The Best Times to Visit Scotland
Scotland’s seasons are well defined, So, if you want to see snow in winter, there is a good chance of that. Meanwhile, Scottish summers can be cooler than other places in the UK, so are a good option for those who don’t like their temperatures too hot – especially good for adventure activities that are likely to work up a sweat.
If you love a good celebration steeped in tradition, Burns Night held on 25th January is a fantastic time to immerse yourself in Scottish culture. Sample typical Scottish cuisine and enjoy a wee dram of whisky as you pay homage to Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.
In springtime, fantastic floral displays come into bloom with plenty of snowdrop and daffodil walks on offer. Scotland’s castles and historic homes reopen for visits and tours too, perfect for history lovers to see the past brought to life.
If it is culture that you crave, time your visit for one of Scotland’s many festivals. There is a diverse range to choose from. The Edinburgh Fringe, held in August, is the ideal place to watch up and coming comedians and musicians refine their acts. However, for a true taste of Scottish culture, visiting the Highland Games is a must. Held in Highland towns across the summer months, this event promises lots of fun and drama for spectators.
In autumn, the Cairngorms National Park is a true delight for walkers, photographers and wildlife lovers. As the leaves turn from green to red and morning mists appear across the moorlands the views are mesmerising. You might even be lucky enough to witness the fascinating spectacle of stags fighting during rutting season.