Useful information to prepare a holiday in Scotland

Useful information to prepare a holiday in Scotland


Maybe the following addresses can help you with your own travel preparations to Scotland. Of course, this list is not a complete list of all information available, but it offers a good starting point. All addresses are given as of February 2, 2018.
I am not affiliated in any way with any of these pages/companies, nor am I compensated in any way for mentioning them here. The only reason I am listing them on my blog is that I was satisfied with their services/information provided.


Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH12 9DN
Easy to reach by tram from the city center.

Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport Limited,
Paisley, Renfrewshire,
Scotland, PA3 25W

Hotels in Edinburgh:

These are the two hotels that I stayed at in Edinburgh during my Sailing and Cycling Adventure.
Haymarket Hub Hotel
7 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 131 347 9700
Haymarket Hub Hotel
Comfortable hotel room with wooden floor.

Piries Hotel
4 – 8 Coates Gardens
Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5LB
Phone: +44 0131 337 1108
Piries Hotel


National Railway Service
National Railway Service
Offers maps of the railway stations.

Scotrail – Scotland’s Railway
Tickets and timeschedules for the scotrail network

West Coast Railways – Steam train travels
West Coast Railways
Among others the Jacobite Express, traveling from Fort William to Mallaig

Westcoast Ferries

Caledonian MacBrayne
Caledonian MacBrayne
Hebridian and Clyde Ferries – schedules and useful travel information

Tourist Informations

Visit Scotland
Visit Scotland

Oban & Lorn Tourism Alliance Ltd
Oban Tourist Information Centre 3
North Pier, Oban, Argyll
Scotland PA345QD

The Cycling Scot – Blog
Very helpful information for cycling in Scotland

History of Scotland

BBC Scottish History

National Library of Scotland – Maps

Historic Place Records from Scotland

Duart Castle, Isle of Mull

Edinburgh Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Scotland’s largest music festival, existing since 1950 – not only for military music.

Eilean Donan Castle

Did I forget anything? Do you have comments or recommendations, you would add?

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