Driving tour of Scotland

This article is an itinerary.

The Driving tour of Scotland is in the United Kingdom.

Understand

Scotland divides into two: the landscapes of the Highlands, and the industrial heartlands and heritage of the Lowlands. The "central belt" cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh house the vast majority of Scotland's population. They're worth a visit for their culture, architecture and history. Heading up into the Highlands there are relatively few people, small villages, just the occasional town, and great sights to enjoy.

Prepare

Rainy days and midges are the main threats to your visit. Both are annoying rather than dangerous - the small flies don't carry diseases but will bite you leaving an itchy spot for a few days. The rain is what makes the landscape so lush and green, so try to be philosophical about it!

Get in

By car from England via the M6 or A1(M) motorways.

By air into Glasgow, Prestwick, Edinburgh, or Aberdeen.

Drive

Buachaille Etive Mòr viewed from the A82 which runs through Glen Coe, with the white cottage of Lagangarbh next to the river Coupall

Stay safe

Other than basic precautions like locking your car and not leaving items in view, the Scottish Highlands are safe and friendly.

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