Fall in love with autumn in Scotland and find out why it’s a perfect time for visiting Scottish cities and the countryside.
It’s official. The summer is over. The long dark nights, chilly evenings and crisp air have arrived. However, even though the weather in autumn might be a bit worse, it’s still a great time for a holiday break in Scotland. Why?
#1 There are fewer tourists
The high summer tourist season is finished. The trails in the Highlands are deserted and the famous Scottish sites are empty. You can immerse yourself in the true remote Scottish feel, enjoy the quieter places and explore the real autumn in Scotland with only Scots around.
#2 Cheaper hotels and better availability
With the smaller amount of tourists, the places that are usually booked well in advance in the summer months, now have better availability. It’s also way cheaper. You can find some great deals for Scottish retreats or romantic Highlands gateways. Check here for prices and availability.
#3 Beautiful shades of gold
The grass on the moors turns red, the leaves on the trees are of shades of yellow and orange. You can find plenty of great autumn walks in Scotland to enjoy the warm colours of nature.
#4 No midges
The annoying little creatures are in the peak hatching season during summer. Luckily when the colder and windier days arrive, they are gone!
Darker nights and shorter days give more possibilities to see the Northern Lights in Scotland. Check the best tips to see Aurora here.
#6 Spot the wildlife
Be it red squirrels, deer or pheasants, there is plenty of wildlife to watch during autumn in Scotland.
#7 Enjoy traditional food and drink
Nothing beats the delicious local produce straight from the autumn harvest. Succulent lamb, perfectly prepared game, tasty pears and apples. Wash it down with a wee dram of local whisky, sitting by the fire – what else do you need?
#8 Find the perfect photo opportunities
Sleep in for the beautiful sunrise and catch the early sunset. Use the soft and warm light to take those perfect pictures.
#9 Go to the Scottish events
#10 Discover the beautiful waterfalls
Everyone knows, that waterfalls look more spectacular when it rains and it rains quite a lot in autumn in Scotland 😉
And if it rains, you can see a beautiful rainbow.
Would you like to come to Scotland in autumn? What else would you do? Let me know in the comments!
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