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Geographically speaking, Scotland occupies the northern third of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, sharing a border with England to its south and south west across the Irish Sea you’ll find Northern Ireland.
Scotland is home to hundreds of small islands, the most well-known being the northern isles of Orkney and Shetland, the Hebrides, Arran and Skye.
In addition to its famous cities and rich history and heritage, Scotland boasts a mix of spectacular landscapes, wildlife, a blossoming arts and culture scene and historic castles. Scotland
It should come as no surprise that one of Scotland’s best exports is whisky with some 500 million bottles exported annually.
Getting a ferry to Scotland from Northern Ireland is simple with a choice of conventional and high speed sailings connecting you to south west Scotland. The ferries are modern, well-appointed vessels and provide a short and frequent year round link across the Irish Sea.
Though the direct passenger ferry link to Scotland from mainland Europe is no longer operating, the UK road network provides good access to all regions of Scotland, so if you’re travelling from the continent then going via England is reasonable alternative, preferably sailing to a port in the north east England to minimise driving time. Newcastle port is around two and a half hours from Edinburgh by car while Hull is around 4 hours from the border.
Scotland also provides a gateway by ferry between the UK and the numerous Scottish isles, great if you’re looking for an onward connection or equally if you’re heading back to the mainland.