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!
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OUR LATEST TRAVEL ARTICLES AND GUIDES
When people think of St. Andrews, the jewel in the Kingdom of Fife, they don't automatically think ''backpacker.'' This quaint Scottish town is known as being the 'home of golf' as well as home of the university that has educated Will's and Kate and enlightened...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
If you have a thing for medieval buildings, beautiful castle ruins, hipster bars and restaurants and seaside scenery, then St Andrews Tourist Hostel is the perfect place for you! Don’t let the sleepy façade fool you – St. Andrews is home to many outdoor events...read more
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