In this travel diary of what to see in Scotland in 11 days, we will make a complete route through the country including the beautiful Sky Island, arriving through Glasgow and leaving through Edinburgh. The best way to explore Scotland is by rental car, in winter you can find snow and it is advisable to go with chains. We made this trip the last days of March and although we did not have as many hours of sunshine as we would have liked, it can be done perfectly at all times of the year.
We start with the itinerary of our trip to Scotland!
Day 1: GIRONA - GLASGOW AIRPORT - AYR
Day 2: AYR - CASTLE OF DUNDONALD - CASTLE OF BOTHWELL - GLASGOW - STIRLING
Its center has two distinct parts: the Old Town, the ancient city, a world heritage site and a medieval dream, and the New Town, the most modern part. A commercial street is divided by Princess Street. Our first visit was Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the entire city and is huge, is located on the core of an extinct volcano. From the 6th century to the 19th century it was expanded and restored.
If we do not want to miss anything of the castle we can book a guided tour in Spanish or reserve only the tickets to save us the queues.
After the visit that can last more than 2 hours, we went down the Royal Mile. The royal mile is the exact mile from Edinburgh Castle to the Hollyrood Palace and is called that because this was the way the kings had to go (since Edinburgh Castle was the royal residence) and the nobles to go From the palace to the castle. Here we buy our latest souvenirs, Scottish wool scarves, skirts, medieval knights are very typical….
On the Royal mile there is also the cathedral of St Giles with its beautiful stained glass windows and the famous Thistle chapel, home of the Knights of the Or