Why solo female travellers should visit Scotland?


Why Scotland is the ultimate destination for solo female travellers?

Solo female travel is getting more and more popular all the time. Travellers around the world often contact us and ask how is Scotland for solo travellers.

Well, the answer is easy. Scotland is a perfect destination for any solo traveller. It’s safe and full of friendly locals, who’ll help you if you get lost. Not long ago, Scotland was named the Most Welcoming Country in the World.

But since it’s International Women’s Day, we’ll dedicate this post to all those solo female adventurers, who’re already living their best life at this very moment, and all those aspiring solo female travellers, who are looking to conquer the world but just need to find the best place to travel as a solo female.

A little known and interesting fact is that more than 70% of our guests are females, and many of those are women travelling solo. If you’re thinking about travelling solo, but unsure where to start, here’re a few brilliant reasons why you should come to Scotland.

Solo travel in Scotland is safe

Of course, you want to feel safe so that you can relax, enjoy your solo trip and make the best memories. Solo travel in Scotland is very safe, for everyone, including women and LGBT+ solo travellers. Theft and street harassment are rare in Scotland. And we not only have helpful and welcoming locals, but there’s a provision of excellent public services too.

It’s easy to meet people

Scotland has a thriving hostel scene full of young, international travellers to meet, and busy social calendars with plenty of free or low-cost activities to enjoy. You’ll have the best time and plenty of stories to share.

Whether you’re looking for a large hostel with a fantastic social scene, like Castle Rock Hostel, something small and cosy, like Royal Mile Backpackers, or something that has both, like High Street Hostel, Scotland has it all. Scotland’s Top Hostels have brilliant hostels around the countries, so be sure to check them out when planning for your next holiday.

Besides, all the international travellers, you’ll meet here you’ll also meet plenty of friendly locals. The readers of Rough Guides voted Scotland the Most Welcoming Country in the World a few years back. So go ahead and make some new friends! And, if you’re not quite sure what your new pals are saying, just ask them to repeat it. We get it; the Scottish accent is unique.

Lots of tours ideal for solo travellers

Okay, we might be a wee bit biased and say that our tours are ideal for any solo female travellers aged 18 to 40. But if you love active holidays, meeting like-minded travellers from around the world and socialising, our tours might be precisely what you’re looking for. Guided by passionate local guides, you’ll learn about the history and culture while visiting hidden gems. If you’re not sure is touring for you try 3 Day Isle of Skye or 3 Day Skye & Loch Ness first. The shorter tours are a brilliant way to find out if it is for you while experiencing Scotland like a local. If you know touring is for you why not jump on 7 Day Best of the West or last year’s Best Tour in Scotland winner 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling.

There are many ways in which solo adventure can empower a person, and we would encourage everyone to give it a go. 

If you want to read more about solo travel in Scotland, check out Girl about the Globe's guide.

Fancy a self-guided walking tour in Edinburgh? Check out HiddenTrax's 'Feminist Guide to Edinburgh' on Spotify or download their app from Apple Store.


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