ACCOMMODATION IN SCOTLAND
Scotland is touristy quite well developed in most areas. There is no shortage of hotels and B&B in different categories. During the main season in July and August we strongly advise to search for accommodation in Scotlandas early as possible. In these months, the landlords also raise up the prices sharply. We can highly recommend a range of fantastic accommodations. We at Rock Ya Scotland put much effort in the choice of the accommodation for our tours. We choose typical, stylish, comfortable and appropriate accommodation in Scotland. From a Castle Hotel to a youth hostel to a self catering lodge.
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Hotels are available in every category and price range, from exclusive fife-star hotels to simple country inn. We have to point out that the british standard is sometimes different than the standard of other european standards. In Great Britain places are basically built smaller and the emphasis relies on tradition. Most hotels in the highlands are smaller country hotels, often family-run and with a special Scottish charm.
B&B means Bed & Breakfast. One lives with the landlord in a guestroom with private bathroom/WC. B&Bs are often very lovingly furnished and personally managed, so you will often get invited of the landlord to a cup of tea and a chat in the lounge. In the morning there is often a sumptuous Scottish breakfast with bacon and eggs. A restaurant is often not affiliated, but some landlords offer their guests a pre-ordered dinner.
Hostels/ Youth Hotels
In Scotland the (youth) hostels are initially created for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts and they joined later the International Youth Hostel Federation. The guests are therefore less of noisy school classes because of outdoor fanatics and backpackers of all ages. The hostels are often quaint typical houses in a beautiful location. The dormitory rooms are functionally furnished, toilet and shower are usually located in the hallway. The Scottish hostels have self-catering kitchens, and always a cozy lounge where you can put your feet up in the evening, read, play, or watch TV. In addition to traditional hostels There are a number of private low cost accommodation, so-called "backpacker hostels". They are similarly equipped and often have a very personal flair. "Bunkhouses" are usually connected to hotels. A simple building, with shared rooms and shared showers, usually no kitchen, since it is desired that you can dine at the hotel.
In Scotland, there are many beautiful camping sites and caravan parks. Despite the unsettled weather, the Scots love camping. You get offered everything from plain meadow to the luxury campsite. We can recommend various different sites, just ask us.
In Scotland, wild camping is tolerated away from populated areas unless you adhere to the behavioral etiquette in nature. Check also Hiking in Scotland.