So you’re planning a trip to Scotland and you want to get the best bang for your buck? No one knows how to travel Scotland on a budget better than our resident experts- so let us help you to plan the adventure of your dreams! In our comprehensive blog you’ll find the best money saving travel tips, our recommendations on cheap and delicious places to eat, hottest events and our city guides written by local experts!

We want you to experience the very best of Scotland- so read on for our best tips!


Ben Nevis Walking Tips: Hiking Scotland’s Highest Mountain

Sienna Witthans from Air, Land & Sienna talks about her experience hiking the United Kingdom's highest mountain and gives us her best Ben Nevis walking tips!  When my roommate asked me if I wanted to join him on his trip to Scotland, I thought why not? I love the...

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8 Places Mary Queen of Scots Visited Near Edinburgh

The new Mary Queen of Scots film starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie has just hit cinemas in Scotland, so we thought we should explore the places where the real Scottish Queen visited, lived, dined and was held captive in and around Scotland's capital city,...

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Celebrating St. Andrews Day in St. Andrews: What’s On

St Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day, and what better way to spend it than in the town namesake of Scotland's patron saint? St. Andrews turns into a hive of activity on Saint Andrew's Day, and 2018 will be no different! From markets to ceilidhs, live...

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Haunted Scotland: The 5 Best Spooky Real-Life Stories

Did you know that Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Inverness are three of the most haunted places in Scotland? It's no surprise to discover how haunted Scotland really is when you dig deep into the history of these areas: witch hunts, bloody battles, and murders have all...

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40 Awesome Things To Do In St Andrews & Fife

If St. Andrews were a gem, it would be a diamond; filled with cute cafes, boutique shops, majestic castles, this sleepy seaside town on the east coast of Scotland is a must-see. Are you planning a visit to St. Andrews? There are plenty of things to do in St Andrews....

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10 Interesting Facts About Cowgate Edinburgh

Today Cowgate Edinburgh is better known today as the heart of the city's party scene, home to popular bars and nightclubs such as Subway, Opium, The Three Sisters, Stramash and Sneaky Pete's. However, as you'll soon discover there is a lot more that lies beneath the...

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7 Day North Coast 500 Itinerary On A Budget

The North Coast 500 (NC500) is essentially the answer to Route 66 in Scotland- and what a glorious answer it is! This NC500 itinerary will take you through the heart of the highlands and around the awe-inspiring north-west coast. You will visit the wildest, most...

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Highland, IV1 1NQ

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St Andrews, KY16 9UY

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