Scotland is the home of whiskey, haggis, bagpipes and golf - and nobody leaves without a huge smile on their face. Take a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, the country’s capital, to explore its historic and beautiful Old Town. Bustling Glasgow, just an hour away, offers some great nightlife and beautiful free museums. Take a bus tour to make sure you don’t miss the most important sites!
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Sharing a border with England, Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom along with Wales and Northern Ireland. It is the country of bagpipes, kilts and occupies a vibrant culture that is different and unique. Scotland is the country of origin for Golf, which is a major part of their tourism industry. Scotch whisky is another reason to plan for a trip to Scotland but that is not the only thing the country has on offer.
Scotland has always had an alluring sense of mystery which attracts tourists from all over the world - Loch Ness is a good example hereof. It's strikingly beautiful coastline and the surrounding islands are popular locations especially in the summer. Scottish Northern highlands, the well-known Edinburgh Castle and Isle of Skye are some of the most visited destinations in Scotland by tourists.Scots have adventurous blood, hence the amount of opportunities they have to live your wildest wishes in Scotland such as bungee jumping, surfing, kayaks or even just riding downhill on a mountain bike as the Atlantic wind caress you!
Hill walk, swim and kayak your way around Loch Lomond
Explore the ancient halls of Scotland’s fairytale castles, like Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle
Taste some of the world’s finest malt whiskies on a pub crawl
Look for Nessie from the ruins of Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness
Hike to the summit of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain
Take a selfie with a Highland Coo
Swim in the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye
Laugh until your belly hurts at the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival
Whether you’re a golf fan or not, a visit to St Andrews (the home of golf) is never regretted. Public transport to the Fife town can be complicated, so renting a car is the way to go.
There is a complicated history between Scotland and England. Never refer to a Scottish person as English.
Learning some Scottish lingo before your visit will be especially helpful if you ever need to ask for directions. A lake is called a loch, aye means yes, and someone calling you a “bonnie lass” thinks you are a beautiful woman.
You can’t leave Scotland without trying haggis, Irn-Bru, and at least one deep-fried Mars bar.
Don’t ask a Scotsman what’s underneath his kilt unless you really want to know.
Scotland has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Scotland before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in the country , do check out our Scotland Travel Guide for more information.