Everything You Need to Know if You're Travelling to Scotland
Let's make this amazing trip a reality. Travelling to Scotland will be easy if you check all of our simple information on getting here and getting around.
You can also find everything you need to know about the weather and when to visit, so you can enjoy meeting spring farm animals, admiring beautiful autumn colours or exploring Christmas markets.
Got some practical questions? Our FAQs, passport and safety pages cover all you need, so nothing will stand between you and Scotland!
Plan your holiday to Scotland
Get our best tips on when to visit (anytime!), check out the weather and what to bring, or drop into our iCentres when you get here for amazing local insights and to learn more about Scotland.
When is the best time to visit Scotland?
Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Discover the best time to visit Scotland.
Scotland's Weather, Climate & Average Temperature
What's the weather in Scotland? Find out about weather across Scotland's different regions for the summer, spring, autumn and winter months.
What can you get in a VisitScotland iCentre?
Visit our iCentres when you are in Scotland for tips, advice, tickets and more.
Getting to and around Scotland
Find the easiest responsible ways to travel to and around Scotland.
Getting to Scotland
We've got details on all of the options to get you to Scotland smoothly for your incredible break.
Getting around Scotland
Find out how simple it is to get around Scotland. You could soon be sitting back, admiring the view out of the bus or train window.
How to explore responsibly
It's really simple to be a responsible traveller - check out our top tips on where, when and how to travel around Scotland.
Plan Your Holiday to Scotland
Our guide gives you the tips you need to make the most of your trip, from where to go to the best time to visit.
Scotland's Responsible Tourism Promise
Find information on VisitScotland's responsible tourism promise. Including our key commitments to caring for Scotland now and for generations to come.
Green & Sustainable Businesses In Scotland
Discover green & eco-friendly businesses in Scotland. Including Eden Mill Distillery, Wildland Estates, JP Orkney and more!
More practical advice
From finding the latest Brexit regulations to locating an embassy or how to apply for a Visa, our practical guides tell you everything you need to know.
Accessible Holidays in Scotland
You’ll find a great range of accessible accommodation, attractions and things to see and do, whatever your requirements.
Passports, visas & customs
Coming from overseas? Check the passport and visa requirements for visiting Scotland.
A Guide to Safety Outdoors in Scotland
Although our scenery is stunning, Scotland's outdoors can be wild and rural. It's important to be prepared with the correct clothing and equipment.
Passes & Offers for Holidays, Attractions & Travel in Scotland
Find great value while in Scotland and take advantage of various offers, passes, discounts and deals.
COVID-19 Guidance & Advice for Holidays in Scotland
Find the latest information on COVID-19 in Scotland.
Visiting Scotland after Brexit - Current guidance for EU visitors
Find out the latest advice on visiting Scotland from Europe, including visas, bringing pets and driving.
Embassies & Consulates
If you need help with visas, lost passports or aid in an emergency situation, you can get in touch with your country's consulate in Scotland.
Learn about Scotland
All about Scotland
Get to know all the unique and fascinating things about Scotland before you visit. Find out about Gaelic language and music, and the history of our country.
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