Scotland area guide
Second to none for shopping, underground music, architecture, museums, and with a gritty industrial legacy, Glasgow isn’t just one of Scotland’s top cities - it’s one of the UK’s best.
Scotland’s capital boasts an array of fascinating and important historic attractions. It’s also famous for its many festivals such as Edinburgh International, Edinburgh Fringe and the Military Tattoo.
Inverness and Loch Ness
The only city in the Highlands, Inverness is petite, picturesque and the place to stay if you want to visit Loch Ness and uncover the mysteries of Nessie.
As the home of St Andrews University and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, this medieval town on the east coast of Scotland has some very prestigious, world-class associations.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs
Over 720 square miles of staggeringly beautiful lochs, mountains, glens and forest are waiting to be explored in this national park. It’s conveniently close to Glasgow, too.
The Highlands are Scottish natural beauty at its best (and that’s really saying something). Expect stunning landscapes, lochs, wonderful wildlife, ancient monuments, pretty villages and a wealth of adventurous outdoor activities. You might even see the Northern Lights.
Cairngorm National Park
For hillwalking, unspoilt forests, spectacular flora and fauna and rare wildlife, put Britain’s biggest national park on your ‘to do’ list. Here, you’ll find four out of five of the UK’s highest peaks.