Places to twin your trip with the Highlands

No trip to Scotland would be complete without visiting its beautiful capital city, Edinburgh. Overlooked by its rock-perched castle, enjoy wandering the ancient city’s warren of streets and discover all the historical sites and attractions on offer.

Edinburgh’s grittier sister, Glasgow is famed for its music scene, nightlife and shopping, all to the backdrop of grand architecture. Amazing galleries, museums and Charles Rennie Mackintosh connections galore will keep you busy here.

Love your mountain scenery? The Lake District offers a gentler, prettier landscape but no less stunning. Follow trails over the hills or potter around the lakes and their pretty waterside villages.

Snowdonia boasts the second highest mountain in Britain, and the highest in Wales. Mount Snowdon sits at the heart of this rugged National Park. You can take it easier nearby in the quirky Italian-style village of Portmeirion.

Experience England’s typical countryside in the Cotswolds. Here, picture-perfect, honey-coloured stone villages nestle amid bucolic rolling green pastures dotted with fluffy sheep, and log-fired pubs beckon you in.

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