Scotland - rugged landscapes and atmospheric cities

25 March 2020

Scotland’s rambunctious and proud culture has captured the imagination of people the world over. Many dream of exploring the ruggedly beautiful landscapes, romantic medieval castles and atmospheric cities, not to mention spending some time on the famous golf courses and in the renowned whisky distilleries. The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is a fascinating modern city still steeped in Gothic atmosphere, which delights visitors with its spooky charm and wealth of history.

Best time to visit Scotland
The best and most popular time to visit Scotland is in late spring and summer, between May and August, when the weather is comparatively warm and sunny; nevertheless, travellers should bear in mind that rain is possible in Scotland at any time of year and the weather is notoriously erratic.

Recommended length of stay: Take three nights to explore Edinburgh or Glasgow, or spend a week to truly experience Scotland

Local currency: British Pound (GBP)


Top three experiences

Edinburgh Food Safari Tours
Come and join the locals and enjoy quality, good-value and locally sourced food and drink in a UNESCO heritage site. The safaris are heavy on the eating, and light on the walking with a local guide. The safaris have something for everyone; from touring local shops such as the fishmonger and game dealer to a gin safari that includes gin-flavoured foods.

Taste of Scotland Show at Prestonfield House
Enjoy traditional Scottish entertainment with music, dancing and song in the magnificent setting of historic Prestonfield House, just moments from the Royal Mile. This is Scotland’s most famous Scottish Show and is now in its 45th year..

Scotch Whisky Experience – The Platinum Tour
Experience a whisky lover’s dream: an early evening tour, plus a guided nosing and tasting of five contrasting single malt whiskies followed by an extended viewing of The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky.


Where would you like to visit on your next adventure? Contact your local Travel Counsellor for a tailor-made holiday, or read our Authentic Encounters brochure for more inspiration.

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