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Top 10 Scotland by Alastair Scott

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Planning Your Visit

1. When to Go

Scotland is a year-round destination, with continuous natural attractions, events and festivals. But outside the busy summer season, many sights, such as historic houses, either close or operate erratic opening hours. Surprisingly, the weather rarely causes disruptions to transport, but it is unpredictable even at the best of times.

2. Scotland’s Weather

A maritime position ensures Scotland’s highly variable weather pattern. The east is drier than the west, but rain can occur throughout the year, and heavy snowfalls are possible in winter – seldom lasting longer than a few days, except in the hills. Average summer temperatures are 15–22°C (59– 72°F); average winter temperatures 1–7°C (34–45°F).

3. For How Long? ...

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