In Scotland you can experience all 4 seasons in a day so should it matter when you visit? Well yes, because Scotland weather is so unpredictable and wild that you want to experience it in small bouts not in all its fury. May is spring in Scotland and by end of the month tourist crowds start coming so try a visit late April – Early May
The rugged beauty of Scotland and its charming cities are often overtaken by the tourist crowds that arrive in the summers. Infact in certain places like the Isle of Sky which have narrow roads you can end up stuck in one spot for hours. Who wants to see a place known for its wild beauty and open spaces stuck in a jam?!
Even cities like Edinburgh which are tiny and quaint are overrun with tourists, so much so that you won’t be able to appreciate its architecture without a few people marring your view. Hotels are overpriced and monuments have long lines. So come in early May where yes the weather is a bit unpredictable but you will really get to see Scotland.
When we visited we got to see snowfall, rain and sunshine all in a span of 4 hours and honestly it was a beautiful experience. Inspite of being a very popular tourist destination many places in Scotland like Skye, Inverness and other places in the highlands have limited accommodation and if you come in peak summer you must book months in advance and still pay very dearly. So most just end up visiting these places on daytrips. These places are best enjoyed in solitude.
Also keep in mind the whiskey and gins Scotland is so famous for are best enjoyed when there is a bit of a nip in the air.
Except highs of around 13°C and lows of around 5°C, we told you it’s whiskey weather! Rainfall is at a minimum and there is almost 17 hrs of daylight.