Scotland is a holiday destination with wide appeal and a long tradition of welcoming visitors. Simply enjoy the beauty of the landscape with its dramatic mountains, scenic lochs and glens. You are sure to find more than your fair share of activities and attractions including historical and ancient sites, contemporary architecture and technology.
Edinburgh & Lothians
Edinburgh, Scotland's beautiful historic capital, gives a stunning first impression. Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline views from Princes Street. From the Castle, the Royal Mile sweeps down through the medieval Old Town. As well as hosting the largest arts festival in the world, the city offers a wide range of galleries, theatres, museums, restaurants, cafes and pubs. The Lothians surround the city and offer historic sites, beaches and attractive little towns.
Kingdom of Fife
A relaxing atmosphere prevails throughout the ancient Kingdom of Fife with its wealth of castles, palaces, cathedrals and gardens just waiting to be discovered. With delightful fishing villages nestling amongst the natural harbours of the coastline to St Andrews, the home of golf, there is something for everyone.
Situated In the heart of Scotland, Perthshire is an ideal base from which to explore Scotland. Whether you want an active vacation with hill walking, golfing and fishing or a relaxing break enjoying theatres, museums, distilleries and restaurants, Perthshire has it all.
Angus & Dundee
Dundee offers a cosmopolitan selection of restaurants, pavement cafes, great shopping and a unique entertainment. Surrounding Dundee, Angus invites you to explore and discover castles, majestic country houses, mountains and lochs and has plenty of opportunities to take part in outdoor adventure pursuits.
Aberdeen & Grampian
Rich in historic castles, royal connections and whisky distilleries, this unique corner of Scotland has hills tumbling down to a dramatic coastline. It has more than 100 miles of unspoilt seacoast and more mountains over 4000ft than anywhere in Scotland. Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city and offers visitors a quality range of shopping and a wide range of entertainment.
The Western Isles
The Western Islands enjoy a different culture and language to the rest of Scotland and has distinctive landscape. They are a great place to unwind with excellent beaches, beautiful landscape and rich in wildlife.
The Highlands of Scotland
One of the last wildernesses in Europe, no single image can capture the scale and diversity of these northlands. Some favour the forests of Speyside, the dramatic scenery of Glencoe or the long vistas of Caithness. There are many interesting towns and villages, beaches and trails including the city of Inverness - the "capital of the highlands".
Shetland & Orkney
The Outer Isles appeal to visitors looking for the experience of something different. Shetland is special - of the 100 islands that make up Shetland, only 15 are inhabited. On the green islands of Orkney, standing stones and ancient mounds are an everyday part of the landscape and ever present reminders of these ancient northlands.
Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs
From the romantic highland landscapes of Argyll to the gentler hills of the lowland edge, there is plenty to attract visitors. The islands add a special dimension to any visit here. The Ancient Royal Burgh of Stirling is home to one of Scotland's finest castles and is steeped in history. Within the boundaries lies Scotland's first National Park, embracing the wild glens of the Trossachs, the deep waters of Loch Lomond, Breadalbane's high mountains and the sheltered sea lochs of the Argyll Forest.
Greater Glasgow & the Clyde Valley
Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, overflows with sheer personality and a sense of style. Glasgow is one of Europe's great cultural destinations, Glasgow has over 20 museums and galleries, offers some of the best shopping in Scotland and is a gourmet's paradise. The Clyde Valley offers dramatic ruined castles, industrial heritage, country parks and historic towns.
Ayrshire & Arran
The birthplace of Robert Burns, Scotland's most famous poet abounds with deep history and industrial heritage, from castles to historic buildings. The Isle of Arran, known as Scotland in miniature enjoys the best of what the rest of Scotland has to offer. A beautiful coastline with pretty villages complemented by rugged mountains and woodlands.
Dumfries and Galloway
It is Scotland's most southerly point and undiscovered country with rolling hills and rich farmlands. There is plenty to entertain the visitor including photogenic villages, castles, bird watching and cycling.
This is an area of tranquil villages, textile towns and varied scenery including rugged coastlines. Attractions include working woollen mills, craft workshops, magnificent historic houses and great Border abbeys.