Hey my name is Matthew, I plan on heading to Scotland eventually and would like any general fact about the place. When i travel there i plan to have transportation be my bicycle, stay at Hostels, and camp around. I will probably travel there for three months and i would mainly like to see the smaller parts of Scotland because, I am not much of a city guy. Don't let that hold you back from posting bout cities though anything helps. Thanks a million.
Hi Matthew. As a first port of call you should probably check out the Scotland entry in the travel guide, where members have written about Scotland already, then come back to the forum if you have more specific questions.
Hey Matthew (do you remember the song by Karel Fialka.. Same title - awful tune).
I am a regular traveller to Scotland - by regular I mean two or three times a month, both for business and pleasure.
It is one of the finest countries in the world for scenery and culture.
The only down side is that the last couple of years, the weather up there hasn't been the best. The UK has had two lousy summers from start to (almost already) finish.
Here is an excellent little website that'll guide you nicely along....
If you need to know of cheap (and good) bed and breakfast stops, just send me a message and I'll paste a list for you.
The nice thing about Scotland is it has no law of trespass (except on the railways), so although there are no public footpaths - you can roam and camp where you like. It's always courtesy to ask the locals first, but not compulsory.
I just got back from Scotland in late April, and had a wonderful time. I love nature, and was excited to spend some of my time really enjoying the natural side of Scotland. I went to the Isle of Skye in the Highlands. It was gorgeous! I have heard that the Isle of Mull (more towards the south) and Loch Lamond (we drove passed it on the bus, and it was beautiful, but time must be spent here to really appreciate it, I think) have some really beautiful Scottish scenery.
There is so much to do on Skye. You could go sea kayaking (I attempted this- it is much more difficult than it looks!), canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, birding, whale watching, etc. There are tons of B&Bs, hostels, where you may want to stay with warm Scottish hospitality . .. Anyway, if you are into nature, you would fall in love with Skye. I didn't just love the natural surroundings, but the Scottish people, as well.
The downside to Skye is it's limited public transportation, so either base yourself somewhere central (I would recommend Broadford- while you're there, try some seafood for this town is where the catch of the day comes in) or bring your own. You mentioned your bicycle . . . I hope you're hardy because it can rain sideways there!
Well, I hope that this has helped.