From the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands to the historic and cultural vibes of Edinburgh, the insane amount of local whisky distilleries to the old and beautiful castles, Scotland really is home to some of the most vast and dramatic scenery that the UK has to offer. And believe it or not, Scotland's national animal is the Unicorn: make of that what you will!
Great Britain Fast Facts
English is the most common language spoken in Scotland, however over 50,000 people will also speak Gaelic.
The currency used in Scotland is the British pound.
Welcome to Scotland, where rural meets urban and adventure is just around the corner. Visit the iconic capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh, for the largest comedy festival in the world, head over to Glasgow and gorge on a deep-fried Mars bar (at your own peril!) or explore the natural beauty surrounding Inverness and Aberdeen.
This is the perfect tour if you're short on time. Spend three glorious days starting off in Edinburgh and explore some of Scotland's most iconic sights. Marvel at Glencoe's beauty, monster hunt in Loch Ness and even visit the Isle of Skye.
Ride the Jacobite train which inspired Harry Potter's 'Hogwarts Express', hear tales of Scotland's bloody history and soak up the culture with a wee dram after a day's exploring. There's also the chance to get into some traditional Scottish music and dance at a genuine Ceilidh to make this a proper Highland Fling for five days!
Scotland is famous for its whisky, haggis, bagpipes, an elusive lake monster and men who wear kilts! Taste, try, buy and search for all of the above on this 6 day getaway to Scotland. You'll travel from Edinburgh to the Highlands and back to Glasgow, see Britain's highest mountain, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and visit the famed Loch Ness, home of the creature they affectionately call Nessie.
Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Orkney & Western Isles Departs Edinburgh Think you can take 10 days of it? All the creepy castles, all the crazy history and all the eye bursting beauty? Yes? Then be brave and do the Compass Buster. It spans Scotland from pub to mountain, from beach to monster and all the best bits in-between.
While Scotland isn't known for it's 'sunny' weather, there's still more than enough reason to get the best of this naturally beautiful country whatever the season. Visit between June - August, also known as the high season for the warmest months. Top tip: Visit in August to experience the Edinburgh Fringe festival!