When you are considering a vacation to Scotland, you need to do a lot of research. There are many ways to do this but one that is the easiest and also the least expensive is to use the Internet to find all the information you need. Looking at the best Scotland travel websites will help you to be able to find all the information you need to plan the ideal vacation.
Visit Scotland is the official website of The Scotland Tourism Board. This is a beautiful site with a large slideshow of gorgeous scenery. At the top of the slideshow is a series of tabs that will take you further into the site. You can choose from:
*What to see and do
*All about Scotland
By choosing Inspire Me, you are taken to a new page and a wonderful new slideshow. The new page also has a series of boxes that you can click to go deeper still into the website. On the left side Top Stories brings links to Castles Country and Stag Weekend on the boxes and The Skye’s the Limit on a link underneath that. In the center it is See Scotland at its best. Links to the Image Gallery, Features, Themed Itinerates and Download Guides. To the right of the slideshow are two links, Scottish holiday packages and Scotland sightseeing tours.
If you click on Themed Itineraries it takes you to a new page with a bunch of new pictures and links to 13 different itineraries of differing lengths and themes. Some of them include the Whiskey Tour which is four days and Castles and History which is three days. You are sure to find something that will be of interest.
This is a beautiful website that is also easy to use and understand.
Come to Scotland is a great website with lots of easy to access information. The front page has a beautiful slide show and on the left hand side there is a series of links. Choose from:
*Where to go
*What to Do
*Your Scotland Images
*Plan your trip
* Travel Offers
* A link to Visit Scotland
This is just the top of the home page. There is a full page below this of information and stories. There is even a section called Walk in the Footsteps of your ancestors, Ancestral Scotland. There is also a large block where you can click on You Tube videos, Flickr photos and other things provided by your fellow travelers. You can sign up to receive an E-Newsletter and also order some Scotland brochures.
Going back to the list on the left of the slideshow, if you click on plan your trip you can search and book your flight, book accommodations, find out about local transportation including rental cars and trains. This is just one link and it has taken care of all the basics of your trip. One more clicks on tours and you will be choosing between the Robbie Burns tour and the Ancestor trail just to name two. This is a fun and very useful site.
Visit the Highlands is a website which focus’ on the Highlands of Scotland. This is a simple site, no splashy slide show but you can certainly learn a lot about all the areas of the Highlands. You can also find great holiday accommodations and find out what you should see and do if your vacation destination in the northern most areas of Scotland.
Travel Scotland offers a great selection of self catering cottages all over Scotland. They have choices of accommodations for a couple or the biggest family. You get to see lots of pictures too.
When you are planning a trip to Scotland, you will want to find the best Scotland travel websites to help you. These are a few to get you started and since they are the best, you may never need to look at more.