WEATHER IN SCOTLAND IN APRIL & DAYLIGHT HOURS
Scotland’s springtime climate has a reputation of being somewhat unpredictable, but the weather in Scotland in April is generally mild. In fact, the average daytime temperature in Scotland in April is about 7 °C (45°F). How about precipitation? In the mountains of Scotland, snow in April is still possible, but rain is more common this time of year in all parts of the country.
In terms of what to pack for Scotland in April, it goes without saying that you’ll need to bring a raincoat and dress in layers, like thermal garments, fleeces and sweaters. Want to do some hiking in Scotland in April? Then make sure to bring some good walking shoes or boots, ideally waterproof. A cap, scarf and gloves are smart to have as well.
What about sunrise in Scotland in April and daylight hours? In mid-April you can expect around 14 hours of sunlight per day, roughly between 6:30 AM and 8:30 PM. Can you see the northern lights in Scotland in April? While not nearly as common as in Scandinavia or Iceland, it may be possible to view the aurora borealis in Scotland in April in the far northern parts of the country.
WHERE TO GO & WHAT TO DO IN SCOTLAND IN APRIL
Although some historic attractions may close or have limited opening hours outside of summer, there are still many places to visit when touring Scotland in April -- even out in the Scottish countryside! Feel like going to Scotland in April on a road trip and taking in the sights at your own pace? Below are some of our suggestions for where to visit in Scotland in April.
On a Nordic Visitor self-drive tour starting from Edinburgh, you can drive through the Scottish Highlands and surrounding areas with overnights in areas like Fort William and Loch Lomond. In about a week you can enjoy some of the top things to do in Scotland in April, such as visiting Loch Ness, Trossachs National Park, Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe, Stirling Castle and other amazing attractions.You can also visit the Isle of Skye and see its famous landscapes like the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. With at least 10 days on an April tour of Scotland by car you can extend your journey to the “Castle Trail” area of Aberdeenshire and explore more of Scotland’s stunning west coast and nearby islands.
Don’t want to do any driving on your April tour of Scotland? Or would you prefer to travel with local tour guides around Scotland? Then a great way for you to travel in Scotland in March is on a Nordic Visitor privately-guided tour, which is perfect for travellers interested in whisky tasting, Scottish heritage or filming locations from the hit series Outlander.
There are also plenty of attractions to keep you busy in the capital city! Some the best things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland in April include strolling the cobbled streets of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town, visiting the Edinburgh Castle, joining guided tours into the countryside or taking day trips to nearby cities like St Andrews or Glasgow.
CUSTOMISED TOURS OF SCOTLAND IN APRIL
With all the possibilities of things to see and do in Scotland in April, it’s good to have the trusted Scottish travel experts at Nordic Visitor to guide your trip planning and create a custom Scotland itinerary in April for you. All of our itineraries can be tailored with extra nights, alternative departures or arrivals in Glasgow, day trips from Edinburgh, and more. No matter how you’d like to customise your trip to Scotland in April, you’ll have your own dedicated travel consultant at Nordic Visitor to advise you on possible add-ons and make all local travel arrangements for you.