Top things to do in Scotland
Combining breathtaking scenery, jaw dropping landscapes, archeological sites and lonely castles, Scotland is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Discover its great attractions!
Where to stay:
In Dundee, we encourage you to stay at 4* DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee with excellent reviews. This 4-star hotel features an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a conservatory-style restaurant. Accessible for those traveling to and from Aberdeen, it offers free parking and free WiFi throughout. This Scottish mansion house has elegant, spacious rooms, each with black-out curtains, a power shower and a flat-screen satellite TV. In-room movies and 24-hour room service are available. The property’s leisure facilities include a pool and fitness centre. The Garden Room Restaurant overlooks the gardens, and offers fine cuisine made from local, seasonal produce. There is a varied steak menu and a wide selection of cheeses. Dundee town centre is within a 10-minute drive. On the outskirts of Dundee, surrounded by beautiful countryside, DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee is just off the A90.
In Edinburgh we recommend you to book 4* Melville Castle with excellent reviews. This 4-star hotel features luxury accommodation in an 18th-century castle sitting in a 50-acre domain. It offers stylish en suite guest rooms, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. The guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries, shower and hairdryer. Some rooms also offer a four poster bed. Every morning, guests will enjoy a full Scottish breakfast with haggis, patty scones, bacon and sausages. A continental option is also available. Melville castle offers four main meeting rooms, car parking for 80 cars and helicopter landing facilities. A marquee is also available for larger events and ceremonies. Weddings can be arranged on site as well. Edinburgh Railway Station is just 8.7 km away, while Edinburgh International Airport is 21.4 km away.
What to do:
You can explore Scotland by boat, on foot along its trails, or touring by car.
In Glasgow you should check out the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, University of Glasgow and Pollok Country Park. Discover The Glasgow Necropolis which sits on a hill adjacent to the Glasgow Cathedral. You can also go to Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre.
Take a guided distillery tour and enjoy whisky tasting. You can even create your very own individual whisky to take home.
Visit the Garden of Cosmic Speculation resembling a dream or fantasy from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The garden features artificial lakes, bridges, white staircases and terraces that zigzag down a green hillside.
Enjoy the white sands of the west coast or pink sand beaches of Lunan Bay in east coast.
Explore Skara Brae, the mysterious ruins of Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the Orkney Islands. Uncovered when a storm disturbed a sand dune in 1850, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you like hiking, you can climb Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the United Kingdom.
Take a Jacobite Steam Train tour over the Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct. This six-hour return journey starts at the foot of Ben Nevis in Fort William.
Gallop on horseback in the Scottish Highlands or take a cruise on the legendary Loch Ness. Stop at Glencoe, Cairngorms National Park, and Fort Augustus.
Visit Rosslyn Chapel, a church that served as an inspiration for the Da Vinci Code. You can also take a trip to St Andrews to see a ruined Roman Catholic cathedral.
Cruise the Crinan Canal on a vintage coal-powered steamship.
Discover the Ring of Brodgar, a mysterious circle of standing stones which is part of the larger Heart of Neolithic Orkney.
Go to Iona Abbey, one of the oldest and most important religious centres of western Europe. This small island church, considered a sacred site, is the final resting place of many medieval Scottish monarchs, including the real Macbeth.
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