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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.