 1947 and was established as the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), as a post-war effort to "provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit". That same year, eight theatre…


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Edinburgh - One City, Many Discoveries.

Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh contains a little bit of every aspect of Scotland. It looks that all the single parts: culture, architecture, traditions, and history are put into this spectacular city. In other words, Edinburgh is like a historic distillation of all Scottish things and a keeper of the old culture that includes political and cultural focus of the…


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Coldplay Concert 5 6 December 2008

Glasgow hostels and Hotels - Glasgow, Scotland

If you're going to be in Glasgow on the 5th and 6th of December then you may want to put some time aside to check out the Coldplay concert at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Coldplays debut album Parachutes, released in 2000, included hit singles Yellow and Trouble, and topped the charts worldwide. The follow up album, A Rush of…


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Robinson Crusoe

Evidence of the campsite of an early European occupant. - Edinburgh, Scotland

Cast away on a desert island, surviving on what nature alone can provide, praying for rescue but fearing the sight of a boat on the horizon. These are the imaginative creations of Daniel Defoe in his famous novel Robinson Crusoe. Yet the story is believed to be based on the real-life experience of sailor Alexander Selkirk, marooned in 1704 on a…


BEST HOSTELS

Selected World's Best Hostels

  • Skye Backpackers
    Skye Backpackers
    Isle of Sky, Scotland

    Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cosy hostel with an open fire in the lounge and a lovely backyard…

  • Oban Backpackers
    Oban Backpackers
    Oban, Scotland

    Whether you’re passing through Oban on the way to the Islands, or staying for a couple of days and exploring historic and beautiful Argyll, the original Oban Backpackers is…

  • Castle Rock Hostel
    Castle Rock Hostel
    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Castle Rock Hostel is fabulously located right beside Edinburgh Castle! Our palatial hostel offers wonderful character, with a mix of grandeur and a backpacker vibe! OVER 18's…

  • Royal Mile Backpackers
    Royal Mile Backpackers
    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Please note we accept over 18's only. Smack, bang in the middle of town, you won't find a better location than the Royal Mile! With our open plan kitchen and dinning area,…

  • High Street Hostel
    High Street Hostel
    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Please note no under 18's allowed. As Edinburgh's original independent hostel, we've been helping backpackers sleep since 1985. Offering affordable accommodation right in…

  • Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel
    Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel
    Pitlochry, Scotland

    Whether you are coming to Pitlochry to enjoy the vast array of outdoor activities or simply want to get away from it all and relax, we have everything you will need to ensure you…

  • Fort William Backpackers
    Fort William Backpackers
    Fort William, Scotland

    Fort William Backpackers is a charming Victorian building with a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We know how important it is to be able to relax after a hard days exploring…

  • Lochside Hostel
    Lochside Hostel
    Loch Ness, Scotland

    Perched on the banks of Loch Ness, The Lochside Hostel offers unrivalled views of Scotland’s most famous loch, and direct access to the water's edge. Perfect for walks,…

  • Inverness Student Hostel
    Inverness Student Hostel
    Inverness, Scotland

    Loch Ness is just a few miles away so if you want to go Loch Ness Monster-spotting, Inverness is the place to stay. Inverness is a small-sized city that has plenty going on in it,…