Discover Scotland

Discover Scotland


Discover Scotland

Visit Scotland looks forward to providing the friendliest of welcomes to you in June 2019 and to sharing their breath-taking landscapes, history, culture and our rich heritage of music, food, drink and traditions with you.
Scotland welcomes you to learn the stories of their innovative and bold past and present, perhaps over a dram of whisky. Take time to explore Scotland´s UNESCO world heritage cities of Music, Literature and Design in Glasgow and Edinburgh and Dundee. Or allow Scotlands breath-taking islands, mountains, lochs, glens and miles and miles of unspoilt coastlines, to feed your soul. Scotlands fascinating history stretched back thousands of years and can be seen and felt right across our compact country. Fine castles, lavish stately homes, striking architecture, derelict fortresses along with great feats of engineering are all located in stunning landscapes that will take your breath away.
Scotland is a compact outdoor playground for the active and adventurous, exhilarating outdoor activities can be undertaken on foot, bike, boat, kayak and not forgetting that Scotland is the home of Golf. There are over 550 golf courses from championship golf course to hidden gems. Scotland has 3 of the top 10 Golf courses in the world.
Scotland is a culinary heaven for foodies, renowned for our abundant natural larder, famed for our Aberdeen Angus beef, salmon, shellfish, Scottish Whisky and not forgetting our national dish, Haggis.

We have curated several of the many things Scotland has to offer, below. Visit Scotland looks forward to your visit and to providing an unforgettable stay in Scotland, that will live long in your memory. For more options you can visit Things to do and see in Scotland.


Harry Potter Tour

It's hard to believe that June 2017 was the 20th anniversary of JK Rowling publishing her debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In 1997, no one could have predicted the wildly successful book sales and box office smashing blockbusters that would follow. Here in Scotland, you can see where the Edinburgh-dweller found her inspiration, and where the magic all began. 

Still waiting for your letter to arrive by owl?  

Don't worry. You can still immerse yourself in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, just by following this Spellbinding Four-Day Itinerary.


The Mystery of Nessie. Monster or Myth?

Tales of a large monster living deep beneath the dark expanses of Loch Ness have circulated the world since the first photograph emerged in 1933. With over 1,000 eye-witness accounts and copious amounts of unexplained evidence, scientists continue to be baffled by the existence of Nessie.

It goes without saying that Nessie is our favourite monster, but the place where she lives is even more fascinating. If you're looking for peaceful walks, perfect picnics or just sheer natural beauty, Loch Ness is the perfect spot.

This corner of the Highlands is world-famous for its dramatic scenery, with nearby castles and solitary lighthouses dotting the landscape. Come and Find Out More!


48 HRS in Glasgow

When it comes to spending a couple of days in Scotland's largest city, Glasgow has plenty going on to keep you on your toes. It's the full package, with world-class museums and galleries, breathtaking architecture, wonderful parks, unique attractions, high street, designer and independent retailers, as well as an excellent range of bars, pubs and restaurants.

Two days is not nearly enough time to squeeze it all in, but you can definitely Give it a Good GO!


The Scottish Highlands for Families

Roadtrip Route 1: Are you after the ultimate family holiday in Scotland's great outdoors, surrounded by mountains, forests and rivers? It's time to discover why the Highlands is the perfect natural playground and a brilliant family holiday destination. Make memories as you explore the western Cairngorms, and enjoy days out to Inverness and Moray Speyside.

Packed with attractions and activities to suit a range of ages, this Seven Day Itinerary is ideal for those basing themselves in the Cairngorms National Park. There are plenty of things to do should there be wet weather days, and awesome places to visit which are as educational as they are fun.

Roadtrip Route 2: Fife and Dundee & Angus are ideal for a few days away on a quality family break. You could base yourself in a seafront cottage, a self-catering lodge in a country estate, or perhaps a luxury caravan in an amenity-filled holiday park. Think of days playing by the seaside, roaming bridle paths in the countryside, visiting exciting attractions that wee ones will love and soaking up a bit of cosmopolitan culture in the city - you won't be short of ways to Have Fun on this 4-Day Family Break, great for young kids too!


