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Visit Scotland and discover a land of variety. From historic cities to cultural centres, mountainous landscapes to beautiful coastline, come and discover for yourself the stunning scenery and exciting atmosphere of modern Scotland.

Something for everyone

There is certainly something for everyone in this fascinating country. Get in to the outdoors and experience wild Scotland in the Highlands and Islands. Enjoy the cultural hub of Glasgow or the picturesque streets of historic Edinburgh. With excellent transport options to allow your tour to run smoothly, experience Scotland at any time of the year.

A land for all seasons

In summer, you will be treated to a hubbub of activity during the main tourist season. However winter has its attractions too, especially with outdoor enthusiasts keen to try winter mountaineering. Autumn is a beautiful time of year with counties such as Perthshire coming in to their own as the trees and forests turn a golden hue. Spring of course signals longer daylight hours and represents an excellent time in which to visit before the summer holidays. Whenever you decide to come, it is likely you will be back for more.

Top 12 Cities / Towns To Visit In Scotland

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. For many visitors it is the undisputed first stop during a Scottish trip. The city is beautiful and Edinburgh dramatically overlooks the centre of town to provide a stunning backdrop that is unique and inspiring. Enjoy pubs full of character and numerous excellent restaurants with fine-dining options.

Glasgow

Glasgow

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Glasgow

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has a vibrant cultural scene with an abundance of options to experience live music and comedy. Enjoy the many museums and art galleries as well as excellent eateries and retail choice. Glasgow is also due to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Aberdeen

Aberdeen

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen is the energy capital of Scotland and the UK and as such is an affluent city with a vibrant nightlife. It is also ideally located to take advantage of the rural playground that is on offer in the Scottish countryside.

Inverness

Inverness

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Inverness

Inverness is the capital of the Highlands of Scotland and an ideal location in which to explore some of the more sparsely populated areas of the country, as well as being an exciting city in its own right.

St Andrews

St Andrews

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St Andrews

St Andrews is famous for being the home of golf as well as the location of Scotland’s oldest University. The town was also the setting for the filming of iconic picture, Chariots of Fire. Many will aim to recreate the running scene in the film by taking to West Sands Beach.

Dundee

Dundee

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Dundee

Dundee is enjoying significant investment with a redeveloped waterfront currently being built which will include the prestigious V&A Museum. The city has a proud history and journalistic tradition and is home to famous children’s cartoon characters such as Desperate Dan.

Oban

Oban

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Oban

Oban is situated on the West Coast of Scotland and the town is surrounded by stunning scenery. Make sure that you sample the seafood in this historic fishing town. You can also visit all the West Coast Scottish islands by ferry including Mull and Tiree.

Fort William

Fort William

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Fort William

Fort William is the outdoor capital of Scotland given that the town has access to the highest peak in the UK, the iconic Ben Nevis. Fort William also services the nearby ski resort, Nevis Range, which also caters to Mountain Bikers during the summer. Enjoy a range of water sports such as rafting and Kayaking during your stay here.

Stirling

Stirling

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Stirling

Stirling like Edinburgh is dominated by its own castle. Stirling Castle rises dramatically above the city and provides a focal point for the community. Other historic attractions include The Wallace Monument. As a university city, Stirling enjoys a vibrant nightlife and cultural scene.

Perth

Perth

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Perth

Perth has recently regained city status and is a hidden gem for tourists to visit. There are a range of museums and attractions to enjoy and the city boasts some excellent dining options. Visitors to Perth can also enjoy the surrounding area and Perthshire as a county is certainly one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes to be found in Scotland. From the big trees of Dunkeld to the imposing Munros around Blair Atholl as well as the Berry farms of Blairgowrie, visitors will sample picturesque scenery.

Ayr

Ayr

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Ayr

Ayr is a seaside coastal town which lies on the mouth of the River Ayr. The river then flows out into the larger Firth of Clyde estuary. From the coast the Isle of Arran can be seen, and on a very clear day, the northern tip of Northern Ireland. To the north of Ayr is the adjoining town of Prestwick, which is famous for its golf and its airport. Closeby is Alloway, known for its associations with the poet Robert Burns.

Pitlochry

Pitlochry

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Pitlochry

In the heart of Scotland with real hospitality, clear sparkling air, beautiful scenery, rich clan history, fine food, plenty of space and lots to see and do. Pitlochry is primarily a holiday destination, which caters for the holiday maker year round in its own special way. The people are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful as it has been a tourist destination for well over 150 years, counting Queen Victoria amongst its earlier visitors.