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Cheap flights to Scotland

Cheap flights to Scotland

From cragged peaks to fog-bound cities, there's a romantic atmosphere to Scotland that visitors often find irresistible. While most people come to Scotland to experience its history and postcard-perfect landscapes, this is also a nation that is decidedly forward looking, with some of the UK's best shopping and excellent contemporary art and festivals. You can use Skyscanner to search for flights by the cheapest month to make sure you find the best time to fly to Scotland.

What to do in Scotland

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and its Castle and historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are among the most impressive in the UK. The city also holds the world's biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, every August. Glasgow is a more modern and bustling city and also Scotland's commercial centre. It is especially famous for its Victorian architecture and has some of the best shopping in the UK. The Highlands are the heart of Scottish culture and Scottish Gaelic is still spoken in some villages. The rugged scenery of the Highlands makes renting a car extremely convenient here. Glen Nevis is the highest point in the UK and offers some spectacular hiking, while at Loch Ness, of course, you can go hunting for legendary monsters. The Hebrides, where you will find the Isle of Skye and Islay, also offer beautiful vistas and the weather-beaten landscape Scotland is famous for.

Best time to fly to Scotland

The high season in Scotland is July and August, when most of the best festivals are on and the temperatures are at their warmest. However, rain is common during the summer and hotels will need to be booked in advance. Furthermore, midges (tiny insects) can make the Highlands unpleasant during this time of year. May, June, and September are usually more pleasant months to visit. The weather tends to be nice and finding a hotel room is usually easier. In winter the days are short and cold and many attractions outside of the main cities are closed.

Airports in Scotland

Scotland's busiest airport is Edinburgh, which has direct seasonal flights to Toronto. Glasgow is also a major international airport with flights to Toronto and Vancouver. Alternatively, you can fly to any of London's airports and then get a connecting flight to most Scottish airports. Aberdeen and Inverness are also important airports with low-cost flights to the UK and some European destinations. Keep in mind that many flights, especially to Edinburgh, are only offered on a seasonal basis.

Flights to Scotland

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