Your holiday in Scotland can offer a glorious variety of experiences.
Experience the breathtaking scenery… strolling along a lochside trail… hiking up a rugged mountain ridge…watching for whales on the west coast…. skiing down a pristine piste… enjoying a round of golf with sea views… relaxing in a fragrant summer garden… surveying the landscape from castle battlements.
Experience the history and heritage... internationally renowned museums and stunning art collections… romantic castles and imposing stately homes… bloody battlefields and serene ancient churches…the thrill of discovering your Scottish ancestors.
Experience the vibrant culture… the spectacle of the Highland Games… a traditional ceilidh… impromptu live music in a local bar… world class theatre and dance… city style and sophistication… plus festivals for everyone including Food & Drink festivals, Book festivals, music, comedy and walking festivals.
Experience the unique… the rough and tumble of a game of shinty… a tour of a whisky distillery… your first sight of a red deer stag… or the ascent of your first Munro.
When staying at one of our recommended B&Bs your hosts will be delighted to help you put together the perfect days out
We have highlighted some of Scotland’s most popular and memorable experiences: visiting castles, gardens, museums, historic sites, whisky distilleries and golf courses as well as wildlife watching opportunities.
From antique fairs to architectural innovations, not to mention art galleries and outdoor activities, Scotland has everything you can imagine - and more.
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The rich history of Scotland is reflected by the hundreds of castles dotted throughout the landscape of Scotland.
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Add colour and beauty to your holiday by exploring the great gardens of Scotland. Scottish gardens are renowned for their lushness and their fantastic variety of planting.
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From local to national museums, you can learn about historic figures, crafts, farming, industry, transport - in fact all that has shaped Scotland over the centuries.
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From prehistoric archaeology through to the Romans, Picts and Jacobites, every period in Scottish history is fascinating.
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In the home of golf, book a round at St Andrews or Turnberry, or watch one of the championship tournaments.
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Scotland is probably Europe’s top wildlife watching destination on land and water. It has an incredible variety of birds, mammals, butterflies and insects.
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Explore whisky distilleries from the Lowlands to the Highlands. Sample a wee dram and learn about the history of our national drink.
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There's plenty going in Scotland with Highland Games, festivals and special events throughout the country.
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Your Scottish Roots
Ask your hosts for some tips about how to research your family tree in local archives. You may be able to see where your ancestors lived.
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