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Scotland Tourist Information & Visitor Guide

recommended places to visit and explore throughout Scotland


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Scotland's capital, with major museums, galleries and historic sites, plus great shops and restaurants, worth visiting at any time of year

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Scotland's most famous island with dramatic scenery and a rich history to explore

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an ideal place to stay whilst exploring the famous Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield and the surrounding countryside. Take a boat trip on the Loch, or a meal in one of the excellent restaurants

Loch Ness

Inverness

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The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster still draws a wide audience from all over the world. With plenty to see and do around the Loch, this is an ever popular destination

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from the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains to the mystical Loch Ness, there is something for everyone one, from history to sport, via whisky and great food, or just enjoying the hospitality and wonderful scenery

Aberdeen

Inverness

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"the granite city", centre of Scotland's oil industry, with wide choice of hotels and restaurants, convenient for whisky trail and Royal Deeside

Fort William

Fort William

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the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK and is easily accessible from Glasgow and the central belt. Fort William’s setting is dramatic, on the shore of Loch Linnhe, and under the mighty hulk of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

Gairloch

Fort William

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comprising a group of 3 villages Achtercairn, Strath & Charlestown, this is an ideal base for whale and dolphin watching, good trout fishing and birdwatching

Glasgow

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blending sophistication and earthiness, Scotland's biggest city has become an intriguing metropolis. Packed with stylish bars and restaurants with a lively music scene, not to mention the great number of museums and art galleries

The Trossachs

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offering excellent walking and cycling routes, yet within easy reach of local towns. The majestic lakes and thickly forested hills have long been a popular destination

Aviemore

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Aviemore is a well known and popular holiday destination with beautiful scenery and an abundance of things to do for all ages

Cairngorms

Ballindalloch

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visit museums and castles, adventure parks and breweries, art venues and garden centres. Unique and rare wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, including nine National Nature Reserves

Callander

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based here you can enjoy both Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, with walking, cycling, fishing, music events, notably jazz and good restaurants

Inveraray

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boasting excellent Georgian Scottish architecture, an award winning museum, and set on the banks of Loch Fyne, the town is a great gateway for visiting the Highlands and Islands

Loch Lomond

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less than an hours’ drive from Glasgow, and easily accessible by train or bus, the Loch is surrounded by charming villages, rolling countryside, hills and offers some truly wonderful activities

Oban

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the main gateway for touring the Hebridean Islands with noted seafood restaurants, and although crowded in the summer months, offers wonderful panoramic views across the bay

Pitlochry

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well placed for visiting the Cairngorms National Park and its well known golf course, fly fishing and September Highland Games, this picturesque town is well worth a visit

St Andrews

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Scotland’s world-famous Home of Golf, is known for its historic university, medieval streets and gorgeous traditional buildings

Stirling

Stirling

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a wee city punching above its weight with many historic attractions and spectacular scenery, not to mention shopping, places to eat and a whisky distillery nearby

The Orkneys

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dating back to the Vikings whose influence is still felt today, famed for its ancient standing stones and prehistoric villages and seabird colonies

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