DISCOVER A LAND RICH IN HISTORY, CULTURE, AND BLESSED WITH NATURAL BEAUTY
SCOTLAND WELCOMES YOU
DISCOVER SCOTLAND: EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC AS YOU DISCOVER ALL THERE IS TO SEE AND DO. IF YOU'RE THINKING OF
PAYING US A VISIT, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO PLAN YOUR PERFECT TRIP IS RIGHT HERE ON THIS SITE!
"Ceud Mìle Fàilte" (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)
PLAN YOUR TRIP TO SCOTLAND
Find all the information you need for planning your trip:
1ESSENTIAL TRAVEL INFORMATION
Get all the information you need for travelling to Scotland, with essential advice regarding everything you need to know about passports, visas, currency, travel links and much more….
2SEARCH FOR THE BEST FLIGHT DEALS
Air fares can vary quite a bit, so it pays to shop around. Use this fantastic search facility to scan hundreds of flights from different airlines to find which flight deal is best for you...
3FIND YOUR IDEAL ACCOMMODATION
Find accommodation to suit your budget. Choose from hotels, cottages, holiday rentals and hostels, in cities or rural areas...
PLACES TO VISIT WHEN YOU GET HERE
Some of the best places to visit for holidays and day trips:
Your best Scotland trip will depend on what it is you're looking for. There are seven cities in Scotland. Every single one of them has their place in history, and they have their own unique flavour of Scottish culture. If you're looking for a lot of attractions, great restaurants and a lively nightlife, one of our cities would be your ideal choice.
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling, Dundee and Perth. I've been to all of them, and I've covered them on this site.
If that's not your thing, there are many beautiful, quieter places with fabulous scenery, ideal for outdoor activities and wildlife spotting.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
There are many castles in Scotland, some with dark secrets:
Read about all my featured castles, and our Scottish Castle Ghosts.
There Are Some Great Attractions In Scotland:
There are many attractions in Scotland, some of them are free.
Edinburgh, the capital, has an abundance. Apart from the castle, there's The Royal Yacht Britannia (pictured here), The Royal Mile, museums and great architecture. The old town and modern city blend magnificently, the shopping is fantastic, and come night time you're spoiled for things to do, with theatre shows and the bars.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in the City of Glasgow, is the number one free entry attraction. There are many museums, the Science Centre, Glasgow Cathedral, not to mention the great nightlife and shopping, and many more attractions in the country.
Take in some of our world famous events:
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO
THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
Check the monthly listings for all featured events and festivals.
Take advantage of our fabulous terrain for outdoor activities:
Hiking, cycling, hill climbing, kayaking, fishing, horse riding, skiing, and of course, golf. You'll find them all here in abundance, as well as beautiful scenery and great opportunities for wildlife spotting.
Fabulous cycle tracks and walking trails are plentiful in Scotland, with many overseas visitors making their way here purely for the outdoor activities. Some come for the golf and fishing, many come to take part in our Walking Festivals and Cycling Events. But the main attraction for keen walkers is the West Highland Way, a distance of 95 miles (152 Km) from Milngavie to Fort William.
LEARN SOME OF OUR HISTORY
Scotland's past history is rich, colourful, and bloody:
THE GLENCOE MASSACRE
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT SCOTLAND
Scottish culture is more than haggis, kilts and bagpipes:
You may want to learn more about Our Scottish Culture if you're planning a trip to Scotland. I'll bet the first things you think of are haggis, kilts and bagpipes. Totally understandable, because a big attraction for our visitors is the Highland Games, an iconic part of Scottish culture. If that's your thing, check the Highland Games calendar for this year, so you can arrange your trip accordingly.
But there's more to Scottish culture. It could be worth getting to grips with some of our Old Scottish Sayings so you'll know what we are talking about. Mind you, our Scottish Humour is sure to put a smile on your face. And you're guaranteed a warm welcome.
DISCOVER SCOTLAND TOURS
Relax and take in the sights, with someone else driving:
LOCHS & CASTLES
Departures from: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and selected cruise ship ports.
And after you've explored the country .....
DON'T FORGET TO RELAX WITH A WEE DRAM OF OUR FAMOUS SCOTCH WHISKY!