Scotland Tourist Information & Visitor Guide
From the historic city of Edinburgh head west to see the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow before heading north to see Loch Ness. The further north you head, the more rugged the landscape - perfect if you enjoy walking hills and valleys and even mountains. There can be no better sight than to see eagles soaring above snow-capped mountains, hear the rush of tumbling rivers and feel fresh air all around.
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Top Destinations in Scotland
Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city. Explore the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and more in this diverse, thriving centre. From the dominating castle at the heart of the city to the new Scottish Parliament building, inspiration, creativity and vibrancy are in the air everywhere in Edinburgh.
Glasgow features some of the finest and most imposing examples of 19th century architecture in Scotland. From the West End to the City Chambers, Glasgow is awash with a variety of museums, galleries and cultural hotspots. A great choice ofclubs, cafes and restaurants compliment a vibrant nightlife and with some excellent shops, Glasgow is a good all-year-round destination.
With Britain's largest freshwater lake, and approximately 38 islands, Loch Lomond is home to the magnificent landscapes of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, a fantastic area to spend a short break. The choice of accommodation around the loch area is both extensive and varied, from low-cost b&b's to comfortable country house hotels.
Walk the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains to see breathtaking views and hidden lakes and stay in the leisure resort ofAviemore. From the historic town of Inverness, explore mysticalLoch Ness but if climbing is your sport, head for Ben Nevis andGlencoe. Follow Bonnie Prince Charlie's footsteps and head for the Isle of Skye and enjoy the austere landscape of the Northern Highlands.
The borderlands spanning the English/Scottish border are peppered with ancient castles and stately homes. Famous for being producers of fine woollen garments, visit the HawickCashmere Visitors Centre see how the garments are made. Historic Jedburgh is well worth a visit, particularly the atmospheric Abbey founded in 1138 by King David I.
Explore this historic part of Scotland to find stories and monuments to Rob Roy, ancient castles and historic houses. Graceful mountains enclose freshwater lochs where the reflections are second to none. Thunderous waterfalls tumble from granite cliffs and bubbling rivers scramble past native forest and heather. Visit Stirling for a taste of elegant town life.