TOURIST SEASON IN SCOTLAND
Spring, summer, autumn & winter – Tourist season in Scotland
Each season has its attractions in Scotland. The tourist season in Scotland begins Easter and ends in October. Peak season is in July and August. The Easter season in Scotland is quite delightful. In early April the spring has already found its way: mild, pleasant temperatures and the sun very often appears continuously for weeks. Everywhere flowers of gorse in bright yellow colors and in the pastures fresh-born lambs graze.
In May and June the rhododendrons bloom in Scotland in all imaginable colors. The days are long, the temperatures pleasant and the rain kept within limits. In the short midsummer nights, the dark is hardly perceptible and the landscape impressions are fantastic. Ideal for photo tours, hiking tours and trekking tours.
In July and August not only the tourists have peak season in Scotland but also the infamous midges. Therefore this is not a good time for hiking tours. The rains is also appearing the most statistically. But in August you will find several art and cultural festivals and the famous “Military Tattoo” in Edinburgh, which are always worth a visit.
End of August and beginning of September the heath blooms purple in the mountains. In September, the tourists wave and the Midge-season slowly comes to an end. The weather and light conditions in September are usually the best. Ideal for hiking tours and trekking tours and also for our activities.
In October the temperature in Scotland gets cooler and the days shorter, but it is still a recommended travel month. You will have no trouble finding a hotel. And the light and the atmosphere is just fantastic when the the high fog above the valleys decimate in the morning. Ideal for photo tours, whisky tours and gourmet tours.
The winter in Scotland has its charm. The mountain peaks are covered with snow in the Highlands, cities like Edinburgh are quiet again and in front of the sights you don´t have to wait in a queue. The days are indeed short, but rarely really cold due the mild climate in Scotland. Perfect for whisky tours and city tours.