Welcome to the land where ancient castles guard misty lochs and wild deer roam heather-flecked hillsides.
Glenfinnan, Scottish Highlands
AT A GLANCE - SCOTLAND
- If you want to experience the Scotland of your dreams, it’s definitely here. Travel from the buzzing cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the off-the-beaten-track beauty of the Highlands and islands, untouched by time.
- You can stretch your legs hiking majestic mountainscapes, or wander pristine beaches where your footprints will be the only ones in the sand. So look beyond the bagpipes and whisky and you’ll uncover a dynamic country where you’re as likely to find experimental music and theatre as you are tweed and tartan.
- Base yourself in Inverness and explore the Loch Ness region - come for the monster-hunting, stay for hiking, scenic drives, whisky distilleries and even dolphin-spotting.
Start Exploring Beautiful Scotland
Scotland’s answer to America’s Route 66, this new road trip is what journeys of a lifetime are made of. Recently launched, the North Coast 500 (NC500) touring route promises to reward those who travel it with a superlative Scottish experience: from towering mountains and mysterious lochs, to secret beaches and fairytale castles.
10 amazing things to do in Edinburgh
Travelling to Edinburgh? Not sure what to do when you get there? Then let us help you explore the Scottish capital with our pick of things to do, from going to world-famous festivals to enjoying stunning views over the Firth of Forth.
How to experience a royal 2-day trip to Scotland from London
Travel writer Hannah Stuart-Leach travels from London to the Highlands of Scotland, via sleeper train, to stay in the same castle – in the same room – Queen Victoria did in 1873.
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