Winter Scotland trip questions
November 19, 2012 8:06 AM Subscribe
I'll be travelling to Scotland soon and I would love some suggestions from Metafilter, especially for tour groups in Scotland and my layover in Shannon, Ireland, but any recommendations are welcome!
posted by Salamandrous to Travel & Transportation around Scotland (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Ireland: I'll have 6 hour layover in Shannon on New Year's Day morning (from 6:20am-2:50pm). Does it make sense to try to get out of the airport, even just for a good restaurant or something? Is there something cool I could reasonably do in the area that wouldn't cut timing too close? Just for one person.
Scotland: 4.5 days starting Jan 1 evening, traveling with a friend. We want to drink and not drive and are thinking about doing one more tours to facilitate that and also get to sightsee. We'd be up for hiking and activities but not looking for an adventure trip, really. Does anyone have any recommendations for tour companies? We love eating and drinking and experiencing cool and beautiful things. I'd also love hotels/accommodations recs that are reasonably priced and open. Amazing food recs welcome also. Are there Mefites in Scotland for a meetup?
Clothes: If I dress for a NY winter will I be okay in Scotland? Or does it feel signifcantly colder? Will I feel unchic in a parka?