Things to do in Scotland
Best known for its historic castles, botanical gardens, colourful nightlife, challenging hiking spots and traditional cuisine, Scotland is bursting with things to do. Despite having colder temperatures, it’s a place where its excellence is discussed more than the weather!
Go island hopping
The landscape in Scotland really is magical, and there’s something quite special about a country that’s home to nearly 800 islands. Every one of these blissful spots is worth shouting home about, but the Isle of Skye is the most popularly known. Imagine turquoise waters, rugged hills and sleepy surroundings, all just a car, boat, train or flight away from your home.
Grab a pint at a prized pub
Scotland is teeming with historic pubs. In fact, you’ll find a number of them dotted around different areas, each delivering a stern drink and something entirely unique.
After playing a round of golf in the world’s oldest golf club – Musselburgh Links – take a seat at Mrs Forman’s cosy pub. Or celebrate the end of a mighty hike at Clachaig Inn – a rural pub set in the mountains, near glorious Glencoe.
Visit St Andrews
Fife’s serene seaside town, St Andrews provides a great day out for families, couples and everyone in between. Venture to see exciting sites such as St Andrews Aquarium (which is perfect for the kids), alongside the historic ruins of St Andrews Cathedral – which was once the biggest church in Scotland.
Watch the outpour of talent at Edinburgh Fringe
Every year, people flock from all over the UK to visit Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This poignant arts festival – which is the biggest in the world, takes place in the captivating capital. Brimming with talent and supporting the long line of creatives, you can book tickets for stand-up comedy shows, theatre performances and more. It’s not just local, up-and-coming talent you’re supporting here, either; famous artists and celebrities attend and perform year after year.
See the real Loch Ness
The Scottish Highland’s gorgeous freshwater lake, Loch Ness, is an incredible find. This iconic landmark has a famous past, rooted in mythical brilliance. After all, it’s the birthplace of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Once you’ve admired this body of water in all its glory, head to the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition to learn all about its history in its seven themed areas.