Your Ultimate Shopping Guide

Glasgow is a shoppers paradise, with the city catering for all tastes and budgets. From the biggest high street brands to vintage wares, from one-off speciality stores to exclusive designer gear - you will find it all in Glasgow. The majority of the city's stores can be found in the city centre in Glasgow's Style Mile, where an extraordinary concentration of shops make their home. Here you will find leading individual stores as well as shopping centres and premier department stores, such as Buchanan GalleriesBuchanan QuarterSt. Enoch Centre, Ingram StreetHouse of Fraser, Princes Square and more. There's something for everyone, you can Discover More Here.



Glasgow is ideally located to allow golf enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a range of fantastic courses, including renowned championship courses such as Mar Hall, The Carrick, Pollok Golf ClubPrestwick, Gleneagles, Royal Troon and Turnberry are located near Glasgow City Centre. With so many courses to choose from the only challenge will be deciding which one to experience first. More information are here!


Whisky and Distilleries

Whisky is a translation of the Gaelic 'uisge', meaning ‘water of life’.

Whisky is Scotland’s national drink and is renowned and celebrated globally. So there really is no where better to learn more about how whisky is distilled and sample a dram than when you are visiting Scotland.

In Glasgow you can sample whisky from all around Scotland at some great traditional bars and pubs. Must-visits include The Pot Still, The Bon Accord, The Ben Nevis and The Lismore Bar, where friendly locals and staff will help you navigate their huge selection of whisky on offer. Read more about the top whisky bars in Glasgow. Or you can take a guided tour with Once Upon A Whisky Tours who can take you on a journey through some of the best 'off the beaten track' bars available in Glasgow. You'll get to visit quirky venues with great food and whisky (of course) as well as amazing stories to tell.

After sampling a dram in the city, why not add a visit to a distillery to your trip to find out how the 'water of life' is created? There are more than 100 distilleries in Scotland and they can be found across five whisky producing regions – Lowland, Highland, Islay, Campbeltown and Speyside – which are all accessible from Glasgow. More information are here! Or book a tour through the Clydeside Distillery here.


Day tours from Glasgow

Tours from Glasgow allow you to discover an amazing array of destinations. They explore the legendary landscapes of Skye, traverse the Highlands’ treasured traditions, and offer a wide range of day tours to delightful distilleries, castles, lovely lochs, and gorgeous glens.

Rabbie's Experience Scotland's stunning scenery with the multi-award winning Rabbie's Small Group Tours and visit waterfalls, castles & whisky distilleries, from Glasgow all the way to the Highlands and Islands including Skye, Inverness and the Outer Hebrides.

Timberbush See Scotland at it's best with Timberbush Tours, a five star provider of mini-coach travel experiences for individuals and small groups. Choose from a range of luxury coach tours departing daily from Glasgow's city centre all year round.

Discover Scotland provide a superb selection of one day coach tours to some of the most dramatic and scenic places in Scotland. Tours include visits to Loch Lomond, Loch Ness and the Highlands.

Glascotours offer private and customised Scottish tours - design your own unique tour of Scotland with your interests, whether it's whisky, golf, castles, food and drink, heritage, film locations or battlefields. Glascotours offers total flexibility for a bespoke experience.


Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society is delighted to offer a range of professional tours for those interested in finding out more about the architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The work of Mackintosh and his talented wife, Margaret, can only be truly appreciated by visiting Glasgow and seeing their work in context. More information are here.


Glasgow city tours

Get up close and personal with some of Glasgow's best attractions on these tours - explore the grand interiors of the City Chambers and delve deep into the underground vaults and passageways below Glasgow Central Station to hear tales of the station's history. Or learn more about the Clyde's shipbuilding history at Fairfield Heritage Centre before taking on an award winning tour from one of the Glasgow School of Art's expert guides** to find out about the architectural influence of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries. Finally, step back in time with a guided tour of the Glasgow Cathedral, a stunning piece of medieval architecture that you might recognise as a filming location for the popular TV series, Outlander.

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