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Reservations needed to overnight in Scotland

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Reservations needed to overnight in Scotland

Here in the States we HARDLY ever make reservations... you drive, you get tired, you pull into hotel/motel and 99 percent of the time, you got a room.

Is this doable to travel through Scotland, any websites for BB?

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1. Re: Reservations needed to overnight in Scotland

Hi! It depends when you are coming and where you will be looking. You will generally find somewhere to stay, but it may not be the nicest or the cheapest. Some areas of the Highlands and Islands are very remote and there is not a lot of choice and availability.

If you are coming in peak season, booking is advised. And if your trip includes Edinburgh in August, book now.

Abs :)

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Yes, but in Scotland, there aren't freeways lined by motels.

Different country. Sure you could wing it and you may be fine. Depends on the route and time of year?

But you'll find beds are less plentiful, and also more variable. So, if you leave it till the last-minute, what standard do you think will be available? The best or the worst?

The cheapest or the most expensive?

Your choice.

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It depends when and where you're travelling. Edinburgh in August can be booked solid; more remote places may not have much choice of accommodation and can be booked solid for miles around if your visit coincides with a highland games or big wedding

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4. Re: Reservations needed to overnight in Scotland

Central Edinburgh will definitely be booked solid - with two exceptions: you can stay in ***** hotels with a bill probably £1000 a day; or you can stay on the edge of town and commute in by bus. In other words there will be rooms but not all that convenient.

A lot of people do book on the day or go looking for accommodation where they are each evening. For most people that works, but it will be less easy than motels in the States. There are equivalent chains in the UK such as travelodge. It's pot luck.

Most small towns upwards have tourist offices which have hotel and B&B listings. They're a good place to start. You can get a tourist office to contact the next one down the line - at least you have a bed for the night before departing the previous place.

Even remote places usually have B&Bs, if not big hotels. All these places have to register with the tourist authorities but they're sometimes not listed on websites. I reckon you'll find somewhere each night if you avoid stopping in tourist-traps.

Edited: 8:10 am, February 06, 2013
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