Best time to travel to Scotland

Autumn Foliage

Though Scots Pine is definitely the king of the Highlands, in autumn it lets other trees outshine it with beautiful colours

Autumn Foliage in Scotland - Best Time
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In spite of its fame for being an evergreen pine country, Scotland still has some colours to show off during the autumn months. The deciduous areas of the Scottish Highlands dress up in yellow, orange, red, russet, gold, and amber hues between late September and October. This is definitely a great time to hike in the mountains and among glens and lochs with the surrounding colourful trees that make for particularly charming scenery.

Autumn Foliage in Scotland - Best Season
Craigellachie Bridge across the River Spey at Craigellachie, in the vicinity of to Aberlour village in Scotland
Craigellachie Bridge across the River Spey at Craigellachie, in the vicinity of to Aberlour village in Scotland
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