Do you want to explore more of the Scottish Isles? There is so much to do, from wildlife spotting to hiking. Click here to see why you should visit on holiday.
Have you ever been to the Scottish Isles before? Many people want to explore new places in the next few years, with travelling back on the agenda. Indeed, this means going to spots that are not popular tourist areas and really exploring what a country has to offer. You can explore new places, take in the breath-taking scenery and have an unforgettable holiday.
The truth is that Scotland boasts more than 900 offshore islands. But do not worry, a lot of them are going to be grouped together and there are four Scottish isles you want to be aware of. We are talking about Shetland, Orkney, the Inner Hebrides and the Outer Hebrides. Let’s take a look at why they make a great holiday destination and why you should add them to your road trip agenda.
Enjoy beautiful beaches
If someone was to ask you what Scotland was famous for, beautiful beaches would not be top of your list. Indeed, Scotland is renowned for being cold and rainy, so this would not be the first thing that pops into your mind. But the Scottish Isles really does boast some of the best beaches in the whole world. We are talking about white sands, blue sea and even the sunshine during the summer.
Therefore, if you want to enjoy the stunning coastline, you need to take a road trip to the Scottish isles. In particular, you should think about hiring a motorhome for this trip. It is an affordable way to get to the islands and you can bring your home with you. Check out www.ariescape.co.uk to see the motorhomes you can hire and you can find the perfect one for your family.
Do you love to see wildlife in their natural habitat? There is no doubt that seeing animals do what they do best in the wild is very rewarding and it can be the best way to teach children about the world they live in. Well, that is one of the reasons why you should take a road trip to the Scottish Isles. You are going to find a lot of different wildlife here.
Of course, we are not just talking about birds. In fact, you can even see dolphins and whales on the coast. Plus, you can keep your eyes peeled for puffins and offers. Since the Isles are quieter, people do not disturb the wildlife so much. So, you have a good chance of seeing something on your trip. There are often boat tours available that you can try out if you cannot spot the wildlife by yourself and need some pointers.
We have spoken about how Scotland has beautiful scenery. This includes everything from forests and woodlands to mountains and coastlines. So, you need to make sure that you take your hiking boots and get ready for an adventure. Indeed, many people that like to walk love going to the Scottish Isles. You can experience everything that Scotland has to offer on foot and have hours of fun.
There are a lot of trails that are advertised on the internet that you can follow. But, with so much freedom on the Isles, you can also choose to follow your own map and see where you can get to in your own time. What’s more, there are some seafood restaurants and cafes around the place. So, with some careful planning, you can have places to stop for refreshments and food. In other words, you can reward all of your hard work and exercise.
Learn some history
There is so much history you can enjoy when it comes to the Scottish Isles. For example, it is thought that people settled in the Hebrides as early as 8500 BC. The Vikings also came to the Shetland Islands in the 8th century. So, you can learn more about the history of the Scottish Isles and exactly what went on. This is incredibly interesting and you can explore the land there.
Do not forget that you can also talk to locals about their experience and what they know about the history of the location. Often, you can find out interesting stories first-hand and these will be stories that you cannot find on the internet. What’s more, it is amazing to meet people that live on the Scottish Isles and how their lives can be so different to yours. So, if you have the opportunity to speak to locals, make sure that you jump at the chance.
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