The thought of driving in Scotland, like in other nations where cars drive on the left-hand side of the road, can be daunting for American travelers who are used to driving on the right. With that said, many American tourists do drive when exploring Scotland, and apart from the two largest cities (Edinburgh and Glasgow), a car is essential if you would like to explore the countryside.

In many rural areas, roads can be winding, and in some urban areas, roads can be narrow. Keep your concentration and practice defensive driving and you should be fine. It is recommended that you read the UK Highway Code before driving in Scotland or any of the other nations of the United Kingdom. Click on the `More Tips` link to find the Highway Code URL.

If you take the time to read our package on driving in Scotland, you will most likely have a stress-free trip. Enjoy exploring the picturesque beauty and storied history of Scotland!