No matter what time of year it is, Scotland is always a leading destination for holiday-goers. From lochs and castles to whiskey tours and trendy bars, there’s something for everyone in this stunning part of the world.
Argyll, in the west of Scotland, is a top choice amongst holidaymakers. Rich in history, this is a superb choice for individuals, couples, groups and families. From woods and forests to museums and jails, there is so much to see and do in Argyll. For instance, you could visit the town of Dunoon, which is the home of Knockdow House, the former residency of Laird of Knockdow Sir Norman Lamont.
Isle of Skye
Voted the fourth best island in the world by National Geographic, this is an out-of-this-world location renowned for its breath-taking scenery. This island, connected to Scotland’s northwest coast by bridge, has a rich 500 million year old history. Here you can discover dinosaur footprints in Staffin Bay, explore inlets and fishing villages, and marvel at Mother Nature’s dramatic landscapes.
No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. This historical city is famed for its cobbled streets and old buildings, and is even home to a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town. There is so much to see and do here and the city begs to be discovered. From Michelin star restaurants and trendy bars to castles and museums – and even the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh is a cultural haven at every turn.
If raw beauty is what you’re after then look no further to Glencoe, western Scotland. This magnificent village is picturesquely situated between the banks of Loch Leven and the mouth of the glen, and has even featured in the James Bond film, Skyfall, as well as a number of Harry Potter films.
Isle of Lewis
As with most parts of Scotland, Lewis is incredibly scenic and beautiful. Steeped in history and culture, Lewis is a fascinating place to visit with its historical attractions, including ancient stone circles, as well as spectacular beaches, gardens and plenty of wildlife.
This ancient cathedral city in the Scottish Highlands is famous for many things, including the Loch Ness monster! This vibrant city has so much to offer visitors, including cosmopolitan comforts, historical treasures and striking spaces. Parts of Shakespeare’s Macbeth were set here and there are plenty of historic Scottish castles to explore. Those with a passion for adventure can enjoy hiking trails, cycle paths, boat tours and much more. There is something for everyone in Inverness!