Where to Visit in Scotland

from the highlands to the islands

planning a trip to Scotland – and looking for where to visit?

You might be thinking of driving the North Coast 500 or heading to Scotland’s sunning north-west coast for beautiful beaches, sea lochs and mountains. However, there is so much more to see!

Why not go mountain biking in the Outer Hebrides, discover the eight whisky distilleries on Islay, or explore the pretty fishing villages of the east coast? If you fancy city tripping make sure you visit Glasgow as well as the capital, Edinburgh and head south to Dumfries and Galloway, to camp in the dark sky park, and to discover the hidden Solway Firth. 

Fancy getting outside? Well, Scotland has 30 great trails and 282 mountains over 3000ft to climb, as well as two National Parks – Loch Lomond & the Trossachs and the Cairngorms – a walkers paradise!

Need help planning your trip?

My favourite places stay in Scotland
How to plan a road trip in Scotland
Why you should travel to Scotland in Winter
Follow a Scotland itinerary
How to Get Outside in Scotland
Local’s guide to Edinburgh

Wherever you travel in Scotland, there will always be somewhere new to discover!

Looking for trip ideas? My guides below might help.


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