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Visiting from the US

My adult daughter and I would like to visit Scotland in December right before Christmas but I'm not sure how practical this will be. Any suggestions on places to visit, whether we'll be able to drive/navigate or should hire a driver/ride, etc. would be very much appreciated! Thank you in advance for any feedback.


  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @divin_ln, If you stick to the cities then everything will be open. When you venture towards the countryside, highlands etc you may find that most of the tourist hotspots are closed.
    Where do you intend to travel to and where will you stay? When we have this information then we can point you in the right direction.
    Best regards
  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hello @divin_ln we have some lovely festivals in the lead up to Christmas in a few of our main cities - with lots of markets, mulled wine and cider, hot food and a generally lovely atmosphere. The winter weather doesn't seem too bad when you're making the most of all the festivities, it's actually quite magical! If you train further north you *might* be lucky enough to spot some snow as well :)
    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
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