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Where should I visit in Scotland?

You might want to visit everywhere, but that is for you next trip. Here is my guide to where to visit in Scotland.

Heading to the Highlands of Scotland?

How to visit: Spectacular Sutherland

From Cape Wrath to the tip of Ben Hope, Scotland’s most northerly Munro, Sutherland takes in some of Scotland’s most dramatic coastal scenery – here is how to visit.

How to visit: Caithness

The most northerly part of the UK, Caithness has a dramatic coastline, stunning beaches and is part of the famous North Coast 500. Here’s my guide to visiting Caithness. 

How to visit: Assynt and Lochinver

With otherworldly mountains and white sand beaches, amazing wildlife and tasty pies Assynt and Lochinver is one of Scotland’s most spectacular regions. Here is how to visit.

Handa Island Paradise

Just off the remote north-west coast of Scotland lies Handa, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands and a nationally important wildlife reserve. Here’s how to visit the paradise of Handa Island.

Scotland’s Most Beautiful Glens

Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar are often pitted against each other for the title of ‘Scotland’s most beautiful glen’. Let’s explore.

Looking for something off the beaten track?

How to visit: Spectacular Sutherland

From Cape Wrath to the tip of Ben Hope, Scotland’s most northerly Munro, Sutherland takes in some of Scotland’s most dramatic coastal scenery – here is how to visit.

How to visit: Ayrshire 

Ayrshire is a land of vast vistas, sweeping coves, iconic castles, stunning islands and one very famous poet. Here is how to visit Ayrshire.

How to visit: Caithness

The most northerly part of the UK, Caithness has a dramatic coastline, stunning beaches and is part of the famous North Coast 500. Here’s my guide to visiting Caithness. 

Visiting Scotland in Autumn

If you love beautiful fall colours and lovely sunny days then you should visit Scotland in Autumn. Here is where to visit.

How to visit: the Isle of Arran

Located in the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arran is one of Scotland’s most accessible islands which makes it perfect for a weekend away.

Let’s go ferry hopping in the Hebridean Islands

How to visit: the Isle of Arran

Located in the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arran is one of Scotland’s most accessible islands which makes it perfect for a weekend away.

How to ferry hop the Hebridean Islands

Step off a ferry onto one of Scotland’s Hebridean islands and you will be hit with an undeniable sense of otherworldliness. Here’s my guide to going ferry hopping in the Hebrides.

How to visit: Orkney

Visit Orkney – with stone-age villages and huge seascapes, a trip to Orkney in north-east Scotland is a dip into 5000 years of history.

Fall in love with the Isle of Islay

Whether it’s the island’s beautifully wild landscape, incredibly friendly locals, or the cask strength whisky, there is something about the Isle of Islay that grabs your heart and holds on.

How to visit: Outer Hebrides

A visit to the Outer Hebrides makes for an incredible adventure playground where you can go horse riding on stunning beaches on South Uist, kayaking around a castle on Barra, and mountain biking in the mountains of Harris.

Handa Island Paradise

Just off the remote north-west coast of Scotland lies Handa, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands and a nationally important wildlife reserve. Here’s how to visit the paradise of Handa Island.

How to visit the Isle of Mull

From climbing a Munro, staying in the pretty town of Tobermory, to one of Scotland’s best beaches here are my favourite things to do on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Don’t miss the lowlands

Exploring the Moray Firth coast

Picturesque harbour villages, waves crashing over sea cliffs, and not forgetting a famous soup, the Moray Firth might just be my favourite part of Scotland.

The best places to visit in Fife

The best places to visit in Fife – along 117-miles of stunning coastline to gorgeous fishing villages, and huge swatches of sandy beaches.

Day trips from Edinburgh

My favourite day trips from Edinburgh from crab butties at St Abbs to discovering the Scottish Borders. Here are 5 Edinburgh day trips – and how to make it a weekend

How to visit: Fife

Voted ‘No 1 outdoor destination’ in Scotland by Scottish Natural Heritage eight years in a row; it’s no wonder I spend a lot of time in Fife. Here’s the best things to do in Fife.

How to visit: Aberdeenshire

With 265 castles, 165 miles of dramatic coastline & one very famous Count (Dracula, that is) here is why you should visit Aberdeenshire.

10+ things to do in Aberdeen

With quirky villages, street art, dolphins and fine food, Aberdeen should be on your radar on a visit to the North East of Scotland.

How to visit: Cowal

The Cowal Peninsula forms part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and sits on Loch Fyne – here’s how to visit Argyll’s secret coast.

Dunnottar Castle & the Angus Coastal Route

Like so much of Scotland missing from the ‘things to see in Scotland before you die’ lists, Angus, in my opinion, is underrated and crying out for you to visit. This is what you should get up to…

Things to do in East Lothian

East Lothian might be on Edinburgh’s doorstep but it is a destination in its own right. Here are my favourite things to do in East Lothian.

Visiting Scotland’s Cities

10+ things to do in Dunfermline

Scotland’s newest city, Dunfermline was once the ancient capital of Scotland. Here are the best things to do in Dunfermline.

10+ things to do in Inverness

Sitting on the Caledonian Canal and the River Ness, Inverness is the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Here is what to do in Inverness.

10+ things to do in Perth

Sitting on the banks of the beautiful River Tay, Scotland’s Fair City was once Scotland’s capital. Here are 10+ things to do in Perth Scotland

10+ things to do in Aberdeen

With quirky villages, street art, dolphins and fine food, Aberdeen should be on your radar on a visit to the North East of Scotland.

10+ things to do in Edinburgh

We all know how easy it to fall into the trap of visiting the ‘top ten’ places – here are my favourite things to do in Edinburgh.

10+ things to do in Glasgow

Forget everything you thought you knew about Glasgow. With a lively music scene, a huge art community and people who can make a party out anything, here’s what to do in Glasgow.