Scotland in Winter

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012

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With the northern highlands enveloped in snow and the cities ablaze with Christmas lights and fireworks, winter makes for an atmospheric time to visit Scotland, as well as being one of the cheapest times to travel.

As the days get shorter, the country’s frosted landscapes and high winds make winter sports a popular option and Scotland’s five ski centers offer skiing and snowboarding at a fraction of the price of continental Europe. Hiking and mountaineering are popular pastimes in Scotland all year round, but while the icy passes make it a tougher challenge in the colder months, the snow-dusted views are well worth the effort. Windsurfing is also huge in coastal areas, with some of the world’s biggest windsurfing competitions held on Scottish shores.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Scotland Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Scotland.

Photo courtesy of claireknights via Flickr.

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