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How far in advance to book accommodations?

Hi all,
I'm planning on visiting Scotland next summer and was wondering how far in advance we should book our accommodations. And any recommendations of hotels vs. b&bs vs. guesthouses etc are welcome! Thanks!


  • MoFMoF Member ✭✭
    For summer I would look now, seriously, some places like Skye and Edinburgh may be close to be fully booked for late July early august.  Some tourist areas are in high demand during the high season.  There even were articles written elsewhere about how Skye has gotten crowded during the high season.

    There isn't much difference between a guesthouse and a B&B, from an American standpoint they are both more affordable.  You may have to share bath facilities, but when looking around there isn't that much difference between the two, outside of the B&B implying breakfast. 

    With the hotel options you can find castle hotels all around Scotland, and a lot of them include breakfast.

    But a lot of whats available depends on where you are going and when.  Do some shopping around, and then figure out the direction and your budget, and then you can get a bit more solid advice from here.
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