WEATHER IN SCOTLAND IN NOVEMBER & DAYLIGHT HOURS
It’s common at this time of year in Scotland to experience all four seasons in one day, though the late autumn and early winter weather in Scotland in November is generally mild. In fact, the average daytime temperature in Scotland in November is about 6 °C (43°F). Does it snow in Scotland in November? The mountains and northern Highlands may get some snowfall, and there may be some early morning frost at times, but rain is more common in November.
When travelling to Scotland in November, it's good to come prepared for just about any weather. In terms of what to pack for Scotland in November, it goes without saying that you’ll need to bring a good raincoat and dress in warm layers, like thermal garments, fleeces and sweaters. It's also a good idea to bring a cap, scarf and gloves. Want to do a bit of hiking in Scotland in November? Then make sure to bring some sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots, preferably waterproof.
How many hours of sunshine in Scotland in November can you expect? This is good to know, particularly if you’re planning on driving in Scotland in November. In this month you can expect just over 8 daylight hours per day, roughly between 8 AM and 4:15 PM. Can you see the northern lights in Scotland in November? While not nearly as common as in Scandinavia or Iceland, aurora sightings may be possible in the far northern parts of Scotland in November.
BEST THINGS TO DO IN SCOTLAND IN NOVEMBER
Although some rural attractions may close or have limited opening hours in late autumn and winter, there are still many places to visit in Scotland in November. Feel like renting a car and exploring the sights on a road trip in Scotland in November? Below are some of our suggestions for where to visit in Scotland in November.
With about a week on a Nordic Visitor self-drive tour starting from Edinburgh, the best places to visit in Scotland in November are the Scottish Highlands and surrounding areas. With overnights in areas like Fort William, Perthshire and Loch Lomond, you can enjoy some of the most popular things to do in Scotland in November. Visit Loch Ness in Fort Augustus, Eilean Donan Castle, Stirling Castle and other amazing attractions. You can also spend time on the Isle of Skye and see its famous landscapes like the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock.
Don’t want to do any driving on your November tour of Scotland? Then a great way for you to travel in Scotland in November 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 things to do in Edinburgh in November on short November breaks in Scotland. For example, stroll the cobbled streets of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town, visit the Edinburgh Castle, or take day trips to nearby cities like St Andrews on guided day tours. It's easy to get around Edinburgh on foot or via the city's public transport.
CUSTOMISED TOURS OF SCOTLAND IN NOVEMBER
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 November, 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.