- 5.4 million
- Pound sterling
Beyond haggis and kilts, you’ll surely have pure dead brilliant time in Scotland. Providing you can understand the locals’ thick accents, they’ll befriend you at almost every corner. In the thriving commercial, cultural and creative hubs of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow you won’t be able to miss the year-round festivities. This includes, of course, the Edinburgh Festival that manages to exceed its sizeable reputation.
Head to the extreme north and venture to places like the Shetland Islands – an archipelago of windswept outcrops – if you want experience being cut off from the world while surrounded by oh-so-green lochs, glens and steep hills. By day you can seek out Celtic castles on the horizon, while evenings are all about cosying up in a pub with single malt in hand.
Scotland is probably what the creator had in mind when conceiving the concept of self-drive and biking holidays – it is a perfect country to get your own wheels and see where the hurtling winds take you.